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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→

Jason Carner dirt riot auburn alabama 160 220x146 Blue Torch Fab Jason Carner Wins First Dirt Riot of 2013BIRMINGHAM, AL   FEBRUARY 28, 2013: Blue Torch Fab Jason Carner took his single seat Ultra4 car to the Southeast Dirt Riot race in Alabama and won just 3 weeks after competing in the King of the Hammers.  The vibrant and noticeable blue and white Miller Welders wrap on the car only lasted a short time before being covered with Alabama mud. “It was a good race, and I think if the weather had been better there would have been a better turn out,” said Carner.  “It was important to me to go down there and support the W.E. Rock group for bringing this event to our backyard.  It is my goal to win this Southeast Series, so this win helps put us on the top to start!” Read More→

George Kane 1 220x146 Holy Moly Racing George Kane Pushes Limits at 2013 King of the HammersLONG BEACH, CA   FEBRUARY 25, 2013:  Holy Moly Racing and George Kane may not be common names among those at the King of the Hammers, but their intent and enthusiasm put them at the 2012 Smittybilt Every Man Challenge race and this year in the 2013 King of the Hammers.  With Bond Gilmer, President of Rebel Offroad, by his side as co-driver this team had one goal in mind: Finish. “Our strategy was to make the car last the entire race. As we headed into the desert we were flying over the whoops, our King Shocks were performing excellent and we started passing other cars,” said Kane.  “It wasn’t even 10 minutes into the race and there was a car broken down on the side of the track.  Bond kept reminding me ‘make the car last, look someone is already broken down!’  As we continued we came across another broken car, then another and another, there were broken cars everywhere! It was like a pick-a-part lot for Ultra4 cars out there,” laughed George. Read More→

Lucas Murphy 1 220x146 Lucas Murphy 40 Miles of Fury at 2013 King of the HammersNORTH EASTON, MA      FEBRUARY 27, 2013:   Lucas Murphy designed a brand new car for the 2013 Griffin King of the Hammers.  2012 may have seemed like a quiet year for Murphy’s Law Motorsports, but they placed 3rd at the Ultra4 Rausche Creek Qualifying for KOH, built a new car, and built a toterhome and trailer setup.  On the Johnson Valley lakebed this month, they qualified early on Tuesday keeping the car together and sat in the top 10 for most of the day finally settling at the 52nd starting position for Friday’s race.  They only made it 40 miles in the King of the Hammers before they limped back to main pit with a transmission failure.  “To win, you have to have a perfect day with a proven car.  Our short 40 miles was awesome, and really we could have kept going forward, but we didn’t want to jeopardize anyone else’s race.  It was pretty uneventful,” said car owner and driver of record Lucas Murphy. Read More→

W.E. Rock – What it Takes?

Monday, February 25th, 2013

0006 we moab 040612 220x146 W.E. Rock   What it Takes?While attending any event, it’s easy to think, “I could have coordinated this so much better!” We have all been to some motor sports event, and wondered; “Why did the event planner organize the event this way?” However, have you ever really stopped and thought about what actually goes on behind the scenes of a race or event? This summer 2012, I did just that. I was given the honor of being able to travel all over the U.S. with the organizers and hosts of the W.E. Rock, aka World Extreme Rock Crawling events.

With the recent excitement towards the Ultra-4 racing, and advancements of the sport, W.E. Rock decided to add a new event to their season. Dirt Riots are their newest venture and get the drivers not only thinking about how to manage the course, but how to do it in the fastest time as well. It is not a race to the finish line, but an endurance race, and the one who manages to make it through as many laps as possible in 3 hours, wins this new style of racing. Read More→