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News and upcoming events from the 4x4 world you may have missed while you were busy having a life!

12 Days of NC4x4 is back for 2011!
We'd like to thank all our members and vendors for another great year by giving something back. Starting on Tuesday, December 13, at about 9pm, and continuing each day until Christmas Eve, we'll pick one name from the entry thread as the day's winner. We're not going to do it quite like the song, but each day's prize will be bigger and better than what came before! This year's entry thread opened on December 1, and there are already over 275 entries! We'll announce the winner and the prize in a separate thread.

Events
Ricky B Wilson’s 4x4Cross National Throttle King Crowning Event will be December 16-17 at Twitty's Wagener-Salley Mud Bog! Trucks from Maine To Florida and everywhere in between will be there to break through into the Mega Truck Scene. The event will be broadcast Live for your viewing pleasure right here on NC4x4!



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Choccolocco Mountain ORV Park will be hosting a Santa Crawl on December 9-11. Bring a new unwrapped child's toy (at least a $20 value) for a Weekend Pass to the park. The toys will be delivered to less-fortunate families on Christmas Day. Saturday's lunch will be provided to all who participate. The "Wide Open" hill climb event will be $20 to enter and will run two courses Saturday morning and afternoon.

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Congrats to Troy Messer, winner of the 2011 General Tire TROPHYLITE Race Series Championship. Troy takes the rein as champion from his father, Gary Messer.
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MarsFab now carries off road parts and accessories!
Chris Marshall of MarsFab Offroad has announced that he has been working on setting up as a dealer for "almost any part or accessory you can think of." The manufacturers list includes: ARB, Bestop, Bilstein, Corbeau Seats, Edelbrock, FOX Shocks, Nitto, Poison Spyder, SpiderTrax and many more. Call 704-361-0928 or PM Chris for pricing and order details.

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ECGS CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY
Chase Perry and the guys at East Coast Gear Supply are giving away a Free axle Set-up or $200 dollars toward anything on their site or towards service. See the entry thread for rules and details.

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Gulches ORV Park has just completed their first cabin, ready to rent for your winter wheeling trip! It will sleep five very easily and has heat and electricity and will soon have A/C. Tucked into the tree line, it is located just off of the access trail by the car wash area and just 85 feet from the office facilities. It is primitive, so you must bring your own bedding for the plywood bunks. Cost is $35.00 per night, in addition to park admission. There will be a $25.00 deposit, returnable when you check out. This Saturday, December 10, is Toyota Discount Day at Gulches.

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The 2011 BITD Trans-West Ford Henderson 250 was full of excitement and controversy. Justin Lofton started first off the line and eventually took the overall win with a time of 3 hours, 51 minutes and 55 seconds. Garrick Freitas finished 13 minutes later. Steve Strobel blew a turn before the finish due to no power steering. The team was given a time penalty, which gave BJ Baldwin the Trick Truck championship. At roughly race mile 8 of lap 1, TT #82 suffered a rollover due to a mechanical problem, which then caused the truck to catch fire and ultimately burn to the ground. Both BITD officials and BLM were able to eventually put the fire out, and luckily both driver and co-driver were able to get out of the truck with only slight injuries.

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NC4x4 is a proud sponsor of Busted Knuckle Films' current release, "Rockrods 2"! Pre-order your copy today!

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News and upcoming events from the 4x4 world you may have missed while you were busy enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday!

Events
The 5th Annual RBD, aka "The Biggest Wheelin' Party of the Year!" went down on Morris Mountain ORV park in Heflin, AL, this past weekend.

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For more crazy air and carnage on the Los Primos, check out the Busted Knuckle Films channel.

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Choccolocco Mountain ORV Park will be hosting a Santa Crawl on December 9-11. Bring a new unwrapped child's toy (at least a $20 value) for a Weekend Pass to the park. The toys will be delivered to less-fortunate families on Christmas Day. Saturday's lunch will be provided to all who participate. The "Wide Open" hill climb event will be $20 to enter and will run two courses Saturday morning and afternoon.

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Uwharrie National Forest is usually closed for the season on December 15, so several clubs are planning 'last rides' on the weekend of December 9 & 10. Good news is, Uwharrie OHV trails will remain open for the 2011 season until 8am on Monday, December 19!

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NC4x4 will broadcast Ricky B Wilson’s 4x4Cross National Throttle King Crowning Event LIVE from Twitty’s Wagener-Salley Mud Bog in Wagener, SC, on December 16 & 17!

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We were saddened to hear of the total loss fire at the FOA shop while they were all in Baja. Their website states that they have already secured a new location in Las Vegas, and hope to be able to do some service work in a couple of weeks. They're not expecting to be fully up and running for about 60 days.

