EL DORADO, CA MAY 19, 2010: The CalROCs Extreme Rock Crawling Series held on May 15th and 16th in Reno, NV was a huge success with crawlers from around the US and Canada putting on a spectacular show for the crowd. “The weather was perfect and we had the best spectator friendly, natural course event to date,” said Glenn Bonner, promoter for CalROCs. “You could see 8 of the 12 courses at the same time from one area.”
Each competitor ran four separate courses per day, where there was definitely no shortage of carnage and rollovers. In the Super Mod class Dustin Emick beat out Derek Trent at the last cone of the last course by pulling off a wild 20 foot drop bonus line for an 8-point lead to win the event.
The Unlimited class winner Brent Bradshaw “pulled the craziest line out there and did the most amazing 25 foot drop at an 85 degree angle that we have seen in years,” announced Bonner. “With a large ditch at the bottom he couldn’t gas it out and bounced all over the place before he was able to recover successfully.” BJ Imlach had a great run on Sunday trying to catch Bradshaw, but couldn’t quite catch him finishing second.
The Pro Mod class had the most competition, but it was a neck-to-neck battle between Jessie Haines and Jon Hall. Hall had a spectacular roll on day 2…up-righted it…and finished the course with only 2 seconds left to complete the course and stay in the race. In the end, Haines took the win by 3 points.
In the Full Body class, Jim Brown held a 1-point lead over 2009 reigning champion Mike Boone at the end of the day Saturday. Brown maintained the lead on Sunday but Bill Rowlette snuck into take the second place spot putting Boone in third. The Stock class was a little lopsided with Dan Patterson winning 1st place by 129 points over the 2nd place finisher, Brian Bennett. Chaz Merritt took 3rd place in his first ever rock crawling event.
The award ceremony was held onsite Sunday after the events where Rich Walker and the Canada crew took home the win for the furthest traveled: over 900 miles.
With the first event being so exciting, mark your calendar for the next event in 3 weeks at the same location, but with very different courses. The level of entertainment will jump up a notch with a stage hosting live bands all day, Xtreme Motocross jumping and more! It’s sure to be better than ever!
More information on all the CalROCs events is available at www.calrocs.com.
Photo Video Roll You Tube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzMWr66j_U0
2010 Event Dates/Locations:
May 15th-16th Reno, Nevada COMPLETED
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
Flyer and Entry Forms can be found on website- http://www.CalROCS.com
BF Goodrich, Trail Tough Products of Oregon, Hall Style, ORI (Off Road Innovations of Reno), Raceline Wheels, South Shore Bail Bonds, POWERTANK, WFO Concepts, Pirate4x4.com, CTM Racing, Graphix Inc, Performance Automotive Group, Summit Racing, Trail Gear, Ruff Stuff, CKRC Crawlers, Laborers Local 185
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 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: Friese Images, Shana Whitford