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2011 01 TorchmateGregNorman1 225x300 Roger Norman Teams with Torchmate Racing for 2011 W.E. Rock SeriesRENO, NV     JANUARY 17, 2011  – Roger Norman will add to his repertoire of off-road racing competing in the 2011 W.E. Rock West Series with the Torchmate Racing Team.  “I am really excited to be able to learn and participate in the rock crawling series,” said Roger Norman.  “Being able to be a part of the Torchmate team is great, it allows me to have a solid chance at learning from the best, in a proven machine.” Read More→

W.E. Rock Eastern US National Rocks to a Close

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

2010 09 WERockEast 300x199 W.E. Rock Eastern US National Rocks to a ClosePLACERVILLE, CA   AUGUST 31, 2010: Mountain Extreme Park in Dayton, Tennessee hosted the 4th and final 2010 W.E. Rock Eastern US National Event, hosted by Tom’s 4×4 Super Store. Over 20 pro and local teams came to the two night event and battled in front of the record crowd. “There were 3,800 spectators over the 2 day event, making this the largest crowd in W.E. Rock history,” stated Rich Klein, race promoter.  “The Mountain Extreme Park is a perfect place to watch rock crawling, putting the spectators within 10 feet of the action and giving them the ability to see every course from one spot.” Read More→

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PLACERVILLE, C2010 08 WERock 300x200 W.E. Rock Western Pro Nationals Crawls to an Exciting Ending  A   AUGUST 3, 2010:  The W.E. Rock Western Pro National Final held at the Miller Motorsports Park in Salt Lake City, UT finished the season with a different winner in both the Unlimited and Pro Modified classes for the fourth competition in a row.  There were several battles over the course of two days fighting to be the winner in each class of this final race of the series.

Both the Unlimited and the Pro Modified class had top three place battles going all weekend.  In the Unlimited class, it came down to the shootout where Dion Wakefield from Canada proved to be a huge threat by taking first place. Brent Bradshaw was hot on his tail with a close 2nd place finish, and Matt Messer finished 3rd.  In the Pro Modified class, Jesse Haines claimed the win over Nick Campbell, taking it down to the wire and winning the points lead with his shootout score. Troy Bailey took third in the class rounding out yet another amazing competition.  “Every single event in the W.E. Rock Western series has been won by someone different in the Unlimited and Pro Modified classes,” said Rich Klein, W.E. Rock Promoter.  The Unlimited winners have been Tracy Jordan, Brent Bradshaw, Matt Messer, and Dion Wakefield.  The Pro Modified winners were Troy Bailey, Brad Lovell, Nick Campbell and Jesse Haines. Read More→

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2010 07 MMSP 300x200 W.E. Rock Western Pro Nationals Puts First Tread Marks on Miller Motorsports Park Rock Courses  PLACERVILLE, CA   JULY 22, 2010:  Miller Motorsports Park will host the final round of the TeraFlex / Tuff Country Western Championship Series Friday night July 30th and Saturday night July 31st.   Fifty teams have committed to putting tread marks down at this first ever event under the lights at the brand new facility.  Hundreds of tickets have already been sold, making this already one of the largest events on the West Coast. Read More→

2010 06 WERockDayton 300x199 W.E. Rock Eastern US National Rocks Through the NightPLACERVILLE, CA   JUNE 30, 2010: Dayton Tennessee’s Mountain Extreme Park hosted the 2nd W.E. Rock Eastern US National Event. Even though the weather tried to put a damper on the night event, drivers and spectators didn’t leave until the final course was complete.

“There were probably more spectators at this event than at any other W.E. Rock event to date,” stated Rich Klein, race promoter.  “When the rain started pouring on Saturday night and the spectators disappeared we thought we had seen the last of them, but as the rain lifted and the events continued, they all returned until it was completely over, which was about 3am with the delay.  It was awesome!” Read More→

2010 06 WERockDonner 300x225 W.E. Rock at Donner Ski Ranch Turns Out Another Great Event Over Father’s Day WeekendRENO, NV   JUNE 25, 2010:  The most highly anticipated event of the year, Rock’n @ the Ranch W.E. Rock Western US National, held at Donner Ski Ranch over Father’s Day weekend, was a competitor and crowd pleaser.  The event attracted 28 teams with spectators and crews littered all over the mountain.

