Dirt Riot Enters Texas for First Central Series Endurance 4×4 Race This Weekend

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

Dirt Riot Brazos Valley Ranch 2PLACERVILLE, 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.”

Drivers that are confirmed to race at this event include Dirt Riot National Title holder Levi Shirley and his dad Brian Shirley.  Texas locals, Clay Gilstrap with his fiancé co-driver Lindsay Syler.  Crawling Chaos Club Members Carl Langerhans, Tony Arledge and Shawn Inman who will have his brand new car on course. Kyle Bruso will be making the drive from Arkansas, and many others will register on Friday at the Driver Meet and Greet located at the ranch.  The Stock and Stock Mod 4×4 class will have common names at the Dirt Riot events including 2012 Central Series Stock Mod Champion Duane Garretson, Aaron Ward and BJ Allen.  There are also over 10 UTV’s already registered to race, and with only some simple safety requirements, anyone is welcome to join the action!

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There are 3 Professional 4×4 classes, a Trail/Sportsman 4×4 class and a UTV class.  The classes are built to encourage local 4×4 or UTV participants to join us in a day of fun racing.  For registration information go to Dirt Riot is an Endurance Racing series that is composed of 4 series of 3 races that stretch across the country.

Spectators are encouraged to come and enjoy the day of entertainment on Saturday March 2nd.  Qualifying for the 4400 4×4 group starts at 9am.  Side by side racing action starts at 10am when three classes take the course at the same time for a one hour grand prix finish race: Trail Class, Stock, and Modified Stock.  Following at 12:30pm, the UTV Class will race for one hour, followed by the professional 4400 4×4 at 2pm who will race for three hours with a grand prix finish at approximately 5pm.  The winners of each class are determined by the most number of laps completed in the set amount of time.  The awards ceremony immediately follows the final race. Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for ages 8-15, children 7 and under free and Military with ID get $5 off. There are vendors, food and amenities on site, and we encourage you to bring chairs and shade structures.  For additional details go to

The race course starts off with 3/4 mile of high speed straightaway on pea-gravel and then jumps into some canyons and ravines and then back out to a 1/4 mile high speed section back to the start/finish. The next section is some gravel hills (whoop-d-doos) followed by climbs and downs through some old gravel pits – there are a number of trees and tight ravines in this section.  Be prepared for some off-camber drops and off-camber climbs, the course jumps back up to the top level to skirt some holding ponds, through a short course section then by the hot pits, around the parking area to the start/finish.

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After the event we will have the results, pictures and stories posted at

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Event Sponsors: Maxxis Tires, Spider Trax, Trail Gear, Tom Woods Custom Driveshafts, Branik Motorsports, ADS Off-Road Racing Shocks, Artec Industries, ASR Offroad, Nitro Gear & Axle, The, I’m Not Just a Girl

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 Endurance 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,

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