Jason Kaminsky and Rick Jenkins returned to the dirt track this past Saturday for a Dirt Riot Endurance Racing event held at Colorado Off Road Extreme near Agate, Colorado.
Among 39 competitors in all classes, Kaminsky piloted the #4678, with Jenkins navigating, along an eleven-mile course of tight curves and high speed straights laid out across rolling pasture lands. Thirty-three miles in, only two minutes separated the top three 4600 class competitors. Eventually, the pace took its toll on the vehicle’s steering. The failure resulted in a roll-over on a slower section of the course. Both Kaminsky and Jenkins were uninjured and exited the car as the recovery team arrived on the scene. The car was quickly up-righted and moved from the racecourse. The team finished in fifth place in the 4600 class.
“It was really fun to compete on such a fast course. This track was a last-minute substitution for the event which was originally scheduled to be held at RAM Off Road Park in Colorado Springs. Lacking any rocks, it was a deviation from our typical 4×4 endurance courses. This event was more of a desert race, allowing us to reach speeds not previously attained during competition, even at King of the Hammers,” noted Kaminsky.
“There are a lot of people who make events like this successful, but I want to especially thank the recovery volunteers who quickly helped us off the course safely. Volunteers are a key component at all of our events and help us all to have safe, enjoyable events across the country,” said Jenkins.
The team will next travel to Goldendale, Washington to compete in the final round of the WEROCK Western Series rock crawling event being held at Broken Boulder Ranch August 1-2. Along the way, the team has a stop planned at Superchip’s headquarters in Ogden, Utah. Stay tuned for the story and pictures from our visit!