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What the Heck
Was the Kremmling Rock Crawl?
The course was specially built for the Rock Crawl
The "Kremmling Rock Crawl" was a first of its kind rockcrawling
competition put on by a local four wheel drive club in Colorado. The
efforts and thought put into this two day event put on by the "High
Country Four Wheelers" and Mike Vandre were very impressive.
Almost every single detail had been thought out to make the competition
enjoyable for everyone, not just the competitors.
The locals really
pulled together to make it a fun event. The event included on-site
camping, breakfast, lunch, dinner, raffles, live music, RTI ramps,
and all sorts of vendors to visit. The event drew a huge crowd of
spectators, and the way the course was laid out made for a very
The course was carved out of a gully that was made up of the
finest baby powder sand I have ever seen. Tons of rocks were brought
in, specifically to build this course.
There were seven
obstacles for the competitors to master. Everyone was allowed to
practice on the course the Friday before the event. Chris Lippolis
and I thought this was a great idea until we broke our competition
rig beyond repair Friday night. Lip was not listening to his spotter
- me. Oh well.
With us out
of the competition so soon, we spent our efforts making sure the
rest of the Gecko team performed well. When you look at the results
below you will see that it paid off, as we put the three remaining
rigs on our team in the top ten.
Lip spends his Friday evening the hard way.
event lasted two full days, beginning on the 28th of July. The first
day consisted of nearly 50 competitors. By the end of the day, only
the top 20 would move on to day two. Day one proved that only the
strong survive a competition like this. Several vehicles had to
drop out of the competition due to breakage, while others just did
not make the cut.
The second day
of competition was much more intense. With the weaker rigs removed,
everyone could get down to business. The fun part of day two was
that all of the obstacles were run the opposite direction of day
one. So, if you drove up it on day one you had to drive down it
on the next. If you had to go right before, now you had to go left.
This made some obstacles easier but made others even more challenging.
It was like being on a completely different course.
overall competition was narrowed down to the top ten vehicles with
prize money for the top three. Below, you can see who the top 20
were from day one. The points were then zeroed out and competition
started fresh for day two.
who took first place overall and Eric Bills, who took third place,
donated their winnings back to the event so that future events may
be held. They were both driving the "High Country 4x4 Performance"
For more information
on future events contact the Kremmling Crawlers at (970) 724-9586.
2. Trent DeCrow
3. Eric Bills
4. Phil Hindson
5. Becky Gremillion
6. Scott Polk (Team Gecko)
7. Bruce Jesson
8. Kevin McGlothlin
9. Don Bernier (Team Gecko)
10. Chris Bernier (Team Gecko)
2. Neil Lillard
3. Kevin McGlothin
4. Don Bernier (Team Gecko)
5. Becky Germillion
6. Trent DeCrow
7. Steve Watson
8. Dwayne Sue
9. Bob Pratt (points tie with Chris Bernier Team Gecko)
10. Scott Polk (Team Gecko)
11. George Norton
12. Bruce Jessen
13. Patty Dick
14. Jacent Pillow
15. Phil Hindson
16. Kevin Alcox
17. Brent Woodard
18. Jaben Joesting
19. Dan Brown