CalROCS Runs First Event of Season in Reno This Weekend

EL DORADO, CA    MAY 12, 2010:  The CalROCs third season will start this weekend, May 15th and 16th, at a new event site local to Reno, NV.  With four courses running each day starting at 10am, and over 40 competitors, there are 160 high action spots to watch with no shortage of carnage, rollovers, and incredible displays of driving talent.

The natural rock formations in the Reno area aid to the excitement with steep climbs, vertical drop offs, and tight technical sections.  The CalROCS series attracts competitors from the entire western region with some of the wildest, coolest and perhaps weirdest looking vehicles you have ever seen, from fairly stock looking jeeps to incredible “Moon Buggies”.

The competition was stiff in 2009 where four out of the five classes came down to the last day to determine the 2009 Championship Titles.  It has already been confirmed that all of last years champions will be returning to defend their title including Brian Whitford in the Pro Mod class, Dan Patterson in the Stock class, Mike Bou in the Full Body class, Derek Trent in the Super Mod class and Brent Bradshaw in the Unlimited class.

The amphitheater gives spectators the ability to watch virtually all the rock courses from one location and also the Freestyle Moto-X that will be taking place. Monster truck rides will be available along with food and vendors, making it a great day outside for the family.

If the big rock crawlers aren’t enough, CalROCs has also set up a Radio Controlled Rock Crawling course that is open to the public to compete in.  Space is limited so be sure to contact CalROCs of your intent to ensure a position at the starting gate.

Admission is $15 per day for adults, kids 8-15 are $5, and kids 7 and under are free.  More information on all the CalROCs events is available at


2010 Event Dates/Locations:

May 15th-16th                        Reno, Nevada

June 5th-6th                        Reno, Nevada

July 10th-11th                        Donner Ski Ranch

August 21st-22nd            Donner Ski Ranch

Directions to Reno Events:  From Reno take I-80 East to Patrick Exit (Exit 28), bear right, onto Waltham Way, Turn RT onto Wildhorse Canyon Dr. (Address:  410 Wildhorse Canyon Dr, McCarran NV 89434)

Directions to Donner Events: From Sacramento take I-80 East to the Soda Springs/Norden Exit, stay right to 19320 Donner Pass Rd.  (Address: s 19320 Donner Pass Rd, Norden CA  95724)

Entry Fees:
35″ & Under:  $200

36″-40″ Buggy            :  $250
36″-40″ Full Body:  $200

Unlimited:  $250
Super Mod:  $200

Flyer and Entry Forms can be found on website-

BF Goodrich, Trail Tough Products of Oregon, Hall Style, ORI (Off Road Innovations of Reno), Raceline Wheels, South Shore Bail Bonds, POWERTANK, WFO Concepts,, CTM Racing, Graphix Inc, Performance Automotive Group, Summit Racing, Trail Gear, Ruff Stuff, CKRC Crawlers, Laborers Local 185

About CalROCS

CalROCS is a grassroots rock crawling series that originated in Northern California’s intense natural rock formations and is sanctioned by W.E. Rock.  The 2010 series consists of four events between Reno, NV and Donner Ski Ranch, CA.  There are five classes to compete in: Stock Class, Full Body Class, Pro-Mod Buggy Class, Super Mod Class and Unlimited Class.  All events also include Radio Controlled Rock Crawling Competitions and other event features.

For more information, visit

For Information on the series or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Glenn Bonner at 530-391-2580 (cell), 530-620-7174 (home)  or Kurtis Harryman at 530-329-2847

Picture Credit: Friese Images, Shana Whitford

CalROCS Event1 Announcement – DOWNLOAD WORD DOC HERE

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