Events/CompetitionsPress Release

Dirt Riot Endurance Racing Successful in 2011, Leads into 18 Events in 2012

PLACERVILLE, 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.”

The three races held in 2011 had great success.  The very first race, at Coppermines OHV Park in Altus, Oklahoma, had eleven racers to attempt the course and the concept.  Derek West took the win with Levi Shirley in second and Brian Shirley in third.  The second race at RAM Off-Road Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado, ramped up with 16 Unlimited4 drivers, seven trail class and three UTV’s.  At the end of three hours, Levi Shirley took the win with Loren Healy in second and Derek West took third.  The third and final race of the 2011 start up season was back at Coppermines OHV Park in Altus, Oklahoma, where the field grew to 21 Unlimited4 drivers, five trail class and three UTV’s. Brian Shirley took the win with son Levi Shirley taking second and Loren Healy in third.

“Having both Levi and I being one and two on the podium has always been a goal of mine,” said driver and winner of the 3rd race Brain Shirley. “We can’t wait to run the Dirt Riot series in 2012. We really like the shorter laps and I think the 10 mile or less lap format will make it easier for the spectators and fans to catch the drivers at several obstacles during the race. The three hour time frame gives us plenty of laps to get faster each lap and try different lines. I really hope other teams take a look at this series for 2012”.

In 2012 the Dirt Riot series will be composed of 16 US and 2 International locations.  Three races per series: Pacific, Southwest, Mountain, Central and Great Lakes.  There will be a Series Season Points Title and an Overall Points Title for the team that scores the most points.  There is no limit to the number of races a team can run.  There will be a year end National Dirt Riot Rampage event to conclude the season. In 2012, Dirt Riot will be using the class rules for the Ultra4 4400, 4500 and 4600 as established by Hammerking Productions, in addition to trail classes and a UTV class which will increase the participation from the local market and of pit crews and family members. The courses are specifically built to be spectator and family friendly.

For More information on the Dirt Riot Series go to


Video Library:

30Seconds: httpv://

Colorado Unlimited Class: httpv://

Colorado Trail Class: httpv://

Colorado UTV Class: httpv://

Coppermines Unlimited Class: httpv://


2011 Recap

 April  Coppermines OHV Park     Altus, Oklahoma

Full Report:

  1. Derek West
  2. Levi Shirley
  3. Brian Shirley
  4. Ritchie Keller
  5. Jack Childers

July RAM Offroad Park   Colorado Springs, CO

Pictures, Video:


  1. Levi Shirley
  2. Loren Healy
  3. Derek West

Trail Class

  1. Trevor Ritch
  2. Ben Swain
  3. Adam Arsenault

UTV Class

  1. Jason Dixon
  2. Weldon Nutt

September  Coppermines OHV Park     Altus, Oklahoma

Pictures, Video:


  1. Brian Shirley
  2. Levi Shirley
  3. Loren Healy

Mod Trail

  1. Frank Etier
  2. Chris Sommer
  3. Matt Allen

Stock Trail

  1. Duane Garretson
  2. Adam Arsenault
  3. Shea Nutt

UTV Class

  1. Weldon Nutt
  2. Doug McDowell 

Dirt Riot  2012 Schedule


January 21                         Southwest 1                                                Arizona

February 25                        Southwest 2                                                SoCal

May 19                                    Southwest 3                                                New Mexico


March 10                        Central 1                                                Texas

April 14                                    Central 2                                                Oklahoma

May 12                                    Central 3                                                Texas


March 24                        Pacific 1                                                            NorCal

June 30                                    Pacific 2                                                            Oregon

August 11                        Pacific 3                                                            Washington


June 9                                    Great Lakes 1                                                Michigan

July 14                                    Great Lakes 2                                                Wisconsin

August 25                        Great Lakes 3                                                Indiana


June 16                                    Mountain 1                                                Colorado

July 7                                    Mountain 2                                                Utah

August 18                        Mountain 3                                                Colorado


May 26-27                        International                                                Baja, Mexico

September 1-2                        International                                                British Columbia, Canada


October 6                        Dirt Riot Rampage                                    Mid-West


Dirt Riot Racing Is:
4×4 Endurance Racing
Spectator and Family Friendly
4 to 10 Mile Course
3 Hour Ultra4 Race
1 Hour Other Class Race
6 classes:
– Ultra4 4400 class
– Stock 4500 class
– Mod Stock 4600 class
– Stock Trail Class
– Mod Trail Class
– UTV class
16 US locations
2 International Locations
5 Series (Pacific, Southwest, Mountain, Central, Great Lakes)
3 Races in Each Series
5 Series Season Points Titles
1 Team Overall Points Title
1 National Rampage Championship Event
Main Pit
Spectator and Team Camping
Friday Night Tech at Local In-Town Location

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About W.E.ROCK Events, LLC.
W.E.ROCK Events, LLC. A Placerville, CA based company, sanctions, promotes, and hosts specialty off road events, including the W.E.ROCK Rockcrawling US Pro-National series, Dirt Riot Racing Series and 13 international and sub-sanctions. Attracting thousands of spectators to each event, W.E.ROCK reaches a broad demographic of off-road enthusiasts and casual motorsports fans. The sport of rockcrawling has grown by giant leaps in the last decade and is now host to over 300 registered national-level competition teams. Major competition supporters and partners include Red Bull Energy Drink, Monster Energy, NOS Energy Drink, Home Depot, MAXXIS Tires, Cooper Tires, and Crown Royal. With the off road industry exceeding 4 billion in sales annually, the sport of rockcrawling leads the way in print media and advertising for the sport’s 12 major publications. For more information, visit

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