PSC-WE-Rock-Off-Road-9-25-13PLACERVILLE, CA: The Grand Nationals is the final event of the 2013 Professional Rock Crawling season where the East Coast drivers meet the West Coast drivers in a final shootout where only one will leave with the National Title. WERock PSC Grand Nationals will be a Saturday and Sunday event on September 28-29 in Cortez, CO; a few miles down from the recent Dirt Riot location and only minutes from Jimmy’s 4×4.  “Each year we move the location between the East and West in consideration of the drivers, and this year it is a West Coast event.  We chose the Cortez, Colorado location for its natural terrain and difficulty,” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events.  “These are the top drivers from across the country and they will be putting everything on the line for this title, creating guaranteed action for spectators.”

Rock crawling starts at 2pm on Saturday through early evening, and at 10am Sunday through mid-afternoon. Professional Rock Crawling is one of the most intricate sports in the motorsports arena.  It is technical, mechanical and filled with action.  The rock courses are setup in an area where spectators can bring their chairs and be able to see multiple courses running at the same time.  The two-day format includes 4 courses of competition on Saturday and another 4 courses on Sunday, with a final shootout on Sunday afternoon which usually determines the final finishing positions!  The winner will be determined by the driver that has the least amount of points at the end of the weekend, similar to golf.

WE-Rock-Logo-4-8-13PLACERVILLE, CA: At the end of the 18 event regular season, the W.E. Rock and Dirt Riot team are excited to announce the two final 2013 National Events. WERock PSC Grand Nationals will be a Saturday and Sunday event on September 28-29 in Cortez, CO and Dirt Riot 4WD Factory National Rampage will be Friday and Saturday event on October 11-12 in Bridgeport, TX.  Both of these events will feature competitors from across the country who will compete for National Titles.

“2013 has been an exceptional season.  We are very excited to wrap up the year with these two National events,” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events.  “We already have commitments from many of the teams, and will be updating our website as more join.  Even through the dates have been on the schedule all year, we want to make sure that everyone has time to plan to join us.”

cortez-dirt-riot-off-road-7-4-13PLACERVILLE, CA: This Saturday head to the Battle Rock Offroad Park right outside Cortez Colorado for a double points Dirt Riot 4×4 Endurance Race.  The heat will be on the track where high horse power tough drivers will compete for the race win and two separate Series Titles, not to mention a National Points Title!  The Dirt Riot Mountain Series and Southwest Series will both conclude with one wave of the checker flag on Saturday afternoon.  “We had our first race here last year and the terrain that it offers so close to town and Jimmy’s 4×4 is awesome!” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events.  “We are anticipating another great race with a lot of action, especially with the heightened series points battles in every class.  Some are within one to two points and these guys and gals are really dodging for those titles, and payouts of course!”

The weekend will kick off at Jimmy’s 4×4 Outback on Friday night from 5:30-8:30 pm with a drivers meet & greet.  Check out the vehicles, meet the drivers and also get shop tours through one of the most highly respected buggy builders in the Ultra4 and 4×4 offroad world.  The address is 1780 Sagebrush Circle, Cortez, Colorado, less than an hour from Durango and other surrounding popular offroading towns.

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.

Dirt-Riot-Off-Road-Rock-6-13-13PLACERVILLE, CA: Drama in Dirt Riot racing?  Absolutely!  Never a lack of it, especially as the final round of the Central Series at Canyons Offroad Park in Fredericksburg, TX started to take shape.  Not only is it a very competitive racing group, but it was also the last race to determine the Central Season Points Winners.  The winner of the Dirt Riot Pro 4400 class, and the custom made Canyons Offroad Park belt buckle, was Brian Shirley and the overall winner of the Central Series is Levi Shirley, but as simple as that sounds it never is.  “The race at the Canyons Offroad Park in Fredericksburg is never boring; long twisty canyons, lots of flat tires, and storybook finishes that you just never know what to expect.” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events.  “We really appreciate everyone that came out and made this year’s Central Series such an amazing battle to the end!  We will be telling these stories for years to come.”

Twenty-one year old Levi Shirley has been having a taxing season with Dirt Riot, he’s either at the top of the podium, or trying to finish a single lap.  As last years Central Series and National Series winner, nothing seems to come easy this year.  The final round of the Central Series Pro 4×4 4400 class race was no exception.  Levi started the race on the pole position and held the lead for most of the day, three hours in to the race, one of the Dirt Riot staffers called in “Levi’s out of gas!”  He was about 1/2 mile from the checkered flag.  The other Lucky Dog race team member, his dad, Brian Shirley was running in second place, but was a full two minutes behind.  Levi needed to finish 30 seconds ahead of Brian to win the race.  The next call in was, “You are never gonna believe what’s headed your way!”  Rounding the last bend, the two Lucky Dog cars were coming straight towards the finish line, Levi in the front with Brian pushing him!  A great finish to be sure, but crossing as they did gave Brian the win, less than 30 seconds behind Levi.  Congratulations to Tony Arledge for his first podium finish taking placing third.  Adam Carter took fourth with local Crawling Chaos Shawn Inman in fifth.  Doug Kahlsrom took sixth and Crawling Chaos Carl Langerhans finished seventh.  Clay Glistrap finished early with car issues putting him in eighth, Kyle Bruso finished earlier in ninth and Matt Burkett took tenth.

