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By Andrew Christiansen
Reporter 

Rock crawling a dirty, but wholesome sport

 

Andrew Christiansen

A PLACE TO DRIVE: Fourteen year old Olivia Messer works her way through the course with the guidance of her father, Matt Messer.

Rock crawling is a spectator friendly, family affair. It is also one of the dirtiest sports, as any spectator at the Broken Boulder Ranch last weekend could attest. No cheating and fighting, just a lot of dirt.

The nature of the sport allows fans to intermingle with cars and drivers, all of whom seemed eager to talk about their sport. As far as families are concerned, there was almost every variation imaginable at the event.

Matt Messer, the Unlimited class winner was also the spotter for his 14 year old daughter, Olivia. While not allowed to drive a car on the road, Olivia, who dad says is his "wild daughter," proved to be more than capable running their high tech crawler over an imposin...



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