It feels like only yesterday when the Rock Bug, in all its Scat V4 glory, placed 4th at the 2010 Ultra4 Stampede. Although quite happy with that finish, the little motor that could was certainly not helping the Bugs quest for 1st. So, shortly after that race, we made the decision to upgrade the Rock Bug to an LS powered V8 (as detailed here) and the rest, as they say, is history.
Today, we’re just about finished with prepping the Rock Bug for this years Ultra4 Stampede and with the all new LS powered V8, we’re feeling pretty good about the upcoming race. Although we’re likely to post a few more updates before race day, here’s a few things to get you pumped and ready for this years Stampede:
Schedule Of Events
Race day is September 10th from 9AM – 6PM at Exit 28 Motorsports in Reno, NV. The complete schedule can be found on Ultra4s website at http://ultra4racing.com/the-inside-line/torchmate-ultra4-stampede-schedule-of-events/.
What’s The Race Like This Year
Dave Cole, the man behind the Ultra4 series, posted a great update on the Ultra4 website discussing this years course and what to expect. It’s well worth the read and guaranteed to get you fired up for competition so be sure to check it out at http://ultra4racing.com/the-inside-line/torchmate-reno-stampede-update-from-dave-cole/.
Looks like we’ll have about 50 teams competing again this year so the competition will be fierce. More updates to follow so stay tuned!
What an epic Round 4 competition! The battle was fierce all weekend long, but in the end Brent Bradshaw with his Spider 9 powered moon buggy walked away with not only the event win but the high honors of sweeping the entire Unlimited Western Series. Also, congratulations to Nick Campbell for winning both the event and series for the Pro Mod class. Thanks to all who followed our live updates on Twitter and stay tuned as next up for us will be the Ultra4 Stampede where the Rock Bug will be back in action.
This weekend marks the end of the 2011 Western W.E.Rock series and the competition is guaranteed to be fierce. We’ll be out there in usual form, providing our “live” updates, photos, & videos in an effort to capture all the amazing action. For those looking to attend and/or follow our updates online, here’s your “What You Need to Know” cheat sheet.
1) Where Is It?
Donner Ski Ranch
19320 Donner Pass Road
Norden, CA 95724
2) When Is It?
August 6th & 7th (Saturday & Sunday) @ 10:00 am
3) I Can’t Make It…Will There Be Online Coverage?
If you can’t make it, we’ll be there posting updates every 10-15 minutes on Twitter @ http://twitter.com/Spidertrax . Also for all you Facebook junkies, we’ll be posting photos after the event so be sure to Like our fan page @ https://www.facebook.com/Spidertrax .
That should get you rolling and ready for the weekend. Hope to see everyone out there and for those that can’t make it, we’ll see you online!