Ultra4 a 220x165 Two Former Kings Win Top Ultra4 Awards at Nitto National ChampionshipOctober 2nd, 2013,  CONGRESS, AZ:  With less than 300 points separating the top ten drivers in the ULTRA4 series, there was a lot riding on last weekend’s Nitto Tire National Championship held at Thunder Rock Off Road Ranch in Congress, AZ.  All top 10 drivers in series points along with 38 additional ULTRA4 cars were on hand to compete not only for the win, but also for the series championship.
At the end of the day, two former Kings again stood atop the podiums.  2009 King of The Hammers, Jason Scherer, won the race while the only two- time King of the Hammers, Shannon Campbell, came in 11 minutes behind him in 8th place, earning enough points to secure the 2013 Nitto Tire National Championship.

Drivers had to complete five laps of a sixteen mile desert course designed specifically for ULTRA4 cars. The course was filled with open desert and plenty of tight and technical rock sections. Shannon Campbell started the race in the pole position, while Scherer started 12th. Starting order was determined by series points with drivers starting one every 30 seconds.  The first three off the line were Campbell, followed by 2010 King of The Hammers, Loren Healy, and then Campbell’s 17 year old son, Wayland Campbell who was only 77 points behind his father going into Saturday’s race.

Ultra4 b Two Former Kings Win Top Ultra4 Awards at Nitto National ChampionshipWayland Campbell was the first to take the checkered flag with Nitto drivers Jason Scherer and Rick Mooneyham close on heels. On corrected time, Jason Scherer would finish nearly three minutes ahead of Wayland Campbell with Mooneyham less than 25 seconds behind him. Scherer was penalized 20 seconds for missing an obstacle on course making the gap between first and second place less than five seconds.

Ten cars equally divided between Pro Comp Stock Class and Rubicon Express Modified Class also competed last weekend.  Arizona driver Alan Johnson, won the Mod class with Shawn Rants taking 2nd place. In the Stock class, Matthew Peterson won the race in the only stock vehicle to finish the 2013 Smittybilt Every Man Challenge.  Richard Gauthier came in 2nd in the stock class and earned enough points to clinch the Stock Class National Championship. Despite suffering technical difficulties at Saturday’s race, Mod driver Wayne Hartwig, had also earned enough points throughout the season and retained his lead and won the National Championship for the Mod class.

Several other awards were given including ULTRA4 Sportsman of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Partner of the Year.  Sportsman of the Year was voted on by ULTRA4 Drivers and this year Shannon Campbell won by an overwhelming majority.

Jake Hallenbeck won the Dynomax Rookie of the Year for his breakout 2013 season. This was Jake’s first year with ULTRA4 Racing and he finished 6th in the series.

Partner of the year went to Thom Kingston of Spidertrax for his continuous support of the series which included helping Levi Shirley compete in Europe and his excellent work photographing and promoting every 2013 ULTRA4 Race.

The full results for the season are listed below:

4400s
Car Driver Name KOH Penalties Total Time Points

1

76

Jason Scherer

20 sec

2:38:11.90

1000

2

554

Rick Mooneyham

2:38:15.92

973

3

407

Wayland Campbell

2:41:34.02

961

4

966

Jason Blanton

2:43:01.92

955

5

4420

Derek West

2:44:38.83

949

6

5252

Bill Baird

2:45:42.93

945

7

26

Clay Gilstrap

2:47:39.96

937

8

5

Shannon Campbell

2:49:55.02

929

9

53

Chris Hoyt

2:51:34.20

922

10

524

Mark Danzo

2:51:39.60

922

11

4414

Jason Shipman

2:52:08.63

920

12

4775

Jake Hallenbeck

2:52:38.80

918

13

4421

Erik Miller

2:54:44.00

910

14

4427

Jeff Russell

2:57:53.85

898

15

4481

Alex Hardaway

3:04:33.21

873

16

4468

John Webb

yes

3:16:27.22

827

17

4440

Travis Cook

3:18:05.81

821

18

777

John Brock

yes

3:20:11.65

813

19

4441

Darren Henke

3:21:58.81

806

20

75

Scott Foley

yes

3:22:44.13

803

21

4494

Chris Garrison

yes

3:23:47.49

799

22

62

James Evans

yes

3:26:57.33

787

23

6148

Jonathan Dawes

yes

3:30:16.00

774

24

929

Mike Feagins

3:35:09.43

755

25

602

Airen Patrick

yes

3:42:18.53

728

26

97

Jeremy Hammer

yes

3:47:28.00

708

27

840

Travis Leach

yes

4:16:30.20

597

28

74

Matthew Rager

4:17:27.31

593

29

4486

Marcos Gomez

4:26:55.19

557

30

890

Jonathan Terhune

4:43:25.39

494

31

4437

Dustin Sexton

yes

5:40:47.04

274

DNF

67

Loren Healy DNF

120

DNF

4435

Kevin Sacalas DNF

100

DNF

4482

JP Gomez DNF

180

DNF

4493

Andrew McLaughlin DNF

100

DNF

775

Robert Daly DNF

100

DNF

4407

Randy Rodd DNF

100

DNF

7779

Kenneth Goodall DNF

180

 

Stock Race Results
Matt Peterson

1000

Richard Gauthier

966

Mel Wade

880

Bailey Cole

844

Kevin Adler

836

Mod Race Results
Alan Johnson

1000

Shawn Rants

441

 

Sportsman of the year
Shannon Campbell
Rookie of the year
Jake Hallenbeck
Partner of the year
Spidertrax

 

4400 Championship Points

Car Number Driver Name Champ Points

1

5

Shannon Campbell

3837

2

407

Wayland Campbell

3793

3

966

Jason Blanton

3765

4

4420

Derek West

3698

5

26

Clay Gilstrap

3684

6

4775

Jake Hallenbeck

3679

7

4427

Jeff Russell

3670

8

4421

Erik Miller

3556

9

76

Jason Scherer

3484

10

4481

Alex Hardaway

3387

11

67

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