PLACERVILLE, CA: The second round of the Eastern W.E. Rock Pro Rock Crawling Series will be this weekend as part of the Ultimate Motorsports Championship (UMC) at the Badlands Off Road Park in Attica, Indiana. The three day event will include two full days of extreme rock crawling action in the quarry at the south end of the park. “The rock quarry at the Badland park has always been a drivers favorite. There are so many different types of terrain in one area that it challenges even the best drivers,” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events. “We encourage those that may think that they are just coming to watch the weekends events to bring their wheeler and participate in our Sportsman Class. It is basically a run what you brung class that isn’t so difficult that you can’t have fun and be successful. We already have three drivers preregistered in this class: Steve Brown, Paul Figge and Chris Smith; so it should be a great time!”
Rock crawling starts at 9am on both Saturday and Sunday. There will be a slight break in the rock crawling action to allow competitors and spectators to watch the Ultra4 King of the Hammers qualifying runs around 10am on Saturday. The rock crawling event will end early afternoon to accommodate the main race later that afternoon.
To those that are entered into the UMC Ultra 4 race on Saturday, W.E. Rock is offering a one day (Sunday only) sportsman class consisting of 4 obstacles. The same car must have raced on Saturday to qualify for the class and will be competing for trophies and bragging rights.
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 on Sunday afternoon 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 over a dozen drivers already committed to coming to compete, some driving over 14 hours to be part of this professional series. Pro Mod Drivers include last years series winner Kenny Blume along with long time competitors and crowd pleasers Josh Crowe and Danny Rohrer. Local 4×4 participants are encouraged to participate in the Sportsman Class. W.E. Rock is a Professional Rock Crawling series composed of 2 series of 3 events each that crisscross the country.
Spectators are encouraged to come and enjoy the UMC. You can pre-purchase tickets at http://badlandsumc.ticketleap.com/ultimate-motorsports-championship-umc.