It has been a wild year for XRRA rock racing. In the past, each XRRA event had two courses where one rock racer would run on each simultaneously. Even then, the action was intense but the changes made to this year’s format brought rock racing to a whole new level. New for 2010, each XRRA event brings just one course where two rock racers compete side by side. Without question, the level of competition & intensity among drivers is beyond anything seen before.
The 2010 season finished this past weekend in Cortez, CO and in the end of 8 brutal rounds of competition, Shannon Campbell proved the master of this new XRRA format. He not only took the 2010 season title but he did so by taking 1st in all 8 rounds of competition, something that has never been done in XRRA history. Derek West, Brian Shirley, & Levi Shirley rounded out 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respectively for the 2010 season with all 3 rigs powered by Spider 9 axles & components.
In the end, we want to thank all of the XRRA teams who supported Spidertrax throughout the 2010 season. In total, 12 of the 18 rock racers in Cortez were running Spider 9 axles & components which was awesome to see. For those looking for more XRRA action, we took over 50 videos from last weekends competition and posted all of them online (links below).
2010 XRRA Round 7 Video | 2010 XRRA Round 8 Video
When I bumped into John Gardner, Media Director of Miller Motorsports Park, I couldn’t help but ask “How big is this place?”. He responded with a smile “511 acres. I like telling people we’re 3-1/2 times the size of Disneyland with better rides.” He wasn’t kidding! I’ve gone to countless rock crawling competitions over the past decade and this one is easily among the best. Put simply, W.E.Rock Round 4 at Miller Motorsports Park was THE rock crawling event of the year.
The battle was fierce all weekend long in both Unlimited & Pro-Mod classes with each team not only working on an event win but shooting for the 2010 Season Title. In the end, Dion Wakefiled & Jesse Haines rained victory by grabbing the Unlimited & Pro-Mod top honors for the weekend (final scores for both classes below). Although not officially announced until October’s Grand Nationals event, the 2010 Season Title will go to Brent Bradshaw of Unlimited and Troy Bailey of Pro-Mod.
The “2010 W.E.Rock Round 4 | Highlights” video above is a small tribute and testament to the many teams running Spidertrax Spider 9 Axles & Components during this event. To the many drivers & spotters who support us and what we do here, thank you!
The Grand Nationals, which is rock crawling’s All Star Game, heads back to Miller Motorsports Park on October 1st & 2nd. We’ll be there again providing live updates via Twitter (http://twitter.com/Spidertrax) and hope you join us in person or online for what promises to be another amazing event.