Ultra-4-Nelson-5-31-13SAN BERNARDINO, CA: Last weekend’s 4 Wheel Parts Glen Helen Grand Prix marked the third annual ULTRA4 race held at Glen Helen Raceway and the second annual win for 2012 Nitto Tire National Champion, Nick Nelson.  It was the largest regional ULTRA4 race to date with 80 cars registering, 66 of which competed in the unlimited 4-wheel drive class known as ULTRA4.

Over the course of two days, drivers competed in a series of qualifying and preliminary races on a 3 mile course filled with hill climbs and tight turns which also featured the Lucas Oil short course at Glen Helen. Ultimately, 66 drivers were narrowed down to the top 40 cars for Saturday’s main event. Many drivers were not only looking for a win but also hoping to earn a coveted qualifying spot in the 2014 Griffin King of The Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire. Only 13 of the 66 drivers registered for the event were already qualified for next year’s race KOH.

Hurricane Mills, Tenn. – National championships are beginning to take form as day two of racing at the 2012 Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship presented by Amsoil has concluded at Loretta Lynn Ranch. The first set of motos has fully concluded and the introduction to the second round began Wednesday afternoon. So far, several riders have slated dual class-victories, thus becoming one step closer to becoming a National Champion.

Highlights from the top of the results board so far include Texas native Matt Bisceglia, who currently has two wins in the 450 B Stock class, in addition to a second place finish in the ultra-competitive 250 B Mod class. Orlando, Florida’s Jordan Bailey secured his second straight win in the 85 (9-11) Modified class, while Oklahoma’s Robbie Reynard has gone two for two in the Vet 35+ class so far. Other riders with an undefeated score thus far include California riders Justin Hoeft in Mini Sr. (12-14) Mod and Conner Mullennix in the 65 (10-11) Stock class. Scappoose, Oregon’s Cody Herzog has swept the 450 C class so far, as well as Utah’s Pierce Brown in the 65 (7-9) Stock.