Located outside of Salem, MO in the beautiful Ozarks at Flat Nasty Off-road Park, Trail 10 - White Knuckle, was honored today by BFGoodrich® Tires as part of its 2007 Outstanding Trails program. Close to 100 off-road enthusiasts from the Capital City Crawlers 4x4 club were in attendance as BFGoodrich presented the club's president with a grant to continue conservation efforts and preserve scenic trails. The White Knuckle trail is one of six trail locations that were recognized by BFGoodrich Tires this year.
BFGoodrich Tires, in conjunction with Tread Lightly!® and United Four Wheel Drive Associations (UFWDA), chose to honor the White Knuckle trail at Flat Nasty as one of the 2007 Outstanding Trails because of its extreme terrain and beautiful scenic grounds within the Ozark mountains. The trail offers some difficult hill climbs as well as cut-backs that will challenge nearly any vehicle.
"Off-roading is the heart and soul of BFGoodrich Tires, and we are delighted to team up with groups like the Capital City Crawlers and Flat Nasty Off-road Park to ensure that these lands will continue to stay beautiful and safe for future visitors," said Joe Mazur, light-truck brand category manager for BFGoodrich Tires. "We're honored provide them with this grant to help in the conservation efforts for this amazing off-road trail."
The Capital City Crawlers is an off-road club based out of Central Missouri with approximately 40 members with vehicles of varying makes and models. The club holds monthly club meetings and typically hosts two to three events per year.
"The Capital City Crawlers are extremely excited to be a part of the 2007 BFGoodrich Tires Outstanding Trails Program," said Bob Adamik, president of Capital City Crawlers. "In partnering with Flat Nasty Off-road Park, we plan to help maintain some of the best trails in the Midwest. White Knuckle is sure to be enjoyed by many, and we are glad to be a part of it."
After a careful selection process, the BFGoodrich Tires Outstanding Trails program recognizes the following six trails for 2007:
Whipsaw Trail in British Columbia, Canada
The Rubicon Trail, one of America's wildest off-road trails
Crushers at Tillamook, located in the Coast Range Mountains of northwest Oregon
Poughkeepsie Gulch, located in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado
Redbird State Riding Area, Indiana's first state owned Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) facility