360 Campbell Racing Combines Efforts for ULTRA4 Badlands Win  ATTICA, IN, July 2nd 2013: More than 30 teams competed in the 2nd Annual ULTRA4 race held at Badlands Off-Road Park last Saturday as part of the Ultimate Motorsport Championship in Attica, IN. While the course layout was similar to last year, the dry and dusty conditions of 2012 were replaced with heavy rain and extensive mud.  Thousands of fans braved the wet and mucky conditions for a chance to see some of their favorite ULTRA4 drivers compete in a course that featured a newly created off road amphitheater and a technical rock quarry made even more punishing due to the slick conditions.
Several west coast teams made the trek to Indiana including;  Shannon Campbell, Jesse Haines, Troy Stone, and Nitto Tire drivers Nick Nelson and Loren Healy.  Shannon Campbell, the only two-time King of The Hammers and this year’s 2nd place KOH finisher, laid down a blistering 45 second qualifying time, beating out 2012 King, Erik Miller by 5 seconds.  One second behind Miller was this year’s 3rd place KOH finisher, Chicky Barton.
Shannon Campbell, who is still recovering from an injury, started the race in his single-seat independent front suspension (IFS) car, but quickly handed the car over to his 17 year old son, Wayland Campbell. ULTRA4 rules state the driver of record must either start or finish the race in the driver’s seat. Because of this, Shannon started on the pole, but pulled into the pits on the first lap and handed the wheel over to Wayland. On Wayland’s first trip to the amphitheater, the young Campbell got high centered in a rock section and struggled to free himself for nearly 10 minutes.
Nitto Tire’s Derek West started in 4th and quickly took the lead by the end of the first lap with Erik Miller hot on his heels. West and Miller spent the next several laps trading back and forth for 1st position while the young Campbell maintained a solid hold on the 3rd place position. With less than 30 minutes of racing left, both West and Miller suffered mechanical failures that saw both drivers jogging back to the pits for supplies as the young Campbell took the lead and ultimately the checkered flag.
Second place went to Jesse Haines who suffered some mechanical issues early on but overcame them and managed to consistently and skillfully navigate the rock quarry each section to move up into 2nd place. 3rd place went to Clay Gilstrap of Texas who also managed to maintain a consistent speed and expertly navigate the rock quarry to a 3rd place finish.
A complete list of results is available below.10 drivers qualified for the 2014 Griffin King of The Hammers. The next race in the ULTRAseries will be the 3rd Annual American Rocksports Championship in Tooele, UT on July 13th. The next east coast race will be at the Superlift Park in Hot Springs, AR August 17th.
 
Finish Car # Last Name First Name

Team

Laps

KOH Qual

Total Time

1

5

Campbell Shannon

4400

8

pre-qual

2:14:06.8

2

4499

Haines Jesse

4400

7

yes-1

2:11:08.2

3

26

Gilstrap Clay

4400

7

pre-qual

2:23:59.8

4

4421

Miller Erik

4400

7

pre-qual

2:32:04.0

5

4420

West Derek

4400

7

pre-qual

2:44:07.9

6

914

Rose Sean

4400

6

yes- 2

2:26:33.1

7

4440

Cook Travis

4400

6

yes – 3

2:30:09.1

8

4580

Townsend Jordan

4400

5

yes- 4

2:14:11.4

9

144

Barton Chicky

4400

4

pre-qual

1:50:06.5

10

338

Peterson Matthew

4400

4

yes – 5

2:19:20.3

11

4408

Haynes Stan

4400

4

yes – 6

2:23:35.5

12

429

Stone Troy

4400

4

yes- 7

2:24:08.7

13

456

Hundt Chad

4400

4

yes-8

2:27:24.0

14

929

Feagins Mike

4400

3

pre-qual

1:46:49.8

15

4441

Henke Darren

4400

3

yes- 9

1:53:37.5

16

49

Burkett Matt

4400

3

Pre-qual

2:04:04.8

17

4414

Dinkins Ben

4400

3

yes-10

2:10:01.1

18

328

Noually Matt

4400

2

0:45:42.0

19

4418

Colville Mike

4400

2

0:54:23.1

20

890

Terhune Jonathan

4400

2

2:38:01.5

21

67

Healy Loren

4400

1

0:17:05.8

22

302

Rietdorf Tony

4400

1

0:19:55.4

DNF

192

Blume Ken

4400

0

0:00:00.0

DNF

707

Kelly Michael

4400

0

0:00:00.0

DNF

4051

Quist Greg

4400

0

0:00:00.0

DNF

4404

Nelson Nick

4400

0

0:00:00.0

DNF

4433

Carter Adam

4400

0

0:00:00.0

DNF

4436

Matzen Kim

4400

0

0:00:00.0

DNF

4452

Carter Will

4400

0

0:00:00.0

DNF

4492

Bergman Michael

4400

0

0:00:00.0

 

ULTRA4 SPONSORS

  • MetalCloak is the title sponsor for the ULTRA4 MetalCloak Nor Cal Stampede
  • Trail Gear is the ULTRA4 West Coast Series Sponsor
  • Nitto Tire is the ULTRA4 National Series Sponsor

Official Sponsors of ULTRA4 Racing also include:

  • 4 Wheel Parts
  • ATX Wheels
  • Axial
  • Bestop
  • Blue Torch Fabworks
  • Corona Motorsports Rental
  • Dynomax Exhaust
  • GenRight Off Road
  • Griffin Radiator
  • Impact by Mastercraft Safety
  • Kawasaki
  • King Shocks
  • Lucas Oil
  • Miller Welding
  • Nitto Tire
  • Procomp
  • PSC
  • Posion Spyder
  • Rubicon Express
  • Smittybilt
  • Spidertrax
  • Trail Gear
  • Warn
  • WIDIA

ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING MOTORSPORTs IN THE US – ULTRA4RACING  ULTRA4 racing began in 2007 with a dozen friends competing for bragging rights.  Six years later, more than 350 cars compete nationally and internationally in ULTRA4 races.  In 2013, races in the United States will be held in the following states: Utah, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Arkansas, California and Texas. Additionally, the 2nd annual ULTRA4 sanctioned King of the Valleys race will be taking place this August in Wales, UK.

ABOUT ULTRA4 RACING

ULTRA4 is a vehicle type, class and series.  ULTRA4Racing was born from the popularity of the annual Griffin King of the Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire, considered to be the toughest one-day off-road race. The vehicles are unlimited four-wheel drive, capable of competing in multiple racing disciplines – extreme rock crawling, high-speed desert racing and short course.  In six years, the sport has grown significantly from the inaugural King of the Hammers to an eight race national series including a National Championship. ULTRA4 Racing is managed by Hammerking Productions located in Lake Arrowhead, CA.  To learn more, log on to www.ultra4racing.com.

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