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Racing Saturday June 1st Starting at 9am in Fredericksburg, TX at Canyons Offroad Park

Friday Driver Meet and Greet at Joe’s Bar on the square in Llano Texas from 5-8pm

Open Wheeling Saturday Night and Sunday

buckle Unlimited and UTV 220x165 Dirt Riot Final Central Series Endurance 4x4 Racing This Weekend at Canyons OffRoad Park Will Determine Series WinnerPLACERVILLE, CA   MAY 29, 2013:  The Dirt Riot Central Series will wrap up this Saturday June 1st at Canyons Offroad Park, where there won’t only be a race winner but also a series winner.  Last years series winner Levi Shirley is currently leading the points, but Clay Gilstrap is only 4 points behind him with third through 6th place all within points of each other.  “This will be an awesome race to watch.  Not only is it at a great ranch that has a lot of exciting areas to view, but the height of competition is going to be intensified by the season points race,” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events.  “In addition to the cash purses that these guys and gals can win, Canyons Offroad Park has made two awesome belt buckles that will be awarded to the Pro 4400 winner and the UTV Class winner!”  Read More→

Letzroll Vegas 220x99 LetzRoll Offroad Streak Continues with a Double PodiumMESA, AZ     May 20, 2013   LetzRoll Offroad Racing continues their podium streak for 2013 with a double podium finish at the Cedar City, Utah Dirt Riot on May 12th.  Andrew McLaughlin and Tim Ray took 2nd place in the #4493 ESAB / Yukon Gear and Axle car while Alan Johnson and Mike Bradley took 3rd place in the #4511 HigherGRound4x4 / Pit Bull Tires car.  LetzRoll Offroad Racing has fielded cars 8 different times in the 2013 Dirt Riot season and they have been on the podium in every single one of those events.  Read More→

Title and Trailer for 2013 Griffin King of The Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire Movie

 2013 King of The Hammers Movie Titled Vindication

*Official Trailer** Vindication: 2013 Griffin King of The Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire

TWIN PEAKS, CA – May 21st, 2013 – Hammerking Productions released the trailer for the 2013 Griffin King of the Hammers Pesented by Nitto Tire movie titled, “Vindication”  today. The title for this year’s film is a reference to the 2013 King, Randy Slawson. Slawson has been involved with the race since it’s inception when he was a co-driver in the very first race held in 2007. Read More→

Class Winners: Pro 4400 – Bill Baird  ;  Mod Trail – Tim Carter  ; Stock Trail – Travis Wilson

dirt riot gray rock 014 220x146 Fast Field of Racers at Dirt Riot Gray Rock ORVPLACERVILLE, CA   MAY 7, 2013:  The second Dirt Riot Southeast Series race was hosted at Gray Rock ORV outside of Birmingham, Alabama in a lush green and brown environment where the safety orange color of Bill Baird’s Ultra4 car stood out not only in color, but in speed, taking the win by a full lap.  Earlier in the day Mod Trail winner Tim Carter and Stock Trail winner Travis Wilson raced against a field of over a dozen.  “We had a great time here at Gray Rock!  Everyone was very helpful and the spectators were a lot of fun.  We were happy to run all the races earlier in the day to be able to have open wheeling in the afternoon,” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events.  “Dirt Riot’s Pro 4×4 class is continuing to expand and grabbing the attention of the highest level racers that are looking for more seat time, practice and just plain fun!” Read More→

Winners:  Unlimited – Josh Jordan  ;  Pro Modified – Kenny Blume
Sportsman – Brian Milsap  ; Modified Stock – Duane Garretson

we rock dayton tn cold 025 220x146 Below Freezing at W.E. Rock Professional Rock Crawling Eastern Season Opener in Dayton, TNPLACERVILLE, CA   MAY 2, 2013:  One of the coldest weekends in April at the Kizzar’s Rock Crawling ranch outside of Dayton, TN brought out only the core group of drivers and spectators for the first round of the W.E. Rock professional rock crawling Eastern Series.   “Friday was 28 degrees after factoring in the wind, and Saturday wasn’t much better.  It was miserable, so I can truly call every spectator that came out a Hard Core Rock Crawling Fan!” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events. “We really appreciate everyones support in Dayton and will be back in town August 9th and 10th for the final Eastern round!”  Read More→

International logo trans 220x116 LetzRoll Offroad Racing Expands to the United KingdomMESA, AZ     APRIL 30, 2013   Four cars, four classes, two continents, one team.  LetzRoll Offroad Racing proudly announces their expansion into Europe with the addition of UK based driver Mike Robertson to the racing family.  Mike Robertson is the owner and driver of the Ultra 4 / AWDC class 4 TD5 powered Whitbread challenge truck.  Mike finished the 2012 King of the Valleys in 8th place and made the trip to the US to support the #4511 in the pits at the 2013 KOH Everyman Challenge.   Read More→

335 220x123 Nitto Tires West Wins WIDIA Rausch Creek Qualifier April 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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330 Scherer Dominates at  ULTRA 4 MetalCloak Nor Cal Stampede

