2007-2008 Team News
|September 8, 2008|
COAST DOMINATION AT THE GRAND NATIONAL EVENT IN HANNIBAL!
Jim finish 5th Overall!
above picture for event coverage and pictures
|July 21, 2008|
Event #4 ~ 2nd Place Finish
Click on the
Picture to link to our Event Coverage and Pictures
|June 23, 2008|
4th Place Finish
It was a
hot one in Cedar City, UT...
Just a few mistakes cost us that podium finish.
This course was finished with seconds left on the clock too...
HERE For Event Story
May 27, 2008
2 Page Spread in June 2008 Issue of Dirt Sport
Read more of Harry Wagner’s story, W.E.
Rock Tries to Change the Face of Rock Crawling, at the below link:
article is in the current JUNE 2008 Issue of Dirt Sports Magazine!
RC Rock Crawlers Winter Finals
Sponsored by RCP Crawlers and Axial
Cody places 10th out of 59
With his new rig!
RACING WELCOMES RCP CRAWLERS AND AXIAL TO THE TEAM
Capistrano Beach, CA – Team Waggoner Racing is
excited to announce the addition RCP Crawlers and Axial to the team. This
partnership has added a new “toy” to Team Waggoner’s arsenal. It might be a
bit smaller than the team’s jeeps or moon buggy, but it is just as tough.
“It’s like the real thing without being inside an actual rock crawler. These
things flip, flex and roll just like the real thing. They are amazing!”
This crawler is
much different from the AX10 Scorpion Cody drove in his first R/C
competition back in April, where he took 2nd place out of 59
competitors. Brian Jones and team at RCP Crawlers built a custom 2.2 Class
competition R/C Rock Crawler for Cody. This weekend at the
So Cal RC Rock Crawlers Winter Series
Finals being held in Cougar Buttes, CA is where Cody will debut his new
rig. The event is being sponsored by RCP Crawlers and Axial.
is founded by people who live and breathe R/C. They have been involved with
the R/C hobby and industry for over 20 years. Cars, boats, airplanes,
helicopters, electric, nitro...You name it they've done it and still do.
Until now there has not been a place that people could go to get everything
needed to build a hobby grade crawler in one stop. Now you can at
RCP Crawlers is a business committed to offering unsurpassed customer
service and support; they use and compete with the products they sell. If
you have any questions feel free to e-mail RCP at
Axial is a manufacturer of high end remote control products and accessories.
They cover the whole scope from beginners to racers. Axial products are
designed to support the RC culture through the development and design of
remote control parts and accessories. Every component of their products are
thought out and evaluated in three key areas: performance, durability, and
style. Check out Axial at
www.axialracing.com or call (949) 600-8642.
Cody’s 2.2 Class Vehicle Specifications
Bender Customs SW3
Axial Double Bead Lock
Losi Rock Claws
Custom Axial Links by RCP Crawlers
Novak Goat Brushless system
With a Visionary Fabrication Dig
Thunder Power 1350 2s Lipo
Traxxas Big Bore
RCP Crawlers Aluminum Knuckles, Axle C’s, Straight Axles, Adapters, and
Rear Four Link Plate.
Team Waggoner has definitely joined a winning
team with RCP Crawlers and Axial. “I am feeling confident about the rig and
looking forward to my first event this weekend.” comments Cody.
|May 19, 2008|
ROCK USA - CEDAR CITY, UT
Place Finish at Event #2
not before breaking his drive shaft...
on his R/C Crawler that is!
HERE for Cedar City Event Information
May 2, 2008|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TEAM WAGGONER IS FEATURED IN TWO PUBLICATIONS;
THE SAN CLEMENTE JOURNAL AND OFF-ROAD ADVENTURES
Beach, CA – Team Waggoner Racing was recently surprised to find a wonderful
story about the team in the San Clemente Journal. About a month ago the
author, Helen Mahshi, came by the house and interviewed the whole family.
“I think of this as more of a nice “coffee table magazine.” states Lindsay.
“It is a great magazine that will be available over the next 3 months and
not just tossed aside and replaced with the next issue.” Cody adds.
