STURGIS, KY: While ULTRA4 veteran Jason Shipman #4414 is no stranger to the podium, up until last weekend’s Sturgis Off Road Blowout a first place trophy had alluded him. After a day of back-to-back racing action, in a short course format that included rocks, jumps and a narrow woods section, Shipman emerged with his first ULTRA4 first place finish. Clay Gilstrap #26 who was also on the podium last year in Kentucky took 2nd, and Sturgis’ own, Bill Baird #5252 claimed third after close battle throughout the race with Levi Shirley #81..
BLACKFOOT, ID: The Southeast Dirt Riot Series has come to a close, one of five independent race series across the country. The Mod Trail class was the most competitive class in this series, final results put John Bodie over Jason Dehn and David Jackson. All three improved over the course of the season to proudly finish the final event all on the podium. The SuperMod class saw K&K Krawlin Krew Kenn Hite and Todd Klueger battle it out at all three events, switching spots each time. In the end, Kenn Hite won the class for the second year in a row.
BLACKFOOT, ID: With five independent series across the country, the Midstates Dirt Riot Series came to a close last weekend in Sturgis, Kentucky. Bad Advice Racing Matt Moore climbed his way to the top of the series with attendance at all three events – 2nd at Chaos Offroad Park, 6th at Crandon International Off-Road Raceway and a 3rd place podium finish at Baird Motorsports Park. Matt Moore was driving the #4436 car, owned by co-driver Kim Matzen. Haulin’ Yash Racing Tom Yash took the series honors in the 4600 Pro 4×4 class, and the SuperMod class saw K&K Krawlin Krew Kenn Hite of Georgia and Jeremy Dickensen of Texas/Tennessee cross regular series boundaries two times each to take the top honors of 1st and 2nd respectfully.
Monroe, MI – DynoMax driver Loren Healy won first place at the ULTRA4 4 Wheel Parts Glen Helen Grand Prix. On a tight, windy course, Healy maneuvered through a field of broken rigs to secure the win. DynoMax also had multiple qualifiers for the event including Jason Scherer, Tom Wayes, Levi Shirley, Wayland Campbell and Bailey Campbell. In the 4500 Modified series race, Justin Hall picked up a second-place finish.
“Members of Team DynoMax had some exciting races at Glen Helen,” said Chris Gauss, director of performance products, Tenneco. “Congrats to Loren for keeping the winning streak alive, and to Justin Hall, he’s a true ‘every man’ racer who enjoys working on his rig in his driveway – both drivers are great competitors and we’re excited to see how they fare as the season continues.”
Compton, California – Ultra4 Racing and Team 4 Wheel Parts are returning to Southern California this weekend with the 5th annual 4 Wheel Parts Glen Helen Grand Prix. The legendary off-road facility carved into the hills of San Bernardino welcomes Greg Adler, Brent Goegebuer and the more than 100 Ultra4 cars expected to compete in this second event in the 2015 Ultra4 Trail-Gear Western Regional Series July 10-11.
Glen Helen Raceway will once again be the epicenter of off-road racing as the top competitors in Ultra4 Racing vie for a $10,000 purse while honing their skills for the 2016 King of The Hammers. The 4 Wheel Parts Grand Prix, represents the series’ final visit to Southern California for the year and while many of the competitors will be racing to earn a coveted spot in the Hammers event as well as points toward the Nitto National Championship, Adler and Goegebuer will be looking to represent the 4 Wheel Parts organization in the company’s title event.
Cypress, Calif. – There are few things that mean more to an athlete than to be honored and immortalized by the sport they love. In the world of off-road racing, this means being inducted into the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame (ORMHOF) alongside such greats as Parnelli Jones, Steve Mcqueen, and James Garner. Today Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., a leading manufacturer of off-road and street performance tires, is proud to announce that Team Nitto driver Shannon Campbell has been chosen to be inducted into this prestigious group and has the distinction of being the first-ever rocksports competitor to be inducted into it.
Incorporating a location change into the schedule to the Colorado Off Road Extreme Park in Agate, Colorado for the second round of the Dirt Riot Mountain Series Round 2 has also added a lot of fast terrain to the otherwise rocky courses. Conveniently located east of Denver and west of Limon, Colorado, racing will start at 9am on Saturday June 20th with multiple classes of racing until approximately 4:30pm when the top 3 drivers in each class will be awarded trophies and cash winnings. The winners of each race is determined by the most number of laps completed in a set amount of time. Pro class qualifying will be at 5:00pm on Friday night.
BLACKFOOT, ID: A $10,000 Pro Class purse guarantee and $5,000 UTV purse guarantee is waiting for this weekends Dirt Riot racers at the Crandon International Raceway as part of the 2015 Londerville Steel Super Challenge Off-Road Race. In the races second year, Branik Motorsports has sweetened the pot again by $5,000 and will have the rotating Branik Cup on display for the winner of the 4400 Pro 4×4 class to display for the year. Racing will be all day on Saturday and Sunday with Dirt Riot featured on the short course track each afternoon. Other classes of racers include Sportsman short course racing 1600 Light Buggy, Classix & Stock Truck, 1600 Buggy & Super Buggy, Short Course Karts, Limited 4 & Formula 4×4, Super Stock Truck and Super Truck. All the Dirt Riot classes will stand and then in the late afternoon the Mud Drags will kick off.
RANCHO CORDOVA, CA: A record breaking 115 drivers took part in the 2015 MetalCloak Stampede held at the Prairie City SVRA park outside of Sacramento. With thousands of fans present for a full day of racing, the event was the largest to date for ULTRA4 Racing at the park in both car count and spectator turnout. The 2014 Nitto Tire National Champion, Loren Healy wasted no time in establishing dominance in the 4400 class and maintained his lead throughout the weekend.
BLACKFOOT, ID: The second round of Dirt Riot series races start this weekend at Gray Rock ORV’s Southeast Series race. Racing will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday May 2nd with Pro Class qualifying, followed by multiple classes of racing until approximately 4:30 p.m. when the top 3 drivers in each class will be awarded trophies and cash winnings. The winners of each race is determined by the most number of laps completed in a set amount of time.
“The weather looks to be outstanding this weekend! The racecourse is nearly the same as last year, except that we are running it backwards from previous years. The mud holes that have hampered the race in the past are much drier and two more days of dry air will make them even better. The big rock downhill will not be used this year as it would be a race-stopping up hill climb,” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events. “We are really looking forward to a great race this weekend and continuing the Southeastern Series.”