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Old 04-03-2007, 11:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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MOROC event 1 results

MOROC event 1 report

MOROCís season opener was a great start to a great season. The weather stayed in the mid 70's all weekend long and only had about an hours worth of a hard rain on Saturday. Seemed to be enough action to keep all the spectators there during the rain. The ones that did leave, went to town to buy rain suites and came back to watch more action. On Sunday, the weather was absolutely perfect.

There were 12 courses set-up for this event, forcing every team to complete 10 courses for the weekend. Each course had a seven (7) minute time limit. Teams had to race against the clock over some very challenging obstacles. With damp/wet courses, teams faced many challenges at this event. There were several wicked steep inclines where teams were forced to run full throttle assaults up to and on the hillsides while still being unable to successfully climb to the top. Several spotters had to exit the vehicles to hook up and operate the winch, as a last resort to successfully completing the obstacles. The teams who did make the hill climbs often got airborne at the top or at least some point on the way up. There were also many courses that slowed down teams to run very tight and technical courses. The technical courses gave those running smaller engines and smaller tires a chance to still win. It wasn't uncommon to see tires lifting, hearing parts breaking and feeling the same emotions as the teams felt. You could hear the spectators along the hillsides with the ooohs and ahhhs and the loud cheering after some awesome saves. There were a couple rollovers this weekend as a result of improper tire placement and too much speed over some of the technical obstacles.

Event 1 scores: Southern Missouri Off Road Ranch

Stock Class
1st place: #88 Scott Carson. 18 minutes 48 seconds.
2nd place: #5 Mike Carson and Mark Bade. 23 minutes and 59 seconds.
3rd place: #89 Chuck Summers. 26 minutes and 51 seconds.

Modified Class
1st place: Derek West and Ritchie Keller. 16 minutes 41 seconds.
2nd place: Kyle Brusso and Kyle Holland. 22 minutes and 04 seconds.
3rd place: Shane Ballard and Rick Johnson. 25 minutes and 17 seconds.
4th place: Bill Bailey and Jason Tollison. 26 minutes and 11 seconds.
5th place: Louie Keener and Heath Catron. 27 minutes and 31 seconds.

Super-Modified Class
1st place: Tom Rawlings and Josh Wright. 19 minutes and 35 seconds.
2nd place: John Loyd and Tom Rawlings. 24 minutes and 07 seconds.
3rd place: Travis Cook and Lisa Rush. 27 minutes and 09 seconds.

Midwest Extreme Woods Racing Championship Series standings to date:
Stock Class
1 point: #88 Scott Carson.
2 points: #5 Mike Carson and Mark Bade. 23 minutes and 59 seconds.
3 points: #89 Chuck Summers. 26 minutes and 51 seconds.

Modified Class
1 point: Derek West and Ritchie Keller. 16 minutes 41 seconds.
2 points: Kyle Brusso and Kyle Holland. 22 minutes and 04 seconds.
3 points: Shane Ballard and Rick Johnson. 25 minutes and 17 seconds.
4 points: Bill Bailey and Jason Tollison. 26 minutes and 11 seconds.
5 points: Louie Keener and Heath Catron. 27 minutes and 31 seconds.

Super-Modified Class
1 point: Tom Rawlings and Josh Wright. 19 minutes and 35 seconds.
2 points: John Loyd and Tom Rawlings. 24 minutes and 07 seconds.
3 points: Travis Cook and Lisa Rush. 27 minutes and 09 seconds.

Many thanks go to all the teams for their new or continuous support, to the hundreds of spectators who showed, to the judges, staff, parking attendants, recovery, and officials for all their hard work, to the media who got awesome footage from the event, and especially to the owners and staff of SMORR: Southern Missouri Off Road Ranch. The park did an excellent job cutting and clearing all the newly marked courses. They burned all they cut and much more to make spectator and media visibility top notch. The park is definitely about promoting safe and environmentally friendly events. SMORR is one of the cleanest and largest offroad parks in the Midwest. Thanks to SMORR, each course was very spectator friendly with great parking and close walking distances to spectator areas. Spectator visibility was 100% improvement over last yearís locations.

SMORR: Southern Missouri Off Road Ranch: www.smorr.net
MOROC: Midwest Extreme Woods Racing Championship Series: www.moroc-us.com
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