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ESAB
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ESAB
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Hans
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Holley
HP Multi Point EFI Engine Management System, 4 Barrel, Single Plane, 2000 cfm, BBC Std Deck, Rect. Port, Kit
Rugged Radios
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Southern Rock Racing Series
Off Road Race Series
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Driving Suit, Jade 2, One-Piece, Three Layer, Fire-Retardant Cotton, Large, Black, Each
Summit Racing
G-FORCE Racing, Arm Restraints, Adult, Red, Pair
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Fasteners, Hardware, and Shop Supplies

Episode Transcript

(ANNOUNCER)>> THE FIRST TIME WE TOOK RAGING BULL ONTO THE TRAIL OUR SHAKEDOWN RUN BECAME A

BREAKDOWN RUN, BUT TODAY ON XTREME OFF ROAD OUR ROCK BOUNCER IS BACK IN ACTION, COMPETING IN THE SOUTHERN ROCK RACING SERIES.

READY TO TAKE A BEATING AND KEEP ON ROLLING. WE'LL BRING YOU ALL THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM

THE RACE AT WINDROCK. PLUS ONE WELDING MACHINE THAT MAKES EASY WORK OF MANY TYPES OF WELDING.

(IAN)>> WE'RE AT WINDROCK OFF ROAD PARK IN OLIVER SPRINGS, TENNESSEE.

WE'VE GOT RAGING BULL OUT OF THE SHOP AND READY TO COMPETE IN ITS FIRST EVER SOUTHERN ROCK RACING SERIES HILL CLIMB. NOW YOU'VE WATCHED ME BUILD IT, YOU SAW US PUT TOGETHER A GOOD TEST AND TUNE SESSION, AND NOW IT'S TIME TO FIND OUT IF THIS RIG CAN HANG WITH THE BIG DOGS OF THE SRRS. BUT WHAT'S THIS WHOLE ROCK RACING THING ALL ABOUT? WELL IT'S BEST TO HEAR FROM THE MAN HIMSELF.

(REUBEN)>> I TELL YOU ONE WORK, ADRENALINE. THERE'S NOTHING LIKE IT. I CAN'T EVEN EXPLAIN IT. YOU SEE THESE GUYS PULL UP AND YOU SEE THIS SEA OF BUGGIES. WHEN THE FIRST ONE HITS THE HILL ALL THE HEAT OR THE TROUBLE OF GETTING HERE GOES AWAY BECAUSE YOU JUST SAW SOMETHING CRAZY, SOMETHING EPIC, SOMETHING

YOU CAN'T EXPLAIN, YOU JUST FEEL IT.

(IAN)>> THIS ISN'T GOING TO BE A SIMPLE TRAIL RIDE. WE ARE HERE TO RACE RAGING BULL AGAINST SOME OF THE WHO'S WHO IN THE WORLD OF ROCK BOUNCING. IF YOU'VE SPENT ANY TIME ON THE INTERNET, YOU'VE HEARD THE NAMES BEFORE. TIMMY CAMERON, BOBBY TANNER, WES KEEN, RICHIE KEITH. THESE GUYS THROW IT DOWN AT OFF ROAD PARKS ALL OVER THE SOUTHEAST. AND FOR RAGING BULL TO KEEP UP WITH THIS GROUP I KNEW I HAD TO DO SOME PREP. BEFORE WE EVEN STARTED PULLING TUBE THROUGH A BENDER TO CREATE THIS ROCK BOUNCER WE ASKED SOME RACERS WHAT WE NEEDED TO HAVE IN ORDER FOR OUR BUGGY TO BE COMPETITIVE.

(RICHIE)>> BUT DURABILITY AND SUSPENSION IS THE MAIN

TWO THINGS THAT YOU'VE GOT TO DEAL WITH NOW.

(CLYDE)>> I THINK IT'S A LOT OF GOOD SUSPENSION,

GOOD HORSEPOWER, AND GOOD SKILL.

(BJ)>> YOU'VE GOT TO BE SAFE. WE CAN BUILD ALL THE AXLES AND ALL THE MOTOR IN THE WORLD AND IF WE CAN'T BE SAFE IT DOESN'T MATTER. MY WHOLE CHASSIS IS FULL OF 188 WALL TUBING, 250 WALL TUBING, IT'S BUILT WITH NODES AND TRIANGULATION.

