EL DORADO, CA APRIL 15, 2010: CalROCS announces the 2010 schedule consisting of four events with two-day competitions for five classes. The May and June events will be held in Reno, Nevada, and the July and August events will be at Donner Ski Ranch in the Sierra Nevada Mountain of California. Reno has some of the most awesome courses the rock crawling world has ever seen, and Donner Ski Ranch is known as the crown jewel of rock crawling in the Northwest with its natural beauty and great atmosphere.
CalROCS is a grassroots rock crawling series that is sanctioned by W.E. Rock. In its third full season, 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”. There is non-stop action for the two-day events with each competitor running four courses with no shortage of carnage, rollovers and incredible displays of driving talent. All of the CalROCS events will also include Radio Controlled Rock Crawling Competitions.
The competition was stiff in 2009 where four out of the five classes came down to the last day to determine the 2009 Champions. In the Stock Class, Dan Patterson took first place in all four events, and will be back in 2010 to attempt to continue his domination. In the full body class, “Welder Boy” and Mike Bou both had two firsts and two seconds, and in a one round shoot-out to determine the champion, Mike Bou won by two points. The Pro-Mod Buggy class came down to a battle between Jeff Mello and teammate Brian Whitford with Brian slightly edging ahead for the Championship. The Super Mod Class also came down to the last round of competition where Derek Trent from Trent Fab took the win over Pirates of the Rubicon brothers Dustin & Tim Emick. In the Unlimited Class, where the buggys are built and the competition is strong, Brent Bradshaw in the Scrapper won at the final Donner Ski Ranch event to edge out Dave Wong in his 4-wheel steer buggy.
The line up for the 2010 year will be just as intense. CalROCS is designed to keep the costs down so virtually anyone can participate in this series, and have fun doing it. The Reno events will also feature Extreme MX and the first Donner event will feature a live band on Saturday night. More information on the specific events is available at www.calrocs.com.
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)
35″ & Under: $200
36″-40″ Buggy : $250
36″-40″ Full Body: $200
Super Mod: $200
All entrants must contact Glenn Bonner by phone at least two weeks prior to the Reno Event. Flyer and Entry Forms can be found on website- http://www.CalROCS.com
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CalROCS is a grassroots rock crawling series that originated in Northern California’s intense natural rock formations. 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 www.calrocs.com
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: Rise Above Photography, Josh England