Moses Ludel’s 4WD Mechanix Magazine – 2015 Moab EJS: BFG Hosts Jeep JK Wrangler Run at Area BFE

2015 Moab EJS: BFGoodrich® Hosts a Jeep JK Wrangler Run at Area BFE!

At the 2015 Moab Easter Jeep Safari, BFGoodrich® Tires, Raceline Wheels and Poison Spyder Customs presented a special run for Jeep JK Wrangler owners. On three levels of trails at Area BFE, suitably renamed “Area BFG” for the event, professional racers and 4×4 off-road instructors helped newcomers and seasoned four-wheelers find their way over the rough stuff.  In this video, Jeep JK Wranglers and ‘wheelers negotiate Strike Ravine—newcomers benefit from guidance by the foremost 4×4 experts!  

Charlene Bower of Bower Motorsports
Lance Clifford founder of Pirate 4x4

Charlene Bower of Bower Motorsports Media gets the BFG, Raceline and Poison Spyder Customs sponsored event off to a good start. The instructors and guides were notable industry and off-road racing community members.  At right, Lance Clifford, founder of Pirate4x4.com, and Greg Mulkey (back row at left) of Raceline Wheels greet the Jeep JK Wrangler owners and guests.

John Williams instructor at Miller Motorsports 
Bart Dixon, Larry McRae and John Herrick at Area BFE

John Williams shares his career experience and talks about the all new BFGoodrich® All-Terrain KO2 T/A tires. Racers Bart Dixon, Larry McRae and Brad Lovell get ready for a day on the trail with the Jeep JK Wrangler owners and guests.  

Randy Slawson winner of the 2015 King of the Hammers Race 
Danny Grimes hosts BFG gathering at Grandpa's Garage

At left, Randy Slawson, 2015 winner of the King of the Hammers Race, greets the guests. Danny Grimes (right) generously hosted the post run evening gathering at Grandpa’s Garage.  

New BFG All-Terrain T/A KO2 tire presentation 
John Williams on the trail at Area BFE with KO2 tires

At left is the real celebrity this year! The BFGoodrich® All-Terrain KO2 tires showed their prowess on the rocks. At right, John Williams drives Strive Ravine, helping the guests appreciate 4×4 equipment, tires and the best four-wheeling practices.  

Brad Lovell demonstrates rock crawling at Area BFE. 
John Williams coaches four-wheelers at Area BFE.

Brad Lovell demonstrates the prowess of a race-prepped buggy as Jeep JK Wrangler owners witness the professional approach to winning equipment and driving technique. At right, John Williams demonstrates the best approach to a rocky stretch of trail in Strike Ravine. This “easier” route poses many challenges for both the vehicles and drivers. Several Jeep JK Wrangler drivers were new to four-wheeling. Guides were the community’s best!  

Four-wheelers test their skills at Strike Ravine.
New Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited drives Strike Ravine.

At left is a new driver who soon mastered the rocks in a Jeep JK Wrangler Rubicon two-door.  A shorter wheelbase helps. The Rubicon Edition also comes with a mild lift and lockers at both axles, which gives this 4×4 an edge. Watch the trail run, a graphic comparison of vehicle equipment, tires and driving technique!  

Jeep JK Wrangler owners learn to four-wheel at BFG event.
BBQ lunch at BFG hosted Area BFE event

At left, a Jeep JK Wrangler guest plies the rocks and challenges as Dusty Sexton shares the best practices for obstacle approaches and picking a “line”.  Strike Ravine presents a variety of challenges, and by lunch time, the air rang with trail stories. The three trails selected offer a range of difficulty and learning opportunities for both 4×4 newcomers and seasoned four-wheelers! Area BFE is known for its challenges.        Note:  4WD Mechanix Magazine and Video Network covers off-road racing, trail running and destination “travel/adventure’.  Videos include the Rubicon Trail (see the Wheelers for the Wounded Rubicon Super Event videos) and other Area BFE/”BFG” runs along the difficult trails at this 320 acre off-road park.  Click here to see the 2012 BFG run at Area BF”G”!     After a day of 4×4 Area BFE/”G” trail running, the Jeep JK Wrangler owners attended this hosted dinner, raffle and the “Outstanding Trails” announcements at Grandpa’s Garage.  BFGoodrich® Tires, Raceline Wheels and Poison Spyder Customs invited the guests and celebrities from the off-road community to this gala evening gathering.

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