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    Maybe they need to merge with some other events to draw bigger crowds and combine resources. Is there a motorcycle trails club that could have an event along with the rockcrawlers? Seems like those would be pretty compatible. What about a UTV race?

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    Highly doubt it. The desert races normally hate the rock crawlers because they "destroy there trails" it would be a miracle if you could get mrann or any club to condone it. Why not try private natural land? Honey lake MX has a few gnarly washes that would be a show to watch

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    I'm pretty much an amateur in relation to these events, but I always enjoy watching what I find on youtube. I think the biggest factors not bringing me out are lack of advertising and the distance. I don't know where to look for info on the events, most of the time I only know there is one because I see a FB update from GO4X4IT. I could obviously dig and find the info, but most of the time I see the events are a couple hours away and I don't feel like driving that far. Anyway, my layman's thoughts.
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    I think one issue might be that most potential spectators also have some kind of off road rig. Most of us would rather be wheeling than watching. If my friends are going out on the trail on the day of a scheduled rock crawling event, I'm going wheeling! I've been pounding the rocks for 40 yrs and I'd still rather be doing than watching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManNamedJed View Post
    Maybe they need to merge with some other events to draw bigger crowds and combine resources. Is there a motorcycle trails club that could have an event along with the rockcrawlers? Seems like those would be pretty compatible. What about a UTV race?
    Not sure about a UTV race, but trials bikes seem pretty compatible. Have always wanted to go see them as well...never have for similar reasons.

    I guess, bottom line, to me this is much like motocross or any of the other types of racing. It is great fun, but getting enough people to pay to see the action to actually make some sort of a purse for contestants is a whole different thing. For that, there needs to be a substantially bigger draw. Similar to the racing events this weekend. I would imagine there will be a decent draw for that. Much of a step down from that though, you either need to have something going on every weekend somewhere or have big advertizements along with big time names show up to draw crowds.

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    It's boring. Rock crawling is not a spectator sport, it's something you do, but not watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManNamedJed View Post
    Maybe they need to merge with some other events to draw bigger crowds and combine resources. Is there a motorcycle trails club that could have an event along with the rockcrawlers? Seems like those would be pretty compatible. What about a UTV race?
    bingo! the other event doesn't even need to be OHV related.....put a damn craft fair out there, and a jump house, and every guy on here will be able to justify the cost and drive to his wife and kids. Little music, good vendors, and you've just quadrupled your turnout

    I also agree with promoters not really 'promoting' the races.....I work directly with a lot of competitors, and still don't really know when they are racing, unless they flat out tell me "i've got a race tomorrow, can you hurry up with my stuff", or I happen to see it posted on the front door to Napa or something.

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    Events and drivers like these bring crowds by the tens of thousands!


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    This is what has made King of the hammers and the races in the south so popular. While watching someone in an unlimited make an awesomely technical climb is cool to those that know what to recognize. It does not bring the excitement that will draw 20000 or more people.
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    this is more fun to watch then slow ass rock crawling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhantomRage View Post
    this is more fun to watch then slow ass rock crawling.

    That is fun to watch but I prefer to see rockcrawling, especially seeing that douche Robby Gordon fail at it racing the hammers last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IHKrawler View Post
    especially seeing that douche Robby Gordon fail at it racing the hammers last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IHKrawler View Post
    That is fun to watch but I prefer to see rockcrawling, especially seeing that douche Robby Gordon fail at it racing the hammers last year.
    I am hardly a RG fan but, Robby did very well in qualifying for the hammers. What let go was the high mileage LS1 that was put in the TTB car after JT blew up the good engine. The LS1 engine in the TTB car came out of Torchmates pro mod rock buggy, which already had 100k on it when it went into the pro mod buggy. RG barely had the TTB car a week before KOH, and they said there simply wasn't enough time to swap motors/computer/harness, and get it dialed before qualifying (i still think they could have done it). RG did however make the final decision to go with the old LS1 instead of trying to cram a new engine combo into the car. So in my opinion, the only place he failed was in keeping the stock crapper engine in the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Battlecock View Post
    I am hardly a RG fan but, Robby did very well in qualifying for the hammers. What let go was the high mileage LS1 that was put in the TTB car after JT blew up the good engine. The LS1 engine in the TTB car came out of Torchmates pro mod rock buggy, which already had 100k on it when it went into the pro mod buggy. RG barely had the TTB car a week before KOH, and they said there simply wasn't enough time to swap motors/computer/harness, and get it dialed before qualifying (i still think they could have done it). RG did however make the final decision to go with the old LS1 instead of trying to cram a new engine combo into the car. So in my opinion, the only place he failed was in keeping the stock crapper engine in the car.
    I am not concerned with why, just happy to see him not finish. He is an arrogant douche and at times causes danger to other racers and spectators by not following course rules about recovering his car, because he thinks rules don't apply to him. I have to say a better part of people I have met named Rob suck and he is just another.
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    I like this idea !!! lol but also like to see different classes from stock to super deluxe modified
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deluxxx View Post
    Beer volcanos and stripper factory's!

    Or at least a wet tshirt contest.

    I like natural courses better but they need to be set up for good spectator viewing and easy access
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    Quote Originally Posted by CashMoney View Post
    Or at least a wet tshirt contest.

    I like natural courses better but they need to be set up for good spectator viewing and easy access
    I agree, spectator access is important and the more of the course you can see from one spot the better. And of course strippers are always a good thing !
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    For me to watch rock crawling is about the same as watching paint dry. I would rather just take a drive through the country and enjoy nature.

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    See , now I like rock crawling. I guess you can't satisfy every one !

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    Change the FORMAT....make it about lowest time wins....do 6 classes by # of cylinders and tire size(37 and under 4-6-8cyl)...(38 and over 4-6-8cyl....) set doable coarses with an obstacle or two you gotta drive your rig to get up.....or may fail if you dont.... fun to watch.... so crowd participation will be higher....
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    I could really see me going to a rock crawling event if they had naked hot chicks passing out free beer and food! Hell I'd even pay to see that!

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