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Running on Luck at King of the Hammers

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

adler-koh-2014-4wheelparts-ultra4Off-road racing requires a remarkable car and crew, nerves of steel and calculated risks.  Whether you’re racing short course, in the desert or on rocks, skill and preparation are prized as the best weapons to compete head-to-head against other drivers.

But The King of the Hammers is a different beast. Read More→

DynoMax Brand Also Offers Contingency to ULTRA4 Race Teams Through Exciting Nitto King of the Hammers Race Contingency Program

header_logoMonroe, MI, Jan. 26, 2015 – DynoMax® Performance Exhaust – the performance exhaust brand of Tenneco – has announced the 2015 DynoMax ULTRA4 race team that includes more than 75  teams, including four King of the Hammers “Kings” to date and dozens of other well known rock and desert racers. Read More→

– Event to Kick-Off Sponsorship with Iconic Performance Industry Brand – Borla Performance –

JRT-2-LWHAT: Champion of the 2014 Ultra4 Western Regional Series, off-road driver Jordan Townsend, founder of JRTOffroad Racing, will be competing in this year’s annual  King of the Hammers (KOH) race series in Southern California beginningFebruary 1, 2015. With a title sponsorship through Borla Performance, Jordan and Borla have joined forces to dominate and come out on top for the second consecutive year at the 2015 Nitto King of the Hammers. Read More→

unnamed (38)The 2009 King Of The Hammers Champion, Jason Scherer is returning back for his 8th year to take on the 2015 Nitto King Of The Hammers. This year Scherer will be running his #76 Ultra4 with a new look to the top competing race vehicle. Scherer and FOX have joined forces for the massive event and you wont miss the #76 as he will be rocking the FOX heritage 40 year anniversary livery. Read More→

unnamed (37)ANAHEIM, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2015) – Robby Gordon Off-Road, Toyo Tires and Magnificent Seven (MAG-7) have partnered to deliver full on-course race support for 12 of North America’s top off-road events, including all SCORE-International (SCORE) and Best in the Desert (BITD) races beginning with the SCORE San Felipe 250 on Jan. 22-25.

The program will allow all competitors racing on Toyo Tires to have full pit support from MAG-7 including its legendary fuel and tire service with team-specified fuel and choice of Toyo® Open Country® racing tires. At all BITD events Robby Gordon Off-Road will have main pit set up in addition to on-course pit support.

Pit-support is available to all competitors at no charge, with the exception of fuel and tires, provided the teams compete on Toyo Tires.

Participation in the program automatically includes entry into the Toyo Tires contingency program. First-place finishes in Trophy Truck or Class 1400 will earn competitors $3,000 in Toyo Bucks, second-place $2,000 and third-place $1,000. Class 1, Class 1500 or Class 6100 will earn $1,500 in Toyo Bucks for first place, $1,000 for second place and $750 for third.

Toyo Bucks can be redeemed for Toyo racing tires, passenger tires or light truck tires.

Toyo Tires has become the No. 1 performing tire in off-road racing due to significant investments in engineering and research and development specifically targeted toward its off-road tires. Not only have Gordon, B.J. Baldwin and Kyle LeDuc earned off-road championships on Toyo Tires, but Gordon has also raced more than 10,000 miles on Toyo Tires in the rugged Dakar Rally since 2012 without having a single tire failure.

Robby Gordon Off-Road and MAG-7 will provide these services at the following races:

•SCORE San-Felipe Baja 250, Jan. 22-25
•King of the Hammers, Feb. 2-6
•BITD Bluewater Parker 425, Feb. 6-8
•SCORE Baja Sur 500, April 17-19
•BITD Mint 400, March 13-15
•NORRA Mexican 1000, April 25-29
•BITD Silverstate 300, May 1-3
•SCORE Baja 500, June 5-7
•BITD Vegas to Reno, Aug. 13-15
•BITD Bluewater Challenge, Oct. 9-11
•SCORE Baja 1000, Nov. 18-21
•BITD Henderson 250, Dec. 4-6

Toyo race tires are available in six different sizes from Robby Gordon Off-Road. These choices also include a UTV spec. For more details on the Toyo Open Country racing tires, including a list of sizes, visit www.toyoracingtires.com.

