Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – HD Video Series: 2011 Stampede Ultra4 Race Action!

HD Video Action: The 2011 Stampede Ultra4 Race at Reno, Nevada!

There are eight HD videos covering the 2011 Stampede Ultra4 Race. See the HD video page links on the playlist.

Shannon Campbell waits for the start of the 2011 Stampede Ultra4 Race near Reno, Nevada.

     The 2011 Stampede Ultra4 Race delivered plenty of action! A qualifier for the 2012 King of the Hammers, this race followed the reputation of the 2010 inaugural event: tougher that the King of the Hammers, challenging in widely varied terrain—and unpredictable.

     4WD Mechanix Magazine interviewed Shannon Campbell on Thursday before the race and greeted him at Saturday morning’s starting grid. The Ultra4 champion planned to give his best, as usual, and indicated all would go well if his “junk doesn’t break”…”Junk” is the euphemism for mechanical troubles, and no car is exempt. Even the exceptional design, construction and maintenance of a Campbell Enterprises’ race car can suffer an unanticipated setback. 

     In 2010, the inaugural Stampede Ultra4 Race, Campbell dominated the competition. 4WD Mechanix Magazine video’d the rock pile and Shannon’s iconic sweep of that brutal challenge. It was predicted that Shannon Campbell would set the pace for the 2011 race. He qualified for the number one starting position and launched into the Nevada desert at the green flag…(See the ‘Staging and Start’ HD video.)

   This year, the magazine’s HD video equipment headed up a rugged canyon. The racers were well into the fast desert stretch when the lead cars hit this section. Shannon Campbell, in tight contention, was at second place behind J.T. Taylor’s #13 Torchmate car. At this stage, still in the first lap, positions jocky. Both contenders were on their game.

  Shannon zipped past the camcorder’s view and headed up the steep canyon. We pursued on foot with camcorder in hand, as the canyon pitched upward and narrowed. Several cars passed, headed to the fateful rock “waterfall” area. See the HD video action on the following pages!

     Note: In the technical inspection and race staging videos, Robert Daly and Brad Falin enter the 2011 Stampede Ultra4 Race. This team from Fernley, Nevada, has been featured at the magazine for over a year and will compete at the King of the Hammers. See the “Technical Inspection” video for an introduction to these emerging Ultra4 competitors!

  Ultra4 is truly the world’s toughest motorsport. See what it takes to be a winner—and ultimate sport—at this competition! For Ultra4 racing schedules and results, visit the website: