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Rock Crawling Is Back! Rock Crawling Is Back!
FLASHBACK REMEMBERING WE ROCK/DIRT RIOT FROM 2013 Out of all of the events that I have attended throughout the years, none provide the feeling... Rock Crawling Is Back!
Out of all of the events that I have attended throughout the years, none provide the feeling of “belonging” like the events that Rich Klein and Shelley Krehbiel put together. It’s events like these that bring new blood, new spirit and new ideas into the off-road industry.
In the competitive arena where off-road racing lives, W.E. Rock is more about sportsmanship than a lot of other racing venues. Is it competitive? For sure! Is it all out racing and being the best you possibly can be? You bet! But it is a family. A family that learns from one another, helps each other and wants everyone to be as successful as they can be. Last weekend, the first W.E Rock event of the season was held in Congress, AZ. The turnout was great, the weather was perfect and the action was non-stop!
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One of the competitors from the series posted on Facebook recently. A post that I thought was worth sharing. Thank you Chris for writing it. Here is his post in it’s entirety:
     Christopher E. Smith feeling determined with Jake Good and 19 others

Attention all Off-Roaders who hail from Rock Crawling.
Please like and share this.

Most of you know that I am wiling to do anything to boost both spectator and competitor participation for the sport I love “Rock Crawling”. Namely: W.E.ROCK Events aka World Extreme Rock Crawling. With a significant drop in attendance the last few seasons I am deeply concerned that if we don’t pull together and help spread the word this sport will fizzle away. I know I speak for a lot of off-road enthusiast when I say that rock crawling is the back bone for a lot of other more sought after racing series that is currently drawing the crowds. I always hear that everything eventually goes back to its roots but I feel the time to act is now. I think the decline of our sport is only because of people not knowing and the lack of online support.
I know most of the sports big name drivers have moved on to other more prestigious racing circuits however before they became notable drivers they were just some good ol boys having fun crawling on some rocks and dodging cones. It’s time to reclaim the terrain with some new faces, new parks and a new beginning all the while welcoming any of the founding drivers who always bring their game.


2015 schedule.

W.E. Rock Western Series:
• March 7 – Congress, AZ – Thompsons Ranch
• June 13 & 14 – Rangely, CO – Rangely Rock Crawling Park
• August 1 & 2 – Goldendale, WA- Broken Boulder Farms

W.E. Rock Eastern Series:
• April 25 & 26 – Pine Grove, PA – Rausch Creek Off-Road Park
• June 27 & 28 – Attica, IN – Badlands Off-Road Park
• August 15 – Troy, OK – Arbuckle Off-Road

W.E. Rock Grand Nationals:
• September 11 & 12 – Mason, TX – Katemcy Rocks (K2)

Please, anyone who shares interest in this sport, help us boost the numbers. My friends who operate this series are indeed committed and worthy of any and all successes that may come their way.


Christopher E. Smith
[email protected]
Honey Badger Motorsports

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I could not have said it any better. We, as enthusiasts, need to do it better. We need to get outside more. We need to be more involved. It does and will make a difference!




The W.E. Rock / Dirt Riot Events are just a small example of the activities that anyone can participate in….either as a racer or a spectator. Throw your hat in the ring…you won’t be disappointed!

If you would like to see all of the photos from the event, you can view them here:


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Corey Osborne Co-creator

After 23 years of corporate life, I decided to pursue my passions in the off road industry. Specializing in marketing, visibility, relationship and brand building, and acting as MetalCloak's field marketing representative, I have travelled across the country (quite a few times!) using Metalcloak’s CTI (Corner Travel Index) to educate the off road enthusiast. I have also worked with Jeep Jamboree USA as event staff, to provide additional value and education to its participants. I've been fortunate enough to work with both international as well as domestic media; have attended most of the off-road events across our country; and have driven a wide variety of vehicles. I'm a certified PADI scuba instructor and have a BS in Computer Science.

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