(IAN)>> I KNEW WE HAD THE RIGHT PACKAGE AND AFTER OUR SHAKEDOWN RUN AND SHOCK TUNING SESSION I ALSO KNEW THAT THE NEXT STEP WAS TO FULLY RACE PREP THE RIG. TO MAKE THE MOST OF OUR BIG BLOCK I HAD ROBIN LAWRENCE FROM HOLLEY COME DOWN TO FINE TUNE THE HP EFI SYSTEM ON THE ENGINE.

AFTER DOING SOME INITIAL VISUAL INSPECTION HE FOUND A FEW ITEMS THAT WOULD IMPROVE THE PERFORMANCE OF OUR BOUNCER. THE OTWO SENSOR WAS MOVED FROM THE EXHAUST COLLECTOR

AND PLACED INTO THE PRIMARY TUBE. THIS ALLOWS FOR A SMOOTHER, LESS TURBULENT FLOW OF EXHAUST PAST THE SENSOR, AND ELIMINATES THE AIR AFTER THE HEADER FROM CONTAMINATING THE SENSOR AND CAUSING THE ENGINE TO RUN RICH.

THE ECU WILL THEN ADJUST THE REMAINING CYLINDERS FOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE. ROBIN ALSO SUGGESTED CHANGING THE WIRING OF THE CRANK TRIGGER IGNITION SYSTEM. ORIGINALLY I HAD THE TRIGGER FEED INTO THE MSD SIX AND THEN HAD THE MSD IGNITION BOX PROVIDE CRANK SIGNAL FOR THE HOLLEY HP ECU. BY REROUTING THE CRANK TRIGGER WIRING TO FEED INTO THE ECU, AND THEN PROVIDE A FIRING SIGNAL FOR THE MSD BOX WILL ALLOW US TO CONTROL THE ENGINE'S TIMING ALONG WITH THE FUEL TABLES. ONCE EVERYTHING WAS WIRED UP WE HAD TO MAKE SOME CHANGES IN THE SOFTWARE FOR THE NEW SETUP AND THE ENGINE WAS READY TO FIRE. [ engine fires and idles ]

(ROBIN)>> I LIKE IT, IT'S A LOT OF POWER, IT'S A PRETTY COOL DEAL. I'D LIKE TO TAKE A LITTLE SPIN IN THAT DEAL.

(IAN)>> THE NEXT STEP WAS FINAL RACE PREP. THIS MEANT PULLING THE AXLE SHAFTS AND INSPECTING ALL OF THE SPLINES, CHECKING THE FRONT DRIVE FLANGES, AND LUBING OUR RCV FRONT CV BELLS, PULLING THE OIL FILTER AND INSPECTING IT FOR ANY DAMAGE INSIDE THE ENGINE, AND DRAINING THE TRANS FLUID AND INSTALLING A NEW FILTER. NUT AND BOLT ALL OF THE SUSPENSION PARTS, CHECK THE NITROGEN IN THE SHOCKS, AND MEASURE AND ADJUST THE DUAL RATE ADJUSTERS. AND WITH THE BODY PANELS PAINTED WITH DUPLICOLOR SEMI FLAT BLACK IT WAS TIME TO CHECK OUT ALL THE RIGS AT THE SOUTHERN ROCK RACING SERIES. TAKING A VEHICLE OUT TO COMPETE IN AN ACTUAL RACE IS VERY DIFFERENT THAN JUST GOING OUT FOR A TRAIL RIDE. YOU'VE GOT TO BRING A LOT OF EXTRA STUFF. THAT'S WHY I HOOKED UP THE BIG ENCLOSED TRAILER ONTO THE TRUCK. I'VE GOT A BUNCH OF TOOLS AND ALL THE SPARE PARTS I SHOULD NEED FOR MY BUGGY. BUT PROBABLY SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS THAT

YOU'RE GONNA NEED IF YOU PLAN TO RACE ALL REVOLVE AROUND SAFETY.

I HAVE A RACE RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

FROM RUGGED RADIOS. IT'LL ALLOW ME TO TALK TO MY SPOTTER WHILE I'M ON THE HILL TO FIGURE OUT IF THERE'S GONNA BE AN ISSUE WHEN I'M CLIMBING IT. A GOOD HELMET AND SOME TYPE OF NECK PROTECTION. FOR THIS RACE I'M GONNA BE WEARING AN ACTUAL HANS DEVICE TO MAKE SURE NOTHING BAD COULD HAPPEN. SOMETHING THAT'S TAKING OFF IN THE WORLD OF HILL CLIMBING ARE ARM RESTRAINTS. IT'LL KEEP MY ARMS INSIDE THE BUGGY IN THE EVENT OF A ROLL OVER. AND THEN THE LAST THING IS A GOOD FIRE SUIT. THE LAST THING YOU WANT TO HAVE HAPPEN IS YOUR BUGGY CATCH ON FIRE. BUT AT LEAST IF YOU'RE WEARING A FIRE SUIT IT'LL PROTECT YOU AND GIVE YOU TIME TO GET OUT. SO WITH A FULLY PREPPED RACE RIG AND ALL THE CORRECT SAFETY EQUIPMENT WE NEED WE'RE FINALLY READY TO KILL A HILL.

