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Class Winners – Pro 4400: Levi Shirley  ;  Mod Trail: Darrel Gray  ;  Stock Trail: Duane Garretson  ;  UTV: Wesley Gryner

dirt riot bryan texas 2013 175 220x146 Dirt Riot Takes on Texas at First Central Series Endurance 4x4 RacePLACERVILLE, CA   MARCH 11, 2013:  Dirt Riot’s Central Series started off with a bang at the Brazos Valley Off-Road Ranch just outside of College Station, Texas, the home of Texas A&M and Johnny Football.  Levi Shirley, the winner of the Pro 4400 class, is starting the season out on the right foot to repeat last years Central Series and National Title Wins.  Spectators who came out to enjoy the full day of racing action got to watch UTV’s, stock 4×4 trail rigs and highly modified rock buggies battle the rocks and fast speed sections to see who could complete the most laps in a set amount of time.  “We love coming to Texas for the racing, the friends and camaraderie,” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events.  “I really enjoy our group of racers because they all have heart, it was awesome to watch the end of the Pro 4400 race as all the drivers helped their fellow competitor Tony Arledge get across the finish line.” 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→

Racing Saturday March 2nd Starting at 9am in Bryan, TX at Brazos Valley Off-Road Ranch

Dirt Riot Brazos Valley Ranch 2 165x220 Dirt Riot Enters Texas for First Central Series Endurance 4x4 Race This WeekendPLACERVILLE, CA   FEBRUARY 27, 2013:  The Dirt Riot Central Series drew professional racers, local 4×4 club members and UTV racers to form a 2012 series that was heavily contested in all classes last year.  Levi Shirley, a 20 year old from Kansas, would end the season with the Pro 4400 Central Series Championship and the National Title, a prestigious title awarded to the driver with the most points across all 4 US series.  This weekend the 2013 Dirt Riot Central Series opener will be at Brazos Valley Off-Road Ranch on Saturday March 2nd, with racing starting at 9am.  “The trail system at Brazos Valley Off-Road Ranch is amazing crisscrossing 300 acres of an old gravel pit system.  Our course will only be about 4 miles of their trail system that would take 2-3 days to run,” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events.  “Bryan, Texas is a new location for us as an event, so we look forward to exploring the town more and encouraging spectators to come watch this national series.” 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→

Racing Saturday February 23rd Starting at 9am in Auburn, AL

Dirt Riot 2.23 169x220 Dirt Riot Inaugural Southeast Race at The Great American ParkPLACERVILLE, CA   FEBRUARY 20, 2013:  The first ever Southeast Dirt Riot Series event will take place this weekend kicking off the 2013 race season.  The Great American Park in Auburn Alabama will host a 4 mile long course that consists of some minor rock obstacles, some high speed sections, a lot of gullies and washes in a mostly sand base.  “We are excited to be in Auburn, it’s a new course for us and the park owner is very accommodating and a real pleasure to work with,” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events.  “Last year was our first complete year of Dirt Riot and I can’t tell you how excited I am to get the 2013 season underway. The drivers have a lot of fun, we enjoy seeing them successful with the winners walking away with cash.  Back to the basics of racing!” Read More→

$2,500 Cash Purse Available

Dirt Riot logo fixed 1 220x143 Pit Bull Tires Titles UTV Dirt Riot Race at Area BFE, Moab UtahPLACERVILLE, CA   MARCH 10, 2012:  The 2012 Dirt Riot Mountain Series will be at AreaBFE in Moab, Utah on April 7, 2012, the big Saturday of Easter Jeep Safari.  Pit Bull Tires has stepped up to offer a $2,500 cash purse for the UTV Class. Mike Green, president of Pit Bull Tires, states, “Pit Bull is excited to team with Dirt Riot Endurance Racing in offering the purse, as well as becoming the marquee sponsor for the class.” Read More→

(March 9th, 2012) The 1st central WE Rock Dirt Riot Race of the season was held at The Coppermines in Altus, OK. The weather conditions were awful to say the least, it was cool & rainy which equals a lot of MUD!! In total 15 competitors in the Ultra 4 class showed up despite the conditions. Derek said “the hardest part was keeping the mud out of our eyes or finding something to wipe our helmets off with. It was one of the most physically demanding races yet.” The team toughed out the 3 hour race to take their first win of the 2012 season. The team would like to thank their great sponsors and their products that got them to the finish line first: Jimmy’s 4×4, Nitto Tires, ATX Wheels, Spidertrax Off-Road, Radflo Suspension, Slime, FK Rod Ends, PSC Steering, Yukon Gear and Axle, Advanced Metal Fabricators, TK 1 Racing, Northstar Batteries, Branik Motorsports Powertank, Rigid Industries, Custom Splice, Griffin Radiator, Warn, AEM and special thanks to Kirk Nelson of TDT for some last minute help. Also, thanks to our pit, crew Travis Cook, Dennis Matthews, Travis Brake, & Allen O’Neal. We couldn’t of done it without all of you! Read More→

