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Richie Carter Win GH 7 12 14 800x600 220x165 Race Prep Racing Takes the Checkered Flag At Glen Helen Grand PrixGLEN HELEN RACEWAY, CA – July 12, 2014   In their first Western Regional Race of 2014 and their first regional race in the newly created Ultra4 Legends Class, Race Prep Racing outlasted the other Legends teams and took the checkered flag for the win on July 12, 2014.  Richie Carter, driver of the 4474 Legends Class car, credits perseverance and hard work for the team’s success.

The pit crew battled fueling issues all weekend still managing to put down good lap times during the preliminary heats when it counted.  Though the final wasn’t pretty – the car sputtered and popped during most of the race – this is endurance racing and the car, driver, and crew worked for 90 minutes keeping the car moving and the lap times consistent.  In the end, Race Prep Racing put down two more laps than its closest competitor and took the win in their class. Read More→

Four Corners 4×4 Completes 2014 Season

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

DURANGO, CO – Four Corners 4×4 competed August 16th in the Dirt Riot endurance racing event held at Battle Rock Off Road Park near Cortez, Colorado. The event was a Jason Kaminsky Rick Jenkins climb out of a water crossing. 220x220 Four Corners 4x4 Completes 2014 Seasondouble-points race and concluded both the Mountain Series and Southwest Series for the 2014 season. The #4678 race car driven by Jason Kaminsky and co-driven by Rick Jenkins had moved into third place before succumbing to mechanical failure.  The team finished in fourth place.

“A problem with the car’s electrical system surfaced during pre-running that we weren’t able to resolve prior to the race,” commented Kaminsky. “Despite that, we were able to run as high as third place until we were taken out of the race.” Read More→

EIBACH ALL-TERRAIN-LIFT JEEP WRANGLER JK

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

EIBACH ALL TERRAIN LIFT JEEP WRANGLER JK 220x172 EIBACH ALL TERRAIN LIFT JEEP WRANGLER JKEibach has captured countless victories in some of the greatest off-road races in the world. Take that same race-winning technology, combine it with Eibach’s legendary suspension tuning and enter: the ALL-TERRAIN-LIFT. Built to withstand anything you can throw at it, the ALL-TERRAIN-LIFT is the perfect balance of off-road performance with on-road stability and ride quality.

The Eibach ALL-TERRAIN-LIFT Kit comes complete with everything needed for installation, Including: Eibach ALL-TERRAIN-LIFT Springs, Shocks, Bumpstop Spacers, Adjustable Endlinks, Adjustable Front/Rear Track Bars, Location Brackets and Stainless-Steel Brake Lines—backed with Eibach’s Million-Mile Spring Warranty, Two-Year Shock Warranty and Made in the U.S.A. Read More→

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Tenneco’s Popular Performance Suspension and Shock Brand Partners with National Nonprofit Dedicated to Responsible Recreation  

 Iconic Rancho® Brand Announces Official Sponsorship of Tread Lightly!Monroe, MI, July 22, 2014 – Rancho®, a leader in the performance off-road industry, has become an official sponsor of Tread Lightly!.

<span”>Tread Lightly! is a national nonprofit organization that is dedicated to protecting and enhancing recreational access and opportunities by promoting responsible recreation through ethics education and stewardship programs.

“Tread Lightly! aligns perfectly with the Rancho brand and the absolutely critical need to educate enthusiasts who are using recreational trails and areas throughout the United States,” said Chris Gauss, director, performance brands, Tenneco. “Tread Lightly! provides materials, programs and services within our industry that promise for a sustainable future for off-road driving. Their focus on education and stewardship is unmatched in the industry and by any other nonprofit organization.” Read More→

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Categories : Land Use

2014 UMC Ultra4 DSC 6993 220x145 REDLYNER Racing’s Mall Crawler Finishes 2nd in Ultra4 BadlandsCHARLOTTE, NC – July 3, 2014 – REDLYNER Racing (#4550) places 2nd in the 2014 Ultra4 Badlands 4500 Class race on June 28, 2014, in Attica, IN.  Competing in a two and a half hour endurance race, Ultra-4 racer, Jay Callaway, battled the elements and pushed his daily-driven Jeep through one of its toughest tests to date.