(ANNOUNCER)>> COMING UP, COMPLETE COVERAGE OF SRRS WINDROCK. PLUS A WELDING MACHINE READY TO TACKLE ANY SHOP PROJECT.

(ANNOUNCER)>> WELDING TECH IS FUELED BY ESAB, MAKER OF THE ALL NEW REBEL AND OFFICIAL WELDING AND

CUTTING SUPPLIER OF XTREME OFF ROAD.

(IAN)>> WE LIKE TO FINISH OFF OUR YEAR'S WORTH OF WELDING TIPS BY TAKING A LOOK AT A FEW ACCESSORIES THAT WILL MAKE YOU A BETTER WELDER. NOW WITH TIG WELDING I'M SURE YOU'VE FIGURED OUT BY NOW THAT TORCH POSITION AND COMFORT ARE KEY. SO ASIDE FROM A GOOD BENCH AND A STOOL TO SIT ON WHAT ELSE DO YOU NEED? WELL I'VE PICKED UP A FEW ACCESSORIES TO SHOW YOU AS WELL AS A PIECE OF NEW WELDING TECHNOLOGY.

AND IT ALL STARTS BY TAKING A LOOK AT ACTUALLY WHAT'S INSIDE YOUR HELMET. PICK UP SOME DIOPTERS FOR YOUR WELDING HELMET. THEY ARE BASICALLY A READING GLASS TYPE MAGNIFIERS THAT CLIP INTO THE INSIDE OF THE HELMET. THEY'LL HELP REDUCE EYE STRAIN AND PROVIDE YOU WITH ADDITIONAL MAGNIFICATION TO EASILY SEE INTO TIGHT SETUP JOINTS. GLOVES MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE. TRADITIONAL MIG GLOVES ARE THICK AND HAVE ADDITIONAL INSULATION BECAUSE OF THE SPATTER FROM THE WELD. TIG GLOVES ARE THINNER. THIS IS IMPORTANT SO YOU CAN FEEL THE FILLER MATERIAL IN YOUR HANDS. LASTLY GRAB SOME PVC PIPE AND END CAPS.

CONTAMINATION IS YOUR ENEMY IN THE WORLD OF TIG WELDING. SO STORAGE OF YOUR FILLER MATERIAL IS VERY IMPORTANT.

BY SEALING IT INSIDE SOME PVC PIPE IT'LL STAY CLEAN AND PROTECTED FROM THE ELEMENTS. RECENTLY WE'VE BEEN FORTUNATE HERE IN THE XTREME OFF ROAD SHOP TO HAVE ESAB WELDING AND CUTTING JOIN US AS OUR OFFICIAL WELDING AND CUTTING PARTNER FOR THE SHOP. NOW THAT MEANS WE'VE GOT A LOT OF COOL NEW MACHINES TO PLAY WITH, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY IT GIVES US ACCESS TO THE LATEST AND GREATEST TECHNOLOGY COMING FROM ESAB TO SHARE WITH YOU GUYS AT HOME.

NOW NOT TOO LONG AGO THEY DROPPED OFF THIS ESAB

REBEL 215 MULTIPROCESS MACHINE FOR

ME TO CHECK OUT. AND I'VE GOT TO SAY, FOR A MACHINE THAT DOES A LOT OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF WELDING, IT'S PRETTY COOL. WE HAVE ALREADY TALKED ABOUT INVERTER TECHNOLOGY

AND THIS MACHINE USES THAT TECHNOLOGY TO PROVIDE YOU WITH A TRUE MULTIPROCESS WELDING OUTFIT IN A SMALL PACKAGE. I KNOW MOST OF YOU DON'T HAVE A HUGE FAB SHOP TO WORK IN. SO HAVING ONE WELDER THAT'S ABLE TO WELD MIG FLUX, MIG SOLID WIRE, MIG SPOOL GUN, TRADITIONAL ARC, AND TIG WELDING IN A LIGHT WEIGHT MACHINE IS IDEAL.