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12 Days of NC4x4 is back for 2011!
Starting on Tuesday, December 13, at about 9pm, and continuing each day until Christmas Eve, we'll pick one name from the entry thread as the day's winner. We'll announce the winner and the prize in a separate thread. This year's entry thread will be opened on December 1.

We're not going to do it quite like the song, but each day's prize will be bigger and better than what came before!

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Spectator tickets are now available for 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers.

Spectators for the 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers may now purchase tickets online and receive a $5 discount off a $20 adult admission until January 1st, 2012. The price for week-long access is $20 for ages 14 and older, $10 for ages 5-13 and free for children under the age of 5... The cost of admission gives spectators access to a week’s worth of racing via designated spectator areas as well as nightly access to entertainment inside Hammer Town. Those purchasing their entry in advance will receive wrist bands via mail providing faster entry into Hammer Town during race week.

Ten percent of the gate will be donated to the non-profit organization, Partnership for Johnson Valley, a fund to help protect OHV Land Use. The cost of admission also helps pay for additional safety considerations including security, medical personnel, sheriffs, BLM Rangers and BLM usage fees.

The 2012 Hammer Town Map, complete with street signs, garage locations and vendor row, is also available online.

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NC4x4 is a proud sponsor of Busted Knuckle Films' upcoming release "Rockrods 2"!
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Ricky B Wilson's 4x4Cross Throttle King Mega Truck Series will close out the 2011 season with the National Throttle King Crowning Event at Twitty's Wagener-Salley Mud Bog in Wagener, SC, on December 16 & 17.

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The Throttle King Finale will show, once and for all, who wants the title bad enough. Competitors have been fighting it out all season in contests from Maine to Alabama, just to qualify for the finale. This is way more than mud racing, this is put-up-or-shut-up time to prove who has the baddest Mega Truck around!
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Sponsored by Discount4Wheel and Mudlife Magazine and brought to you LIVE by NC4x4, the action will heat up at 7pm on Friday, and continuing Saturday at 12pm. The National Finale consists of five parts: Hill 'n Hole Race, Big Tire Pull, Grudge Pull, Obstacle Course Race and Freestyle Competition.

Ricky B has guaranteed a $5000 purse with an additional $5000 promised by the title sponsors. Mud Life Magazine has additionally promised that the Winners will get their cover!

For a list of Qualified Racers, check the Facebook Throttle King app.

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News and upcoming events from the 4x4 world you may have missed while you were busy having a life.

This is just plain cool!



The Lego Unimog is not a toy and, at one-twelfth the size of the real thing, it’s also the biggest Technic model ever. None of that means you can't add it to your Christmas list!

Events
The 5th Annual RBD is coming up! Ricky B's birthday celebration and the "Biggest Wheelin' Party of the Year!" will roll into Morris Mountain ORV park in Heflin, AL, on November 25. RBD's 2nd annual hill climb “...Run what ya brung” competition will begin at 10am, Saturday, on Los Primos with $1000 to the winner! Saturday evening will have music and camp-fire festivities (bring a helmet). Sunday, the infamous “Barbie jeeps” will take on the Los Primos bypass trail in a downhill race. Ricky Berry (of Ricky B Photography) has extended the invitation to the sickest Hill Assaulting, Rock Bouncing, Buggy Launching rigs that the South has to offer! Crawling is for Babies! 4x4cross will be on site to document the buggy-launchin' carnage!

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Choccolocco Mountain ORV Park will be hosting a Santa Crawl on December 9-11. Bring a new unwrapped child's toy for a Weekend Pass to the park (at least a $20 value, per vehicle). The toys will be delivered on Christmas Day to less fortunate families. Saturday's lunch will be provided to all who participate.

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The "Wide Open" hill climb event will be $20 to enter and will run two courses, one Saturday morning and one that afternoon. There's no pre-registration but if you are planning to run, follow the "more info" link on the Choccolocco page. The courses will have an "Open Window" of time that you can show up to run. Once the window of course 1 closes, no more entries will be accepted. There is no limit to entries. The Saturday morning course will be either Hells Revenge or WFO and the Afternoon course will be all of Boatramp. Each course will have a Time Limit. Entry fee is in addition to the park admission and will be taken up at the 1st course on Saturday. There will be a payout, amount depending on how many compete. All vehicles must be caged with a 4 or 5 point harness, fire extinguisher and a quality padded helmet. Winch points will be provided and scoring is for time or distance.

