Superchips’ Driver Jesse Haines Takes Rock Crawling to New Level

Rock crawling is always fun to watch and Superchips’ driver Jesse Haines sure knows how to put on a show. At round one of the 2017 Idaho X Rocks series Jesse Haines—professional rock crawler and Superchips sponsored driver—did something that may never have been done before. He drove two different cars, in two different classes, and won with both of them! Although Haines has had consistent success with his Unlimited class car, Prickle, he had not competed in his Pro Mod car since 2015. After some recent updates to the car, Haines decided to get behind the wheel of Pokey for a few events this year.

 

Rock Crawling in Idaho, Jesse Haines Captures the Win for Superchips
 

The team jumped out to a lead in both classes and never looked back, finishing all of their 16 courses throughout the weekend.

In less than three weeks, Haines will be back in action at round two of the WE Rock western series in Cedar City, UT. Haines will be driving in Unlimited while Robb Kaufmann pilots the Pro Mod car.   Superchips wishes Jesse and Robb the best of  luck for the 2017 Season.

 

About Jesse Haines Fabrication:

Founded by professional fabricator Jesse Haines in 2011. Jesse Haines Fabrication sales chassis, roller chassis, chassis designs, turn key cars, custom cars, and manufactured off road parts. Contact us at sales@jessehainesfab.com for more questions relating to our products.

About WE Rock:

Each event starts on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. with the National Anthem. The competitors, ready for serious rock crawling, are lined up and ready to start on multiple obstacles at the same time. There are typically eight courses available to begin. The courses labeled A are for the professional classes, the courses labeled C are for the sportsman classes. You will be see all kinds of vehicles on each course.

Each competitor will complete four courses on Saturday and four courses on Sunday. The best professionals will move in to the Shootout course on Sunday afternoon to determine who the winners of the weekend are.

Courses are designed to be completed in ten minutes or less. If a driver fails to complete in ten minutes, they will receive points only for their progressive gates. Each course generally has elevation changes, crack lines, cone placements and other obstacles designed to challenge the drivers and spotters.  Rock crawling is an exciting sport and WE Rock delivers and experience unlike anything else.

 

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Team Superchips Wins National Title and Runner Up

Team Superchips Pro Mod driver, Jake Hallenbeck, came from behind to win the WE Rock Grand Nationals in Farmington last weekend. In the Unlimited class. Jesse Haines lost another tight battle with rock crawling legend, Tracy Jordan, and finished 2nd in the 13 car field.

After a mechanical issue shut his car down on his last course of day 1, Hallenbeck lost the solid lead he had over the pro mod class. He went into day 2 with a 13 point deficit to overcome. Hallenbeck chipped away at the lead with each run, but going into the last course still trailed by 12. On the final course, Hallenbeck dominated the course and finished with an 8 point win!

In the Unlimited class, Jesse Haines finished day 1 only 3 points out of the lead. Day 2 started out with 2 great runs that kept the pressure on the first place team. On the 3rd course, Haines took a risky bonus that would have moved him into the lead. Unfortunately, the gamble didn’t pay off and resulted in a rollover. Although it took him out of contention for the win, Haines was still able to hold onto 2nd place.

See both Superchips cars in action again at Supercrawl, September 24-25 in Reno, NV.

Team Superchips Finishes 2nd in WE Rock Western Series

 

Team Superchips Finishes 2nd in WE Rock Western Series

 

The Broken Boulder Ranch in Goldendale, WA was the site for a weekend long battle for the WE Rock Western Series Championship. After multiple lead changes, Team Superchips driver, Jesse Haines, finished just 6 points behind eventual champion, Tracy Jordan. Haines said -“We were able to put on a great show for some of the best rock crawling fans in the country. It was a successful weekend even if we didn’t take 1st place.”

The win allowed Jordan to win the series championship, while Haines took 2nd in the 4 event series.

On August 20-21, Team Superchips will be in Nampa, ID for the Idaho X Rocks finals. Three weeks later, the nation’s top teams will be in Farmington, NM for the WE Rock Grand Nationals.

