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Western WE-ROCK Title Returns to Rock Crawlers Brad and Roger Lovell

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Team Lovell had one goal during the entire 2008 WE-ROCK season, to build the single best truck for rock crawling and rock racing. Brad and Roger Lovell said they are honored to announce they have once again been crowned the Western We-Rock Pro-Mod Champions. Pro-Mod is the dominant class in rock crawling.

We-Rock Pro-Mod title returned to Team Lovell in Western Division
We-Rock Pro-Mod title returned to Team Lovell in Western Division

Difficult rock crawling courses got harder as the WE-ROCK Series progressed
Difficult rock crawling courses got harder as the WE-ROCK Series progressed
Brad and Roger Lovell entered the final series event at Donner Ski Ranch in Truckee, California with a series lead. They also needed a strong finish to come out on top.
Team Lovell's FABTCH Ford Ranger with K&N Engineering air filters
Team Lovell's FABTCH Ford Ranger with K&N Engineering air filters

Team Lovell roared up the rock in WE-ROCK Series at Donner Ski Ranch in Northern California.
Team Lovell roared up the rock in WE-ROCK Series at Donner Ski Ranch in Northern California.

“The first day the courses were brutal,” said Roger Lovell. “We tested the durability of the FABTECH Ranger with K&N Engineering products in new ways. We wedged and clawed through the first courses then lined up for the B2 course.”

The B2 course was dug out and a monster. Most teams were struggling to keep enough of their vehicles on the B2 course so they were not disqualified. “Our idea was basically to pop a wheelie and then slam the rear axle up and over the rock,” said Lovell. “After a couple of attempts the truck shot to the side and I had a bone jarring landing on the skid-plate. We then tried a new line and bounced right up the granite. At the end of the day, the effort put us 9 points behind Shannon Campbell.”

Day two brought more difficult courses and an additional finals round. The pressure was on for Team Lovell. Brad and Roger played it smart to prevent any rolls or breaks. They had to take chances for a win and unfortunately hit a cone. Team Lovell entered the final round with a 29 point lead over third place.

Just before the brothers had their shot in the finals round, a miniature rain shower descended on the course. “I could see the rain drops hitting the rock and rolling away the dust for the guy in front of us,” said Lovell. “It was so dusty it didn’t even get the rock wet at first. When it was our turn it was raining harder and all that dust turned into a coat of slick mud. We never have to worry about our K&N air filters under conditions like this. K&N kept the debris out of our engines and prevented our sensors from clogging up. There is also a slight taper that gave us the clearance and flexibility we needed.”

The Lovell successfully fought the wet track and big holes by the rocks. With less than a minute left, Roger Lovell guided the Ranger into the final notch and Brad Lovell hit the gas. The FABTECH Ranger cleared the end gates.

The 2008 WE-ROCK Series was a great success for Team Lovell. Only 12 points kept them from a perfect season. They now have 5 consecutive series championship wins.

Follow Team Lovell throughout the racing season at the K&N news site. Find K&N products for your vehicle using the K&N application search then use the K&N dealer search to find a K&N dealer in your part of the world.

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