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Derek West wins W.E.Rock’s 1st central Dirt Riot race.

March 14th2012
 By Thom Kingston on 2012-03-14T10:03:23-06:00 | Dirt Riot

Photo courtesy of Ashley West.

Looks like Derek West got a bit muddy at this years kickoff central Dirt Riot race . Happy to see his continued hard work pay off as he battled his way thru an epic 3 hour endurance race to take none other than 1st place. Also happy to see his Pro Series Spider 9 Axles are holding up to the challenge. In his own words:

“I just can’t believe how much abuse my Spidertrax Pro Series components can take, from the rocks and desert at King Of the Hammers to the severe mud at the last Dirt Riot race. Thanks Spidertrax!” – Derek West

No, thank you Derek and congrats on the finish! For those looking for more details, here’s a complete press release of his victory courtesy of Ashley West.

Derek West wins the first WE Rock Central Dirt Riot Race of the 2012 season…
(March 9th, 2012) The 1st central WE Rock Dirt Riot Race of the season was held at The Coppermines in Altus, OK. The weather conditions were awful to say the least, it was cool & rainy which equals a lot of MUD!! In total 15 competitors in the Ultra 4 class showed up despite the conditions. Derek said “the hardest part was keeping the mud out of our eyes or finding something to wipe our helmets off with. It was one of the most physically demanding races yet.” The team toughed out the 3 hour race to take their first win of the 2012 season. The team would like to thank their great sponsors and their products that got them to the finish line first: Jimmy’s 4×4, Nitto Tires, ATX Wheels, Spidertrax Off-Road, Radflo Suspension, Slime, FK Rod Ends, PSC Steering, Yukon Gear and Axle, Advanced Metal Fabricators, TK 1 Racing, Northstar Batteries, Branik Motorsports Powertank, Rigid Industries, Custom Splice, Griffin Radiator, Warn, AEM and special thanks to Kirk Nelson of TDT for some last minute help. Also, thanks to our pit, crew Travis Cook, Dennis Matthews, Travis Brake, & Allen O’Neal. We couldn’t of done it without all of you!

Once Derek hits the car wash many times the team is headed out to attend the Easter Jeep Safari out in Moab, Utah April 3-7th. There they plan on competing in the Western Dirt Riot Race being held there. They will also be showcasing their Jimmy’s car at the Big Meat run in Disney, OK on April 17th.