Dirt Riot Endurance Racing: Photo from nc4x4.com

If your looking for some great offroad racing action in Michigan head on out to Rocks & Valleys Off-Road Park in Harrison, MI for the Dirt Riot Endurance Racing. Prerunning and meet&greet is Friday, racing action starts Saturday 9:30am with multiple classes of short course racing. Unlimited 4x4s, UTVs and even stock classes will race throughout the day. BDS will be out at the event hanging out so make sure to stop by our booth and see us. For more info on this weekend’s race, check out W.E.Rock and the event flyer.

Location: Rocks & Valleys, Harrison, MI

6/8 Friday 5-8pm: Meet & Greet

6/9 Saturday 8am: Gates Open

6/9 Saturday 9:30am-5pm (ish): Racing action and awards ceremony

Check out the video from last year’s Colorado Race for the Unlimited Class:

BDS hit the road over the weekend heading all over for a slew of offroad events and among them was the East Coast truckin’ Nationals in Petersburg, VA. BDS Rep Mike Rogers made the trip out in the BDS Ram 2500to hang out with distributor Davis Offroad and take part in the events. Davis Offraod has been a BDS distributor for the last couple years building some Bad Ass Rides in the Richmond, VA area and have a number of them on display and racing in the event. The Virginia Motorsports Park played host to this event that brings in thousands of trucks for a weekend of diesel smoke and burnt rubber.

The 2-day show consists of Friday night truck and tractor pull followed by  a Saturday chalked full of diesel drag racing, show ‘n shine competition, sled pulls, dynos, burnout competitions, great food and vendors on site. Robby Bryant, a Davis Offroad customer sporting a 6” BDS lift on his 2008 Super Duty brought home top honors during friday nights stock class pulls. Saturday had great weather bringing in large crowds for the events as many came out to watch Schied Deisel’s truck put down a national record for speed of a diesel motor going 203mph on the 1/4 mile track. For a change in pace from the polished show rigs crowds gathered throughout the day to watch the tough mudder truck racing set up on the back half of the motorsports park. A big thanks to Davis Offroad for inviting us out and to everyone that stopped by to check out the booth.

BDS Suspension returned to Mesick, MI for the 11 Annual Jeep Blessing hosted by the Cadillac Jeepers. Each year the event grows and this year continued that trend with Jeeps of all shapes, sizes, colors and years were in attendance. Heck, there were plenty of non-Jeep vehicles taking part in the weekend of 4wheel action. We love making the short trip up from Coldwater, MI each to take part in this event to see past customers and hearing stories of where they take their BDS-equipped rigs. A record attendance with 1108 Jeeps signed up for this 1-day festival. With trails like the new Chadville open and other being updated and improved the Jeepers were excited to throw it into low range and play out on the rocks. After a morning rain the ever popular mud pit brought in quite a crowd all day to see who could make it through the slimy pit. In the afternoon the sun came out and the it warmed up making for a great event.

BDS set up in the vendor area to show off some of the new products and chat with the event attendees. Congrats to Kari Dunlap for taking home the $100 BDS gift certificate and thanks again to everyone that stopped by the booth and took advantage of our show specials.

To see all the photos from the event, head on over to out photo album or check out Facebook.

There’s a lot going on this weekend if you like lifted trucks. BDS is hitting the road for a busy weekend for offroad events including Blessing of the Jeeps up in Michigan, East Coast Truckin’ Nationals in Virginia, and OK 4WD’s Open House over in New Jersey. Come out and hang with the BDS crew and take advantage of the special offers. Other events going on via the BDS event calendar this weekend will play host to East Coast Truckin’ Nationals, OK 4WD’s Open House, Blessing of the Jeeps, Rock Spyder 4×4’s Open House, the Springfield 4Wheel JamboreeBluegrass 4×4’s Mawl Crawl, and the Ultra 4 Cinco De Baja Race. For more info on what’s going on this weekend, click on the links above.

Coldwater, MI – April 30, 2012 – Now in its second season, Off-Road Overhaul continues to seek out deserving 4×4 owners and make over their rides with a slew of aftermarket products. After the buildup, host Mike Duval takes the rig and its proud owner out for some 4wheeling to test it all out. Watch tonight as they overhaul a 2006 Jeep Wrangler with the help of BDS Suspension and others. What’s on the table for this Jeep build… well you will have totune in to find out.
Off-Road Overhaul airs on the Outdoor Channel Monday nights at 5:30pm, 9:30pm, 12:00am, and 2:30am (EST). To see more and check out clips from past shows, visit Off-Road Overhaul.

A few weeks back, the BDS Suspension backed Desert Concepts race team took on the prestigious Mint 400. Over the years the Mint has built a reputation for being one of the toughest desert races in the states bringing the top racers from around the country and beyond to compete. The Mint is more than a race, it’s an experience. In the days prior to event Fremont St. is taken over as offroad racing’s converge on Las Vegas. KOH founder and car owner, Dave Cole piloted the #4454 against the pack of 325 entrants, bringing home a 2nd place in class finish despite having mechanical issues, electrical gremlins, and down right bad luck.  Check out some of the in car footage from the start of the race with Desert Concepts and the #4454 car:

And for a  great video of the 2012 Mint 400 action and to get a feel for all the events that go on out in the desert, check out Heavy Metal Concepts’ latest production:

Congratulations to Dave Cole and the Desert Concepts team on the stellar race! For a list of future events, make sure to check out Ultra 4 Race Schedule and the Lucus Oil Series Schedule. And to read the complete race report, click the Mint 400 Race Report.