Archive for the ‘SRRS’ Category

Point and shoot.

October 12th2012

Spidertrax | Thom Kingston | CC BY 3.0

Derek West made the trip out to SRRS last weekend. Unfortunately, the recent Miller Motorsports Ultra4 competition left Derek with a tired machine in need of some TLC. He ended up destroying a fatigued rear 9″ and was unable to finish for the weekend. No doubt watching other’s race still made for a good weekend though.

Hill climbing, with style.

October 11th2012

Spidertrax | Thom Kingston | CC BY 3.0

One things for certain, SRRS know’s hill climbing. Above is Joe Lawson, attacking one of last weekends hill climbs with style. Although steering up to 50° with his front Spidertrax Ultimate Knuckles, he was unable to save this roll. If memory serves us right, he rolled a few times down to the bottom, his rig caught fire and  put out with a careful combination of fire extinguishers and branches, all ending with a smile on Joe’s face and a few high fives with his fans. Just your average SRRS weekend competition :) .

Blume means business.

October 10th2012

Spidertrax | Thom Kingston | CC BY 3.0

After his recent 5th place W.E.Rock Grand National’s finish, Kenny Blume (pictured above) took his rock crawling machine to last weekend’s SRRS finals. With cheers from the crowd being a function of how loud your motor is, Kenny wasn’t the overall crowd favorite. That being said, he took on the SRRS rock bouncing trials with ease and showed just what a light, versatile rock crawling machine could do.

It’s all about the pimp suit.

October 9th2012

Spidertrax | Thom Kingston | CC BY 3.0

Here’s a shot of James Anthony, driving full throttle thru the first rock bouncing obstacle of last weekend’s SRRS. Powered by a rear Spider 9 axle, James not only drives the part, he dresses the part. You can easily spot James in the crowd with his custom “fire pimp suit”, complete with a suede lime green base and carefully detailed black & white leopard print. With a rig called “The Rock Pimp”, seem’s sensible to us.

Word is James will be heading straight to Texas for this weekend’s upcoming Dirt Riot Nationals. We’re looking forward to seeing him out there, pimp suit and all :) .

Ultra4s take on the South.

October 8th2012

Spidertrax | Thom Kingston | CC BY 3.0

We decided to mix things up a bit this past weekend by heading out to Hot Springs, AR for a little southern rock bouncing action. Last Saturday marked the Southern Rock Racing Series (SRRS) finals, and word was a few Ultra4 rigs with Spider 9 axles were leading the series in points. We’ve seen the photos and videos from these events, and knew one day we had to see it in person. So, we packed our bags and headed south.

It was an awesome experience to say the least. First and foremost, we have to thank Ty Turner and the entire SRRS gang for making us feel welcome. They really did roll out the red carpet, spending a lot of time showing us around the park and leading us through the event. As far as the event itself, it was pretty straight forward. Two main obstacles (one rock trail and one hill climb) made up the competition part, with “Showtime Hill” added at the end for those willing to take the challenge. It is true, as insane as the photos & videos are they really don’t do it justice.

When the dust settled, the clean and precise runs of Peter Basler in his BTF Ultra4 Spider 9 powered racer (pictured above) were enough to win the entire SRRS series. There were a few other Ultra4s out in the pack of over 30 rock bouncers, so we’ll be sure to showcase a few throughout the week right here on the blog. For now, we’ll sign off with a congratulation to Peter for a solid weekend & series finish.