PRAIRIE CITY SVRA, CA APRIL 9th, 2013: More than 2,000 fans attended the inaugural ULTRA4 MetalCloak Nor Cal Stampede held at the Prairie City State Park near Sacramento, CA last weekend.  Over the course of two days and multiple heats, 48 ULTRA4 cars waged battle on a brutal two mile course that left only 29 vehicles running by the final two races. Drivers pushed their cars to the limit in this first race of the 2013 ULTRA4 Trail Gear Western Regional series in pursuit of both a podium finish and a chance to qualify for the 2014 Griffin King of The Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire.  Ultimately, two former Kings and the son of a King claimed the podium.  2009 King of The Hammers, Jason Scherer took the checkered flag followed closely by 2010 King, Loren Healy, and third place went to the youngest King of the Hammers competitor to date, 17 year old Wayland Campbell, the son of the only two-time King, Shannon Campbell. Read More→

Jason Scherer Stampede 3 220x146 Jason Scherer WINS Ultra4 Stampede Race at Home Track in SacramentoDANVILLE, CA   APRIL 8, 2013   Jason Scherer wins the first race in the Ultra4 Trail Gear Western Series, the MetalCloak NorCal Stampede, at Prairie City SVRA on Saturday April 6th.   After finishing first in his pre-qualification heat race on Friday, he ran home to Danville, CA to replace and rebuild his differential before the main race on Saturday.  Showing up just hours before the green flag, he started in the second row of the main and by the first lap was already leading the race putting on a very impressive show for the crowd that included many of his family and friends.  “I am so excited to win this race!  Not only is it a win for me and my core sponsors including Rubicon Express, Nitto Tires and PSC Steering, but also to be able to share it with all my family and friends at a local to home track is awesome!” said Jason Scherer, driver of the Rubicon Express #76 car at the awards ceremony on Saturday evening.  “The track was a lot of fun and I am really excited to be able to come back to this new venue.  Not only is it great racing, but it is nice to be close to home!”

Video on Jason Scherer at the Nitto National Championship  Race


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Racing Saturday April 13th Starting at 9am in Altus, OK at Coppermines Offroad Park

Dirt Riot 4.13 169x220 Dirt Riot Continues Central Series Endurance 4x4 Racing This Weekend at the Coppermines OffRoad ParkPLACERVILLE, CA   APRIL 10, 2013:  The Dirt Riot Central Series continues to draw professional racers, local 4×4 club members and UTV racers to form a 2013 series that is already heavily contested in all classes this year.  This weekend, the 2013 Dirt Riot Central Series second of three races will be at Coppermines Offroad Park on Saturday April 13th, with racing starting at 9am.  “We are excited to be back at the Coppermines Park, it always has so much to offer for the racers and spectators that we really enjoy our time there.  There was some strong weather at the beginning of the week which helped water down the track, and since it has improved to what should be mid-70’s and clear by the weekend,” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events.  “The course this year will include more of the park, and the post party on Saturday night at the onsite Red Dawg Saloon should be a ton of fun with a live band.” Read More→

Andrew McLaughlin 4493 KOH 220x146 LetzRoll Offroad Racing Ultra4 Finishes 2013 King of the Hammers and Three Every Man Challenge Cars Fight to the EndMESA, AZ   MARCH, 7 2013   With 4 cars on course between Friday’s 2013 Griffin King of the Hammers and Thursdays Smittybilt Every Man Challenge, LetzRoll Offroad race team was busy with every aspect of the race week.  Andrew McLaughlin, driver of Ultra4 #4493 and owner of LetzRoll Offroad, finished 18th at the esteemed 2013 Griffin King of the Hammers giving them an automatic entry into the 2014 race.  All three of the Smittybilt Everyman Challenge drivers didn’t make it to the finish line, but each have a story behind their hearty efforts including Alan Johnson #4511, Shawn Passmore #4669 and Matt Salyers #4634.  “There is no doubt it was a challenging week with all four cars racing, but we all pulled together as a team to help each other accomplish projects and get to the starting line,” said Andrew McLaughlin about the team he formed.  “The Saturday morning after the race was bittersweet.  We had just finished the hardest race ever and we had to pack up and leave.  When I looked around there wasn’t one person that didn’t have a smile on their face.  Everyone was happy and pumped about the whole experience.  It was a great ending to a great week.” Read More→

Rocking J KOH 2 220x146 Rocking J Offroad and Crossed Up Customs Team up for 2013 King of the Hammers(Tucson AZ, Feb 2012) Rocking J Offroad’s John Brock has participated in motorsport for over 30 years, competing in dirt track, stock cars, drag racing, and tractor pulling. After getting involved with extreme rock crawling in his native state of Arizona John started racing his trail buggy in Lucas Oil Short Course races and WERock Dirt Riot events.

As the racing bug took hold again, it became evident that the trail rig was just not set up for speed, so in the summer of 2012 a phone call was made to fellow Tucson resident Mike Klensin of Crossed-Up Customs and one of their ‘Ultra SS’ buggy chassis’ was ordered. Read More→