PLACERVILLE, CA: The 4wd Factory Dirt Riot National Rampage marks the end of the 12 event series that criss-crosses the country over a 7-month period. This final 2013 event brings all the drivers from across the country to compete for the National Championship in Bridgeport, Texas. There are over 70 teams expected to take on the tough Texas terrain on Saturday October 12 at the Northwest OHV Park, the same location as last years race. “We are very excited to be back in Bridgeport for this race, the town is always so welcoming especially Rock City Burgers where we will be kicking off the weekend on Friday night with a Driver Meet & Greet,” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events. “There will be the top drivers from across the country attending, some who are focused on claiming the National Championship Title, others who are focused on getting a spot in the 2014 King of the Hammers and some UTV Drivers that are excited to win the set of PitBull Tires that are up for grabs. It will be a great show in every class!”
Spectators are welcome and encouraged to bring chairs and shade structures. The weekend will kick off on Friday with pre-running and then a Driver Meet & Greet in town at Rock City Burgers from 5-8pm. Race day Saturday starts with the Professional 4×4 4400 drivers qualifying at 9am, followed immediately by the UTV Race at 10am for one hour. The Pro 4500 and 4600 classes and Trail Sportsman Class will start at 11:30am for an hour. The main event, the Professional 4400 4×4 class will start at 2pm and run for three hours. Race Awards, Series Awards and a Fundraiser Raffle benefitting the American Cancer Society will immediately follow the race. The raffle will include LED Lights from Olympus Offroad, an autographed jersey from Johnny Campbell (winning Honda rider at Baja) and many other items from Dirt Riot’s great sponsors. The Dirt Riot winners banner will also be available for auction, $150 minimum, with all proceeds going to ACS.
This course has the most varied terrain of any course Dirt Riot races all year. Wooded sections, wide open fast sections, hard rock sections, gravel roads and true 4 wheel drive trails. The racecourse will be in excess of 4 miles with lots of elevation changes. The drivers who complete the most number of laps in a set amount of time determine the winners.
Over 70 drivers are expected from across the country, some travel times exceeding 30 hours. Pre- Registered Drivers for the Pro 4400 4×4 Class include Kenneth Goodall, BJ Allen, Kyle Bruso, Ken Blume, Spencer Murphy, Derek West, Damien Layer, Chad Burchik, Cody Consford, Aaron Peters, Andrew McLaughlin, Carl Langerhans, Roger Lovell, Matt Burkett, Chip MacLaughlin, Chris Hoyt, Billy Briney, Bill Baird, Doug Kahlstrom, Todd Seawell, Clay Gilstrap and Chris Sommer. There are six 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers spots available to the top finishers of this race.
The Professional 4600 and 4500 stock classes also have a solid lineup of cars pre-registered including Matt Peterson, Ferris McCollum, Cody Folsom, Roger King, Mitch Funk, Shawn Rantz, and Alan Johnson.
Local enthusiasts are welcome to join the Sportsman Stock or Mod Trail Classes and join Emma Wilson, Shelby Gilstrap, Jason Davis, Cody St Clair, Travis Wilson and many more.
The UTV Race will be fun to watch with over double the pre-registered drivers expected to show up and a set of PitBull Tires given to the winner! Local enthusiasts are also welcome to join with the limited safety requirements. Join Lindsay Syler, Terry Kenyon, Billy Briney, Darian McClure, Krik McClure, Casey Strickland, Josh Marasek, Stephen Lee, Wesley Gryner, Matt Blackstock and Justin Meader on the track this Saturday!
Pro drivers must have been a driver or co-driver in a Dirt Riot race sometime over the last two seasons to compete; anyone can compete in the UTV and Sportsman classes. More information can be found at http://www.werocklive.com/events/dirt-riot-national-rampage.
Spectators are encouraged to come and enjoy the entertainment. Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for ages 8-15, children 7 and under free and Military with ID get $5 off. There are vendors, food and amenities on site. We do encourage you to bring chairs and shade structures.
After the event the results, pictures and stories are posted at www.WERockLive.com.