SM Final 71 LoRes 146x220 Superchips Takes Title Sponsorship of Pro Mod Rock Crawler  FEBRUARY 7, 2012 -  Superchips unveiled plans today to take title sponsorship of Krawlin’ Dirty’s #22 Pro-Mod buggy, piloted by driver Aaron Sykes.  Team Superchips will be competing in several impressive events throughout the 2012 season including the W.E. Rock and Cal/Neva Extreme series.  The Superchips buggy has a Campbell Enterprises chassis with a Cobalt 2.0L turbo ecotec engine. The all-tube chassis includes fiberglass and polycarbonate panels, 3 link suspension with 16″ travel shocks, front and rear locking differentials, and a special competition compound “sticky” tire.  This year, the Team Superchips rig will compete in the Pro Modified class which consists of a two seat, front engine buggy with 37″ tires. Read More→

DR Tucson Slider 220x158 Dirt Riot Kicks Off Event Series in Tucson Arizona  January 13 14 MC Motorsports ParkPLACERVILLE, CA   JANUARY 3, 2012:  The 2012 Dirt Riot Series will kick off in Tucson, Arizona Saturday January 14th at the MC Motorsports Park.  Pre race meet and greet will be held at 4 Wheel Parts in Tucson, Arizona on Friday January 13th from 3pm to 6pm.  Dirt Riot racing is a combination of high speed rock racing and technical rock crawling that invites all types of 4 wheel drive vehicles from professional rock racers to stock jeeps and UTVs to take the green flag.  The course is visible by spectators and is family friendly racing. Read More→

Dirt Riot Unlimited Class 150x99 Dirt Riot Endurance Racing Successful in 2011, Leads into 18 Events in 2012PLACERVILLE, CA   OCTOBER 5, 2010:  In its first season ever, the Dirt Riot events were met with outstanding response.  4×4 Endurance Racing on 4 to 10 mile spectator friendly courses for a set 1 to 3 hours has multiple classes from Unlimited4 to Stock Trail class and a UTV class.  “The drivers that came out and tried the racing had nothing but positive comments about the format and participating in the future,” said Rich Klein, Dirt Riot and 11 year W.E. Rock promoter.  “We are really excited about the steps being made for next years season and the commitment to take this style racing into 18 different markets across the US and Internationally which is sure to make for an amazing year in off-road racing.” Read More→

Brent Bradshaw 150x99 W.E. Rock Grand National Champions Brent Bradshaw, Troy Bailey and Duane Garretson TitledPLACERVILLE, CA   SEPTEMBER 28, 2010:  After two days of intense W.E. Rock crawling where the lead changed more times than can be counted, the final scores crowned Brent Bradshaw the Unlimited Class National Champion, Troy Bailey the Pro Modified National Champion and Duane Garretson the Stock Class Champion.   The W.E. Rock Grand National Championships were held at the Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT where the East Coast competitors met the West Coast competitors to determine the National Champion at the season finale.  “The Grand Nationals is always the one of the best events of the year where all the competitors come together and put their battles on the rocks,” said Rich Klein, W.E. Rock promoter.  “There were so many lead changes it made it exciting for everyone watching and involved, each course had to be executed perfectly to take the win.”

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Bill Barton 150x99 W.E. Rock Eastern Pro National Season Titles Bill Barton, Danny Rohrer and Duane Garretson Class ChampionsPLACERVILLE, CA   SEPTEMBER 19, 2010:  The Eastern Pro National Series came to an exciting close in Dayton Tennessee with over 2000 spectators in attendance! Congratulations to the Champions Bill Barton in the Unlimited Class, Danny Rohrer in the Pro Modified Class and Duane Garretson in the Modified Stock Class.  The Pro Modified Class had points battles to the end that made every obstacle important for all six competitors going for the title.  The Champions will be presented at the W.E. Rock Grand National Championship, where the East meets the West drivers, at Miller Motorsports Park September 24th and 25th. Read More→