“What an amazing race! Easily one of the more challenging events I’ve competed in, but also one of the most adrenaline pumping,” said Jay Callaway, driver for REDLYNER Racing. “Nothing was easy, the weather, the mud, the rocks or the competition. You had to be on point every minute of the race.” REDLYNER Racing’s Mall Crawler Finishes 2nd in Ultra4 Badlands Read More→

KD TOOLS JOINS GEARWRENCH® FAMILY

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

KD Tools Quality Meets GearWrench Innovation, Bringing End Users a New Level of Productivity in Automotive Specialty Tools

GearWrench KD TOOLS JOINS GEARWRENCH® FAMILYSPARKS, MD (July 1, 2014) – GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, known for tools that deliver speed, strength and access, today announced that the complete line of KD Tools is now available under the popular GearWrench brand.

For over 95 years, KD Tools has made tough jobs easier for automotive professionals. As one of the first automotive specialty tool brands, KD Tools has a storied history among automotive professionals.  Now end users will benefit from the quality of KD Tools coupled with GearWrench innovation.  The transition offers end users the best in service kits, engine tools, brake tools, inspection tools, and more. Read More→

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Ten New Exclusive Pre-Load Packages Feature Latest Market Accessoriesto Dress up your Wrangler for any Off-Roading Ventures

Rugged Ridge Exploration Jeep Wrangler Upgrade Package 220x146 RUGGED RIDGE ANNOUNCES NEW JEEP RESTYLING PACKAGES FOR DEALERS, UPFITTERS AND INSTALLERSSuwanee, Ga. (July 2, 2014) – Rugged Ridge®, a leading manufacturer of high-quality Jeep accessories today announced the availability of 10 new Jeep® restyling packages for ’07-’14 Wrangler’s. Each of these packages groups common sets of accessories into easy to order kits for the dealer, jobber and upfitter; providing everything needed to transform an ordinary, stock Jeep into an attractive, off-road capable, vehicle that stands out among the rest.

Ranging from mild to wild, each of the 10 packages allows owners to create their dream “take-me-anywhere” Jeep outfitted with the most cutting edge parts and accessories available on the market today.Merging style, performance, and convenience into an all-in-one-package, Rugged Ridge’s restyling packages serve as one-stop-shops allowing store owners simple options for their customers looking for something different, or the Jeep dealer looking to pre-load inventory. Read More→

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Upgrade your Bench Grinder with Trick Tools

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

benchgrinder 220x220 Upgrade your Bench Grinder with Trick ToolsThe Multitool Bench Grinder Attachment fits most popular brands of grinders and removes material up to 5 times faster than the equivalent grinding wheel. This versatile attachment can be mounted horizontally, vertically, or in any position in-between and provides 4 contact points for various methods of grinding. For added versatility and convenience, belts change out in seconds for heavy grinding, deburring, and polishing.

Upgrade your old dusty grinder with the Multitool Attachment or purchase our Multitool attachment and grinder bundle! Either way, this will be the most used tool in your shop.

For more information on this product, and many other top of the line products, go to www.trick-tools.com or call our toll free line, 1-877-826-7268.

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ARB Intensity LED Light Covers

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Intensity 220x162 ARB Intensity LED Light CoversWith the ARB Intensity driving lights growing in popularity there has been a demand from customers for a range of clear, color tinted and solid colored covers.

Manufactured from molded polycarbonate and hard coated for scratch & UV resistance, Intensity Covers are available in clear, amber, blue, red and solid black.These covers suit a range of driving conditions and customer personal tastes while protecting the lens and bezel of the light.

