Archive for October, 2012

That’s a wrap.

October 20th2012

Spidertrax | Thom Kingston | CC BY 3.0

That about does it for our 2012 Dirt Riot photo set. Pictured here is driver Brian Shirley, having a little UTV fun before the big Ultra4 race last weekend. We’ll work on posting the full res photos tomorrow, so stay tuned for details on that. ¬†Thanks to everyone who followed our Dirt Riot posts, we had a blast as usual!

The lineup.

October 20th2012

Spidertrax | Thom Kingston | CC BY 3.0

We’re nearly finished with our 2012 Dirt Riot photo set, and what better way to ease into the end than using a shot from the beginning. Pictured here is Dirt Riot’s 2012 National & Central Series Champion Levi Shirley, lining up for the start of last weekend racing.

The quest to be King.

October 19th2012

Spidertrax | Thom Kingston | CC BY 3.0

With just one qualifying spot open for the 2013 King of the Hammers, last weekend’s Dirt Riot Nationals was a fight to the finish. Adam Carter ended the competition winning this KOH spot with Clay Gilstrap, pictured here, just 18 seconds behind. While Clay didn’t get the KOH spot this time around, finishing just seconds behind the qualifying leader in a Pro Mod car borrowed last-minute for the race is still impressive. There’s another chance to qualify for next year’s KOH in November, and we’d expect Clay is already getting ready.

Man on a mission.

October 19th2012

Spidertrax | Thom Kingston | CC BY 3.0

Last weekend’s Dirt Riot Nationals wasn’t just an endurance race among top competitors in the nation, it was also home to one available qualifying spot for the 2013 King of the Hammers. There were a number of racers looking for that spot, and having just one opening available fueled an aggressively competitive playing field for all 3 hours of racing. In the end, by a margin of just 18 seconds, Adam Carter (shot above) grabbed this qualifying spot. Congrats Adam, and we’ll see you at the 2013 King of the Hammers!

Why, hello there.

October 18th2012

Spidertrax | Thom Kingston | CC BY 3.0

Threw on the old wide angle for some of last weekend’s Dirt Riot Nationals. With Ultra4s racing as fast as they are these days, for safety we may have to reconsider. Then again, it’s always nice to grab a few shots like this one, complements of driver Brian Shirley of course.