K&N sponsored Team Waggoner Racing was on its game at the second event of the WE ROCK USA west coast series
in Cedar City, Utah. Even though they took second place the first place series
title is still within Cody and Jim Waggoner's reach.
The weather was warm and the crowd was out in full force from the
beginning of the event. There were four tough courses set up for the first day, each with its
own element of difficulty.
Team Waggoner at Cedar City, Utah WE ROCK USA event
Team Waggoner revs up its engine and spits dirt everywhere trying to get in line for a climb at Cedar City, Utah
Cody and Jim Waggoner had four tough courses, each run with its own element of difficulty
Team Waggoner is in the hunt for the first place series title in the WE ROCK USA series
The teams were planning their runs carefully as they faced tricky hill climbs
and off camber sections. An off camber situation is where vehicles ride sideways
along a slope and are pointing neither straight up or down a hill.
Cody and Jim Waggoner ran the courses alone after teams broke on the first
course of the day. “The guys seem to work better when they focus on what they
need to do to get through the course,” said Lindsay Waggoner. “That way they
don’t worry about what the other teams are doing and are able to get through the
first courses with easily.”
There was a lot of carnage in Utah throughout the day. “It was a
roll-over-frenzy,” said Waggoner. “Fortunately we were able to keep our buggy
with K&N products on the rocks with no issues.”
By noon the team was ready to tackle the course which caused the majority of
problems for most of the competitors. “Cody had trouble after backing up on top
of a boulder at the time he was trying to line up for a climb,” said Waggoner.
“He revved the engine and spit dirt everywhere. The bottom line was he was
stuck. Jim finally stacked a smaller rock under the tire and Cody climbed up and
off the boulder. Our K&N air filters kept our engines free of excess dust and
Unfortunately the Waggoner’s engine heated up along with the fuel take which
caused the fuel pump to vapor lock. They were not able to complete the course
because of the vapor lock and the team moved to fourth place overall for the
On Sunday, Team Waggoner had serious catching up to do. “We put ice packs around
the tank to end the vapor lock problem,” said Waggoner. “Cody and Jim were
determined to complete course-after-course with minimal penalty points. They
narrowed the gap and moved into second place where they finished the event.”
Two more events remain in the series before the title is locked in.
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