Kevin Adler of Kevin Adler Motorsports submitted this recap of the Ultra4 season from an insider’s perspective. Check out his recap of the 2013 season – Ed.

THUMB-ultra4-race-truck-adler-az-10-15-13The 2013 Ultra4 season was a memorable one and after all the doubts about whether there would be a championship race, Dave Cole was able to pull it off – congratulations, Dave.

Excitement in the Desert
In late September, the Nitto Tire National Championship race happened at Thunder Valley Off-Road Park about miles outside of Wickenburg in Congress, Arizona. Our team arrived late Thursday afternoon at the park, and we got a chance to see the course early Friday. The course posed some formidable challenges for the Team Smittybilt/Pro Comp Kevin Adler Motorsports Jeep JK. We battled overheating issues and what appeared to be a compressor failure to our ARB system. The team finished our 15 mile pre-run at around 4 in the afternoon and worked late into the evening to get car 4602 prepped for the big day. My crew did yeoman’s work – chief Ryan, Jeep Thrills president Bert Contreras, and Big Joe helped to fix our issues.