On Track Krawler Team Captures Warn 9.0R Bonus Championship
Las Vegas (Nov.2, 2005) - With Eight event wins during the 2005 rock crawling season, Dean Bulloch and Karl Munford of On Track Krawler Team captured the Warn Industries 9.0R Bonus Championship.
On Track Krawler received a $5,000 check today from Warn Industries for winning the most events during the 2005 season using the new WARN 9.0R rock crawling winch.
"Eight victories is an exception (sic) year and we couldn't ask for a better team to win the 9.0R Bonus Championship," said Warn Industries President Tom Giacomini. "Both Dean and Karl are at the top of the sport and we congratulate them on their victory."
The 9.0R Bonus championship was part of the 2005 Warn Industries Rock Crawling Contingency Program, which paid $500 to any competitor with a WARN winch as their primary self-recovery winch on their vehicle who won (1st place) a sanctioned Modified or Super Modified US-based event in UROC, ProROCK, Calrocs, NEUROC and W.E. Rock.
Vehicles with WARN winches captured first place at 93 percent (50 of 54) of qualifying events in 2005 and the company paid out $25,000 in contingency bonuses. The 9.0R, the No. 1 winch in rock crawling, accounted for 32 of the 50 victories.
Tied with Team Waggoner with seven wins heading into the final event of the season, On Track Krawler captured the 9.0R bonus when it finished first in the Modified division at the W.E. Rock event in Vernal, UT, on Sept. 25; hampered by a roll-over on the first day, Team Waggoner mustered a fourth-place finish in the Super Modified class at the event and wound up second overall in the 9.0R contest.
"Winning the WARN 9.0R championship means a lot to us because of the exposure Warn Industries has and the support it gives to rock crawling," said Bulloch. "We kept a very close eye on the standings all year because it was our goal to win this competition. It's like icing on the cake. We're very excited to be the Warn champion."
The Warn 9.0R winch is a short-drum, 9,000 lb. winch made exclusively for competitive rock crawlers. It weighs only 48 lbs. and can hold 50' of synthetic rope. (See our review here)