The San Clemente Journal is distributed
quarterly in over 200 locations in: San Clemente, Dana Point, San Juan
Capistrano & Capistrano Beach. The Journal is also distributed to
restaurants, hotels and stores as well as direct mailed to subscribers,
Helen did a terrific job describing Cody’s start in
4wheeling and the actual sport of rock crawling. We are very pleased with
the outcome and are very excited to share it with you. The current issue
will also be available online in the near future.
received some phone calls about the new Eaton Ad featured in the May issue
of Off-Road Adventures Magazine. “What a great picture!!! We are very
thrilled to be apart
of the ad campaign Eaton is doing and know that it will have terrific
feedback!” comments Cody.
Off-Road Adventures is a free publication made
available by 4 Wheel Parts and is also distributed in all 4 Wheel Parts
stores. Subscriptions are also available at
For all up-to-date news with Team Waggoner Racing
April 26, 2008|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WAGGONER PLACES 2ND AT HIS FIRST RC ROCK CRAWLING EVENT
Capistrano Beach, CA –
Cody Waggoner of Team Waggoner Racing was recently introduced to the world
of RC (Remote Control) Rock Crawling Competitions. He competed in his
first So Cal RC Rock Crawling Event this past Saturday at Felicita Park in
Escondido, CA and placed 2nd out of 59 competitors.
This all began when Cody
went through event pictures of the WE ROCK Perris Raceway Event from
earlier in the month and noticed an Axial banner on one of the courses.
Not familiar with the product he did a little research and found out it
was an RC Rock Crawling company and called them right away.
Cody hooked up with Randall
Davis of Axial, and received and invite to test drive his rig. Cody jumped
at the opportunity and spent hours learning all about these “mini
crawlers”. “It’s like the real thing without being inside an actual rock
crawler. These things flip, flex and roll just like a real rock crawler.
They are amazing!” states Cody.
Randall offered to build a
rock crawler from his spare parts for Cody to drive in an upcoming event.
Within four days an Axial AX10 Scorpion rock crawler was born. Cody spent
the evening before the event practicing in Randall’s backyard on smaller
scale rock courses for a “little remote time”.
The event at Felicita Park was ran like any
other rock crawling event. All rigs go through a thorough tech inspection
and there are preset courses and time limits to complete them in. The
penalty points and rules are also similar to full scale rock crawling
competitions. Cody was as ready as he could be to compete against some of
the best in the RC crawling circuit.
Three courses were set up
with a 6 minute time limit. Two of these courses were so tough that not
one competitor completed them. Progression points seemed to be the key to
winning the event. Cody knew that he needed to complete a course in order
to have a chance in top place finish. With minimal penalty points and
even a “roll-touch”, Cody finished his only course with 10 points earning
him 2nd place for the event.
“This would not have been
possible with out Randall Davis of Axial! Thank you for opening your home
and spending time and energy to make this happen.”
Axial is a manufacturer of
high end remote control products and accessories. They cover the whole
scope from beginners to racers. Axial products are designed to support the
RC culture through the development and design of remote control parts and
accessories. Every component of their products are thought out and
evaluated in three key areas: performance, durability, and style.
Check out Axial at
or call (949) 600-8642.
For event pictures please visit
or Team Waggoner’s Webshots Album at
This event was Held by
SoCal R/C rock crawlers
and sponsored by RCP Crawlers.
and also Tamiya America,
SoCal R/C Rpcl Crawlers Competition Results Felicita Park 4-26-08
April 23, 2008|
K&N FILTERS RELEASES A SHORT VIDEO OF TEAM
Capistrano Beach, CA – Team Waggoner Racing
is very excited to be apart of a K&N Filters short video; now available
for viewing online.
K&N Filters is an active sponsor of the team and
always keeps up-to-date event information on their news link
. Not only do they publish the team event newsletters with pictures, now
they have created a short video of the Team Waggoner Racing family.
Please take the time to view the video and let us know what you think.
K&N Engineering, of
Riverside, California, is the inventor and leading innovator of reusable
cotton gauze filter technology for automotive applications. From humble
beginnings as a family run business over 35 years ago, K&N Engineering,
now a truly global company with offices in the U.K. and the Netherlands,
continues to exist as a family owned business with an enthusiast mindset
and a direct connection with motor sports that carries over throughout all
levels of management and manufacturing.