 

 

Team Superchips Takes 2nd in Unlimited, 1st in Pro Mod at WE Rock 

 

Last weekend, the top pro rock crawlers west of the Mississippi met in Norden, CA for round 3 of the WE Rock western series. With one of the biggest pro fields in many years, WE Rock turned up the heat and set some brutal courses to put teams to the test.

Coming off a big win at the last event, Jesse Haines was hoping to make this 2 in a row. That looked like a good possibility until the end of the last course of day 1. A pinched wire shorted out the electrical system on Haines car, and caused a very costly DNF. The team battled back on day 2 and nearly pulled off a huge comeback. It came down to the last run of the shootout, but Haines would have to settle for 2nd place this time.

After a 10 year absence from the sport, Jake Hallenbeck returned to drive the Team Superchips pro mod owned by Jesse Haines. In his first time competing in pro mod class, Hallenbeck won in a land slide. Many of his competitors fell to mechanical issues and rollovers, but Hallenbeck lead start to finish to take the win.

 

 

Team Superchips Wins in Cedar City, UT!

After a rush to get his new Team Superchips crawler ready for the first round of the WE Rock Western Series, Jesse Haines had some time to get the car dialed in before round two. His efforts paid off, and Haines pulled off a near perfect event at WE Rock in Cedar City, UT.

 

 

I’ve been working on the car and practicing as much as I can, and clearly it paid off for us this weekend!” said Haines after the event.

 

Jesse was working with a new spotter, Cody Folsom, but the pair worked great together, only making a few minor mistakes throughout the weekend. Team Superchips finished 1st out of 13 in the unlimited class, taking the win by 53 points. Awesome effort!

The next stop for Haines is the Old School Rock Crawl in Delta, UT, May 27-28.

Team Superchips Debuts Highly Anticipated New Crawler at WE Rock in Congress, AZ

Team Superchips driver, Jesse Haines, debuted his ground breaking new unlimited class rock crawler this past weekend at the WE Rock competition in Congress, AZ. The new car, named Prickle, was built in less than two months and showed up to the Western Series opener with virtually no test time. Unfortunately, Prickle fought a handful of engine related issues throughout the event. Haines and spotter, Mike Berard did their best with what they had to work with, but finished the weekend 9th in the 14 team unlimited class.

In addition to driving his new car, Haines put veteran rock crawler, Jake Hallenbeck, in the driver seat of his other car, Pokey. Hallenbeck was also competing in the unlimited class this past weekend. He too suffered mechanical issues that ended his weekend early, leaving him in 11th place.

Haines will be back in competition action again next month, April 15th-17th, at the Australian Tuff Truck Challenge. After a 4th place finish there last year, Haines is hoping to become the first American to win Australia’s premier rock crawling event.

Superchips Announces Title Sponsorship of Off Road Driver, Jesse Haines!

Today Superchips officially announced their title sponsorship of Jesse Haines and his off road program for the 2015 season.  Jesse has been competing in professional rock crawling competitions since 2003, when he attended his first event as a spotter. Since that day, his life has been dedicated to all things rock sports. As a competitor, he has had over a dozen event wins, multiple series championships, and a national championship. As a racer, he has raced in 6 King of the Hammers races, racked up multiple Ultra 4 podium finishes, and numerous top ten finishes. As a fabricator, he built several cars that have won dozens of events from UROC, WE Rock, CalROCS, and Ultra 4.

Jesse is an enthusiast in every aspect.  With a tremendous appreciate and understanding of the automotive aftermarket, Haines is well suited to represent the Superchips brand on and off the competition circuit.  Many followers within the off road community are excited to see Jesse officially re-entering the sport after some time off.  Few are more passionate or more involved in this industry. Since his start in the sport, Jesse has worked to develop a significant online presence through off-road forums and social media by allowing fans to follow the build of his buggies and sharing stories from his competitions. This has helped him to create an international following. He is currently sponsoring a car in Ultra 4 Europe, a car in WE Rock/Tuff Truck Australia, and previously had a car competing in Italy’s WTI series.

Superchips is excited for the 2015 season.  Make sure you visit Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates regarding Jesse’s events, results, and carnage on the rocks.

Superchips Renews Partnership with Team Four Corners 4×4 for 2015 Season!

