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Race recap from Derek West’s podium finish in Badlands.

July 29th2012
 By Thom Kingston on 2012-07-29T07:55:19-06:00 | Ultra4 |

 

Two weekends ago, we came back from Badlands Off Road Park, in Attica IN, with photos and stories to share from the Ultra4 race. We just received a press release from Crush Motorsports a few days ago, recapping the race from their team’s position. It’s always great to hear, and read, about a race from different perspectives so we wanted to share their press release here.

Enter Crush Motorsports.

Derek West of Jimmy’s Racing takes 3rd at
Ultra 4 Qualifier at Badlands Attic, Indiana

(July 14 & 15th, 2012)
Nitto sponsored racer Derek West of Jimmy’s Race Team with his race crew headed out of Springfield, Mo Wednesday evening to arrive in Attica, Indiana on Thursday July 13th. The team was scheduled to do some shock tuning & get some pre-running in before qualifying & the main race on Saturday. There were a total of 23 top drivers that came out for the event. Derek took the pole position during qualifying Saturday morning with the fastest time of 00:56.5. The main race would take place that evening with Derek having the position he wanted at the head of the pack. The team held their position for a couple of laps. They then had a few minor issues that caused them to lose their lead. The winch jammed up & the rear tire rack fell off! In the end after completing a total of 6 laps the team still ended up with a 3rd place finish! “That’s racing”, as Derek puts it. “We didn’t have a couple of things prepped as well as we would have liked which held us back,” Derek stated. “We are proud of our finish. Our team worked hard and that’s all I can ask for. It was a good event & we always enjoy racing at the Badlands,” said Derek.

Derek already has a spot in the upcoming KOH race for 2013 from placing 4th at this years King of the Hammers Race. He is competing for points in the Ultra 4 National Series, which he is currently holding the 4th place position right after Shannon Campbell. The next race scheduled for Derek West is The Best In the Desert Vegas to Reno race which takes place August 17-18th out in Las Vegas. The event will be a brutal 550 miles long starting in the out skirts of Las Vegas heading to Reno across the desert. This will be one of the most extensive races of the year other than KOH. The following event will be the Ultra 4 Rock Sport Challenge held at Miller Motor Sports Park out in Tooele, Utah in September.

We would like to thank our great sponsors. We couldn’t do it without your amazing products & support! Jimmy’s 4×4, Nitto Tires, ATX Wheels, Spidertrax, Slime, Radflo, Alltech Motorsports, Yukon Gears, FK Rod Ends, PSC PAC Racing Springs, Advanced Metal Fabricators, Off Road Solutions, Sho-Me Speed, Branik Motorsports, John’s 4×4, Northstar Battery, Griffin Radiator, Ouverson Engineering TK Racing, PowerTank, Warn & Rigid Industries. Also to our Race Crew Travis Brake, Travis Cook, Jason Henne (Co-Driver) Allen O’Neal, Ritchie & Kyle Keller, my wife Ashley West, & daughter London for all of their hard work & support. Thank You!!