1/17/12 9am: This morning Lincoln Electric announced they will be participating in the Open Pit Program put together by Ruffstuff Specialties/FOA Shock Absorbers to support racers and spectators alike for the King Of The Hammers (KOH) series of events happening in early February in Johnson Valley, CA.
Mickey Holmes, Lincoln Electric’s Manager of Sports Marketing stated: "We have been looking long and hard at Off Road events and we think this is the right time to commit! We could not have a better partner than Ruffstuff Specialties and FOA Shocks with their experience at providing this type of service. The Welding and Plasma Cutting equipment we are providing will be the best on the lakebed and racers and spectators alike will also have 9 days to test new equipment in one of the most desolate environments on earth!"
Lincoln Electric will be joining an experienced cadre of Rock Crawling/Desert Racing companies already involved such as Solid Axle, Jrat Offroad, Torq Axle, Power Tank, Rugged Radios, Baja Designs, Team Tube, Giant Motorsports, and Branik Motorsports in the Open Pit.
Ruffstuff Owner Dan Fredrickson stated, “With the addition of Lincoln Electric we can provide the type of on the spot service we need at the main and remote pits, large, truck mounted welders that can perform a repair you can be certain of its integrity. He went on to say that this is a unique motorsport, the majority of Rock Crawlers build their own vehicles and are welders themselves and with 230 racers and 20,000 spectators in Johnson Valley for the week it is the place to be if you are a welding manufacturer. Where else could you find 15,000+ welders in one place, not at a NASCAR race!”
All services are Free in the Open Pit Format Developed by Dan and Chris(FOA) and cover everything from shock tuning to major welding repairs. They also have the resources to repair just about anything else that might break or need adjustment. They will be available 24/7 for 9 days starting Thursday the 2nd. There are no restrictions to this service, anyone that asks will be assisted.
FOA Spare Tire (sneek peek)
FOA wins FourWheeler Magazines Top Truck Challenge!!
FOA Shock Absorbers equipped Jason Gray of Amity Oregon won the truck class at the annual FourWheeler Magazine Top Truck Challenge!
Top Truck takes place over the course of almost a week near Hollister Hills, California, at the Hollister Hills SVRA. Ten rigs, chosen exclusively by Four Wheeler readers, compete in seven extreme off-highway events. These events represent almost every discipline of four-wheeling and consist of the Tow Test, Frame Twister, Mud Pit, Obstacle Course, Hillclimb, Mini Rubicon and Tank Trap. All of these events are challenging to one degree or another, but the Tank Trap is the crown jewel of Top Truck. The Trap is a one-of-a-kind, incredibly taxing event that pushes vehicles to the very edge of their design parameters. It can also push teams to their breaking point as they battle the unrelenting obstacles while racing against the clock.
Jason's FOA Shock equipped '75 Chevy Blazer bested all comers thruout the multi-day competition.
"I don't know that I'de have done nearly as well without my FOA Shock Aborbers. I've run these shocks and bumpstops for over 2 years now. They've held up to everything I've thrown at them including taking me to the winners circle at the 2010 Top Truck Challenge. You can't ask for more than that!" -Jason Gray
Everyone at FOA congratulates Jason on a great win!
New Egypt, NJ September 29, 2009- Doug Bigelow, owner and driver of the number 5E race buggy, brought the inaugural 2009 short course XOR series championship back to the Emmitsburg, MD race shop this past weekend.
Facing tough competition all year at the one mile New Egypt Raceway track, Bigelow battled drivers from all over the north east. Over the three event series and total of nine races, Bigelow won seven of nine heats to include two main feature wins. "We were really happy with the win this weekend and being able to bring the championship back to Maryland in the inaugural year of the series is special to us. The whole team worked hard all year to make this happen and more importantly we are very proud to be able to bring the championship home for our sponsors. Without the sponsors that support us, there is no way any of this could happen. For that we are very proud," noted Bigelow after the race.
Bigelow Motorsports will be in action next on November 7th at Rausch Creek Offroad Park for the second RCROCS endurance race. Bigelow Motorsports would like to thank of its sponsors for the support in 2009.; Bulldog Winch, IronClad Energy and Hydration, Appalachian Offroad, Mopar Super Center, Maxxis Tires, Raceline Wheels, FOA Shocks, PSC Steering, Yukon Axle and Gear, Premier Racing Products, Powertank, Soltek-Baja Designs, Rock Racing Batteries, Tom Woods Drive Shafts, Custom Aluminum Radiators, Zamp Helmets, Branik Machine and Stage 8 Locking Fasteners.