Home > American Rocksports Challenge > Mooneyham climbs to victory.

Mooneyham climbs to victory.

July 15th2013
 By Thom Kingston on 2013-07-15T13:01:16-07:00 | American Rocksports Challenge |

Gription -- 2013 American Rocksports Challenge

Let’s get this one out of the way first.  The 3rd annual 2013 American Rocksports Challenge was hands down the best one yet. Some say three times a charm, we think after last weekend’s race that saying clearly has merit. What made this years American Rocksports Challenge so much better than years past? It’s hard to point to just one thing, but amazing  drivers, perfect rock/short course track layout, and literally bumper to bumper action all immediately come to mind.

When the dust settled, it was Rick Mooneyham with his Nitto sponsored Ultra4 racer that showed exactly what it took to take top honors. The field was so close, drivers had no room for error. Whether you got stuck on the rocks for just a moment or two, slowed down to let your rig cool off, or change a tire mid run, anything outside of a perfect multi-lap run would cost you the title. That’s where Rick’s lap-after-lap consistency paid off. He had this course down, a didn’t let off the throttle. Congrats to Rick and his entire team for a well deserved victory.

In typical fashion, we took a few photos throughout the weekend and will share those this week. Until next time!

1 554 Rick Mooneyham 12 Yes – 1 27:15.953
2 5 Shannon Campbell 12 pre-qual 28:00.606
3 4775 Jake Hallenbeck 12 pre-qual 28:21.997
4 26 Clay Gilstrap 12 pre-qual 28:43.740
5 3 Wayland Campbell 12 pre-qual 29:53.322
6 321 Tom Wayes 11 Yes-2 27:19.311
7 4486 Marcos Gomez 11 Yes-3 27:25.733
8 966 Jason Blanton 11 pre-qual 27:42.297
9 4435 Kevin Sacalas 11 pre-qual 28:08.365
10 72 Hunter Sparrow 11 Yes-4 29:10.430
11 4427 Jeff Russell 11 pre-qual 29:14.354
12 308 Rocco Baldassare 10 Yes-5 27:16.354
13 1977 Brendon Thompson 10 Yes-6 27:18.487
14 4481 Alex Hardaway 10 pre-qual 27:36.342
15 524 Mark Danzo 10 Yes-7 28:17.114
16 4416 Brian Tilton 10 Yes-8 29:18.474
DNF 4483 JP Gomez 9 pre-qual 25:26.747
18 4409 Paul Garner 9 Yes-9 27:50.082
19 775 Robert Daly 8 Yes-10 27:29.140
20 4459 Keith Xavier 8 28:04.291
DNF 4472 Dustin Isenhour 7 31:46.264
DNF 76 Jason Scherer 3 5:30.991
DNF 4404 Nick Nelson 2 2:49.314
DNF 4407 Randy Rodd 1 52.747