Above All Rock Crawling competed professionally between 2004 and 2011. The team was a fixture at both W.E Rock and ProRock rock crawling series, as well as UROC Rock Cross and the King of the Hammers Desert Race. They have appeared in Dirt Sports Magazine, Crawl Magazine, Spike TV’s Extreme 4x4, The
Outdoor Channel, and ESPN 2.
Above All Rock Crawling consists of driver Buzz Bronsema, spotter Shon
Wilson, and their pit crew. In 2006, they won the W.E. Rock World Extreme Rock
Crawling Championship in Henderson, Nevada with their Modified Stock ’82 Suzuki
In 2007 Buzz and Shon began running two vehicles: the Zuk, and a Pro-Modified
buggy with an LT1 Chevy V8 engine, Dana 60 axles, Trail Gear beadlock wheels,
and an Atlas II transfer case. The Pro-Modified buggy was affectionately called
“The Nissan,” though apart from the grill, there was very little Nissan left in
it. A third vehicle, another Pro-Modified buggy with a Twisted Customs chassis,
LS1 motor, C4 3-speed trans, Spider Trax 9” axles, and a 4-speed Atlas, joined
the lineup the following year, and took 6thplace in the WE Rock Grand Nationals in Hannibal,
Missouri, while the Zuk took 3rd.
The Nissan buggy took 14th place out of 100 vehicles in the 2009
King of the Hammers, a 100+ mile hybrid between rock crawling and Baja-style
desert racing. The following year Above All started in the pole position and
took 7th. But in 2010, the team’s luck went south, beginning with a draw of
99th position at the starting line and ending with mechanical failure not a mile past the starting line. The good news was that they only dropped one position, finishing last in 100th place. While the team has taken a year or two off from racing to pursue other interests, they are still very much involved with recreational four-wheeling. Shon Wilson’s Twisted Customs car, with its distinctive bright blue paint and yellow flames, still wheels on the rocks of Southern Utah. The Twisted car’s twin, with Above All’s white and lime green paint scheme, LS1 motor, 700R4 4-speed trans, Spider Trax 9" axles, and Atlas II transfer case, made its inaugural wheeling trip in fall of 2012.