Today, K&N exists as
both the sales and brand leader for performance filters, and maintains a
stocking catalogue of over 3,500 part numbers, including an extensive line
of both factory replacement drop-in filters, FIPK (Fuel Injection
Performance Kit) applications, and its line of innovative Performance Gold
Team Waggoner Racing would like to thank all their
sponsors for keeping them on top of the rocks. Sponsors include Eaton
Performance Products – Detroit Locker, BF Goodrich, K & N Engineering,
Torco Racing Oils, CBM Motorsports, Staun Internal Bead Locks, PRP Custom
Racing Seats, Ryan Safety, Lightforce, Fox Racing Shocks, JE Reel
Driveline Specialist, Howe Power Steering and Winchline.com. You can visit
the team website at
www.teamwaggonerracing.com for more
April 18, 2008|
Point Times Runs Follow Up Story About Team Waggoner!
April 14, 2008|
ROCK USA - EVENT #1
Perris Raceway, CA
HOT, HOT, HOT! That sums up this past
weekends event at the Perris Raceway. The overall spectator turn out was great
and even better with the familiar faces!
Lil’ Rich designed some tough courses along the hillside at the racetrack. ...
Click Here for more of the story
April 7, 2008 (Updated 10-1-08)|
|Check out our
Event Stats page. |
20 - 1st Place
5 - 1st Place Series Titles
15 - 2nd Place
8 - 2nd Place Series Titles
8 - 3rd Place
1 - 3rd Place Series Title & 1 - 4th Place & 1 - 6th Place
April 4, 2008|
I know we've had a lot of updates
this year, but a lot has been going on with our team!
Which is great for us and our sponsors!
Here is the latest coverage our
team has received…
This is hot off my driveway this
morning… The Dana Point Times has done a little story about our team and
the upcoming event! A very well written article about our team, the sport
and the upcoming event. The same story also ran in the San
Clemente Times April 3-9th Issue.
Click here for the Dana Point Times online story.
(Click here for the
PDF File of the entire paper - Featured on Page 16)
Click here for the San Clemente Times PDF file of
the entire paper - Featured on Page 24
March 30, 2008|
Valley Daily Bulletin has over 100,000 readers and Team Waggoner was
fortunate enough to be featured on the front page of the March 30th
Inland Living Section. The online article is available via the link
what it looked like in print...
Meet the Southland's new sport - Redmond Carolipio,
you're driving and a group of big rocks is in your way, your first impulse
would be to drive around. Not Cody Waggoner. He'd drive right over them -
it's what he does View
March 28, 2008|
Today we are very
pleased to announce the addition of Lightforce Lights to the team!
their products here...
March 27, 2008|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TEAM WAGGONER RACING SIGNS AGAIN WITH EATON’S DETROIT LOCKER
AND IS PROUD TO WELCOME RYAN SAFETY AND CBM MOTORSPORTS TO THE TEAM
Capistrano Beach, CA – Team Waggoner Racing is proud to
announce that Eaton’s Detroit Locker brand, is returning as a Platinum
Sponsor for the 2008 Rock Crawling season. (Detroit Locker was
purchased by Eaton Performance Products Division back in August of 2005).
Driver/Owner Cody Waggoner has been sponsored by Detroit Locker for several
years and is thrilled to have them on board for the fourth year in a row as
the Platinum Sponsor.
Cody has been running Detroit Lockers in and out
of competition since 1994 when he purchased his first jeep. “These
lockers are reliable and virtually unbreakable, I wouldn’t use anything
else.” states Cody Waggoner.
Waggoner is also very excited to announce the addition of Ryan Safety and
CBM Motorsports to their team.
Ryan Safety, located in North Hollywood, CA, is a
manufacturer of racing safety equipment for the Stunt, Special Effects, and
Motorsports industries. Owner/Operator Mike Ryan is a 31-year veteran
Stunt Driver and Stunt Coordinator with an extensive background in off shore
powerboats, sports cars, off road and dirt track vehicles. Ryan
Safety’s product line consists of stock and custom-fit SFI Rated Nomex
firesuits, 5, 6, 7, and 8-point belts and harnesses that are SFI-Rated 16.1,
helmets, shoes, and accessories, arm restraints, neck protection, window
nets and other fire retardant and safety items. A fabric called
Dale from Norway is being used in one and two-piece suits that are not
only flame retardant, but water resistant and fuel resistant. Its fuel
resistant characteristic separates Dale from other fabrics, since
most suits are not fuel resistant. Cody was recently fitted for his
custom one piece two-layer firesuit and has already outfitted the buggy with
new 5-point belts and arm restraints. Cody Waggoner comments, “We are
very excited to have Ryan Safety as a part of our team, their products are
top quality and will definitely be put to the test this season.”
