BLACKFOOT, ID MAY 2, 2014: When drivers in a specific region reach out to the Dirt Riot team to hold races in a particular area, the team takes a lot of factors into consideration. It is with great anticipation that Dirt Riot will be launching its first MidStates Series race this weekend in Shamokin, Pennsylvania at Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area (AOAA). “Reaching into a new area always has it’s challenges, but we are very excited to bring Dirt Riot into this region and respond to the racers that have been extremely supportive of our series,” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events.
The three race series consists of this weekends race followed by MidStates 2 at Baird Motorsports Park in Sturgis, Kentucky June 7th and will conclude at the “Big House” in Crandon, Wisconsin as part of their Super Challenge Off-Road Race Weekend August 8-10, 2014.
The AOAA course is 4.4 miles of long and fast sections with one fun technical section. There are a few water puddles, but all have solid bottoms leaving very little mud to be found. This particular course can be done in two wheel drive, but four wheel drive will be faster for cornering. Two of the sections, accounting for about a mile of course, are super fast haul roads that drivers should be able to hit their max speeds.
Everyone that has wanted to race a 4×4 endurance race is welcome to come and participate starting with Tech and Registration on Friday night, followed by Racing all day Saturday. For UTV’s and Stock Trail class the only requirements are Solid Roof, Doors or Door Bars, 4 Point Harness, Two Fire Extinguishers and a DOT approved Helmet.
Spectators are encouraged to come and enjoy the day of entertainment starting at 9am on Saturday May 3rd. 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-midstates-round-1.
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-midstates-round-1-aoaa-shamokin-pa.
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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