Monday, September 20, 2010 Wins Club Challenge in Reno, NV Wins the Club Challenge at Ultra4 Stampede

Kickin' it with 4 other clubs, the hard-charging wheelers from won the Club Challenge in Reno at the Off Road Innovations (ORI, Reno) Club Challenge for best prepared rig for a trail ride.  Battling with the Motherlode Rockcrawlers of Jackson, CA, the Arkansas Crawlers, the Trailbusters 4x4 Club of Solano County, and the Friends of the Rubicon, took home the trophy. :)

Actually, the trophy was a free full weekend of wheeling and camping at the famous Exit 28 Motorsports as sponsored by ORI of Reno (
Read and download the press release here at

It was fun for all.  We look forward to next year.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Del and BlueRibbon on Pirate4x4 TV Live

You have to let this load for a bit if you want to see it (me on Internet TV doing my BlueRibbon thing). It starts about minute 23. This is the largest off-road website out there,  It's a fun interview about landuse, what BRC is doing and how folks can get in the game of saving trails.

Go here to see it but have a good connection:


Monday, September 6, 2010

Raceline Wheels 4x4 Show and Shine at Reno Stampede

If you're coming along with me to the Reno Stampede, bring your junk and enter it into the Raceline Wheels Show and Shine, they even have a Best Beater category.   The contest is Friday the 10th, along with the Bikini Car Wash and Club Challenge, as well as several other fun things at the Grand Sierra Resort.

Get a sign up form (free) here:

See ya there.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Ultra4 Stampede Gate Info at Exit 28 Motorsports

QUICK LINK with High Res Pictures:

Exit 28 Motorsports Park Opens Gates for Ultra4 Stampede Race

RENO, NV SEPTEMBER 1, 2010 ~ Exit 28 Motorsports Park is excited to host the Stampede race produced by Hammerking Productions and sponsored by ORI of Reno. Designated spectator areas will be $10/per person per area, 10 years and under are free but must be accompanied by an adult at all times, and everyone is expected to stay behind the protective barriers. The main parking area is free and accessible by passenger cars. Wristbands can be pre-purchased on Thursday and Friday at the ORI of Reno display booth to help eliminate congestion on Saturday morning.

The green flag will drop at 10am on Saturday September 11th and is expected to finish by 6pm. Please plan on coming early if you would like to see the beginning of the race, the road will be closed intermittently throughout the day as racecars cross. There are two spectator friendly viewing areas with no stadium seating, camp chairs are recommended for all areas.

Spectator Area 1 is by the Start/Finish line and Short Course track where Ultra4 cars will jump and take corners at speed. Area 1 will have easy access to concessions including food, drinks and an assortment of vendors. No outside alcohol is allowed on premises.

Spectator Area 2 will be at the Giants Throne Rock Crawling Arena where the serious rock crawling enthusiasts will be able to watch these aggressive vehicles take on brand new trails that have huge boulders and wicked waterfall drops. Area 2 will require a short hike up the hill, with limited concessions and portable toilets. Primitive hiking trails are not ADA accessible to Giants Thrown Arena.

There is a third area that is limited to members of organized recreation, local, state and/or national clubs with decals/stickers showing on the rig. Deadwood Canyon will be one of the best viewing areas in the park. There is a $20 per able vehicle fee to access, with only as many people as seatbelts in the vehicle. Proceeds for this area will be split between Blue Ribbon Coalition and Exit 28 Motorsports Park.

Access to Qualifying on Friday morning is free. The Pits are closed to spectators and will only be accessible by team members with specific pit passes.

“We are very excited to have this race at Exit 28 Motorsports Park,” said Don Gilman, Operations Manager. “We have been out almost every weekend cutting new trails and we are sure there will be some of the hardest trails around, keeping with the excitement of the King of the Hammers.” The race will be three 20-mile laps attacking the brutal terrain including 3 rock canyons, a rock crawling closed course, a off-road racing short course and miles of rally roads. “This race has the most in common with the hardest off-road race on the planet. King of the Hammers has been unlike any other race, until now,” said Jeff Knoll of Hammerking Productions.

Off Road Innovations (ORI) of Reno, located adjacent to the Exit 28 Motorsports Park, will be open during the week of the race for vehicle repairs and assistance.

Directions to Exit 28 Motorsports Park: I-80 to Exit 28, Patrick Road. South on Patrick, over Railroad tracks. Follow Signs to Designated Parking Areas

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Photo Credit: Bower Motorsports Media,
Event Sponsors: Hammerking Productions, ORI of Reno, Mustang Ranch

About Exit 28 Motorsports Park

Built around the enthusiasm for offroading in the Reno Sparkes area, this motorsports complex will be able to host all styles of racing with its diverse terrain, weather, nearby hospitality and International Airport within 20 minutes. In 2010, Exit 28 Motorsports Park hosted the VORRA Xtreme Outlaw 250 desert race, two CalRocs rock crawling events, the LivFast Motocross Park and the Stampede a King of the Hammers qualifier. In 2011, the schedule will extend to include additional high profile desert races and multiple other events. The park is available to be rented for any style event, race, concert series, corporate function, club events, offroad testing, and new product releases. The options are endless with over 100,000 acres to utilize for executing a world class event.

What: Stampede Race

When: Thursday September 9th 2pm Kickoff BBQ at Mustang Ranch

Friday September 10th 8am-12pm Qualifying Runs

Saturday September 11th 10am-6pm Stampede Race

Where: Exit 28 Motorsports Park. Exit 28 off I-80, South on Patrick, Follow Signs

Tickets: $10 per person / per viewing area (2 available)

3rd viewing area for Clubs with Purpose Built rigs only. $20 per Vehicle; guided by "special guests of landuse"; Deadwood Canyon obstacle.


Bower Motorsports Media
Charlene Bower

Let's Rally Behind the BlueRibbon Coalition Fund-Raiser

I just opened my letter from the BlueRibbon Coalition asking for our special help in these changing times.  I say we get behind this and help hit new levels of fund-raising in order to keep BRC in the fight, nationally and locally, kickin' it for us!!

Times are critical right now, and in the words of Greg Mumm, Executive Director at BRC, "the Administration and Congress have upped the ante to record new levels when it comes to "changing" the landscape -- literally."  We gotta help BRC get stronger, now. 

The goal is to raise $500,000 to help support the BRC budget and the legal battles from Tellico to the Hammers.  All donations of any size would help right now.  Please go here and give what you can as we need your help.  I need your help as well because without BRC, I would not be doing what I'm doing for our recreational access.
Help us here:
thank you,