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RCAA Announces 2003 Plans and Schedule

Riverton, UT - The Rock Crawlers Association of America ( RCAA) just came off of the biggest season ever in the history of competitive rock crawling. RCAA president Ranch Pratt contributes the phenomenal growth of this grass roots sport to hard work, and attention to detail from RCAA’s crewmembers, the many sponsors, and the vast support of the media.

In the past two years alone you can frequently find supportive media groups such as: newspapers, magazines, radio, online magazines, and even television covering RCAA events. The Goodyear/Skyjack-er Extreme Rock Crawling National Series has been covered by media outlets such as: Automobile Magazine, Four Wheeler, Off-Road, Four Wheel Drive & Sport Utility Magazine, Petersen’s 4Wheel & Off-Road, Jp Magazine, Car & Driver, Truck & SUV Performance, the widely read Auto Week Magazine, many on-line magazines, Washington Times newspaper, Plain Dealer newspaper in Cleveland, Salt Lake Tribune and the L.A Times, RCAA events have also been seen on The Edge of Outdoors, The History Channel, NBC, and the very popular Junkyard Wars. Even televisions Outdoor Channel showcased the series. This media coverage as well as magazines from Canada, France, Mexico, and Venezuela have contributed tremendously to the growth of the sport across the world. RCAA has reported crowd numbers up to twenty thousand strong.

Looking ahead, Pratt announced various tentative rule changes for the 2003 season. This includes two separate classes: Modified Stock and Super Modified. According to the new rules the Modified Stock class utilizes OEM based vehicles with allowed upgrades and modifications as outlined in the new rulebook. Further, vehicles competing in the Modified Stock class may not compete in the Super Modified Class. The Super Modified class is for exotic buggies and highly modified stock vehicles. Those running this class cannot be scored with the modified stock class.

Variations between the two classes concern the hood, grill, fenders, tub/cab, hydraulic steering, and the suspension. Apart from the two classes the biggest rule changes would be a minimum weight limit of 2400 pounds and assessment of two points per obstacle once a spotter pulls on a strap. These rule changes are still subject to change. The final rules will be posted on RCAA’s web site by the 5th December. A copy of said rules will also be available via fax or email upon request. For more information about the tentative rules go to www.rockcrawler.org. or contact RCAA at 801-446-5337.

In other recent news, Pratt announced RCAA’s 2003 tentative event schedule.

2003 Event Schedule:
April 10-12 Reno, Nevada
May 22-24 TBA
July 10-12 Cedar City, Utah
October 4-11 Farmington, New Mexico

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