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2008 XRRA Moab
Moab, UT

Story by Lance Clifford
Photos by Josh England and Andy Johnson

LISTEN LIVE!!!

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The action is underway here in Moab, UT.... I will bring you as many updates throughout the day as I can.

UPDATE: 9:21AM
Jeff Mello is RAGING 4th as we speak! He is hammering down and flogging the LT1 powered buggy. .

UPDATE: 9:31AM
Weston Blackie just sets fastest time of the day! Shannon Campbell is lined up at the start in his Monster Energy buggy against Josh Murray's Rockware rig.

UPDATE: 9:39AM
Shannon blows away the fastest time set by Weston Blackie by 2 minutes! Josh Murray sets second fastest time about a minute behind Shannon.

UPDATE: 9:50AM
Derek Trent and Chris Ridgeway set a blistering pace 2:04 18 seconds faster than Shannon Campbell!!!

UPDATE: 10:00AM
Joachim Schwisow and Brian Errea are hauling ass on the course with Kevin Yoder struggling to get up the first rock climb.

UPDATE: 10:01AM
Joachim wins the race with a respectable time. Kevin Yoder is still struggling in the second rock pile.

UPDATE: 10:05AM
Yoder finally finishes.

UPDATE 10:17AM
Rob Bonney just ripped the front end out of the front of the Rancho Rock Racer!

UPDATE: 10:25AM
Teams work frantically to fix their rigs at the MAXXIS TIRES trailer.


Ralph Mills Jr. and Aaron Dusenbury battle it out and are currently neck and neck.

UPDATE: 10:29AM
Dusenbury takes the win, and Mills is stuck on the course.

UPDATE: 10:30AM
Ralph Mills and co-driver Sarah time out due to a steering failure.

UPDATE: 10:32AM
Roger Lovell and Terrill Johnston are lined up and ready to race.

Roger takes the win, and Johnston DNFs.

UPDATE: 10:46AM
Terry Dagen takes his Campbell Ent buggy to the checkered flag ahead of Rick Deremo.

UPDATE: 10:49AM
Rob Bonney and Ray Mandel are battling HARD through the rocks! It's neck and neck.....

Mandel gets through the rocks a little quicker, and wins the race by 30 seconds!

UPDATE: 11:07AM
Ok, we've had everyone run their first heat... It's time for a small intermission. How about some pictures?

UPDATE: 11:13AM

** TOP 5 after Heat #1 **

1) #22 Derek Trent 2:04
2) #35 Shannon Campbell 2:22
3) #33 Rick Deremo 2:23
4) #001 Joachim Schwiesow 2:45
5) #143 Michael Clemson 3:02

UPDATE: 11:20AM

UPDATE: 11:26AM

#750 Devon Larimore rips the front apart in heat #2!

UPDATE: 11:28AM

GET IT!!!

UPDATE: 11:29AM
Clay Egan is fully getting it, leading the race against Chad Burchik. It appears that Chad may have broken a driveshaft.

UPDATE: 11:34AM
Clay is stuck in the rock pile, so it looks like both competitors will DNF.

UPDATE: 11:38AM
Jimmy Maybe is lined up at the start against female driver Andrea Mecham.

UPDATE: 11:42AM
Jimmy Maybe finishes the race with a respectable time with Andrea DNFing at the last rock pile.

UPDATE: 11:47AM
Mark Munson has a smokin' run as Jack Childress struggles to get through the 2nd rock pile as his rig smokes in protest.

UPDATE: 11:52AM
Jeff Mello and Clint Ellet are lined up at the start, ready to get it awn.

UPDATE: 11:57AM
Clint gets through the rocks a little quicker than Jeff, and has a slight lead on Jeff.

UPDATE: 11:59
Clint beats Jeff by about 45 seconds! We need to check Clint's time, as I believe it has to be close to the top...

UPDATE: 12:07
Shannon Campbell and Team Rockware are lined up for round two!

UPDATE: 12:10PM
Both teams struggle in the rocks!!! Shannon is stuck in rock pile #2, and Josh just passed Shannon.

UPDATE: 12:11PM
Josh Murray brings the Rockware rig across the finish line, and Shannon just pulls out of the rock pile, and hammers down to finish before he times out... Unfortunately, it's too late. Shannon gets DQ'd for going out of bounds.

UPDATE: 12:15PM
Unoffical Top 3 Times for Heat #2 so far:

1) #70 Clint Ellet 2:06
2) #24 Luke Bagley 2:58
3) #29 Josh Murray 3:33

UPDATE: 12:28PM
Brian Shirley cases the doubles and breaks a link. With a never-say-die attitude, he isn't quitting!

UPDATE: 12:32PM
Brian Shirley sets the fastest time of the course which is 30 seconds faster than Derek Trent's leading time. Amazing!!!

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