Lovell-Dirt-Riot-Off-Road-7-2-13PLACERVILLE, CA: Wildfires sprung up on Tuesday of the Dirt Riot Mountain Series race week in the Northern Colorado Springs area, drawing a lot of media attention to the area.  Although the race course at Ram Offroad Park was never in danger, there were a number of drivers and their families that were affected by the wildfires.  Local racer, Matt Peterson, owner of Rockware was on the outside of the pre-evac area, several days were spent moving the shop out of harms’ way. Other racers pitched in to help including the Lovell’s who opened their homes and fields to evacuees. The decision to continue the competition in a community where so many were facing mass devastation was left up to the drivers, who in the end were happy for the distraction.

“We were never in any danger, but we needed to be respectful of the local racers,” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events.  “As always; we Raced!  And it was a great race.  After seeing some of the pictures from the event, I wonder if any of the cars were ever on the ground!  The jumps at the RAM Offroad Park are awesome!”

Chris-Hoyt-Dirt-Riot-6-14-13PLACERVILLE, CA: Dirt Riot comes to Colorado Springs, Colorado this weekend at the RAM Offroad Park for the second race of the Mountain Series kicking it off with a Driver Meet and Greet on Friday night at Southside Johnny’s in Colorado Springs.  Thoughts have been with the families that are affected by the fires in the surrounding areas.  Luckily, these fires do not affect the RAM Offroad Park and the race will be held on Saturday as scheduled.  “We have been watching the plumes of smoke from the park as we set up this amazing course.  We know a lot of the local families are challenged,” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events.  “But, the show must go on.  Rescheduling is virtually impossible with the amount of races that we produce in a year, and we have multiple racers that travel from out of state.  Our thoughts are with the people in the local areas and we extend our event as an opportunity for everyone to come and enjoy a day with their family.”

The course at RAM Offroad Park has been a driver’s favorite for years. It also has one of the best spectator areas, with multiple viewing locations that can give completely different experiences.  This course has more jumps than any other course Dirt Riot uses.  The two big uphill jumps right off the starting line have been “re-worked” and offer another level of excitement.  The big hill climbs combined with big dirt drop offs, twisty canyons and a motocross style track with huge banked corners will keep the drivers very busy driving.  Then add in three long straight-aways that the Pro 4×4 4400 drivers will reach max speeds.