| W.E.ROCK Cedar City, UT
Western U.S. Nationals Event Two, May 17-18
Written by Andy Johnson
Photos by Andy Johnson and England Photography
Coverage brought to you by MAXXIS Tires.
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UPDATE 10:10AM SUNDAY
It is another awesome day here and Cedar City. The rigs are lined up and we are ready to get this day underway!!
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Weston Blackie gets the honor of the first flop of the day. He just put it on its side on A2.
Jennifer Little just completed B2.
Remember the Unlimited drivers are running the B courses and the ProMod guys are on the A courses. Little has changed the placement on a couple of cones on both the A and B courses to make the B's a little hard and the A's a little easier.
Andrew Paulsen, after a nice throttle show, just timed out on B4
Dave Cole is now up on A2.
The HUGE buggy of Aaron Beeson just shot a piece of his drive line about 100 yards into the crowd! Now that takes spitting parts to a whole new level!!
Wayne and Dave in their Longfield sponsored ProMod buggy have made it up the climb on A2 and are about half way through and doing good.
Brent Bradshaw is over on B4 doing what he can to catch Jesse.
Clay Egan is over on A1 struggling to get up a climb.
Chris Pook just finished up C1.
Cody Waggoner just finished up a very nice run on B2. He stuck the last climb very nicely and pulled a very good score.
Todd Young just put on a little clinic on how to roll through the bonus line and lining it up perfectly for the second set of gates.To bad he rolled a second time and just wasn't so lucky.
Looks like Brent from Trailtough is up on B1 and see what he can do over there. Looks like he putted it on it's side with in feet of the exit gate and was unable to recover.
John James and Eric Anderson our working their little Ftoy through C2.
After a long evening of repairs from a little extra active last night Nick Campbell and Jason Berger are over on B1. Nick said earlier that he will roll sometime today, so we will be keeping a look out for it.
Jimmy Maybe is seeing what he can do over on A2.
Team Breakall is over on B4. It looks like they are going to skip the bonus line and go with the normal line. Oh no it looks like they ended up getting their front passenger tire wedged in a spot that they can't even back out of.
Jimmy Mabey just pointed out on A2. I believe he charged the banner one to many times and the judge called it.
Nicole Johnson just finished up a nice run on B1. Let's see if she can gain a few positions today.
Mike Wright just completed C2.
Andrew Paulsen just lost something on B2 and struggling to get his broken rig off the course.
Dean Boulch is up on A2.
In a nice show of support to the fans, Matt Meiser and the TrailGear team tossed out a few T-shirts to the fans before their run on B4.
The Ftoys must have taken a roll over pill this morning because right now we have Pat Hanning on his side on C2 and the Tool Chassie rig over on C3.
If the T-shirts weren't enough to get people into the action. Matt Meiser just shot his rig up the climb like a rocket launching to the sky.
Lawrence Karver just took a nasty roll on C1. With a whole lot of luck he landed on all four within the banners and continued on.
Local boy Troy Bailey just pointed out over on A2.
Dave Scheinder is over on A1 creeping those bald Krawlers of his down the last drop and lining up to hit the exit gate. He had a very impressive break yesterday but got it fixed and back out today.
Jesse Haines is up B4.
Brett Bradshaw is on B2 getting lined up for the last climb.
Becca Webster just finished a kick ass -10 on A4.
Team TochMate is up on A1.
Jennifer Little is launching her Subi powered buggy up the climb on B4.
The Marlin Crawler sponsored Ftoy is backing down into C3.
Sorry about the audio problem guys but the sound guys for WEROCK are on it and trying to get it fixed,
The action was hot and heavy this morning but seems to be slowing down. Hopefully, they can pick the pace back up so we can finish up at a decent hour.
Well Nick held true to his word and just but the rig over it's side on A2! Jason could do nothing but squat down and watch as the rig tumbled to the bottum.
Cody and Jim Waggoner are lining up for the regular line on B4.
Sam Williams is backing down C3
Nicole Johnson is up A2 trying to make the climb Nick just rolled on.
Todd Young is working his moonbuggy on B2
Impressive! Nicole and Frank just completed A2.
Todd Young just lost the whole front end. Links, shocks, driveline. You name it he just broke.
Craig Thompson just rolled on A1.
Jesse Haines is over on B1. Doing his little magic with the rearsteer.
Mike Wright just flopped over on C2. He only had about 20 yards to the finish.
Dean Bulloch just snapped a rear driveline over on A3.
Todd McCullen just flopped it over on A2
The recovery on B2 is not looking pretty. I bet they wished they had a crane today because that rig is in need of it.