THE MACHINE HAS A COOL LOOK, INCLUDING A FIVE HANDLE ROLL CAGE DESIGN WITH A FOUR POINT THREE INCH DISPLAY THAT MAKES SETTING UP THE MACHINE VERY EASY. THERE IS ALSO A DUAL VOLTAGE INPUT OPTION THAT ALLOWS THE MACHINE TO RUN ON 230 OR 120 VOLTS. BUT THIS YEAR WE'RE FOCUSING ON TIG WELDING. HOW WELL DOES THIS MACHINE ACTUALLY WORK AS A STAND

ALONE TIG WELDER? SURE, IT'S A REAL SMALL PACKAGE. IT DOESN'T EAT UP A LOT OF SPACE IN YOUR SHOP AND IT'S A LOT OF DIFFERENT WELDERS ALL WRAPPED UP INTO ONE BOX. I'VE GOT TO BE HONEST WITH YOU. FROM THE VERY FIRST TIME I PLUGGED THE TIG TORCH INTO THIS MACHINE AND LAID DOWN A BEAD I WAS REALLY IMPRESSED. THE SETUP IS SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT THAN A TRADITIONAL MACHINE. THE FIRST STEP IS TO FOLLOW THE PROMPTS ON THE SCREEN AND SWAP THE POLARITY FOR THE WORK LEADS. THE GAS SUPPLY FOR THE TORCH HOOKS DIRECTLY TO THE CYLINDER OF PURE ARGON AT THE VICTOR FLOW METER. THE AMPERAGE IS THEN SET, AND FOR YOU NEW TIG WELDERS YOU CAN OBTAIN SOME BASIC SETUP SUGGESTIONS ACTUALLY ON THE SCREEN. INSTEAD OF A HIGH FREQUENCY START TO BEGIN WELDING THE REBEL USES LIFT TIG TECHNOLOGY. WITH THE GAS FLOW OPENED AT THE TORCH, THE TUNGSTEN IS THEN PLACE ONTO THE BASE MATERIAL. CURRENT IS THEN ENERGIZED BY DEPRESSING THE START BUTTON ON THE TORCH ITSELF. THE CUP IS THEN ROCKED BACK TO LIFT THE TUNGSTEN FROM THE WORK PIECE AND WELDING BEGINS. TO TURN OFF THE ARC RELEASE THE BUTTON AND SHUT OFF THE GAS FLOW BY CLOSING THE VALVE. MULTIPROCESS MACHINES ARE SOMETIMES MET WITH A LITTLE BIT OF SKEPTICISM, BUT I HAVE TO TELL YOU, FROM MY PERSONAL OPINION, I'VE NOW USED THE REBEL 215 IN EACH OF ITS DIFFERENT SETUPS, AND EVERY TIME I'M VERY HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS. SO BEFORE YOU BUY YOUR NEXT OR FIRST WELDING MACHINE MAKE SURE YOU GIVE THIS ONE A THOROUGH LOOK.

(ANNOUNCER)>> UP NEXT, FAST TIMES AND FLIPPED LIDS AT WINDROCK PARK, AS RAGING BULL MAKES

ITS ROCK RACING DEBUT.

(IAN)>> WELL IT'S RACE DAY HERE IN WINDROCK PARK. ALL THE BOUNCERS ARE STARTING TO ROLL IN. WE'RE GETTING READY TO GO DOWN AND LINE UP TO TAKE PART IN OURS DRIVER'S MEETING. THE NEXT JOB FOR ME IS TO CHANGE OUT OF MY SHOP CLOTHES, PUT ON MY RACE SUIT, JUMP IN MY BUGGY, AND SEE HOW RAGIN BULL HANDLES THE HILLS. ANY TYPE OF COMPETITIVE OFF ROAD RACING ALWAYS

STARTS WITH THE DRIVER'S MEETING. SRRS COFOUNDER CLYDE BYNUM GOES OVER THE PROCEDURE FOR THE DAY, WITH EXPLANATIONS OF HOW EACH HILL WILL BE RUN AND THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF THE DAY. SRRS HAS ITS ROOTS IN TRUE HILL KILLING, WHERE

DRIVERS WOULD CHALLENGE EACH OTHER TO SIMPLY MAKE IT TO THE TOP FIRST. AS A THROW BACK TO THOSE DAYS CLYDE OFFERS UP A

BOUNTY HILL TO BE CLAIMED AFTER THE RACE SIMPLY FOR BRAGGING RIGHTS. A FEW DRIVERS VOLUNTEERED, INCLUDING A FAMILIAR NAME IN THE WORLD OF ROCK BOUNCING, TIMMIE CAMERON.

