W.E. Rock Rock Crawling and Dirt Riot Endurance Racing in Cedar City Utah Fun for All on Mother’s Day
Rock Crawling Winners: Unlimited: Justin Hall ; Pro Mod: Jesse Haines
Sportsman A: Dean Bulloch ; Sportsman B: Victor Buness
PLACERVILLE, CA MAY 23, 2013: The Cedar City W.E. Rock was the second ever two-day event comprised of the Trail Gear Western Series Professional Rock Crawling on Saturday, May 11th and the National Dirt Riot 4×4 Endurance Racing Southwest Regional race on Mother’s Day Sunday, May 12th. The events took place at Three Peaks Recreation area, just outside of Cedar City, Utah. “We had a lot of families here celebrating Mother’s Day and I am thankful for all the drivers that put on an awesome show for them both Saturday at the Rock Crawl and Sunday at the Dirt Riot race!” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events. “This is the first time in several years that we have used BLM property. It was with great pleasure that we can say how successful it was. Being able to work successfully with our friends at BLM was awesome. Special thanks to the Cedar City Field Office, Mitch Owens and others for their help in making this a successful event.”
The Trail Gear Western National Pro Series Rock Crawling second event of the season was similar to the first in the nature of a one-day event with six courses during the day and a final shootout at the end. Professional Rock Crawling is one of the most intricate sports in the motorsports arena. It is technical, mechanical and filled with action. This event proved all of them including a 20 foot drop during the shootout.
In the Unlimited Class, Justin Hall would take his second win of the season with dad Mark Hall spotting. Trail Gear’s Matt Messer was strong competition until he took an unfortunate roll leaving him with a high score he could never recover from finishing the day in fourth place. Second place went to Todd Young and Tate Elquist, with third place going to Brandy Southall in her first ever driving appearance with husband Randy Southall spotting for her.
The ProModified class was packed with talent. An amazing group of competitors to watch. Jared Neff with spotter Brian Hicks, in his first year with W.E. Rock, led most of the day and it was only towards the end that Jesse Haines and Ryan Miller pushed their way to the top. Jesse was competing in his first ever rock crawling Willy’s rig that he had bought back just Monday of that week! With a quick once over, he loaded it into the trailer and made the drive from Reno, NV to Cedar City, UT to accomplish his first win since 2010.
All within points of each other, Todd Stephensen and Devon Jones used Buzz Bronsema’s comp rig to take a 3rd place podium finish. Aaron Sykes and Ken Rose battled car problems all day and finished 4th. Fifth place Jason Feuilly and Cody Folsom gave the crowd a lot to cheer about as they rolled over on a course and with some finesse and a lot of gas, Jason managed to upright the car and finish the course. Sixth place Mike Stokes and Dan Kovarik never gave up, and then suited up on Sunday for the Dirt Riot race in the same vehicle!
The Sportsman A class put Dean Bulloch on the first place podium even with car problems after the morning session. Paul Tyler and Robert Woodard took second and then ran the Dirt Riot race on Sunday.
Victor Buness and John Jacobs took his second win of the season in the Sportsman B class. Giving him some competition was Rob Flandro and Oliver Bradstreet in the green and black zebra striped Toyota truck. 71 year old Charlie Vacha spotted by Airen Patrick took third and Harold Lisonbee and Victor Buness took fourth.
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The Western Rock Crawling Series has even more to offer this year with 2 of the 3 events on the same weekend as the new and fun Dirt Riot! Last year, each of the classes had multiple drivers with competitive spirit out to challenge each others skills.
