BLACKFOOT, ID: Amazing to believe that the Dirt Riot 2015 regular season of racing is coming to a close this weekend at a brand new location in Grand Junction, Colorado. The final race is a highly anticipated double points race, allowing racers to earn series points for both the Mountain and Southwest series, along with National Points. The National Points race will conclude at the National Rampage on September 26th in Bridgeport, Texas. Fast racing action starts at 9am and will go until at least 4pm with awards immediately following on Saturday August 22nd.
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.
The Dirt Riot series will be at Chaos Offroad, one of three new locations to the Dirt Riot nationwide race series. Racing will start at 9am on Saturday April 18th with Pro Class qualifying, followed by multiple classes of racing until approximately 3:30pm 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.
The Dirt Riot series will be at Choccolocco Mountain kicking off the Southeast Series, one of three new locations to the Dirt Riot nationwide race series. Racing will start at 9am on Saturday March 21st with Pro Class qualifying, followed by multiple classes of racing until approximately 3:30pm 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.
“Coming into a new site always adds an additional element of excitement to our team. We have a solid plan on using existing trails and tying them together into a loop that will be a bit over 4 miles long, allowing for some great racing,” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events. “We also look forward to meeting all the spectators that come out to the races that take time to visit the W.E. Rock General Store. There will be plenty of spectator areas that will be accessible via non-race trails throughout the park.”
PLACERVILLE, CA: The second Dirt Riot Southeast Series race was hosted at Gray Rock ORV outside of Birmingham, Alabama in a lush green and brown environment where the safety orange color of Bill Baird’s Ultra4 car stood out not only in color, but in speed, taking the win by a full lap. Earlier in the day Mod Trail winner Tim Carter and Stock Trail winner Travis Wilson raced against a field of over a dozen. “We had a great time here at Gray Rock! Everyone was very helpful and the spectators were a lot of fun. We were happy to run all the races earlier in the day to be able to have open wheeling in the afternoon,” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events. “Dirt Riot’s Pro 4×4 class is continuing to expand and grabbing the attention of the highest level racers that are looking for more seat time, practice and just plain fun!”
The course at Gray Rock ORV park had some great high speed sections at the beginning and end of each lap; in between saw a lot of elevation changes and tight, twisty tree sections. “The rain had come on Wednesday and created some mud puddles that no matter how hard we tried, we couldn’t get to dry up,” explained Klein. “By the end of the race, the mud puddles had expanded to at least 5 times their original size and we were glad that we didn’t use some sections that we had considered.”