Becca is up on A1 trying her best to keep up with the boys out here. Between Nicole and Becca they are giving the boys a run for the money.
Wow the crowd just went nuts as Becca just did a complete roll off A1!!
Hal Deschamps, the current Ftoy leader, just completed C3 with a busted front output shaft.
Dave Scheinder just completed A2 with a very nice score of a 10.
It looks like they finally got B2 cleaned up and the back up should be getting cleared up soon.
Keith Northrup is climbing the first wall on A2. Cancell that he just flopped it over.
Brian Ellinger just pulled off a nice recovery on C1 and popped his rig back up on all fours.
Bill Kunz just sent that beautiful Shaffer built buggy sailing off the climb on A2 and onto it's roof.
Matt Messer just completed B2 with little trouble.
As quickly as they could get Team Torchmate cleared off the course Buzzy Bronsema rolled on the very same climb.
A2 finally decided to let someone else get through. Brian Errea just got it with a -2. The best score of the day!
Kathy Crooks just ended her run on her side on C2. It's to bad because she had a beautiful nose wheely save.
Living up to their name Team Breakall just flopped over on B2.
Becca Webster in her RedBull sponsored rig is crawling up the face on A2. She completed the course with a zero.
John James and Eric Anderson are piloting their Ftoy around C1.
Those Gals of Crystal Auliffe and Kristina Trinka put their jeep in a nice nose stand on C3.
The Lovell brothers just walked through A2 with a -2
The Monster Energy team of NIck Campbell and Jason Berger are up on A4.
Carl Nielson is taking his turn on A2 and just as quickly flopped on the wall.
Jesse Haines is up on B2. He is creeping his way up the wall.
Little Rich is getting the shot out course all setup.
The Unlimited shoot out is set:
6. Kurt McLaughlin - Is out though and won't run.
5. Jennifer Little
4. Brent Bradshaw
3. Matt Messer
2. Cody Waggoner
1. Jesse Haines
Let me tell you this shoot out course is going to be simply CRAZY!!! Big climbs and big drops! Should be fun to watch! We will be getting them going in just a few minutes.
John James and Eric Anderson took the win again this weekend again. Congratulations on winning your 2nd event in a row.
Jennifer Little just did her best on the shoot out but ended up timing out before she could get all the way through.
Brent Bradshaw just put down an impressive run. He was able to finish the course with almost 3 minutes left with a -1
Matt Messer only had 22 points to spare to keep his position, but couldn't do it. He rolled coming off the second drop.
OK, for the ProMod shoot out we have:
6. Dean Bulloch
5. Nick Campbell
4. Brian Errea
3. Troy Bailey
2. Jason Paule
1. Brad Lovell
As soon as they get Matt Messer of the course we will finish up the Unlimited shoot out and get to the ProMods.
Cody Waggoner is making a masterful run. They cleared the first half with no cones and they cleared the 10 point bonus line. They finished the course with an 11
After another great show of driving and using rearsteer Jesse Haines timed out with in inches of the finish gates. He should have enough points to hold the lead but we are waiting on the final score. After the score where totaled Jesse just held on for his second straight event win.
Dean Bulloch is up to lead off the ProMod shoot out. He was making a super clean run but simply ran out of time with only about 100 yards to the finish.
What? You need to have 4 tires holding air to finish the shoot out course? Well someone forgot to tell Nick and Jason because they just did 3/4's of course with a completely flat front left tire! Talk about a great effort! Nick had that LS2 purring as he cleared the exit gate.
Time is really playing a major for these guys and really forcing them to really get after it towards the end of the run.
Time got to Brian too. After some very nice tech. crawling through the 3/4 of the course they were forced to hammer down at the end and flew into the finish gates with less then a second!! They finished the course with 2 points!
Home town hero Troy Bailey is up next.
To roaring cheers from the crowd Troy Baley finished up with only a few seconds left. It looked like he was going to have plenty of time, but that quickly disappeared as he fought to get up the last climb.
Jason Paule is a man of patients. As the clock ticked away on him he just stayed patient and went for and got both bonus lines. He must have ate 2 minutes trying to get the first one and nearly got hung up in the second one but he just went for it and finished up with a -9. That really puts the pressure on the Lovell's because to keep the lead they need to have a 2 or better.
The Lovell brothers just walked through the course with over 3 minutes to spair. Out standing work! They earn yet another great win here at the 2nd round of WEROCK west. Great work guys!!
Here is what you have all been waiting for! The final scores:
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