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It’s going to be a crazy weekend.

June 4th2014
 By Thom Kingston on 2014-06-04T09:28:29-06:00 | Stampede |

Breakover -- 2013 MetalCloak Nor Cal StampedeSpidertrax | Thom Kingston | CC BY 3.0

Next up in the 2014 Ultra4 tour is the MetalCloak Stampede, kicking off this Friday and Saturday in Rancho Cordova, CA. There are, get this, over 95 drivers confirmed to take the field. Yes, NINETY FIVE, making the MetalCloak Stampede the single largest Ultra4 race outside of King of the Hammers. This tight (now wickedly tight) short course style field combines lap based endurance racing with strategically placed rock gardens to be raced, crawled, and jumped over. It has that nice balance Ultra4 balance of race and rocks, and when you couple that with thousands of cheering fans, it becomes a bit more clear why this race is becoming the next big thing.

This weekend’s official schedule of events goes as follows:

Friday June 6th

8:00 – 4:00 Registration/Tech
9:00 – 1:00 pre-running (all classes) – fastest practice lap will determine seating for prelims
2:15 – 2:45 4400 prelim 1 top 3 advance to Main (15 cars max) fastest driver in fastest heat will be seated 1st in the Main, fastest driver in second fastest heat will be seated 2nd in the main, etc…
3:00 – 3:30 4400 Prelim 2 top 3 advance to Main (15 cars max)
3:45 – 4:15 4400 Prelim 3 top 3 advance to Main (15 cars max)
4:15-4:45 track maintenance
5:15 – 5:45 4400 Prelim 4 top 3 advance to Main (15 cars max)
6:00 – 6:30 4400 Prelim 5 top 3 advance to Main (15 cars max)

Saturday June 7th

8:00 – 8:30 UTV Prelim
8:45 – 9:15 Legend/Spec/Stock Prelim
9:30 – 10:00 Mod Prelim
10:15 – 10:45 Track Maintenance
11:00 – 11:30 LCQ 1 – top 3 advance to Main (20 cars max)
11:45 – 12:15 LCQ 2 – top 3 advance to Main (20 cars max)
12:30 – 1:00 LCQ 3 – top 3 advance to Main (20 cars max)
1:15 – 1:45 Track Maintenance/Lunch
2:00 – 2:30 UTV Main
2:45 – 3:15 Legend/Spec/Stock Main
3:30 – 4:00 Track Maintenance
4:15 – 4:45 4400 B Main – B Main is the final race for all cars that did not make it into the finals. The top driver from this race will have an opportunity to race in the 4400 Main
5:00 – 5:30 Mod Main
6:00 – 6:45 4400 Main – Finals

*If more than 25 cars are still running, cars will be divided into two B Mains and 2 cars will continue on to the Main Race

Source: Ultra4Racing.com