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By Andrew Christiansen

Crawlers from western states test their rigs on G’dale farm


EASY DOES IT: Andy Sykes, of Santa Rosa, Calif. works his way through the boulder field at Broken Boulder Farm on his way to winning the Pro Modified class. Sykes ran into a bit of trouble and was spewing smoke (right) by the end of the run.

Kent driver, Matt Heimsoth captured the unlimited class championship at the Western Pro Series of the World Extreme Rock Crawling competition, last weekend. The event which was held at Broken Boulder Farm, north of Goldendale, featured 16 entries from around the country competing in four classes.

Josh England, Rise Above Photography

Winning the Pro Modified class in the closest contested division was Aaron Skyes, of Santa Rosa, Calif ., Sykes edged Jason Fluilly, of Cortz, Colo. by two points for the trophy.

Todd Young, of Nampa, Idaho won the Unlimited Sportsman class and first timer, Krissy Trinka, of Bellfair took the Trail class with her husband Tory spotting.

Shelley Krehbiehl, spokesperson for the event, expressed gratitude to the city for making it easy to hold the event, including a “meet the drivers” session held during check in on Friday. The city allowed the 100 block of West Main to be blocked off for a street dance that followed check in. Organizers plan to return next August at a date to be determined.


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