4Wheel Parts Glen Helen Logo 150x72 4Wheel Parts Ultra4 Grand Prix Caps   An Exciting Season Of Ultra4 RacingOctober 24, 2011 – Glen Helen, CA: Historic Glen Helen Raceway recently played host to the 4Wheel Parts Ultra4 Grand Prix.  Over 40 worthy competitors showed up for the fifth and final event of the 2011 Ultra4 series in beautiful San Bernardino, California.  The Grand Prix format required drivers to circumnavigate a punishing five mile course for a total of four hours in an effort to find the toughest competitor on the planet.  In the end, 2010 King of the Hammers winner Loren Healy took home the gold in his familiar ATX-sponsored Jimmy’s 4×4 buggy, but it was anything but an easy victory. 

Healy had to beat out tough competition from fellow King of the Hammers winners Jason Scherer and Shannon Campbell on a course that was packed full of jumps, banked turns, and loose hill climbs that wreaked havoc on man and machine alike.  Beautiful weather made for pleasant spectating and pitting, but the 80 degree temperatures conspired against the fluids trapped within overtaxed transmissions and shocks.  By the end of four hours, only ten vehicles were still running under their own power, but every driver had a huge grin on their face and vowed to return next year for a race that has quickly become a favorite with fans and competitors alike.  Below is the complete list of competitors, the laps they completed and who qualified for the 2012 King of The Hammers this weekend.

The 2012 Ultra4 season starts off with an action-packed week of festivities in Johnson Valley on February 3rd.  Thirty thousand enthusiasts are expected to make the annual pilgrimage to Means Dry Lake Bed to witness the returning 4Wheel Parts Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) and Pit Bull Tires UTV Race, as well as the all new Smittybilt Every Man Challenge.  The week culminates with the sixth running of the now famous Griffin King of the Hammers on Friday, February 10th.  Save the date, this is one race you will not want to miss.

About Ultra4 Racing: Due to the incredible success of the Griffin King of the Hammers, Hammerking Productions created the Ultra4 racing series.  The defining characteristic of this class is that all cars must be possess 4-wheel drive. Beyond that, the class is unlimited and combines multiple off-road disciplines such as desert racing, rockcrawling, and short course racing.  The Griffin King of The Hammers takes place each year in February, on public lands in Johnson Valley, CA.  The race has evolved from 12 teams racing for bragging rights and a case of beer, to more than 150 teams competing before tens of thousands of live spectators and hundreds of thousands of online fans.

 

Finish

First Name Last Name Car # Hometown

State

total laps

Qualified

1

Loren Healy

4428

Farmington

NM

28

2

Jason Picket

4444

Ft. Collins

CO

28

*

3

JT Taylor

13

Fountain

CO

28

4

Nick Nelson

4404

Cortez

CO

28

*

5

Brad Falin

457

Frenley

NV

27

*

6

Tony Pellegrino

4485

Simi Valley

CA

27

7

Shannon Campbell

5

Gilbert

AZ

26

8

Cottin Rodd

4407

Cortez

CO

26

*

9

JR Van Ortwick

4466

Rowland Heights

CA

26

*

10

Brian Shirley

18

Dodge City

KS

26

11

Jason Scherer

76

Danville

CA

25

12

Levi Shirley

81

Dodge City

KS

25

13

Brandon Watson

4488

Glenwood Springs

CO

25

*

14

Scott Ward

4438

Lake Havasu City

AZ

25

*

15

Mike McClure

733

Ness City

KS

25

*

16

Alex Hardaway

4481

Santa Rosa

CA

25

17

Darren Henke

4441

Golden

CO

25

*

18

Gary Ferravanti Jr 4475 Paso Robles

CA

25

19

Casey Currie

2

Anaheim

CA

25

*

20

Richie Carter

4474

Simi Valley

CA

24

21

Bill Phillips

4480

Whittier

CA

24

22

Warren Thomas

257

Morro Bay

CA

24

*

23

Dave Bovich

50

Shasta Lake

CA

22

24

Ben Napier

4461

Sydney

AUS

22

25

Mike Nappi

4490

Idaho Springs

CO

20

26

Travis Carpenter

4405

Orangevale

CA

19

*

27

Randy Avery

348

Sonora

CA

19

28

Brent Goegebuer

4473

Corona

CA

19

29

Chris Hoyt

53

Castle Rock

CO

18

30

Gregory Lundeen

701

Broomfield

CO

18

31

Bill Baird

5252

Sturgis

KY

18

32

Jeremy Hengl

85

Orangevale

CA

17

33

Paul Hoffman

4483

Victorville

CA

16

34

Greg Adler

210

Manhattan Beach

CA

12

35

Kevin Sacalas

4435

Riverside

CA

12

36

Gary Ferravanti Sr.

4446

Paso Robles

CA

10

37

Rob Lynch

4463

Spokane

WA

10

38

Dean Bulloch

4411

Cedar City

UT

9

39

Eric Brown

502

Las Vegas

NV

9

40

Billy Briney

4439

Ness City

KS

7

41

JT Stephens

4454

Little Rock

AR

1

*

42

Jeremy Dickinson      3

0

43

Nathan Unruh

63

Clovis

CA

0

 

Drivers qualified either finishing in the top 10 unqualified drivers or by being the top 5 unqualified drivers to have completed at least 4 races this season.

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