Heading out to the event site here in a few minutes. The weather doesn't look too promising. It's chilly and there are some ominous looking clouds in the sky. Did someone say "Weather Extreme Rock Crawling Championships"?
Ok, we are up and at 'em here in Cedar City. The live webcam is up and running!
All of the drivers are at the driver's meeting, and praying for NO RAIN!!!
The driver's meeting is completed and everyone is starting to get lined up and ready to go.
Here are the running order for this weekend.
We are just seconds away from getting it started. Eat My Shift is goign to be first up on B1. Team Torchmate on B3. Berry Beadle on B4 Jason Paule on A1. Hal Frost on B2.
Hal Frost is lining up to get a clean shot on the second set of gates on B2.
Berry Beadle is all crossed up working his way up the climb on B4
It looks like Lil' Rich as done a nice job of mixing up some nice drops and climbs with techinical crawling.
Andrew Paulson is doig what he can to get around his A course. Berry Beadle is doing a good job and about the exit B4. Hal Frost just pulled out the exit of B2. Team Torchmate is up to the top of B3. Jason Paule finished his run on what I think is A1 or it could be A3.
Sounds like Bill Kunz and Mike Shaffer had a little trouble on B3 and pulled off the course. I hear the VW motor of Shannon Campbell warming up. He will be up on B1 right after Buzz.
John Hall is pulling into B4. Team BNS Fab is slinking around B2.
Buzz just flopped on B1.
Shannon and Lance just pulled on B1. Craig Thompson is straing on B3. MItchell Burke is working his Ftoy on C1.
BNS Fab just lost a cooling hose on B2.
Shannon just took a cone on B1. It took him a couple of shots but made it.
With time running out Shannon hammered down and rolled it over about 5 feet from the exit gate!
Desert Fab is workign their way around B3. They are still trying to get Team BNS Fab off B2.
It looks like Desert Fab timed out over on B3
I would like to thank Kelly from On The MarQ Off-Road Photography www.onthemarqphotos.com for supplying me with some of his great photos today.
Brian Erra is up on B1. He lined up for the climb and almost one shotted it. Nicole Johnson is working her way up c limb on B4 and is ready to drop down the big drop. Last year she did this same drop and ripped a lower link bracket off. Lets hope it goes better this time.
Tracy Jordan has is Rock Bug lined up no B2. Will he be the first to complete it?
Dana Verdoorn is running on B3.
Tracy Jordan is crawling B2 but high centered. Brian Errea just rolled on B1.
Tracy just finished B2. I think he was the first to finish.
Richard Walker is working up B4. Troy Bailey is crawling on B3 trying to see what he can do.
Dean Bulloch is next up B2. Looks like they are back to their old Zuk.
It seems like Troy Bailey has broken something in the front end of his rig. He only has 3 tires spinning.
Becca is up on B1. Aaron Sykes is up B2. Hal Frost is going up the crack on B3. Brad Lovell was the first to finish B1.
Oops Hal just put his rig on its side.
Becca just rolled off of B1.
Clayton Krantz just did a nice roll on B2. Chris Mercer is working his Ftoy abourn C3.
Berry Beadle is up on B1. He is to the spot Becca just rolled on.
Berry just rolled it on B1. He had the judge running for cover.
Team BNS Fab just flopped over on B3 and called for recovery.
Dana Verdoorn is tyring to get his Bronco up the climb on B4. Mitchell Burke has his Ftoy to the top of C4 and is trying to get it turned around.
Buzz and Shawn just did a nice move on B2 to line up for next set of gates. John Hal is on B1. The BNS Fab rig is almost done being recovered from B3. Buzz flopped it over on B2 but pulled off a major save.
John Hal is having a bit of trouble on B1. They can't seem to get up the first climb.
After about 10 tries John he finally made it! Shannon and Lance just pulled on to B2.
Jesse Haines is working his way around A4.
Sounds like Chris Sanchez hurt his foot and is out of competition. Shannon and Lance are making nice work out of B2!
Shannon and Lance finished the course with a -9.
John James and Eric Anderson are getting ready to maek their way on C4.
Hal Frost is crawling his way up B4.
Brian Errea was ready to start on B2, but something went wrong under the hood. Word is he chewed up a belt.
Dean Bulloch is finishing up on B3. Jason Paule is creeping his way up A4. Hal Frost is backing down the drop on B4. Nicole Johnson is ready to try her hand at B1.
