Pro Nationals - Globe, AZ
Presented by Alloy USA
April 8-9, 2006
Story by Mike and Jodi Weaver
Photos by Mike and Jodi Weaver, and Lance Clifford
ONE COVERAGE] [DAY TWO COVERAGE]
Globe, Arizona (April 7, 2006)
This is the first stop
in the We-Rock Pro National West series. We-Rock calls
this event "GLOBAL DOMINATION", and that is exactly what
Rock Crawlers are
going to be doing here in Globe.
The town has shown awesome
support for We-Rock and the sport of Rock
Crawling so far, by closing the streets downtown for Tech Inspection
and to give the local folks a chance to come check out the rigs
visit with the teams.
We had a chance to preview
the courses that Lil Rich laid out and by the
looks of things, this is going to be a great season opener. The
won't be disappointed as this event promises to be action packed.
teams however may wish they had a bit more seat time in their new
re-worked vehicles before they hit these courses. We-Rock enlisted
help of the local county jail trustees to clear the event site and
looks like an entirely new area from last year.
The weather outlook is
clear and sunny ( a nice change from the 2005
event here). So be sure to stay tuned to Pirate4x4 for a weekend
insane wheeling action that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Prison Crews prepare the courses!
2006-04-08 10:49 AM
morning rock crawling fans, what a fantastic day - bright, sunny,
a little breeze and a lot of action. With the crowds building and
the field of drivers packed with the best rock crawlers in the nation,
we have the first shots of todays event for the Pirate4x4 fans at
home. The courses are awesome and the battle between Lil Rich and
the teams has begun.
giving it his all on the first run, only to time out in the end.
Spider Trax - with encouraging words from his spotter and well placed
rocks, they were on their
way to a great start to the day.
2006-04-08 11:47 AM
Zeller on the A1 course said "I have not seen all the courses
yet but this one has a very tough turn around at the top and could
prove to separate the Men from the Boys." Zeller chose to try
and back down instead of make the turn to get through the end gate,
but eventually timed out.
Maxxis sponsored Jeep with Dan Patterson driving and Bob Roggy spotting,
did an awesome job of team work and pure peeling out. So far they
are the only team to make the climb on C2 only to time out at the
Mike Papola in his Campbell built Moonbuggy - doing a great job
on a nasty course.
2006-04-08 12:30 PM
Entering B2 gets your attention right away.
lots of loose dirt and rocks there is no need to watch the teams
ahead of you for with each rig the course becomes a new challenge,
or a stroll in the park.
LeDoux just rolled off the top of A1
Peter Mazzoni just pulled out a great run, managing
to miss a crucial cone on the top part of the course that most teams
had been taking out.
Zeller in the Mad Crawler made course A3 look easy in his Nelson
and Nelson built "Scrapper"
Bullock did a great job on B1 and is having a good day other than
breaking a power steering pulley on his second obstacle. He's definitely
not out of the running.
a move by Becca Webster negotiating B2 with the help of her spotter
Peter Wells, check out this awesome save off a huge ledge.
Standage made the bonus line look easy until he rolled.
a clean run, Tim McGill timed out near the finish because of a broken
2006-04-08 2:30 PM
are heading towards the final hour of todays event with many teams
already done for the day. The action has been intense and the teams
have really put on a great show for the crowd here in Globe. Looks
like we should have todays scores posted shortly.
Webster - Always showing off.
Spotter tells this story.
Messer in the Trail Gear Formula Toy going over backwards for a
Dustin Webster style high dive gainer says..."I knew I was
in trouble when all I saw was blue sky." The roll not only
broke the timing gear off the cam but took the Trail-Gear FT team
out of a tight race for 2nd place behind John James the current
days points leader.
one scores below with a few missing that we will be able to update
in the morning.
you all in the AM.
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