Ken Blume Wins ERoCC Event

Newcomer Ken Blume took top honors in the Unlimited division, while local competitor Dennis Stacey took first in the Legends division at the first Eastern Rock Crawling Championship (ERoCC) event of the 2003 season.

Ken Blume jumped off to a Day 1 lead on Saturday that proved to be too much to handle for the ERoCC regulars of Ken Shupe & Troy Myers. Shupe finished second for the day, and another new comer, Charlie Melchner, rounded out the top 3.

In the Legends division, Chris Sonen of Team Shupe was in first place after Day 1, but a remarkable Day 2 showing from Dennis Stacy was too much for Sonen to hold back. Stacey sliced and diced the obstacles, which propelled him into the winners circle by a mere 21 points. Sonen was able to hold onto second spot, and Adrian Dognin grabbed the third position.

Tire manufacturer BFGoodrich was on-hand to assist the drivers with mechanical failures and tire swaps. The workers of BFGoodrich were all smiles as the Top 7 competitors to the podium in the Unlimited division were all running BFGoodrich rubber on their competition vehicles.

April was the first event of a four event series which will conclude on August 16 in Jellico, TN. The next event, also scheduled for Jellico, TN, will be held on June 28, followed by a July 26th event in Attica, Indiana at The Badlands Offroad Park. Competitors take their best two finishes of the first three events, and couple that with their finish in the August event for their series standing. August event points are double weighted, making placement in the August event the most crucial of the year.

For more information on upcoming events, or to see the series standings for 2003, please visit the ERoCC Website at www.erocc.com


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