(TIMMIE)>> WINDROCK HAS ALWAYS BEEN A GREAT PLACE TO COME. THEY'VE GOT NICE, STEEP STUFF, WHICH IS WHAT I PREFER. YOU KNOW, THE HARDER THE BETTER.

(IAN)>> ANY TIME THERE'S A BOUNTY HILL YOU KNOW THERE'S GONNA BE A SHOW WORTH WATCHING, BUT WE WERE STILL A LITTLE SURPRISED TO FIND ENZO DA ROS, WHO TRAVELED OVER 4,600 MILES FROM TOULON, FRANCE, TO SEE THE RACE.

(ENZO)>> IT'S ALWAYS BEEN MY DREAM TO COME TO THE US, SEE AN EVENT. I MEAN IT'S AMAZING. YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW HAPPY I AM, AND I'M JUMPING EVERYWHERE.

(IAN)>> SRRS RACES NORMALLY CONSIST OF TWO SEPARATE HILLS. THE FIRST HILL IS CHALLENGING BUT MAINLY USED TO WEED OUT RIGS THAT WOULD HAVE TROUBLE COMPLETING THE SECOND, MORE DIFFICULT HILL. BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT THE FIRST HILL IS A CAKE WALK. ( )>> I KNEW I WAS IN TROUBLE BEFORE I GOT THERE. I GOT TOO SIDEWAYS, IT WAS FUN THOUGH.

(IAN)>> MY TURN WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PACK,

AND AFTER SEEING A BUNCH OF RIGS HIT THE HILL I HAD A PLAN. IT WAS SIMPLE BUT HOPEFULLY EFFECTIVE. I WOULD MASH THE THROTTLE OFF THE STARTING LINE WITH OUR MAXIMUM OFF ROAD TURBO 400 TRANSMISSION IN FIRST GEAR AND LET THE SUSPENSION DO ITS WORK. WHEN THE FRONT END WAS IN THE AIR I WOULD LET UP ON THE GAS, AND AS SOON AS I HAD TRACTION BACK TO THE FRONT TIRES I WAS BACK INTO FULL THROTTLE. THE PLAN WORKED AND EVEN THOUGH THE ENGINE SPENT MOST OF THE HILL ON THE REV LIMITER, IT MADE IT TO THE TOP IN 18 SECONDS AND I WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PACK AND FEELING GOOD. FIRST HILL DOWN, BUGGY WORKED GOOD, BOUNCING OFF THE REV LIMITER A LITTLE BIT CAUSE I HAD IT IN FIRST GEAR. I THINK THE NEXT HILL I MAY TRY TO GRAB SECOND. I'VE GOT TO BE HONEST, I'M SLIGHTLY SCARRED WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN WHEN I ADD THAT ADDITIONAL GEAR, BUT THIS HILL, IT LOOKS A LOT STEEPER FROM UP HERE THAN IT DID FROM DOWN THERE. I'M NOT EVEN GONNA WALK UP THE NEXT ONE BEFORE I RUN IT. THE REST OF THE RACERS TACKLED THE HILL AND THE TIMES WERE POSTED. WILLIAM STEWART HAD 12.086, WITH TIMMIE CAMERON RIGHT ON HIS HEELS WITH 12.114. JAMIE WHITAKER WAS THIRD WITH 12.223, BUT THE FIRST HILL WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING. THE TRUE TEST WAS YET TO COME.

(ANNOUNCER)>> HILL NUMBER TWO IS THE ONLY THING STANDING BETWEEN THESE RACERS AND VICTORY, BUT IT'S A BIG THING.

(IAN)>> I'VE GOT PROJECT RAGING BULL AT WINDROCK

PARK IN OLIVER SPRINGS, TENNESSEE, COMPETING IN MY FIRST EVER SOUTHERN ROCK RACING SERIES HILL CLIMB. ONE HILL DOWN AND ONE TO GO, BUT THE FIRST HILL WAS A WARM UP TO SAY THE LEAST. THE SECOND HILL, IT LOOKED A LOT HARDER. WHAT'S YOUR PLAN FOR THIS HILL?

