Texas 4x4 Park Grand Opening and Rock Racing Competition - Wheelin' 4x4 Park - Nocona, Texas
Wheelin' Ranch 4x4 Park
The Wheelin' Ranch owned and operated by Tim McGill is located in Nocona, TX.
It is strictly a 4 wheel drive park as the terrain is not conducive to ATV's and dirtbikes. In the past the off-road community of Texas has had very few places to practice their sport. But, as 4 wheeling has become a legitimate recreational sport, it has become apparent that the State needs places available for use. TPWD is working with the Texas Off-road Community to open parks throughout the state. Hopefully we will end up with an Off-road Park System consisting of private and public lands and monitored by a state agency.
Comparable to California's.
In the DFW metroplex area we have 3 legal places for the public to ride. Marshall Creek run by Trophy Club. Barnwell Mountain Recreational Area owned by Texas Motorized Trails Coalition. And now, The Wheelin' Ranch, A privately owned venture.
Tim opens his land on weekends for anyone interested
in wheelin'. You do need
The Wheelin' Ranch is such a rugged piece of land that the word is out in the 4x4 community that it is way too tough. Tim and his crew have built their rigs for the extreme stuff, so the first trails they built were just that....extreme. But for every extreme climb there is a bypass for those that need it. And he is building a whole network of easy and moderate trails to go along with the difficult stuff.
Tim has chosen a "Rock Racing" event between to rival Wheelers, The CowtownJeeps.com crew and The Red River Rock Runners for his Grand Opening. This will be a spectator only event for the general public. The trails will be opened to the general public after the event and on Sunday. The spectator fee from the event will be applied to the daily use fee.
Directions to The Wheelin' Ranch: thewheelinranch.com or call Tim McGill 214-636-7231. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
From Hwy 82 and FM103 in Nocona, Go North on FM103
about 1 mile. Turn right on
ROCK RACE AT THE WHEELIN RANCH:
Red River Rock Runners vs. CowtownJeeps.com
Below are the rules that will be used in the proposed
event between the
Format is as follows (subject to change):
Date: Saturday Jan. 25th, 2003
Starting time: 9:00am
$100 per vehicle entry fee.
8 vehicles from each side.
2 spotters for each side.
Total purse $1600 to be divided by the winning team as they see fit.
Losing team gets nothing but abuse.
Spectator fee of $10 per individual/$20 per family
(under 13 free)- proceeds
This will be a "rock-racing" format with the fastest
time on each of four
The event will be conducted in an elimination format.
In other words, if a
Likewise, each obstacle will be taped off to
designate the boundaries for the
There will be no stacking of rocks allowed for the
event. Spotters may assist
After the event, we will have a
social gathering to toast the winners.
Texas Motorized Trails Coalition Outreach
Texas Offroad Network