Archive for Rausch Creek Qualifier

335April 15th, 2013: Rausch Creek, PA: Last weekend’s WIDIA Rausch Creek Qualifier proved to be one of the coldest, wettest races in ULTRA4 history. Heavy rains on Friday produced thick fog and low-visibility conditions, prompting race organizer, Dave Cole to move qualifying to Saturday morning just two hours before the main race. 2010 Rausch Creek Champion, Derek West qualified 4th for the main race behind two former Kings of the Hammers, Shannon Campbell and Erik Miller, as well as 2012’s Rausch Creek winner, Bill Baird. By the second lap, West had worked his way past all three competitors to claim the lead and never looked back.

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Will Compete at Ultra4 Rock Sports Challenge This Weekend

STURGIS, KY   JULY 12, 2011  Bill Baird is a retired ARCA Champion who bought a Campbell Enterprises buggy in March, finished 5th last month at Rausch Creek qualifying for the 2012 King of the Hammers and will compete at the Rock Sports Challenge this weekend at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT.  “I didn’t know that one race would turn into the series, but I sure am glad that it has,” said Bill Baird who plans to race the rest of the 2011 Ultra4 Series in preparation for the 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers. Read More→

Emmitsburg, MD – May 27, 2011 – Bigelow Motorsports owner and driver Doug Bigelow qualified for the 2012 King of the Hammers race at the annual Rausch Creek King of the Hammers Qualifier with a 7th place finish on May 21st. Driving his Yukon Gear and Axle sponsored Ultra 4 racer he battled not only some of the greatest drivers in rock sports, including Shannon Campbell the 2011 King of the Hammers champion, but the nasty East Coast elements that dropped 6 inches of rain on the event the night before. “We knew the race was going to battle of attrition and the finishing rate showed it. Anytime you get less than half of the field finishing an event its tough. This race was 75 miles of tough East Coast rocks and woods that was made even harder with all of the rain and mud. Rausch Creek and HammerKing have put on another great event and we are very excited to be going back to the big King of the Hammers race for the 5th consecutive year!” noted Doug Bigelow. Read More→

East Coast Ultra4 Race Challenges Drivers

Friday, May 27th, 2011

May 24, 2011-Pine Grove, PA: The unlimited 4 wheel-drive class known as Ultra4s made their way to Pine Grove, Pennsylvania last week for the 3rd stop in the 2011 Ultra4 Series. “This aint no desert race” was the tagline used to promote the 4WD Hardware Rausch Creek Qualifier presented by ATX Wheels, and they were not kidding.  From torrential downpours, to a tree-laden course filled with slippery mud slopes, the Ultra4 drivers were constantly reminded that they weren’t in the desert anymore.  The course spared no one, including this year’s King of the Hammers, Shannon Campbell.  By the end of the day, only a third of the drivers successfully completed all 5 laps. Read More→

RENO, NV     MAY 23, 2011   Torchmate Racing Rusty Bray finished first in last weekends Rausch Creek Qualifier for the 2012 King of the Hammers, securing a win in the Ultra4 series and a spot in the 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers.  “The track just kept getting more and more brutal and we started loosing parts and oil pressure,” remembers Rusty Bray.  “As we got closer and saw the leaders Levi (Shirley) and Lucas (Murphy) I asked my co-driver Mike “Fish” Hulfish if he wanted to go for the finish or for the win…and he said for the win!”  The second place finisher was just over 4 minutes behind.

Rusty Bray Video at Rausch Creek Qualifier:

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May 16, 2011- Emmitsburg, MD- Bigelow Motorsports owner and driver, Doug Bigelow announced today that the team has partnered with Yukon Gear & Axle for the King of the Hammers Rausch Creek Qualifier (RCQ) in Pennsylvania for the May 21st race . Yukon Gear & Axle has been a supporter of Bigelow Motorsports for 5 years and both entities are looking to take the relationship to the next level. “Yukon Gear & Axle has been a major player in all functions of motorsports throughout the years. We trust every single vehicle in the Bigelow Motorsports fleet to the harcore parts that Yukon produces. Every single race including the King of the Hammers race that we have raced in since 2008 has been on Yukon Axles, U Joints and Center Sections and anyone that has seen us race knows we race for the win. We are very excited about partnering with Yukon for the RCQ and we are looking forward to putting the Yukon Gear & Axle moonbuggy in the winner circle and qualifying for the big race in 2012,” noted Bigelow. Bigelow Motorsports will have live updates of the race via Facebook and will have in their pit area all of the latest Yukon Gear & Axle information and products. Read More→