After a lot of throttle Nicole finally made it up the B1 climb.
Brian Errea doesn't seem to bothered by the belt and is creeping around B2. Currently Jesse Haines is leading Jason Paule in the unlimited class.
Nicole just made a nice save on B1 but looks to have timed out with only a few feet to the exit gate!
Troy Bailey has his frontend fixed up and is running on B4. Brian Ellinger is trying to get his Ftoy through C4. Brian Errea is bouncing his way down B2 and out the exit gate. Richard Walker is ready to go on B1. Andrew Paulson is finishing up his run on A4.
Clayton Krantz is seeing what he can do on B3. Brad Lovell is setting up for the drop on B2.
Clayton just flopped over on B3. Richard Walker just rolled on B1. He tried to save it but just couldn't pull it off. The Lovell's are lined up for the bonus climb on B2.
They walked it!
Team BNS Fab is up on B4 trying to improve on their day. Bill Kunz and Mike Shaffer are now going on B1. Chris Mercer is wokring his Formula Toy on C4. Team Death Wobble are working their Toyota on course.
Bill and Mike are fighting the climb.
WOW Berry Beadle just put on an amazing front flop and was able to put it back on all fours!
Those are the most current scores I have. I will post the Ftoy and Modstock as soon as I get them.
Craig thompson just broke something on B1.
Well it sounds like Craig lost something but he was able to make it up the climb on B1. Tracy Jordan is up on B3 and fighing the little climb. That motor just doesn't want to run right. Dean Bulloch just pull off B4 with a steering issue.
Those Gals are up on C4. This is the first event they have made it to this year.
Final Unlimited scores for today:
Cody Waggoner and Matt Messer are tied for first place.
Ted Wiens is hung up on B2. He just can't seem to get up the first set of gates.
Team Death Wobble is up and running on C4.
Team Death Wobble just flopped it over into a real bad spot on C4. They have no chance of trying to drive out of it. Team Eat my Shift is working the throttle on B3 to get off the belly.
Team Desert Fab is ready to take their shot on B1. They have worked there way around to the climb that has tossed a few teams to the bottom.
Bill Kunz from Torchmate just swung by to let us know they lost the front locker. They are working hard to get it fixed up.
Dana is doing a nice little rear dig on B1. Nicole and Frank Johnson are trying to crawl the first climb on B2 and doing a fine job of it. They walked up and barely slipped a tire!
B1 just claimed another rig. Dana tried to shoot up the climb but was tossed over to his side.
Shannon is up on B3 and Tracy Jordan is running B4.
Dana Verdoorn is still sitting on his side on B1. Tracy finished up B4 but that motor sure doesn't sound happy.
Richard Walker keeps flirting with disaster on B2. He has saved it from rolling at least 4 times.
Clayton Krantz looks like they are going to drop down the face on B4 forward. Everyone else has been backing down the drop. They made it but it looked really interesting.
They are still trying to recover Dana from B1.
Final scores for ModStock:
Todd Stephenson 71 Crystal McAuliffe 93 Justin Hall 120 Larry Karver 153
Clayton Krantz just rolled off b4.
Brian Errea just did a nice front wheelie down B3.
The Lovell's are trying something different and backing into B3.
Wow check out Andrew Paulson's driveshaft!
Troy Bailey is lined up to see if he can make it up the climb on B1.
Team Desert Fab just finished up B2.
Team Eat my Shift was trying to avoid a cone on B4 but he ended up taking it.
From left to right here we have Hal Frost on B1, Bill Kunz on B2, Becca Webster on B3, and Buzz Bronsema on B4.
Hal just can't seem to get his rig up the climb on B1 and you can tell he is getting frustrated.
Mike Shaffer and Bill Kunz just finished B2.
It took a handful of attempts but BNS Fab finally made it up B1.
Shannon and Lance are finishing B4.
John Hall is backing into B3.
John Hall is still working on B3.
Brian Errea just rolled off B4.
John Hall just completed a nice back flip on B3.
Dean Bulloch just broke something trying to make the climb on B1.
Nicole Johnson is trying to burn the rear tires over on B3.
Brad and Roger Lovell just completed a nice run on B4.
Troy Bailey is getting into position for the bonus gates on B2.
Becca Webster is trying to get her rig to make it up the climb on B4 but she just can't seem to get the traction.