RENO, NV MAY 13, 2011 Torchmate Racing Ken Blume and Rusty Bray will compete in this weekends W.E. Rock Eastern Pro Series National event in Dayton, TN. The opening round for the Eastern Series, both Ken Blume and Rusty Bray will be focused on winning the Pro Mod class and setting the stage for the rest of the season.
Ken Blume has been competing at the highest levels of professional rock crawling competition for the last decade under the banner of Rock Rod Racing. While Rock Rod Racing has dabbled in the go fast stuff with numerous top finishes in short course rock/woods events, their core emphasis has been on the competitive side of rock crawling events across the nation. Strong consistent performances over the years helped Blume win two series championships in the punishing and competitive W.E. Rock series. “Our current Pro Mod race Jeep has 4 seasons and multiple series championships under its belt. It’s time for some freshening of the car and having the Torchmate CNC plasma cutting system on hand will enable faster design, cutting and fabrication and allow some design elements previously not considered,” said Ken Blume. “We are proud to be associated with Torchmate racing and look forward to being a part of their team.”
Rusty Bray has been involved in rock crawling and rock racing competitions for the past decade and has achieved considerable success in that time. Competing in a rig designed by fellow Torchmate Team member Jesse Haines, Bray has already competed in the TREC Endurance race earlier in the season where he blew the motor on the third lap after loosing oil pressure. He was running in third. After a solid rebuild, Bray is ready
to come out and show his talents in rock crawling this weekend. “We are excited to come out to Tennessee and give the Torchmate fans a real show!” said Bray.
Track the success of each of the racers over the weekend on Torchmate Racings Facebook page, and then check www.TorchmateRacing.com next week for their full event recaps.
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About Ken Blume: Ken Blume has been competing at the highest levels of professional rockcrawling competition for the last decade under the banner of Rock Rod Racing. Strong consistent performances over the years helped Blume win two series championships in the punishing and competitive WE Rock series, He has done consistently well in every series Blume has entered, including XRRA, Pro Rock, EROCC, UROC, and RcRocs, where he is a perennial favorite. 2010 was a milestone year for Blume, as he finished first in both the WE Rock and RcRocs rockcrawling, finishing no worse than second place at every event of the season. Additionally, Blume has earned a fantastic reputation as an ambassador for rockcrawling and responsible recreation, participating in school promotions, trail ride events, and SEMA show exhibits in Las Vegas and Indianapolis.
Marketing Partners: Torchmate, Maxxis, Yukon Gear, Raceline Wheel, Edge Performance, Ruffstuff Specialties, Tom Woods Custom Drive Shaft
About Rusty Bray: Kentucky native Rusty Bray brings a Southern style to the team. Bray has been involved in rockcrawling and rock racing competitions for the past decade and has achieved considerable success in that time. Notable accomplishments include winning the 2007 XRRA Eastern Division season championship and winning the 2008 Baja 1000 in Class 1700. In 2011 Bray placed third at the King of the Hammers Last Chance Qualifier in a brand new buggy designed and built by Torchmate Racing’s Jesse Haines. Bray then went on to finish the main event in 45th place, while over half of the 100 car field did not finish. Bray intends to use this new buggy to not only compete in the Ultra4 series but also the East Coast WE Rock, RcRocs, and TREC series as well.
Marketing Partners: Torchmate, Aamco Transmission, Maxxis, Yukon Gear and Axle, Radflo Suspension, High Angle Drivelines, PSC Motorsports, WARN Industries, Branik Motorsports, Raceline Wheels, Griffin Industries, Jesse Haines, Spidertrax