Ultra4s head to Rausch Creek, epic race to follow!

 As usual Spidertrax will be on scene to help cover the race..

Below is from the Spidertrax blog located at http://blog.spidertrax.com

Ultra4s head east this weekend, for the third installment of this years Ultra4 racing circuit. “Home” to Hammer King Erik Miller (pictured above), Rausch Creek’s blended mixture of coal dust and deep mud makes it one of the most unique, and challenging, courses of the year.  As it stands today, there’s over 30 drivers scheduled to race. So, as the title suggests, an epic race is sure to follow.

For those looking to attend in person, or are trying to follow from home, here’s a few things to know which should make following the race much easier for you.

  • When?Tech inspection is this Friday, June 1st, from 8am – noon EST. Prerunning is allowed during that time, with qualifying from noon-4pm EST. Race day is Saturday, June 2nd, with the green flag dropping at 10am EST.
  • Where? As in all years past, the event is held at Rausch Creek Off Road Park in Tremont, PA. Google map link is HERE.
  • Current drivers list? Best list out there right now is on Pirate4x4, linked HERE. The latest post shows 29 4400s and 3 Mods. Likely there’ll be a few more shows come race day.
  • Live coverage? As is usually the case, we’ll be making the trip out east to not only support our teams, but to provide “live” coverage (cell service permitting) and photos during and after the race. At this time, we’re not entirely sure if the Ultra4 CoverItLive feed will be running during race day, but we’ll be certain to use Twitter and Facebook as backup services for posting updates as well.




With a bit of luck, we managed to beat the east coast rain and get all drivers successfully, and safely, thru qualifying. How did qualifying work? Each racer had the opportunity to run a qualifying lap with tomorrow’s starting order matching today’s times. Qualifying is optional, so electing to skip today puts you in the back of the pack tomorrow.


When the dust settled, three Spider 9 powered teams claimed the top three (always cool to see). Namely Derek West, Erik Miller, & Jason Scherer of which are pictured above. The complete list of qualifying times where as follows:


Derek West 4420 01:24.6

Erik Miller 4421 01:28.7

Jason Scherer 76 01:30.6

Bill Baird 5252 01:33.3

Chicky Barton 144 01:39.9

Lucas Murphy 816 01:45.6

Jason Shipman 4414 01:45.9

Sean Rose 914 01:46.6

Mike Feagins 4456 01:47.0

Ritchie Keller 202 01:48.5

Travis Watford 4429 01:54.1

Jonathan Terhune 4498 01:55.5

Mat Noualy 328 01:57.7

Tony Rietdorf 302 01:57.7

Jim Lambert 327 01:59.0

John Sweet 366 02:03.6

Shawn Fisher 419 02:04.0

Dan Guyer 58 02:05.2

Mike Colville 4418 02:05.2

Bill Gilbert 696 02:09.4

AK Watley 808 02:10.1

Kim Matzen 4436 02:27.5

Tim Egenolf 771 02:46.7


Remember, qualifying was optional so not all teams competing tomorrow are on this list.


So, there you have it. A great day of qualifying, with a great day of racing to follow. Tomorrow, when the green flag drops, we’ll be working alongside Ultra4 once again providing live photos throughout the day. Be sure to check those out, while being part of the live chat, at http://www.ultra4racing.com/live tomorrow (Saturday June 2nd) at 10 am EST. Best of luck to all drivers & teams!


Again.. content is from the SPIDERTRAX BLOG!! Check them out for additional live coverage and photos at http://blog.spidertrax.com

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