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OV Rocksports Prepares for Best in The Desert

OV Rocksports teams with HASA Pool Products for Vegas to Reno Race Rock Zombie Travis Carpenter competes in 1,000 mile desert race in car 4405

HASA Pool Products joins with OV Rocksports as a title sponsor for the TSCO “Vegas to Reno the long way” desert race in the 4400 Ultra 4 class. Rock Zombie 4x4 club member Travis Carpenter and spotter Dan Trout of (FishMouth Fabworks) will compete in the 4405 “land-use” buggy in an attempt to qualify for the 2010 King of the Hammers race.

With Travis’s father Stan Carpenter as crew chief, land-use activist Kurt Schneider as manager/promoter, and strong pit support by his Rock Zombie club members, Travis has formed a team of committed individuals. While Dan Trout has experience in the desert scene, Travis Carpenter brings only his experience in trail riding and competitive rock crawling which he has been involved in for many years.

According to Travis, “I may be the underdog in this race, but we are in it to win it. Qualifying for the King of the Hammers is just a secondary goal. I am really excited to be racing in this new class against such veteran drivers.”

The 2009 TSCO “Vegas to Reno” The long way race, is a 1,000 mile, three-day, staged off road desert race hosted by the “Best in the Desert” New for this year is the introduction of the 4400 class in which Travis Carpenter is running the 4405 car.

Travis’s 4405 buggy has been masterfully built by Dan Trout of Fishmouth Fabworks. Already featured prominently at various competitions, events, trail work parties, trail rides and even parades, the vehicle turns heads and has gained much attention due to its outstanding craftsmanship.

As part of the team’s commitment to land-use issues, the vehicle will also be running various land-use decals to help educate OHV users on proper use and to keep our public lands open to the public. According to manager Kurt Schneider, “This rig is more than just a race buggy, we are using it as an educational tool to illustrate to the general public that responsible OHV use does little to no damage to the actual environment. We are also currently working to run the rig on all bio-degradable fluids including gear oil, motor oil and bio-degradable ATF”

In addition to title sponsor HASA Inc., car 4405 is also sponsored by Powertank, Yukon, Infinite Graphx, MFS, Marco Muffler and Solid Axle.

OV Rocksports is the competition division of the Nor Cal Rock Zombies 4x4 Club from Orangevale, CA.  Primarily a rock crawling team, OV Rocksports ran in the Last Chance Qualifier in the 2009 King of the Hammers.

HASA Inc. has been keeping your water safe and clean for over 40 years, with its production, sale and distribution of sodium hypochlorite and related products to the industrial, water treatment and swimming pool markets. HASA is a family owned and operated business that has been long dedicated to the needs of its customers and the impeccable standards of its products.

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