Archive for September, 2014

On Location

September 26th2014


Just a little iPhone shot from this morning’s walk of the King of Portugal race course. The green flag drops in roughly 2 hours, with US’s own Levi Shirley in the pole position. It’s going to be two days of the harshest European racing this year’s Ultra4 series has dished out. Best of luck to all drivers and teams, we’ll see you out there!

Fist Full of Dragons

September 19th2014

Just Passing By -- 2014 Sturgis Off-Road BlowoutSpidertrax | Thom Kingston | CC BY 3.0

The east coast Ultra4 season comes to a close, with its final race home to the brand new race track in Sturgis, KY.  In an event named The Sturgis Off-Road Blowout, the tight short course meets back woods tree dodging venue packed with it non-stop action and a nail-biting finish. Our good friend and ace photographer Doug Dienelt did an amazing job recapping this race start to finish, coupled with a complete set of stellar shots, over at So as to avoid retelling the same story, check out his in-depth article HERE.

What we will add, or touch on personally, is how blown away we are this 2014 season. Loren Healy, with his brand new Red Dragon IFS racer, has taken his third Ultra4 win, with the latest from last weekends Sturgis Off-Road Blowout. That’s three in a row for Loren in a brand new machine, something we have never seen (best we remember) in the history of Ultra4 racing.

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Buckle up, it’s time for a blowout!

September 11th2014

It's Time for a Blowout -- 2012 TORC Rounds 5 & 6
Spidertrax | Thom Kingston | CC BY 3.0

What do you get when you mix Ultra4 racing, monster trucks, trail rids, & mud bogs in a non-stop weekend of action packed madness? The all new Sturgis Off-Road Blowout of Sturgis, KY. Organized and home to the Ultra4 racing mad man himself, Bill Baird, the Sturgis Off-Road Blowout event will host the final East Coast Ultra4 event of the 2014 season. Designed to be more than just your average short course race, the events as they sit now effectively guarantee a good time by all. Couple that with over 40 registered Ultra4 drivers, and we are going to have ourselves the ultimate final east coast showdown. Read more…