Contact:

Robby Gordon Off-Road
Steve Abrahams

sabrahams@toyoracingtires.com

844.749.4335

The 2015 Dakar Rally is now complete.  There was a lot to learn on our inaugural trip to South America with Toyo Tires.  With our crews at home and on the ground, we were able to figure some of the behind the scenes workings of the largest motorsport event in the world.

unnamed (29)BEHIND THE SCENES OF DAKAR TV
The Dakar, being the Olympics of Off-Road racing, has competitors from every continent. Media coverage at the Dakar Rally has global dimensions as well. As the rally moves from location to location and so does the entire TV production.  The A.S.O. produces its own daily TV program that then gets distributed to various participating countries TV networks. In the US, NBC Sports is the network that delivers daily highlights and updates from the race.  Read More→

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Warn Industries will be at King of the Hammers Vendor Show with New ZEON Platinum Winch

WARN 2014 KOH 1 wmClackamas, OR (1/19/15) — Warn Industries is proud to announce their 2015 King of the Hammers Contingency Program for competitors in the Ultra4 King of the Hammers races February 4th – February 6th.  A total of $2900 will be offered to drivers in Friday’s Nitto King of the Hammers race, Thursday’s Smittybilt Every Man Challenge race and Wednesday’s Polaris RZR UTV race.  Additional details are listed below. Read More→

A350E65C-A718-48F4-B01C-99C3CB48DCF3MESA, AZ  LetzRoll Offroad Racing is proud to announce their new partnership with Jimmy’s 4×4 for the 2015 Racing season.  The 2015 chassis for the ESAB Welding & Cutting / Yukon Gear and Axle #4493 is an Independent Front Suspension design and represents the next step in the LetzRoll Offroad Racing program.  Building upon the success of the 2014 season (Top 10 King of the Hammers, Top 10 National Points, Top 5 West points), witnessing the growing success of IFS cars in Ultra4 competition, plus the team expansion in to Baja racing, Andrew knew it was time to elevate the game.  When it comes to a proven IFS chassis in the Ultra4 racing world, there was really only one choice:  Jimmy’s 4×4.  In addition to racing a Jimmy’s chassis, LetzRoll Offroad is now an authorized dealer for Jimmy’s 4×4. Read More→

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Manufacturer of race-winning Grappler off-road tires rolls forward in support of Ultra4’s premier event as Title Sponsor of the 9th Annual King of the Hammers.

Fast Facts:

  • Proven winner Nitto Grappler light-truck tires officially aligned with toughest one-day off-road race in the USA.
  • Nitto involvement escalates from 2014 Presenting Sponsor to 2015 Title Sponsor.
  • Nitto-powered LiveAtKOH.com website provides new level of social interaction to the race.

unnamed (14)Cypress, Calif. (January 8, 2015) – On December 22, 2014, Nitto Tire U.S.A. signed an agreement with Hammerking Productions (Ultra4) to be title sponsor of the 2015 Nitto King of the Hammers (KOH) race. Nitto Tire was previously the race’s presenting sponsor.

The King of the Hammers race is recognized as America’s toughest one-day event in off-road racing and covers 200+ miles on a course that combines triple-digit-speed desert sections with technical boulder climbs that often require winching. The 2015 running – the ninth annual King of the Hammers — will be the first one with Nitto Tire as the title sponsor. Read More→

unnamed (8)Dec. 23rd, 2014 – JOHNSON VALLEY, CA: After a successful debut in 2014, the Vision X ULTRA4 vs. SRRS East/West Shootout presented by Sway-A-Way will be returning to Johnson Valley, CA during KOH Week 2015. The event which pits the Southern Rock Racing Series (SRRS) Rock Bouncers against ULTRA4 cars in a shootout will again take place on the Monday preceding the 2015 Nitto King of The Hammers.The event will feature a combined 50 drivers from both racing series and will be held at 6PM on February 2nd, 2015. The canyon to be used for the shootout remains undisclosed at this time and will be announced in the coming weeks.

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THE BATTLE OF THE BAJA

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

unnamed (13)Colorado Springs, CO 11/18/14 - We have had several class wins in the Baja but the race is not something you ever really conquer. No matter how many times I race there, it never fails to drop my jaw. It has little to do with a typical American desert race, it is the Baja 1000. The only thing you can prepare for is for everything to go awry. At times the race is peaceful, other times intense with screaming crowds, often terrifying with unseen hazards hiding in a sinister haze.

WE TAKE AN EARLY LEAD

I had the privilege of driving the start of the race this year for the BFGoodrich Tires BC-1 car. The start definitely falls in the “intense” category and I loved every minute of it. The excitement and hazard of the fans lining the course has no equivalent. Fans try to touch the car as it goes by and dumbest of all – even lie in the road on the far side of jumps. While a wild ride, we made it through with nothing but positive experiences and put 35 miles on the 2nd place car in the first 308 miles.  Read More→

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Company Claims Tire Manufacturer of the Year Award

nonameLake Elsinore, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2014) – BFGoodrich® Tires wrapped up a solid off road short course racing season by securing 19 total wins, a championship in the Pro Lite class and was named Tire Manufacturer of the Year for the 2014 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. The brands 76 total podium finishes was more than any other tire manufacturer competing in the series.

Many young drivers took center stage in the Pro Lite class but one stood out amongst the rest and that is “The Prodigy of Short Course,” Sheldon Creed.  The young gun won his first ever Pro Lite Championship this past weekend and celebrated with teammates, family and friends. Throughout the season, Creed was consistent on finishing in the top of the class. A solid truck and a natural talent for driving are just a few of the factors that play into taking a championship. Read More→