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Dirt Riot Inaugural Southeast Race at The Great American Park

Southeast Dirt Riot Series
Racing Saturday February 23rd Starting at 9am in Auburn, AL

PLACERVILLE, CA   FEBRUARY 20, 2013:  The first ever Southeast Dirt Riot Series event will take place this weekend kicking off the 2013 race season.  The Great American Park in Auburn Alabama will host a 4 mile long course that consists of some minor rock obstacles, some high speed sections, a lot of gullies and washes in a mostly sand base.  “We are excited to be in Auburn, it’s a new course for us and the park owner is very accommodating and a real pleasure to work with,” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events.  “Last year was our first complete year of Dirt Riot and I can’t tell you how excited I am to get the 2013 season underway. The drivers have a lot of fun, we enjoy seeing them successful with the winners walking away with cash.  Back to the basics of racing!”
                Drivers that are confirmed to race at this event include Blue Torch Fab / Miller Electric Jason Carner, Chicky Barton who placed 3rd at the recent Ultra4 King of the Hammers, Alabama resident Bobby Potts with many more registering on Friday at the Driver Meet and Greet. There are 3 Professional 4×4 classes, a Trail/Sportsman 4×4 class and a UTV class.  The classes are built to encourage local 4×4 or UTV participants to join us in a day of fun racing.  For registration information go to Dirt Riot is an Endurance Racing series that is composed of 4 series of 3 races that stretch across the country.
                Spectators are encouraged to come and enjoy the day of entertainment on Saturday February 23rd.  Qualifying for the 4400 4×4 group starts at 9am.  Side by side racing action starts at 10am when four classes take the course at the same time for a one hour grand prix finish race: Trail Class, Stock, Modified Stock and UTV racers.  Following at 11:30am, the professional 4400 4×4 class will line up and race for three hours with a grand prix finish at approximately 2:30pm.  The winners of each class are determined by the most number of laps completed in the set amount of time.  The awards ceremony immediately follows the final race. Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for ages 8-15, children 7 and under free and Military with ID get $5 off.  There is camping onsite for $10 per vehicle, and the park will be open for wheeling after the formal event is over. Sunday wheeling is available for standard park rates. There are vendors, food and amenities on site.  For additional details go to
                Those familiar with The Great American Park, the course is laid out as follows: The start/finish line begins at Dire Straights, goes out through part of the Power Crawl, Marianna’s Trench, around the bridge to Federal Firebreak.  From federal Firebreak to the Scat Track, around the Dixie Water Bowl, around the Stockcage and around Hog Wallow, through the Boomrang, part of Sherwood Forest, around the campground and back to the start/finish line.
                After the event we will have the results, pictures and stories posted at
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Event Sponsors: Maxxis Tires, Spider Trax, Trail Gear, Tom Woods Custom Driveshafts, Branik Motorsports, ADS Off-Road Racing Shocks, Artec Industries, The, I’m Not Just a Girl
About W.E.ROCK Events, LLC.
W.E.ROCK Events, LLC. A Placerville, CA based company, sanctions, promotes, and hosts specialty off road events, including the W.E.ROCK Rockcrawling US Pro-National series, Dirt Riot Endurance Racing Series and 13 international and sub-sanctions. Attracting thousands of spectators to each event, W.E.ROCK reaches a broad demographic of off-road enthusiasts and casual motorsports fans. The sport of rockcrawling has grown by giant leaps in the last decade and is now host to over 300 registered national-level competition teams. Major competition supporters and partners include Red Bull Energy Drink, Monster Energy, NOS Energy Drink, Home Depot, MAXXIS Tires, Cooper Tires, and Crown Royal. With the off road industry exceeding 4 billion in sales annually, the sport of rockcrawling leads the way in print media and advertising for the sport’s 12 major publications. For more information, visit

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