CBM Motorsports of Ontario, CA pride themselves on
quality and performance along with exceptional customer service and
qualified technical support. Owner Chris Bland is the main engine
builder with over 20 years of engine building experience. He is a GM
world class certified technician and is fully ASE certified. Chris
continues to perfect his talent of high-performance custom engine building
and has proven his ability to produce consistently superior and reliable
engines for all enthusiasts. “Not only do we have a custom built motor
with more horsepower, but we know it’s reliable. At the end of 2007 it
was a great feeling to know that our team finally had a well built motor to
compete with in 2008.” states Cody Waggoner. CBM Motorsports can offer
customers full attention to what their needs are and sit down face-to-face
to custom design the perfect engine with just the right amount of torque and
speed desired. If you dream it, they can build it.
With Eaton Performance Products – Detroit Locker
on board as their Platinum Sponsor, Team Waggoner Racing will be able to
compete in the WE ROCK Western US National Series across the United States.
Other 2008 team sponsors include Torco Racing Oils, BF Goodrich, K & N
Engineering, Staun Internal Bead Locks, PRP Custom Racing Seats, JE Reel
Driveline Specialist, Howe Power Steering, Fox Racing Shox.
Visit their website for links to all their
sponsors as well as event information and current up-to-date team news,
|March 19, 2008|
sponsor... New Belts, Restraints and Fire Suit!
Check them out...
|February 25, 2008|
Once a year TWR puts together the opportunity to sit behind the wheel of
their rock crawler and see what it's like to drive through the rocks in
a competition like setting. Check out these pictures from the most
recent trip out to Lucerne Valley with the Capo Valley 4Wheelers Jeep
Click on the picture
below for the photo album
would like to thank Roberto for taking the awesome pictures!
is also a video by Robert Rien, Click link below~
|February 21, 2008|
1st, 10:30 am (1:30 pm ET/PT
Sunday, March 2nd, 9:30 am
(12:30 pm ET PT)
Xtreme 4x4 on Spike
Will be airing a
Segment about the Team Waggoner Racing Family!!!
How fun is this going
to be… Armed with footage from the 2007 WE ROCK Grand National Event in
Texas and some old photos from the CJ5 jeep days, Xtreme 4x4 has put
together a little something on our team! We haven’t seen it but they
say we are really going to like it. It is the first episode of its kind
focusing on the team and its members!
We are very excited
about this episode and can’t wait to be apart of Xtreme 4x4’s
So tune in to SPIKE
TV and check your local listings for
Xtreme 4x4 on March 1st & 2nd.
|February 5th, 2008|
Ready for a great start
to the new season! For more event information visit the WE ROCK
USA website by clicking on the picture below...
Event Date is April 12th -13th!!!
|October 30th - November 2, 2007|
Buggy was a
success during the Las Vegas SEMA Show in the Torco Oil Booth!
|October 15, 2007|
Buggy was on display at the Pomona Off-Road Expo
September 20, 2007
Texas was hot, humid and had lots of bugs. Besides all of that we
did have a great start to the Grand National Event. The guys
finished Saturday in 3rd Place, 14 points out of first place.
Then Sunday happened... don't know what happened, but we went from 3rd to
9th place. "It is what it is"! We all still had a great time
and we put on a great show for the Xtreme 4x4 film crew. Visit
the Event Picture Page for More Info.
September 5, 2007
Can we get a
Engine #6 has been
successfully installed and started right up! With the help of Jim
and our friend Zack it only took a couple hours to get it in and
started! Cody is very happy and relieved that "Roxanne" actually
has an engine again. Now we can focus on Texas!!!
