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Professional Rock Crawling Saturday and Sunday starting at 9am

WERock Eastern 2PLACERVILLE, CA   JUNE 20, 2013:  The second round of the Eastern W.E. Rock Pro Rock Crawling Series will be this weekend as part of the Ultimate Motorsports Championship (UMC) at the Badlands Off Road Park in Attica, Indiana.  The three day event will include two full days of extreme rock crawling action in the quarry at the south end of the park.  “The rock quarry at the Badland park has always been a drivers favorite.  There are so many different types of terrain in one area that it challenges even the best drivers,” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events. “We encourage those that may think that they are just coming to watch the weekends events to bring their wheeler and participate in our Sportsman Class.  It is basically a run what you brung class that isn’t so difficult that you can’t have fun and be successful.  We already have three drivers preregistered in this class: Steve Brown, Paul Figge and Chris Smith; so it should be a great time!”  Read More→

Masontown, WV-June 16,2013- Bigelow Motorsports, known as a mainstay in Ultra 4 racing and Rockcrawling for the last decade has expanded into UTV and SXS racing this past weekend in the Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) UTV racing series. Troy (Chris) Bigelow, brother to Doug Bigelow, piloted his 2013 Polaris 800 S to a top 5 in class finish at the rough and tumble Masontown, WV race track. Brother Doug acted as the co-driver and navigator. Their overall effort against all classes netted them a respectable 22nd out of 47th place against the best UTV drivers in the country throughtout 6 different classes including the pro class of 23 drivers. Both brothers were elated with their finish for the first time out but are eager to get back out on the track to prove they have learned from this experience. “We came to Masontown with a goal of going out to see if we could run with the top guys in the country and bring the last decade of racing experience from Bigelow Motorsports to an unkown type of racing challenge that racing UTV’s presents” said Troy Bigelow. “We built this vehicle in three days, and it virtually has no miles on it at all. We raced a little conservatively for our first time out not exactly knowing what we we getting into, but are really excited about our possibilities in this sport and racing in the GNCC series for the rest of this year and in 2013,” noted Doug Bigelow. Read More→

King of the MotosJune 6, 2013 (Temecula, CA) – The organizers behind two US extreme endure races, King of the Motos and Last Dog Standing, have teamed up to promote both events. Extreme enduro races are gaining momentum worldwide and two of the largest enduro races in the US have joined forces with King of the Motos announcing this week that Last Dog Standing will be the first pre-qualification race for the 2014 King of the Motos race. Read More→

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Glen Helen Grand Prix - Photo by: Thom Kingston

SAN BERNARDINO, CA May 28, 2013: Last weekend’s 4 Wheel Parts Glen Helen Grand Prix marked the third annual ULTRA4 race held at Glen Helen Raceway and the second annual win for 2012 Nitto Tire National Champion, Nick Nelson.  It was the largest regional ULTRA4 race to date with 80 cars registering, 66 of which competed in the unlimited 4-wheel drive class known as ULTRA4. Read More→

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

Dirt Riot BucklePLACERVILLE, 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 VegasMESA, 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

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

*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 014PLACERVILLE, 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 025PLACERVILLE, 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 transMESA, 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→

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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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→