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King of The Hammers Will Continue in Johnson Valley, CA

Monday, December 16th, 2013

2014 King of The Hammers Will Continue in Johnson Valley CA 146x220 King of The Hammers Will Continue in Johnson Valley, CA December 11th, 2013: JOHNSON VALLEY, CA:  Hammerking Productions, the founders of The Griffin King of The Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire, are pleased to announce that the week-long off road festival held annually in Johnson Valley, CA will be able to continue in its current location for the foreseeable future. After six years of negotiations between the United States Marine Corps, the federal government and the Off Highway Vehicle(OHV) Community, a deal has been reached to preserve the majority of the land in Johnson Valley for OHV use. Read More→

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. Read More→

2013 Nitto Tire Ultra4 National Championship

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Thunder Rock Off Road Ranch – Congress, AZ   - September 28th, 2013  

Nitto Ultra4 220x194 2013 Nitto Tire Ultra4 National Championship48 teams have committed to race this weekend at the Nitto Tire National Championship at it’s new location. Stock and Mod teams will race at 8 AM and ULTRA4s will go off the line at noon. Below are all the details you need to know if you are planning on attending this weekend’s event.   Read More→
Nitto Ultra4 220x194 2013 Nitto Tire Ultra4 National Championship Back On in ArizonaSeptember 18th, 2013: CONGRESS, AZ:  The 2013 ULTRA4 Nitto Tire National Championship race is back on at Thunder Rock Off Road Ranch in Congress, Arizona.   The race was originally cancelled in Las Vegas due to a permitting issue that caused two off road racing organizations, including ULTRA4, to cancel races the weekend ofSeptember 27th.  At the request of ULTRA4 drivers and their sponsors,  a suitable location was found for the same weekend at Thunder Rock Off Road Ranch in Congress, Arizona.  Read More→
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Healy Finds Redemption at Arkansas RCV ULTRA4 Race

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

 373 Healy Finds Redemption at Arkansas RCV ULTRA4 RaceAugust 17th, 2013 – Hot Springs, AR: The 4WD Hardware ULTRA4 Eastern Regional Series came to a finale last weekend  at the RCV ULTRA4Race at Superlift ORV Park in Hot Springs AR. 2010 King of the Hammers winner, Loren Healy started the race in the pole position after qualifying first on Friday and never looked back. Healy had not planned on racing in Arkansas, however, after experiencing DNFs in Indiana and Utah, he made the decision to make the trek to Arkansas. Read More→

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First Ever ULTRA4 Win for “EZ” Rick Mooneyham

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

362 220x146 First Ever ULTRA4 Win for EZ Rick MooneyhamTOOELE, UT July 16th, 2013: Driver “EZ” Rick Mooneyham is no stranger to the ULTRA4 podium.  Over the years, he’s been one of the most consistent top three finishers at the Griffin King of The Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire. However, despite all of his podium finishes, a first place trophy had proved elusive to Mooneyham; that is until last weekend’s American Rocksports Challenge held at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT where Mooneyham crushed the competition and claimed first place finishing nearly 45 seconds ahead of Shannon Campbell. The American Rocksports Challenge is the third and final race in the Trail-Gear Western Regional ULTRA4 Series. Read More→

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. Read More→
353 Nittos Nelson Wins Again at 4 Wheel Parts Glen Helen Grand Prix

SAN BERNARDINO, CA May 28, 2013: Last weekend’s 4 Wheel Parts Glen Helen Grand Prix marked the third annual ULTRA4 race held at Glen Helen Raceway and the second annual win for 2012 Nitto Tire National Champion, Nick Nelson.  It was the largest regional ULTRA4 race to date with 80 cars registering, 66 of which competed in the unlimited 4-wheel drive class known as ULTRA4. Read More→

Title and Trailer for 2013 Griffin King of The Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire Movie

 2013 King of The Hammers Movie Titled Vindication

*Official Trailer** Vindication: 2013 Griffin King of The Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire

TWIN PEAKS, CA – May 21st, 2013 – Hammerking Productions released the trailer for the 2013 Griffin King of the Hammers Pesented by Nitto Tire movie titled, “Vindication”  today. The title for this year’s film is a reference to the 2013 King, Randy Slawson. Slawson has been involved with the race since it’s inception when he was a co-driver in the very first race held in 2007. Read More→

335 220x123 Nitto Tires West Wins WIDIA Rausch Creek Qualifier April 15th, 2013: Rausch Creek, PA: Last weekend’s WIDIA Rausch Creek Qualifier proved to be one of the coldest, wettest races in ULTRA4 history. Heavy rains on Friday produced thick fog and low-visibility conditions, prompting race organizer, Dave Cole to move qualifying to Saturday morning just two hours before the main race. 2010 Rausch Creek Champion, Derek West qualified 4th for the main race behind two former Kings of the Hammers, Shannon Campbell and Erik Miller, as well as 2012′s Rausch Creek winner, Bill Baird. By the second lap, West had worked his way past all three competitors to claim the lead and never looked back.

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330 Scherer Dominates at  ULTRA 4 MetalCloak Nor Cal Stampede

PRAIRIE CITY SVRA, CA APRIL 9th, 2013: More than 2,000 fans attended the inaugural ULTRA4 MetalCloak Nor Cal Stampede held at the Prairie City State Park near Sacramento, CA last weekend.  Over the course of two days and multiple heats, 48 ULTRA4 cars waged battle on a brutal two mile course that left only 29 vehicles running by the final two races. Drivers pushed their cars to the limit in this first race of the 2013 ULTRA4 Trail Gear Western Regional series in pursuit of both a podium finish and a chance to qualify for the 2014 Griffin King of The Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire.  Ultimately, two former Kings and the son of a King claimed the podium.  2009 King of The Hammers, Jason Scherer took the checkered flag followed closely by 2010 King, Loren Healy, and third place went to the youngest King of the Hammers competitor to date, 17 year old Wayland Campbell, the son of the only two-time King, Shannon Campbell. Read More→

JOHNSON VALLEY, CA – FEBRUARY 28th, 2013: With just under a week until federal sequestration cuts are set to go into effect, the Secretary of the Navy is curiously seeking Congressional approval to move forward with base expansion at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California[1]. Spanning nearly 600,000 acres[2], the combat center is the largest Marine base in the world with a comparable land mass to Rhode Island. Despite strong public opposition and a potential sequester that will cut tens of billions from the Pentagon budget this year, the Marines are asking Congress to approve an acquisition of 168,151 additional acres[3]; roughly the land equivalent of the country of Singapore.

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