August 27, 2007
|July 21, 2007|
Well we are missing an engine… AGAIN!!! This would be engine #
Cody took the buggy out this weekend with the engine tuner to make sure
it was running properly and it did for about 5 minutes then it went
We don’t know the reason why, how or what the heck went wrong but Cody
and Jim are now official engine puller-outers doing it in record time
As always we will keep you posted on the outcome of our little fiasco!
Wish us a prompt recovery and
|July 2, 2007|
|Back from Donner with 4th place for the
event and 3rd for the overall series!|
What an awesome weekend of crawlin'! See Event
Pictures for more info.
|May 31, 2007|
|Check out our new
Event Stats page. |
19 - 1st Place
5 - 1st Place Series Titles
13 - 2nd Place
6 - 2nd Place Series Titles
7 - 3rd Place
1 - 4th Place & 1 - 6th Place
|May 30, 2007|
|Team Waggoner takes Goldendale by the
trees... 1st Place victory for the team!|
for more info and pictures from this past weekends event.
For immediate release ~ IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
To all Western Pro
National Competitors, Marketing Partners, Media, and Spectators:
Due to unforeseen and
last minute zoning and permitting issues with the new W.E. ROCK
competition site in Ellensburg Washington, the Western Pro National # 3
Event will be moved to Goldendale, Washington. The event date will
remain the same (May 25-27, 2007).
W.E. ROCK has enjoyed
very successful event in Goldendale and while we all know that the
Goldendale site imposes some challenges due to limited size, we are very
happy to be able to return to Goldendale one more time.
construction project will continue and be available for use during the
2008 competition season. W.E. ROCK wishes to thank all city, county and
state official that are making the Ellensburg event site possible.
updates to the W.E. ROCK Western Pro Nationals Event # 3.
|W.E. ROCK Announces
Next Western U.S. Nationals Event will be in Ellensburg, WA!|
The W.E. ROCK Washington event,
in years past, has been nothing short of epic as all have seen top names
bashed off the higher ranks by the local talent and up and comers.
The event has held some record numbers in attendance of both spectators
and competitors and although the old site, located in Goldendale,
Washington, has been great to the sport; W.E. ROCK has just outgrowth the
location. So where does W.E. ROCK's "Rumble on the Rocks" head to
now after 4 years? Just an hour north in the college town of
Ellensburg, Washington. The event will be held on the first
man-made course in the Pacific
North-West. Check out "Rumble on the Rocks" on May 25-27 in
|more info at
|The Orange County Register (Front Page of
the Local News Section) writes a follow up story on Team Waggoner and
the Globe Event results! Click
HERE for the story.|
Don't forget to rate the article and post a comment, the more positive
remarks the story gets the more chance of the newspaper covering the
sport even more.
3rd Place Finish for our team in
Globe, AZ! Click
HERE for pictures.
San Clemente Sun Post, with a
circulation of 8-9,000, published a story about Team Waggoner - Cover
Story and featured online. Click
HERE for the story.
Don't forget to rate the article and post a comment, the more positive remarks
the story gets the more chance of the newspaper covering the sport even more.
|Tierra Del Sol (TDS) Annual Safari Run
this weekend ~ Anza Borrego, CA |
We are looking forward to having a little fun wheelin'
|Pictures from our trip... To view them go
|What an event!!!! Exciting...
Thrilling...Exhilarating... Overall WOW!!! Cody and Jim gave it their
all and did a great job at the Fiesta Hotel & Casino WE ROCK USA Event.
Our new engine, (engine #4), is still running and sounds better than
ever! Even with a couple of mishaps during the event we finished
7th out of 18. We are grateful that Roxanne is still running and
had a great time at the event. See Event Pictures for More
Roxanne is finally home and
running again!! On Saturday Cody and Jim went to Lucerne Valley to test
out the new engine... this time they took the engine guy so he could see
exactly what the engine needs to be able to do. With a few
tweaks and adjustments she is running as good as new. We are very
happy to be past the wondering if the engine was going to work and
waiting to see when we can get it back.
WE ROCK Henderson, NV at the
Fiesta Casino this coming weekend.
February 24th & 25th.
2007 ROCK CRAWLING NEWS
2007 rock crawling season we have decided on the premier racing organization WE
ROCK USA as our only series of choice.
Our competition schedule has been posted and we are looking forward to a
BOYS AND THEIR TOYS
WELCOME TO OUR WORLD...