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Double Header Weekend in Cedar City Utah with W.E. Rock Rock Crawling and Dirt Riot Endurance Racing
Professional Rock Crawling Saturday May 11th Starting at 9am
Dirt Riot Endurance 4×4 Racing Sunday May 12th Starting at 9am
PLACERVILLE, CA MAY 8, 2013: This weekend will be two days of very different types of 4×4 off road racing at the Three Peaks Recreation area outside of Cedar City, Utah. Saturday will be Professional W.E. Rock Rock Crawling all day and Sunday will be fast paced Dirt Riot Racing, with the main race not starting until afternoon. Both events are spectator friendly and easily accessible by car at the county park. “This is one of the original rock crawling sites in the nation that offers some of the best rock formations and best spectator viewing in the nation,” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events. “For Dirt Riot on Sunday, I think I am fair in saying it will be the best course of the year so far with technical tree sections, moderate to easy rock sections, some high speed straight a ways and a spectacular road crossing jump!”
Both days events have classes that are built to encourage local 4×4 or UTV participants to join in a day of fun competition and racing. For fees and payouts go to http://www.werocklive.com/2013-fees-payout. W.E. Rock is a Professional Rock Crawling series composed of 2 series of 3 events each that crisscross the country. Dirt Riot is an Endurance Racing series that is composed of 4 series of 3 races each that stretch across the country. This weekends event will be the second round of the Western Pro Rock crawling series and the second round of the Southwest Series Dirt Riot.
Professional Rock Crawling is one of the most intricate sports in the motorsports arena. It is technical, mechanical and filled with action. The rock courses are setup on a wall where spectators can bring their chairs and be able to see multiple courses running at the same time. This will be a one-day rock crawling event, each competitor completing a total of 6 courses. The winner will be determined by the driver that has the least amount of points at the end of the day, similar to golf. There are over a dozen drivers already committed to coming to compete, some driving over 14 hours to be part of this professional series. Unlimited Drivers include Justin Hall and Matt Messer; Pro Mod Drivers include last years series winner Jason Feuilly, Grand National winner Aaron Sykes along with Jesse Haines and Jared Neff. Additional drivers that are scheduled to compete include Mike Stokes, Paul Tyler, and others coming out of California. The stock class is available for any local drivers to compete in.
Dirt Riot Racing picks up the speed and puts race buggies, 4×4 trail jeeps, and UTVs on a 6 mile track to complete as many laps as they can within their groups set amount of time on Sunday. Racers include Todd Seawell from Colorado, Andrew McLaughlin from Arizona, Jesse Haines from Reno, among many others. In the Stock Classes, we will see Alan Johnson from Arizona and Shawn Rantz from New Mexico and Jason Kaminsky from Colorado racing along with others. In the Trail Class, which is more of a run-what-you-bring class with some safety requirements, there looks to be a large contingent coming to race out of the local Arizona and Utah 4×4 Clubs. The UTV Class should also be very competitive with many of the D&P Performance Arctic Cats from the local area, Frank Minice from Arizona and we are expecting Bebe Thiesen to compete again after some breakage in Moab earlier in the year.
Spectators are encouraged to come and enjoy the day of entertainment on Saturday May 11th with Rock Crawling starting at 9am, and the final shootout expected to begin about 5pm. On Sunday May 12th, qualifying for the 4400 professional group starts at 9am. Wheel to wheel racing action starts at 10am when the trail class takes the course for a one hour grand prix finish race. Following at 11:30pm, the UTV Class will race for one hour, followed by the Stock, and Modified Stock who will race for a two hour grand prix finish starting at 1pm. The professional 4400 4×4 is scheduled to start at 3:15 for three hours with a grand prix finish at approximately 6:15pm. All times are subject to change. 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 $25 for a two day pass, $15 for adults, $5 for ages 8-15, children 7 and under free and Military with ID get $5 off. At this particular event, there is also a Family Day pass for $30 that includes any two generations of immediate family. There are vendors, food and amenities on site, and we encourage you to bring chairs and shade structures. There is camping available onsite. For additional details go to http://www.werocklive.com/events/w-e-rock-west-round-2/.
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Last Year’s Experience at Cedar City…there wasn’t any Dirt Riot last year, but this is what the W.E. Rock Event looked like! http://www.werocklive.com/2012/w-e-rock-western-series-round-2-cedar-city/
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