GEORGETOWN, CA NOVEMBER 8, 2012 - The Gomez Brothers, in their first year of racing the Ultra4 Class, have secured two 2013 Griffin King of the Hammers starting positions. One through their finish at the Ultra4 Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno race and the second through claiming the 2012 NorCal Rock Racing Championship title. “We have had a great year and are already in full preparation for February’s King of the Hammers,” said Marcos Gomez. Marcos Gomez and JP Gomez will each be separate drivers of record at the 2013 King of the Hammers.
Brothers Marcos and JP Gomez have a goal set, and they are putting every effort forward to achieve it. “We want to win the King of the Hammers.” The Gomez Brothers team quickly added Bob Roggy of Roggy Enterprises to head the development of the team and build of two Ultra4 cars. They started the year with a proven car of Les Figueroa and successfully hit their goal of two starting positions. The team is now fully engulfed in building two new IFS cars and added Dan Trout of Fishmouth Fabworks to the build team. One car will debut at the 2013 King of the Hammers, the second car will debut at the Ultra4 NorCal Stampede April 5-7th.
Marcos Gomez qualified through a long and excruciating BITD Vegas to Reno race. After a long wait for official results putting them 13th in class, they were officially announced as a KOH qualifier. “I was so excited when I heard where we finished and that we qualified! It was a long race, we overcame so many obstacles, but we never gave up until we saw that checker flag!” recalls Marcos. “It made all those crazy silt beds worth it in the end!”
JP Gomez qualified through completing three of the NorCal Rock Races in a position to take the Season Championship Title. “Racing this series that was close to home gave us a lot of seat time and showed our consistency as a team,” said JP. “We had our fair share of challenges, but the whole team kept improving on the previous race. If we keep that momentum into next year…well, I am excited!”
The Gomez Brothers are not going to be racing the Ultra4 PSC National Brawl in Texas this weekend. Instead, they have already positioned themselves at Johnson Valley for a quality winter of learning the trails and testing. Marcos Gomez will be navigating for Pistol Pete Sohren in next weeks Baja 1000.
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Drivers: JP Gomez Marco Gomez
Co-Drivers: Todd Treat Danny Patterson
Owners: Raul, Marco, JP and David Gomez
Crew Chief: Bob Roggy Jr.
Fabricator: Dan Trout
Specialty Parts: Bishop Duham
Mechanics: Jason Laffin , Jim Kerns
Pit Crew: Greg Royal, Matt Hopkins, James Hopkins
2012 First Year of Racing
Ultra4 Cinco de Baja – First Race – 21st
Ultra4 Vegas to Reno – Marcos Qualifies for KOH – 13th
Ultra4 Glen Helen – After Rebuilding all night– 28th
NorCal Rock Race Finishes 1st, 5th & 2nd
NorCal Rock Racing Champion – JP Qualifies for KOH
2013 Full Racing Effort
2 Ultra4 Vehicles Running Ultra4 Pro Series
2 Ultra4 Vehicles Running NorCal Rock Racing
Current Sponsors: Mountain Enterprises, BFGoodrich Tires