PLACERVILLE, CA: Dirt Riot comes to Colorado Springs, Colorado this weekend at the RAM Offroad Park for the second race of the Mountain Series kicking it off with a Driver Meet and Greet on Friday night at Southside Johnny’s in Colorado Springs. Thoughts have been with the families that are affected by the fires in the surrounding areas. Luckily, these fires do not affect the RAM Offroad Park and the race will be held on Saturday as scheduled. “We have been watching the plumes of smoke from the park as we set up this amazing course. We know a lot of the local families are challenged,” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events. “But, the show must go on. Rescheduling is virtually impossible with the amount of races that we produce in a year, and we have multiple racers that travel from out of state. Our thoughts are with the people in the local areas and we extend our event as an opportunity for everyone to come and enjoy a day with their family.”
The course at RAM Offroad Park has been a driver’s favorite for years. It also has one of the best spectator areas, with multiple viewing locations that can give completely different experiences. This course has more jumps than any other course Dirt Riot uses. The two big uphill jumps right off the starting line have been “re-worked” and offer another level of excitement. The big hill climbs combined with big dirt drop offs, twisty canyons and a motocross style track with huge banked corners will keep the drivers very busy driving. Then add in three long straight-aways that the Pro 4×4 4400 drivers will reach max speeds.
There are many drivers coming from all over the western states to compete in this race including, but not limited to, Pro 4×4 4400 drivers Chris Hoyt, Ben Swain, Todd Seawell, John David and Andrew McLaughlin. Pro 4600 drivers local Matt Peterson, Arizona’s Matt Salyers and Colorado’s Jason Kaminsky. Pro 4500 drivers include Rose Russ, Alan Johnson, Shawn Rants. The Stock Trail, Mod Trail and UTV Classes are open to all the local racers. The vehicles only require minimal safety requirements of doors, roof, four point seatbelt harnesses, DOT helmets and two fire extinguishers. Bring out your rig and join Keith Sach in the Stock Mod Class and Justin Meader in the UTV class among many others.
Spectators are encouraged to come and enjoy the day of entertainment on Saturday June 15th. Racing will be on course from 9am to 4pm, with awards immediately following. Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for ages 8-15, children 7 and under free, Military with ID $5 off and there will be 20% off coupons at Southside Johnny’s on Friday night. There are vendors, food and amenities on site, and we encourage you to bring chairs and shade structures. For additional details go to http://www.werocklive.com/events/dirt-riot-mountain-round-2