What to Expect at a Dirt Riot Race
Coming out to a Dirt Riot race for the first time can be a bit overwhelming, so we would like to share what you can expect.
Friday night is what we call Tech and Registration where the drivers bring the cars to be inspected by the race officials and register to race. These events will be held in town at a local business that has supported Dirt Riot. You are encouraged to join us and meet the drivers and get autographs. This is a very relaxed environment where you can come and go…or stay for the whole time. Some will be at restaurants or be serving food so be sure to check the Schedule Page for all the details.
There will be six classes of drivers – the first three classes are all running for the love of the competition and for trophies. The Modified Trail Class, the Stock Trail Class and the UTV Classes are the guys that go four-wheelin’ on the weekends in whatever “jeep/4 wheel drive” they have…and now they will be taking the same vehicle out onto the race track! They will run a one hour race with a grand-prix finish.
Grand-prix finish means the checkered flag drops on the lead guy as close to the finish time (in this case one-hour) as possible, everyone else will get the checkered flag as they come through, regardless of what lap they are on. The person with the most laps wins and the tallying will continue. So, the second guy across the finish line may not necessarily be second because he may be on a lesser lap.
The other three classes are what we call, purpose-built rigs – this is the Ultra4 Stock 4500 and Modified 4600 classes who race for two-hours. The Ultra4 4400 class is the big boys class and race for three hous. If you are interested in what the rules are regarding the classes, go to www.ultra4racing.com/racers/rulebook/
After the final race of the day is over, you are welcome to stay for the Awards Ceremony where all of the drivers receive trophies and cash. Usually there is a planned party right after to enjoy the evening as a group.
On-site you will find food vendors, toilets and plenty of sunshine (on a good day). There is also lots of dirt, so plan on getting dusty. We also have the W.E. Rock Events General Store for all your official merchandise – t-shirts, hoodies, caps, etc. and many of our sponsors have booths at the event as well.
At the gate, pay your entry fee, and then follow the traffic flow. You will usually pass the W.E. Rock Events trailer first, please stop and take a look and ask ANY questions you may have. Then look around for the spectator safe areas to watch the action. Some sites have a wagon to get you to the areas if it is a large site, others have walking trails.
If you want to listen to the announcer, tune your FM radio in to the local station (we will have the # posted at the W.E. Rock Events trailer). If the weather is cooperating, everything will be broadcast over the loudspeakers too.
The Pits are open to the general admission. You are welcome to walk around and look at the cars and meet the drivers. Please be aware of your children when you are in this area for moving vehicles and parts.
Since you have already checked out the website, go to the event page under the Schedule Tab and check for the other details that are specific to the event you are attending, that’s where we list where the Driver Meet and Greet on Friday night with tech and registration is, what host hotel has special rates, etc. In addition, the actual race schedule will be posted, just be aware that this may change after driver registration because of the number of entries.
Some things you may want to bring with you – Folding chairs, blanket, sunscreen, hat or umbrella, coats, sweatshirts or rain gear depending on the forecast. Water to drink and snacks – coolers are allowed on site – however, be aware that some of our sites do not allow alcohol depending on the property owner, best to reference the Schedule Post. Money for buying souvenirs, but know that credit cards are accepted too.
We look forward to seeing you at a Dirt Riot Endurance Race – if you Facebook, be sure to like our W.E. Rock Events page – this will give you the most up-to-date info and updates throughout the race week and weekend. At the end of the weekend there will be pictures posted from the race…which you might be in! Feel free to Tag yourself in any of the pictures. www.facebook.com/werockevents
During the course of the next week we post the final results, lots of pictures, a recap on the event and videos. Please come back to see what you may have missed on the other side of the course.
See You Soon!