Pro Nationals - Cedar City, UT
Presented by Polyperformance, Blue Torch Fab, and Alloy USA
June 24-25, 2006
Story by Mike and Jodi Weaver
Photos by Mike and Jodi Weaver
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Cedar City, UT (June 24, 2006)
Event #2 of the W.E. Rock Western US National Series is coming to you live from beautiful Three Peaks OHV area in Cedar City, Utah. The weather forecast is for a high of 97 degrees with lots of sunshine. It promises to be a great day for competition rock crawling, looking at the obstacles it would appear that Lil Rich has done it again, with some insane verticals and intense technical sections. So stay tuned as we bring you all the action LIVE here on Pirate4x4.com.
Bruce "The Stellar" Zeller had a perfect run to start his day, cool, calm and collected.
Shane Yost sponsored by Crane High Clearance and Maxxis Tires had a tough start on Obstacle A4, he killed 3 cones but was able to complete the course with time to spare.
Robert McKenney out of Washington state lost a copper air line which unfortunately did in his first run of the day on A1.
Mike Papola Team #318 in his Campbell Enterprises rig, working his way through Obstacle A1.
As many of you may know, the Three Peaks OHV area was original opened up for competitions in 2000, back then W.E.Rock founder - Rich Klien was the President of the local four wheel drive club here in Cedar City (The Color County 4 Wheel Drive Club). At that time it was BLM land and has since been leased to the county. This event site is one of the favorites among competition rock crawlers.
Detroit Locker sponsored Cody Waggoner (Team #117) - made it through Obstacle A4 after some work, with 7 reverses and a total score of -21 for the course. Best possible score on this course is -28.
Team #13 -Sponsored by Alcoa Wheels and BFG Tires - Driver Jason
Scherer and Spotter Lance Clifford are sporting their CHP glasses
and showed great team work on Obstacle A2.
Driver Troy Antil with Spotter "Pepper" - Took some creative lines on A3, only to time out at the top. (Teams have a total of 10 minutes to complete each course.)
Over on the ProMod courses, things are definetly heating up along with the afternoon temperature. Jeff Mello on B1 struggled with the huge breakover rock toward the end of the course. With his rig overheating and fluid bleeding out of his steering box he was forced to call it quits.
Becca Webster in her Red Bull Rocker was the only ProMod vehicle to complete Obstacle B1. Her spotter - Peter Wells methodically guided her through, that combined with just great driving got the team to the end gates.
Desert Fab - Team #222 fought the rocks here at Three Peaks and won on Obstacle A2.
Shannon Campbell on A1 - coming off his win at the first WERock event this season in Globe, AZ.
Spidertrax buggy on Obstacle A4.
Driver Terry Dagen along with Spotter/Dad Troy Dagen made a hell of an effort on A3. On the final try to make the climb they had a spectacular back flip that landed them back on all four tire.
"Tracy Jordan Groupies"
Fabtec Driver Tracy Jordan during his final run on Obstacle A3 - struggled a bit with the Wall but in true crawling style, patiently worked the line and made it to the top.
Rick Deremo proving there was a reason he was named WERock rookie of the year in 2005 - as he made A2 look easy.
As day one of the 2nd stop for the WERock Western US National Series wraps up and the final scores are posted some of the team will be turning wrenches tonight to put back together their rigs for another great day of action packed competition tomorrow - so stay tuned for updates throughout the day tomorrow right here on Pirate4x4.com.
FINAL SCORES - DAY 1
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