The covers are sold as a pair and come packaged in clear double blister packs.

Cover Specifications:

Part Number Description
AR09 Cover Clear AR32
AR09SB Cover Solid Black AR32
AR09TA Cover Amber AR32
AR09TB Cover Blue AR32
AR09TR Cover Red AR32
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Categories : New Products

Race Recap Video & Report – MetalCloak Stampede

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Wayes Takes First ULTRA4 Win at MetalCloak Stampede

Wayes 220x146 Race Recap Video & Report   MetalCloak StampedePRAIRIE CITY SVRA, CA – June 12th, 2014:  Thousands of fans weathered the triple digit heat last weekend at the MetalCloak Stampede to watch one of the most exciting ULTRA4 races to date. The main event saw two former and the current King of The Hammers each take a turn at leading throughout the 45 minute race. That is until the final lap, when Tom Wayes worked his way from a rear start to claim the checkered flag, and his first ULTRA4 win.

Wayes had the fastest qualifying lap on Friday morning, however after suffering mechanical issues, he was unable to race in Friday afternoon’s prelim races. The top 3 drivers from prelims moved directly to the main event on Saturday afternoon.  Nitto Tire driver Loren Healy won the fastest prelim heat which put him on the pole for the main event with Shannon Campbell starting beside him.

Campbell and Healy, both two-time Kings, wasted no time establishing their dominance when

 Race Recap Video & Report   MetalCloak Stampede

the green flag dropped. Campbell took the early lead with Healy close on his heels and 2009 King and Nitto Tire driver, Jason Scherer chasing them down for 3rd. The 3 Kings held the top 3 spots for the first half of the race.  A full course yellow mid-race brought all the drivers back together and Campbell looked to take the lead again. Unfortunately Campbell bicycled in a tight turn and hit a k-rail while returning to the course, causing a mechanical failure. Healy then took the lead with Scherer close behind. Scherer overtook Healy until the last lap when Scherer succumbed to mechanical issues. All the while, Wayes was working his way up from the back of the pack. In the final lap, it was Healy and Wayes battling for the checkered flag with both drivers setting blisteringly fast lap times. In the final two laps, Wayes posted the two fastest lap times of the entire weekend propelling him into the lead to take his first ULTRA4 checkered flag. Read More→

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TEAM FOUR CORNERS 4X4 EARNS PODIUM FINISH

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

4corners 220x146 TEAM FOUR CORNERS 4X4 EARNS PODIUM FINISHDURANGO, CO – Four Corners 4×4 has returned home from competing in the Dirt Riot Mountain Series Round #2 race at RAM Off Road Park near Colorado Springs, Colorado on June 14th.  The team earned its fifth consecutive podium finish in five events for the 2014 season by finishing in third place and remained in points contention for one of the top three spots in the Dirt Riot 4600 Stock Class National Championship.

“We enjoy coming to Colorado Springs and competing in this event each year,” comments Kaminsky. “All of the competitors in the 4600 Stock Class are bringing their A-Game to every event this season which is making for a strong, competitive field; and, this event was no different. The level of consistency amongst all of the teams is building toward a championship that will be hard-fought and well-deserved.” Read More→

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Double Header Weekend for the Lovell Brothers

Thursday, June 26th, 2014
Lovell amsoil 220x140 Double Header Weekend for the Lovell BrothersColorado Springs, CO 6/19/14 – It was back to the short track for the Lovell Brothers this past weekend. Brad raced rounds 5 & 6 in the TORC Series while Roger raced the #232 Ultra 4 in front of a hometown crowd at RAM Off-Road Park where he won last year.
“It was all about the jumps!” said Roger Lovell after pre-running the 5-mile course at the Lovell’s favorite local track, “The tempo and timing is everything. I can push harder but then your over jumping everything and flat landing the truck. You can do that, but not for 3 hours!” That smart tempo paid off last year and Roger is always good at staying focused on his race.

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