(JIM)>> I'M NUMBER TWO. MY PLAN IS TO SEE WHERE NUMBER ONE MESSES UP AND TRY NOT TO DO THAT.

(IAN)>> ARE YOU GONNA BUY ONE OF THOSE TSHIRTS THAT

SAY "HEROES GAS IT" AND JUST GAS IT?

(JIM)>> NAH, I'VE DONE THAT, YOU END UP ON YOUR HELMET.

(IAN)>> ALRIGHT, WELL GOOD LUCK JIM. IT STARTED WITH A STEEP, LOOSE UP HILL SECTION AND A SMALL LEDGE ON THE LEFT SIDE THAT WOULD BOUNCE

YOUR RIG OFF OF ITS LINE AND PUSH YOU OUT OF POSITION FOR THE NEXT SECTION. AT THE VERY TOP A HUGE LEDGE THAT HAD AN UNDERCUT TOP. THIS WAS GUARANTEE SERIOUS AIR FOR ANYONE TRYING TO RUN FAST, AND ALSO MEANT THAT DRIVERS RUNNING EARLY WOULD HAVE A CLEANER RUN BECAUSE AS MORE CARS HIT THE TOP LEDGE THE UNDERCUT WOULD GET DUG OUT A LOT DEEPER. SEASONED DRIVERS LIKE TIMMIE CAMERON, BOBBY TANNER, AND ADAM RINGER MADE QUICK WORK OF THE SECOND HILL, POSTING DOWN SOME SERIOUSLY FAST TIMES. BUT BEING FAST DIDN'T MEAN YOU PUT ON THE BEST SHOW. WES KEEN LOST THE OUTER BEAD ON HIS REAR TIRE BUT WOULD NOT GIVE UP, TRYING TO CONQUER THAT FINAL LEDGE WITH THREE TIRES AND A BARE WHEEL.

RICHIE KEITH WAS OFF LINE HALF WAY UP AND KNEW HE WAS OUT OF COMPETITION FOR THE WIN. SO HE LAUNCHED PLOW BOY UP THE LEDGE. THE AIR UNDER THE RIG WAS AWESOME. THE LANDING, NOT SO MUCH. BUT SYDNEY ROCKWELL HAD THE WILDEST RIDE TODAY. AFTER CLEARING THE LEDGE HER REAR TIRE GRABBED THE UPPER LIP, CARTWHEELING HER

BACKWARDS OFF THE HILL. THE ROLL WAS VIOLENT, BUT IN THE END SHE WAS OKAY.

A LITTLE SHAKEN BUT NOT HURT.

(SYDNEY)>> I JUST WORRY ABOUT KEEPING ALL MY LIGAMENTS INSIDE OF THE BUGGY. MY MOM GETS SCARRED BY IT. I REALLY WORRY HER. SHE TELLS ME IF I DON'T WANT TO DO IT I DON'T HAVE TO.

(IAN)>> FINALLY IT WAS MY TURN. I WAS GONNA LET RAGING BULL LOOSE. LEAVING THE LINE HARD I TORE THROUGH FIRST GEAR AND GRABBED SECOND. THE 40 SPLINE RCV AXLE SHAFTS LIT UP THE 43 INCH INTERCOS AS THE BUGGY LAUNCHED UP THE FIRST SECTION OF THE HILL.

I HAD A GOOD LINE OF THE UPPER PART BUT NOT ENOUGH SPEED, AND THE RIG DUG DEEP INTO THE LOOSE DIRT. I BACKED UP AND HIT IT AGAIN JUST SHORT OF THE FINAL UPPER LEDGE.

TRYING TO MAKE UP TIME I CHOSE A BAD LINE AND BEFORE I KNEW IT RAGING BULL WAS TRYING TO BUCK ME OFF THE HILL. BUT LUCKILY WHEN THE ROLL WAS FINISHED I WAS ON MY WHEELS, AND IN TRUE ROCK BOUNCER FASHION IT WAS TIME TO HIT IT AGAIN. SO AFTER MONTHS OF WORK RAGING BULL DID ITS JOB, FINISHING ITS FIRST SRRS HILL CLIMB EVENT. FINAL POSITION 21ST PLACE, NOT BAD FOR A ROOKIE DRIVER IN A NEW BUGGY. TIM CAMERON WOULD TAKE FIRST PLACE, ADAM RINGER IN SECOND, AND MIKE KIRBY ROUNDING IT OUT IN THIRD. ALL IN ALL A GREAT DAY ROCK BOUNCING WITH SOME OF THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS.
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