Dirt-Riot-Brian-Shirley-5-24-13PLACERVILLE, CA: The Cedar City W.E. Rock was the second ever two-day event comprised of the Trail Gear Western Series Professional Rock Crawling on Saturday, May 11th and the National Dirt Riot 4×4 Endurance Racing Southwest Regional race on Mother’s Day Sunday, May 12th.  The events took place at Three Peaks Recreation area, just outside of Cedar City, Utah. “We had a lot of families here celebrating Mother’s Day and I am thankful for all the drivers that put on an awesome show for them both Saturday at the Rock Crawl and Sunday at the Dirt Riot race!” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events.  “This is the first time in several years that we have used BLM property.  It was with great pleasure that we can say how successful it was.  Being able to work successfully with our friends at BLM was awesome.  Special thanks to the Cedar City Field Office, Mitch Owens and others for their help in making this a successful event.”

The Trail Gear Western National Pro Series Rock Crawling second event of the season was similar to the first in the nature of a one-day event with six courses during the day and a final shootout at the end. Professional Rock Crawling is one of the most intricate sports in the motorsports arena.  It is technical, mechanical and filled with action.  This event proved all of them including a 20 foot drop during the shootout.

dirt-riot-coppermines-1--5-1-14PLACERVILLE, CA: The largest class of Dirt Riot UTV racers, to date, hit the course on Saturday April 13th at the Coppermines Offroad Park for the second round of the Dirt Riot Central Series.  There were 26 UTVs on course, but that certainly didn’t take away from the Pro 4400 class where the top 3 all completed 13 laps within seconds of each other for the entire race.

“The Coppermines Park always has so much to offer the racers and spectators that we love to come back here every year, ” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events.  “We were excited to see such a great turn out in the UTV class.  We have always had this class as an option, with an easy entry fee and safety requirements, and I am glad that it is really starting to take off.”

We-Rock-Tenn-4-18-13PLACERVILLE, CA: This weekend brings Professional Rock Crawling back to the most well known 4×4 rock crawling wall in the Eastern Series: just outside Dayton Tennessee at 35 Pitts Gap Road, Graysville, TN. The event is very spectator and family friendly with the professional drivers available to sign autographs and throw gifts into the crowd in midst of the competition.  “We love coming to Dayton to kick off the Eastern Pro Rock Crawling Series, the crowd here is amazing and a ton of fun,” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events. “We really appreciate everyone that comes out to cheer on the competitors.  They work hard all year to put on a show, and they really bring the show to Dayton!”

Professional Rock Crawling is one of the most intricate sports in the motorsports arena.  It is technical, mechanical and filled with action.  The rock courses are setup on a wall where spectators can bring their chairs and be able to see multiple courses running at the same time.  The two day format includes 4 courses of competition on Friday night and another 4 courses on Saturday night, with a final shootout on Saturday night which usually determines the final finishing positions!  The winner will be determined by the driver that has the least amount of points at the end of the weekend, similar to golf.

Coppermines-Pro-4x4-Dirt-Riot-4-12-13PLACERVILLE, CA -  The Dirt Riot Central Series continues to draw professional racers, local 4×4 club members and UTV racers to form a 2013 series that is already heavily contested in all classes this year.  This weekend, the 2013 Dirt Riot Central Series second of three races will be at Coppermines Offroad Park on Saturday April 13th, with racing starting at 9am.  “We are excited to be back at the Coppermines Park, it always has so much to offer for the racers and spectators that we really enjoy our time there.  There was some strong weather at the beginning of the week which helped water down the track, and since it has improved to what should be mid-70’s and clear by the weekend,” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events.  “The course this year will include more of the park, and the post party on Saturday night at the onsite Red Dawg Saloon should be a ton of fun with a live band.”

WE-Rock-Logo-4-8-13PLACERVILLE, CA - W.E. Rock proudly announces Naozumi Tsuda’s JRCA, Japan Rock Crawling Association, is now officially sanctioned by internationally known W.E. Rock Events, LLC.  The three round Suzuki Samari events will now be named Jimrock powered by W.E. Rock and the extreme rock crawling event will now be called W.E. Rock Japan.  “We are very excited to extend our international presence into Japan,” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events.  “Rock crawling around the world continues to be successful and we are very excited to join forces with this already successful Japanese series.”