The Dirt Riot Southwest Series will lay tracks in the Tucson Arizona desert this Saturday April 5th at the MC Motorsports Park. LetzRoll Offroad Andrew McLaughlin, the winner of the first event, will be racing to maintain his series lead over Mesa’s Airen Patrick and Fly-N-Hi Performance Center’s Jeremy Hammer. Meet the drivers Friday night at 4 Wheel Parts in Tucson and then watch the action trackside on Saturday. Sunday W.E.Rock Events will host the first ever All-Terrain Hero Race * Run * Walk.
“We are glad to be coming back to Tucson. We have put on rock crawling events here for years and our first Southwest Dirt Riot was here in 2012,” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events. “The Arizona racers and locals have been some of our strongest supporters, and we can’t help but love the weather here this time of year!”
Local UTV and 4×4 Sportsman drivers are encouraged to join in on the racing fun. With only some simple safety requirements, anyone is able to come and race!
The list of pre-registered drivers includes Pro Class 4400 LetzRoll Offroad Racing Andrew McLaughlin, 602 Airen Patrick, Fly-N-Hi Racing Jeremy Hammer, Goodall Racing Ken Goodall and Rocking J Offroad John Brock. Pro Class 4500 LetzRoll Offroad Racing Alan Johnson and Muddnutt Racing Kevin Rants along with Pro Class 4600 drivers F&F Racing Cody Folsom, LetzRoll Offroad Racing Matt Salyers and Four Corners 4×4 Jason Kaminsky. There are four drivers pre-registered in the Unlimited Trail Class: Short Bus Mafia Racing Carlos Gonzales, Select Glass/Jones Auto Center Racing Jayson Mitchell, Rolling Gnomes Paul Tyler, and JSE Racing Joe Whitcomb, and in the Modified Trail Class, Scrap Metal Racing John Garrison and Goodall Racing Shannon Goodall will take the track again. Pre-registered in the UTV class includes Trevor Crane, Colecar Motorsports Colby Johnsen and Undertakers Racing Frank Minice.
The racecourse is over 5 miles in length, a combo of desert, short course and man made rock crawling areas are included. Over a mile and a half of new track has been added since the 2012 Dirt Riot race in the same area. Watch the video of that race: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cbb9ey8ivUE
Spectators are encouraged to come and enjoy the day of entertainment on Saturday April 5th. Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for ages 8-15, children 7 and under free and Military with ID get $5 off. There are vendors, food and amenities on site, and we encourage you to bring chairs and shade structures. http://www.werocklive.com/events/dirt-riot-southwest-round-2-2/.
There are three Professional 4×4 classes, a Trail/Sportsman 4×4 class and a UTV class. The classes are built to encourage local 4×4 or UTV participants to join us in a day of fun racing. For fees and payout information go to http://www.werocklive.com/2014-fees-payout/. Dirt Riot is an Endurance Racing series that is composed of five series of three races that stretch across the country.
After the event we will have the results, pictures and stories posted at http://www.werocklive.com/2014/dirt-riot-southwest-round-2-tucson-az/
Past Event Coverage: http://www.werocklive.com
Event Sponsors: Maxxis Tires, Artec Industries, Nitro Gear & Axle, Trail Gear, Branik Motorsports, ASR Offroad, Crown Performance, Superchips, Dirt Skins, FOX Shox, MetalCloak, PSC Motorsports, Currie Enterprises, Spidertrax Off-Road, Axel Off Road Gear & Apparel, PCI Race Radios, The SickLine.com, Race Team Store
About W.E.ROCK Events, LLC.
W.E.ROCK Events, LLC. A Placerville, CA based company, sanctions, promotes, and hosts specialty off road events, including the W.E.ROCK Rockcrawling US Pro-National series, Dirt Riot Endurance Racing Series and 13 international and sub-sanctions. Attracting thousands of spectators to each event, W.E.ROCK reaches a broad demographic of off-road enthusiasts and casual motorsports fans. The sport of rockcrawling has grown by giant leaps in the last decade and is now host to over 300 registered national-level competition teams. Major competition supporters and partners include Red Bull Energy Drink, Monster Energy, NOS Energy Drink, Home Depot, MAXXIS Tires, Cooper Tires, and Crown Royal. With the off road industry exceeding 4 billion in sales annually, the sport of rockcrawling leads the way in print media and advertising for the sport’s 12 major publications. For more information, visit www.werocklive.com