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News
Congrats to Andy McMillin and his father Scott McMillin on their win at the 44th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000! The Team BFGoodrich father and son took turns at the wheel and made the 692.82-mile loop in 14 hours and 51 minutes, averaging 47.12 miles per hour throughout the course. Team BFGoodrich Tires claimed eight of the top 10 overall spots.

The finish to the 44th Annual SCORE Baja 1000 was one of the closest in recent memory. Throughout the last 300 miles, Andy McMillin (No.31 Ford Raptor), Nick Vanderwey (No. 84 Chevy Silverado) and Bryce Menzies (No.70 Ford F-150) were trading places and rubbing bumpers. Vanderwey was first to the finish line, but McMillin came in less than two minutes behind and earned the victory with the corrected times. Menzies was third to the finish line, two minutes behind McMillin.

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Gulches has announced discounted admission prices for various 4x4's effective this past Saturday, November 19. Every Saturday through January 2012, there will be a discount for different makes and models.

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Skip has also announced another cash bounty on the "3D" hill climb. He's kicking in $50 to start it off and entry is $20. You can practice all you want but must pay the fee and take no more than 5 minutes, with Skip as a witness, to win the money. If you make it you get the fifty and your $20 back and all the money in the pool (from failed attempts). Good luck!

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Uwharrie National Forest OHV trails will remain open for the 2011 season until 8am on Monday, December 19. The closing is usually December 15, so this gives everyone one last weekend to ride!

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Volkswagen's R performance sub-brand - "The future is diesel and all-wheel-drive" ...while hybrids have their place, the fuel savings of hybrid-electric systems pale in comparison to weight reduction, but the high cost of advanced composites – namely carbon fiber – is still too high. So that means more aluminum is on the way, and partnered with a high-performance diesel powerplant, enthusiasts should be able to have their tire-shredding cake and eat less at the pump in the process.

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NC4x4 is a proud sponsor of Busted Knuckle Films' upcoming release "Rockrods 2"!

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News and upcoming events from the 4x4 world you may have missed while you were busy having a life.

Events
The First Annual Veterans' Day Commemorative Ride at Uwharrie National Forest hosted about 30 servicemen and women, their friends and families. Everyone gathered at Art Lilley Campground, went to dinner Friday night, swapped stories by the fire and spent Saturday riding trails and enjoying hot dogs and barbecue.





The folks from 4 Wheel Parts in Raleigh brought the SSgt Daniel Zerbe memorial jeep, its maiden voyage since the build.
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Thanks to friends of SSgt Zerbe for putting together some footage from the trail and the gathering at Art Lilley Camp!

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It's that time of year again. The 44th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 starts this Friday, November 18th! Bikes leave real early in the morning, trucks start around 11:30am, local time. The Shaffer Motorsports-Torchmate Racing car, #401, will be off the line between 12:00 and 12:30 and our buddy Berne Strom should step in to co-dawg around race mile 450 (sometime just before midnight, Friday night) and take her to the finish.
For those interested in keeping up with the tracking and chatter... there's even an app for that!

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The 3rd Annual Rockvember Benefit Bash will be the weekend of November 18-20 at Uwharrie Stables in Troy, North Carolina. There will be a Rock Crawl, Mud Race, Big Tire 1/16 mile Pull, Grudge Pull, and the High Speed Course will be open for free riding. This is a charity event for the families of wounded and fallen soldiers, sponsored by Wilson Off-road & Bragg4x4 Club. For spectators, $20 covers weekend camping and entry pass.

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Appalachian 4x4 Club will be cleaning up Hurricane Creek Trail this Saturday, November 19.

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The first annual Charlotte Offroad Fall Crawl will be this Sunday, November 20, at Uwharrie National Forest. Check out their facebook page for more information.

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The 5th Annual RBD is coming up! Ricky B's birthday celebration and the "Biggest Wheelin' Party of the Year!" will roll into Morris Mountain ORV park in Heflin, AL, on November 25. RBD's 2nd annual hill climb “...Run what ya brung” competition will begin at 10am, Saturday, on Los Primos with $1000 to the winner! Saturday evening will have music and camp-fire festivities (bring a helmet). Sunday, the infamous “Barbie jeeps” will take on the Los Primos bypass trail in a downhill race. Ricky Berry (of Ricky B Photography) has extended the invitation to the sickest Hill Assaulting, Rock Bouncing, Buggy Launching rigs that the South has to offer! Crawling is for Babies!

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News
The 2012 W.E.ROCK Event Schedule has been announced and includes both Professional Rock Crawling and Dirt Riot Racing events in 26 locations across the US.

