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2009 Gray Rock ORV Park Alabama Rock Racing - Southern Carnage

Posted in Events on September 1, 2009
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Gray Rock ORV Park in Gardendale, Alabama, was home to a plethora of four-wheeling and rock racing competitions when both the Southern Four-Wheel Drive Association (SFWDA) and the Xtream Rock Racing Association (XRRA) converged there during a rainy weekend last May. Though threatened by mud, slick rocks, and looming tornados, the four-wheelers came from all across the south side of our nation for the action.

The SFWDA is an association of 4WD clubs located in the southeastern United States (Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee) dedicated to promoting four-wheel drive recreation, responsible land usage, conservation, and education. If you'd like to get involved, contact them through their website and then make plans to head out to their Dixie Run tentatively planned for somewhere in the middle of Tennessee, October 2-4, 2009.

XRRA has been putting together some of the gnarliest rock racing events in the nation, and we saw more rollovers, wrecks, and fires during the double feature of two races on Saturday and Sunday of this event than at all other rockcrawls combined. Find out more at If you're looking for the next event at Gray Rock, check them out at

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One second he's barreling down the hill, the next he's back in it to win it. Dan Macdonald was just one of many drivers who went belly-up, but he was one of the few who actually made it back to his tires and continued on through the course.

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