W.E. Rock Professional Rock Crawling Eastern Final Showed Record Breaking Scores in Dayton, TN
Winners: Unlimited – Mike Ardizonne ; Pro Modified – Danny Rohrer
Modified Stock – Duane Garretson
“Rain fell everyday leading up to the event, so we decided to leave out the hard climbs and make most of them challenging drops instead. Of course, on event day, no rain fell and it made the courses much easier than expected, resulting in some record breaking scores for both Unlimited and ProMod cars,” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events. “It was the first time in Dayton that every fan stayed to the end and came, not just to party, but to enjoy every minute of the competition. For that, we thank our dedicated fans that enjoy the sport.”
Josh Jordan and Mike Ardizonne went head to head in the Unlimited Class competition. While Mike outscored Josh on every course, the tables may turn in 2014 when Josh comes out with his new car. Next year we will also see Tom Campbell returning to the competition as well.
The ProMod competitors included Branden Blume with his spotter/dad Ken Blume, Josh Crowe with Rich Duvall and Danny Rohrer with Chad Rolfert. The Blume team came into the weekends competition with two event wins under their belt, and by the end of day one they were in the lead for a season sweep. On the morning of day two, they pushed their lead by 10 points, and then the second course happened. A tough course that required some extra time to get through an obstacle, the Blume’s ran out of time and scored a 30; Danny Rohrer was up next and drove an almost perfect score of -20. What had been a 10 point lead by the Blumes, became a 40 point lead for Rohrer. The competition continued hot through the last two courses. Danny Rohrer would win the event, but the Blume’s took home the Series win with a second. Josh Crowe finished third with a very respectable -42.
The Pro Modified Sportsman Class also had very respectful scores with Duane Garretson from Come Get Ya Some earning negative scores on all but two courses. Garretson would take first with Chris Smith in second.
The final event of the 2014 season will be in Cortez, Colorado at the Grand Nationals where the West drivers will meet the East drivers in a huge shootout. 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. The two-day format includes 4 courses of competition on Saturday and another 4 courses on Sunday, with a final shootout which usually determines the final finishing positions! The winner will be determined by the driver that has the least amount of points at the end of the weekend, similar to golf.
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 www.werocklive.com
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