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Ultra4 Racing announces the new "Branik Beast of the East" program
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Ultra4 Racing announced a new partnership with Branik Motorsports, creators of quality extreme off-road vehicles and parts, to create an exciting new opportunity for east coast Ultra4 drivers in 2012. “The Branik Beast of The East” will award multi-race vehicle transportation to the top three Griffin King of the Hammers competitors hailing from east of the Mississippi River.

Dave Cole, Director of Ultra4 Racing declared, “One of the biggest challenges today is the cost of transportation. Our partnership with Branik Motorsports not only improves the level of competition in the Pro Series, it advances the mission of the Ultra4 Series being national in scope.”

Branik Motorsports will provide race vehicle transportation and logistics, including fuel, for the three qualifying teams to the Ultra4 American Rock Sports Challenge at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT, Best in The Desert’s Vegas to Reno race in Las Vegas, NV, and the final event of the 2012 season – the Ultra4 National Championship.

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here. For those interested in spending a week on the lake bed as spectators, there will be a $20 entry fee.
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News and upcoming events from the 4x4 world you may have missed while you were busy having a life.

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Windrock was one punishing course! Check out the teaser video from the ECORS Season Finale, courtesy of 4x4Cross...

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Congratulations to the podium finishers!

A class...
3 Brad Carrier
2 David Shelton
1 Roger King

B class...
3 Ross Hudson
2 Mark Zabboth
1 Adam Macke

C class...
3 Chris May
2 Sean Rose
1 'Syko' Shawn Fisher

Thanks to the ECORS folks, the sponsors, all the racers, pit crews and fans who made it a great season! Congrats to Brad Carrier for taking the A Class Season Championship, Adam Macke in B Class and BJ Allen in C Class! There are a lot of photos, videos and chat in the ECORS forum!

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Don't miss the Veterans' Day Commemorative Ride is weekend! Friday, November 11 through Sunday, November 13 at Uwharrie National Forest. A group photo of retired and active duty military will be taken at Art Lilley Campground at 3pm on Saturday.

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4x4Cross invites you to The Dirty Mo Season Finale Pull/Burnouts/Diesel Drags at Mooresville Dragway on November 12. 4x4 & Diesel Drag Races, 4x4 Burnout Contest and Back to Back Grudge Pull with the once a year Unlimited Weight Class! Spectator Entry is $10.

TNT is open at noon for anything from cars to trucks, TNT is an additional $5 with unlimited runs for the day. Drag racing starts at 6pm and it is $10 to enter with 100% Payback. There's a $100 cash bounty to the Diesel that puts down the fastest time of the night. Check out the event thread for more details!

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The Clayton RallyCross event that was postponed in September has been rescheduled for this Sunday, November 13!

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Many ECORS teams, including the Rightside Performance 52x, Black Bear Racing #156, Controlled Chaos #88 and Jay Calloway's #25 TJ are signed up for one last thrash for the year and they will definitely put on a show!

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Trollhole's Toyota 4x4 Parts Swap will be on Saturday, November 12, at 9am. Located at 1512A Roper Mountain Road in Greenville, SC, there will be 30,000 sq/ft of open warehouse and way more concrete than anyone would ever need. Marshall will be cooking hot dogs all day and he'll have the football games on a giant 12-ft screen. Rain or shine, anybody can come and everyone is welcome.

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The 3rd Annual Rockvember Benefit Bash will be the weekend of November 18-20 at Uwharrie Stables in Troy, North Carolina. There will be a Rock Crawl, Mud Race, Big Tire 1/16 mile Pull, Grudge Pull, and the High Speed Course will be open for free riding. This is a charity event for the families of wounded and fallen soldiers, sponsored by Wilson Off-road & Bragg4x4 Club. Entry is $20 for the weekend and includes camping.

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Appalachian 4x4 Club will be cleaning up Hurricane Creek Trail on November 19.

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The first annual Charlotte Offroad Fall Crawl will be November 20 at Uwharrie National Forest. Check out their facebook page for more information.
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here. For those interested in spending a week on the lake bed as spectators, there will be a $20 entry fee.

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Starting positions are set for the 44th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. Our friends at Shaffer Offroad will be running #401 for this event. This epic race will take place on Friday, November 18, and race teams will see a rugged 692.82-mile loop course that both starts and finishes in Ensenada, Baja, Mexico.

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The 2012 W.E.ROCK Event Schedule has been announced and includes both Professional Rock Crawling and Dirt Riot Racing events in 26 locations across the US.

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Photos, official results, lap times, and and live chat coverage from the ECORS race at Coal Creek OHV on Windrock Mountain in Oliver Springs, TN.

Photo Galleries:
Class A and U
Class B and C
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