“The courses were insane, we beat ourselves and our rigs up,” stated competitor Matt Messer from Trail Gear who took his first ever Unlimited class win.  Drivers competed on some of the hardest natural terrain courses this location has ever seen and there was plenty of rollover action, which is typical for Donner with the amount of ledges, drop-offs and amazing rocky formations.  “We really had a lot of fun putting these courses together, they were really technical and focused on the drivers skills,” said Rich Klein, event promoter. Read More→

WERock 300x96 W.E. Rock at Donner Ski Ranch over Father’s Day Weekend Will Include Snow ObstaclesRENO, NV   JUNE 14, 2010:  Rock’n @ the Ranch, the 3rd event of the W.E. Rock Western US National Series, will take place at Donner Ski Ranch in Norden, CA over Father’s Day weekend, June 19th-20th, 2010. The event is set to attract at least 55 teams who will compete on some of the craziest courses this location has ever seen.  To kick off the weekend events, Torchmate will be hosting the Team Meet and Greet BBQ during Tech Inspection at the Torchmate facilities in Reno, NV. Read More→

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2010 05 WERock 300x199 Eastern W.E. Rock Series Drivers Tackle the Bonus LinesPLACERVILLE, CA    MAY 25, 2010: The Maxxis W.E. Rock Eastern US National Series opened last weekend at the Rausch Creek Off Road Park in Pennsylvania.  “It was a good weekend of racing, but the shootout on Sunday was crazy with all the bonus line attempts,” said Bruce Shallis, Rausch Creek owner.  The bonus lines had the potential to subtract 160 points possible from scores.  Amazingly there was only one lead change, but many separated their lead significantly. Read More→

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2010 05 WERockRauschCreek 300x200 Eastern W.E. Rock Series Opener Hits the Rocks This WeekendPLACERVILLE, CA    MAY 17, 2010: The Maxxis W.E. Rock Eastern US National Series season opens this weekend May 22nd and 23rd at the Rausch Creek Off-Road Park in Pennsylvania. Over 45 east coast rock crawling competitors will compete on courses combined of natural and man made terrain that includes a 20 ft vertical climb call the “Hands Climb.” Read More→

2010 05 WERockTuscon 300x199 Wind and Rocks Collide at W.E. Rock Ballistic Fabrication Pro National CompetitionPLACERVILLE, CA    MAY 5, 2010:   The W.E. Rock Ballistic Fabrication Pro National Event whipped up the action and the wind at the Tucson, AZ Pima Motorsports Park.  Local Arizona racers competed against national champions with solid performances on the scoreboards, while the wind scattered vendor row and flustered the concentration of some drivers.  The class winners were Brad Lovell, Brent Bradshaw, Todd Stephensen and Nathan Unruh. Read More→

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2010 04 WERockAZ 300x199 W.E. Rock Western US National Series Heats up in ArizonaPLACERVILLE, CA APRIL 26, 2010: The W.E. Rock Western US National Series heats up Tucson, AZ with national rock crawling competitors at Pima Motorsports Park. The most well respected rock crawlers in the world will compete on a man made rock crawling course that includes a 28ft vertical climb.

With Arizona being a hub for rock crawling, there will be many local teams that will be going head-to-head with the national competitors that come from across the western United States to compete. The course pushes vehicles to do insane maneuvers that you never thought was possible, and with the new spectator area you are within 10 feet of all the action. Read More→

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2010 04 WERock1 300x199 Huge Crowds Watch W.E. Rock Western US National Series OpenerPLACERVILLE, CA APRIL 2, 2010: The W.E. Rock Western US National Series Opener in Oroville, CA brought out the best crawlers from around the US and Canada to put on a spectacular show for the family crowd. “It was the perfect weekend for the season opener, great weather, top competitors and a huge crowd that was into the crawling,” said Rich Klein, promoter for W.E. Rock. “In 2010, our goal was to bring rock crawling to the crowds while maintaining difficult courses.” Read More→

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