||01-10-2006 02:13 PM
WE Rock - Put Up or Shut Up 1/7 & 1/8
Went to this event over the weekend in the small and barely existent little mining town of Congress AZ. I gotta tell ya folks if you get a chance to attend a WE Rock (World Extreme Rock Crawling Series) DO IT. This was the best competition that I have ever been too. The rocks course was one of the sickest they had come up with. On Sat. I believe they had a few obstacles where there was less than a 50% completion rate. Either guys were timing out or being pulled off by the crane. We were out there on Sunday and it was amazing. The shootout of the top six to decide the champ sunday evening was probably the single greatest extreme driving moment that I can remember. Only 2 of the six made it through the special shootout obstacles and only DZ made it up a nearly vertical 9ft. ledge for the 20 point bonus line to give him the win. The rest of the guys timed out and a couple took about 20 minutes a piece to get them off of it (since the crane had been taken away).
Seriously, the only thing funner is driving your own rig on your own trails. The tickets were cheap, the people were great, the weather was near perfect and the rocks claimed a lot of metal. The drivers/teams were awesome to talk to and took the time to give any data you wanted about their rigs. WE Rock beats out the other series by far. I'll post the site so you can check it out. If you are near enough to one of their events you won't be disapointed.
Here's a bad pick of DZ on the 20 point bonus obstacle. (it was a gif I changed to a jpg to make it bigger and it is a bit distorted.