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By Diane Sieker
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Camp Send It to host motorsports event

 

Last updated 1/24/2019 at 11:08pm

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SUVs will fly at the Camp Send It off road jumping event, Jan. 25-27, at the Wellman Road Off-road Park in Anza.

The Camp Send It Motorsports off road jumping event will come roaring into Anza starting Friday, Jan. 25, and going all weekend. The meticulously measured and graded track, jump and landing marks are carefully set up and ready for the competition held at the Wellman Road Off-road Park, located at the corner of Kirby and Wellman roads in Anza.

Event organizers say the thrills will be ongoing and the height and distance of the jumps will be astounding. The competition includes five classes, trophies and other prizes, three days of camping and nonstop jumping action. Professionally built jumps and professional sponsors are the heart of the event. 

At the last competition, the action was furious, as event master of ceremonies Johnathan Schmidt watched the track and shouted "Send it!" when all was clear for a jumper to hit the track. The vehicles literally flew from the jump and sailed gracefully to sometimes loud and jolting landings. The crowd rated each jump with cheers and applause. At times vehicle debris had to be removed from the travel lanes. Headlights, bumper skins and grill parts were most commonly retrieved.

The motorsports weekend will begin Friday, Jan. 25 and include Saturday and Sunday competitions. Dirt bikes, SUVs, trucks, Jeeps, quads, side by sides and more will compete for the greatest distance covered airborne in their respective classes.

Ticket prices are $10 per person general admission, $25 to camp for the weekend for a party of four and $25 per person and per vehicle to compete. 

The gates open Friday at 1 p.m., with registration open until 6 p.m.

Open practice occurs from 1-6 p.m.

A bonfire and meet and greet will be held from 7-10 p.m., and gates close at 11 p.m.

Saturday events begins with gates opening at 6 a.m., and a safety crew briefing at 9 a.m.

Registration and vendor check in and tech opens at 9 a.m. and a drivers' meeting and track walk is at 11 a.m.

Open practice takes place from 11:15 a.m. to noon.

The track closes for a lunch break from noon to 1 p.m.

The national anthem and official start of the competition will occur at 1 p.m.

The jumping contests will be three runs per vehicle from 2-4 p.m. and SCS races from 4 p.m. until dark.

A bonfire and meet and greet will be held from 7-10 p.m. and gates close at 11 p.m.

Festivities continue into Sunday, with gates opening at 7 a.m., open practice occurring between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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Weston Holzer drives over the wrecks with his rock-climber Jeep at the last jumping competition at the Wellman Road Off-road Park in Anza.

Check out is at 3 p.m. and gates close at 4 p.m.

"We are still very much in need of local sponsors," Schmidt said. "This year's sponsors currently include Azusa Mudders, S&K Grading, Rod Bourgeois Pump Services, Dales Fencing, Blackmore Electric, Take Back Anza and Project 371, plus Rockstar, Flesh Gear, Bruno Fabrication, PRP Seats, SRD, Black Fly Eyewear and our main sponsor Vital Extracts."

"Without local sponsors this event gets harder and harder to have," Schmidt said. "As we bring in bigger crowds and more business we need more local help financing these events."

For more information or to become a competitor or vendor, contact Schmidt at (951) 961-3332 or visit the Camp Send It Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/events/201856980640191.

Diane Sieker can be reached by email at [email protected]

 

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