Team Four Corners 4×4, led by Jason Kaminsky in his 2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is getting ready to start their fourth season in 4×4 Endurance racing this March, 2015.  Kaminsky and his co-pilot, Richard Jenkins, are excited that this year in addition to racing in the Dirt Riot Southwest and Mountain Series,  they will also be rock crawling competitively in the WEROCK Western Series.

In 2014, the team ended with five podium finishes out of seven events, including their top ten finish at The King of The Hammers Everyman Challenge.

2013 was a great year for the team, when they earned the title of Dirt Riot National Champions in their class.  They hope to return to the top spot on the podium in 2015.

2012 was the first year of competitive rock sports for the team which started with a fifth place finish at the first King of the Hammers Everyman Challenge, followed by a Mountain Series title in Dirt Riot.

In all, the team has earned 15 podium finishes and six titles and Superchips has been there every step of the way.  “They are critical to our success.  As a primary sponsor of our team for the fourth year now, Superchips has sustained their commitment to the off road community by supporting racers like us, events like Moab Easter Jeep Safari, and land-use issues nationwide.  That’s not to mention the great products that we use to increase performance in the race vehicle, tow rig, and other support vehicles,” commented Kaminsky.  “We’re very happy to be involved with a company so important to the off road community.”

The team’s first event of the season will be a double-header, where Kaminsky will compete in both WEROCK rock crawling and Dirt Riot Endurance racing events the same weekend in Congress, Arizona on March 7th & 8th.  Be sure to keep up with the team’s schedule at http://fc4x4.com/schedule.

If you can’t make it to a race, make sure to see the team go recreational wheeling at a number of events from Moab to Ouray to Aspen and all over the southwest region.

WE Rock Professional Rock Crawling Heads to Rangely, Colorado

The second round of the Trail-Gear Western Pro Rock Crawling series is this Saturday and Sunday at a brand new location in Rangely, Colorado.  The battles in each class are extremely competitive, providing a day of high entertainment for all to watch.  The first round of competition in Arizona went well for some, and others need to make up a lot of points this weekend.  “We are really excited to come to the Rangely Rock Crawling Park for the first time ever,” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events.  “There are some big and technical rocks here that will give us room to create lots of bonus lines for drivers.  With it being a new location, there won’t be an advantage to any team, they will all have to perform at the pro level to win!”

 

Rock crawling starts at 10am on both Saturday and Sunday.  Professional Rock Crawling is one of the most intricate sports in the motorsports arena.  It is technical, mechanical and filled with action.  The rock courses are setup in an area where spectators can bring their chairs and be able to see multiple courses running at the same time.  The two day format includes 4 courses of competition on Saturday and another 4 courses on Sunday, with a final shootout on Sunday afternoon which usually determines the final finishing positions.  The winner will be determined by the driver that has the least amount of points at the end of the weekend, similar to golf.

 

 

There are over 16 drivers already committed to coming to compete, some driving over 20 hours to be part of this professional series!  In the Pro Mod Class, current points leader Hooked Triangle Racing Jared Neff is followed by Team Superchips Aaron Sykes, by one point.  Also pre-registered is Rad Racing Kevin Reimer from Idaho Falls.

The Unlimited Class has eight pre-registered drivers including points leader Team Rock Hard Justin Hall, Trail-Gear’s Matt Messer and daughter Olivia Messer.  Second in points Mission Snow and Skate Dion Wakefield from Canada will be their to challenge the title along with Moab 4×4 Outpost Steve Nantz, Team Climax Matt Heimsoth and Blue Water Furnishings Justin Keilman.  In memory of Alec Taber, Bailey Campbell will not be competing at this event, but instead Campbell Racing has lent the car to Rick Deremo who will compete with Alec’s Dad as the spotter.

Mod Stock and Local 4×4 participants are encouraged to participate in the Sportsman Class and join already registered Eli Allen, Chris Mercer, Charlie Vacha and Jeff Womble.  There are minimal safety requirements including a roof, doors, 4-point harnesses, a DOT helmet and two fire extinguishers.

After the event we will have the results, pictures and stories posted on WEROCKLIVE.com.