Great weather and bigger jumps made for a great start to the racing season at the MORE track in Billings. There were 3 side-by-side racers and 10 truck. Times will be posted soon!
The 3rd annual Mountaineers Hill & Hole was full of big air and flying mud! There were over 60 entries and so many spectators that for many in the crowd it was standing room only.
Congratulations to the day’s winners. Mike Jongeling took the stock class with his ’68 Ford Bronco, Justin Uiterdyk won the street class in his propane fueled 1979 Toyota Pickup, and Donnie Maxwell won both the modified and race classes in his Cummins powered 1975 Ford F-350.
Continue reading for video, photos, and a full list of driver times.
Big Truck Bash
Mike and the gang from Mike’s Off Road got to play and have a little fun on the snowcross track this past Sunday. The folks in West Yellowstone invited them out during the expo to see what their trucks could do on the snow, and as you can see from the video they had no problems getting around the track!
Mark your calendar! Here are the 2013 off road event and racing dates for Montana.
If you know of any Montana events that are not on the calendar, please submit your event and we will post it to the calendar.
|April 27||Bozeman Mountaineers Hill & Hole||Bozeman, MT|
|May 11 & 12||Five Valley Off Roaders Mud Bog and Sand Drags||Missoula, MT|
|May 18||Yellowstone Off Road Racing Baja||Broadview, MT|
|June 1||Redneck Nationals Mud Bog by Checkered Flag Productions at the Metra Park||Billings, MT|
|June 15||MORE Racing Short Course Baja||Billings, MT|
|June 22||Full Throttle Mud Run||Valier, MT|
|June 21, 22, 23||Montana Mudfest: Mud Drags, Concert, Bikini Contests and more!||Haugan, MT|
|June 22||Bozeman Mountaineers Truck Pull||Bozeman, MT|
|June 29||Mud Bog, Tuff Truck, and Baja @Big Boy Motorsports Park||Vaughn, MT|
|June 29||Magic City 4×4 Side-by-Side Mud Drags (@MORE Race Track)||Billings, MT|
|June 30||Magic City 4×4 Demolition Derby (@MORE Race Track)||Billings, MT|
|July 6-7||Mud Bog and Obstacle Course||Hamilton, MT|
|July 6||MORE Racing Short Course Baja||Billings, MT|
|July 13 & 14||Sun River Sand Drags & Mud Bog||Sun River, MT|
|July 20||Bozeman Mountaineers Mud Bog||Bozeman, MT|
|July 20||Blaine County Truck Pulls host by Blaine County Cruisers||Chinook, MT|
|July 28||Yellowstone Off Road Racing Baja||Powell, WY|
|August 3-4||Five Valley Off Roaders Sand Drags and Obstacle Course||Missoula, MT|
|August 3||MORE Racing Short Course Baja||Billings, MT|
|August 17||Redneck Run @Big Boy Motorsports Park||Vaughn, MT|
|August 17||MORE Racing Short Course Baja||Billings, MT|
|August 24||Bozeman Mountaineers Trail/Top Truck Challenge||Bozeman, MT|
|August 24-25||Sun River Sand Drags & Mud Bog||Sun River, MT|
|September 7||Full Throttle Mud Bog||Brady, MT|
|September 14||MORE Racing Short Course Baja||Billings, MT|
|September 21||Goin’ Muddin’ at the MORE Race Track||Billings, MT|
|September 28||Fall Crawl @Big Boy Motorsports Park||Vaughn, MT|
|September 28||Yellowstone Off Road Racing Wild West Baja||Columbus, MT|
|October 5||MORE Racing Short Course Baja||Billings, MT|
Last Race of the Season
The drivers put on a great show for this last race of the 2012 season. Mike Jongeling broke the track record with a lap time of 1:27.403. The previous record was held by Dave Christofferson with a lap time of 1:27.628.
Driver Fastest Laps
- Wes Nelson, 1:37.806
- Randy Smith, 1:35.220
- Macen Barmore, 1:39.244
- Shane Jongeling, 1:47.379
- Flip Fleming, 2:06.863
- Alexa DeVriese, 1:46.854
- Joe Sitzman, 1:44.010
- Josh Miller, 2:06.994
- Blaire Howze, 1:39.909
- James Hurless, 1:37.544
- Mike Nunn, 1:34.167
- PJ Granot, 1:41.135
- Mike Jongeling, 1:27.403
- David Gould, 1:39.388
- Adam Smith, 1:38.215
The 2nd annual Mountaineers Truck Pull was a success. There were over 50 entries and the stands were packed.
The day was full of turbo whine, spraying dirt, and a diesel cloud big enough to make a Prius cry!
Although it was a small show, the competitors in the Dillon CFWDA Mud Bog put on a great show!
With over 100 entries, the Mountaineers put on a great show at the Gallatin County Fair. The day was hot, but the audience got the opportunity to cool down with a tug-a-war match over the mud pit!
Brand new track and first race of the season
Montana Off Road Extreme Racing kicked of the season with a bang! Actually, quite literally as only two of ten competitors finished the final race.
Although the day seemed to be plagued with breakdowns, that just meant that the competitors were racing that much harder. The action was intense and the crowd enjoyed a great show!
Driver Fastest Laps
- Luke Holstrue, 135.347
- Joe Sitzman, 142.099
- Jason Palmer, 152.005
- Chandra LaMirande, 152.662
- Blaire Howze, 136.861
- PJ Granot, 150.006
- Dave Christopherson, 128.517
- Mike Jongeling, 134.718
- David Gould, 139.797
- Adam Smith, 149.414