Archive for King of the Hammers (KOH) – Page 2

Backdoor Shootout - Randy Slawson - BFGGREENVILLE, SC (Feb 3, 2014) – BFGoodrich® Tires driver Randy Slawson, owner of Bomber Fabrication and the 2013 King of the Hammers, won the King Shocks Backdoor Shoot Out on Monday night utilizing the sticky compound of the new Baja T/A KR2.  Second place Cody Waggner, also running BFGoodrich Baja T/A Krawlers, took second with only a half of second separating the two.  Notably, the top three cars in the shootout were Randy Slawson Bomber Fabrication built cars.


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Mopar Takes on ‘King of The Hammers’

Monday, February 10th, 2014

MoparHEMI® Crate Engines to Power Spec Class in Every Man Challenge Race

  • Mopar joins the 2014 Griffin King of The Hammers off-road race in a new spec class to debut on Feb 6 in the California desert
  • 8th annual King of The Hammers is an off-road event combining desert racing and rock crawling with four competitive classes
  • Mopar to provide six Gen III 5.7L HEMI® crate engine for first spec class vehicles in the “Every Man Challenge” race category
  • Mopar is scheduled to participate in both 2014 and 2015 editions of event as well as four other Western Regional ULTRA4 Series events
  • More than 35,000 spectators are expected on site and 500,000 will tune into the live online broadcast on ultra4racing.com/live/

Auburn Hills, Mich. (February 6, 2014) – Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand, will be testing its mettle in the southern California desert at the 2014 Griffin King of The Hammers, an event built around what many consider the toughest one-day off-road race in the world that combines desert racing and rock crawling. Read More→

Odyssey Group 65READING, Pa. (Feb. 5, 2014) – ODYSSEY® Battery by EnerSys® has been named the official battery sponsor of ULTRA4 Racing and the 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers presented by Nitto Tire. In addition to the overall sponsorship, ODYSSEY® Battery by EnerSys® has been named primary sponsor of the No. 4706 Spec Class car, which will debut at the 2014 Smittybilt Every Man Challenge on Feb. 6, 2014, in Johnson Valley, Calif. The 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers Ultimate Desert Race will take place on the following day – Feb. 7, 2014.  Read More→

2013 3rd Place Finisher Chicky Barton Tests & Tunes 

Larry McRae - King of the HammersGREENVILLE, SC (Feb 1, 2014) – BFGoodrich® Tires has over a hundred teams on the lake bed sporting some kind of BFGoodrich tread pattern from the brand new Baja T/A KR2 prototype tire on reigning King Randy Slawson’s car, to teams running the more common Krawler T/A or Mud-Terrain T/A.

Saturday at King of the Hammers is a set-up day.  The steady stream of vehicles coming down the dirt road seems endless.  The tents that were once empty fill up with buggies, tools and tires.  BFGoodrich is a tire of choice for many teams. Read More→

2014 King of the Motos Preview

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

2014 King of the MotosFebruary 1, 2014 (Johnson Valley, CA) – The 2014 King of the Motos Presented by Trail Tech officially begins today in Johnson Valley, California.  The event, dubbed the toughest extreme enduro in the United States will combine open desert racing with the punishing rock climbs and decents the Hammers trails are known for.  This year marks the third edition of the race and kicks off the entire week of Griffin King of the Hammers Presented by Nitto. Read More→

Reigning King Randy Slawson Prepared to Defend Crown on BFGoodrich Tires   

Randy Slawson - BFGoodrigh - KOHGREENVILLE, SC (Jan 31, 2014) – BFGoodrich® Tires is announcing a $5000 contingency award for the winner of the 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers.  BFGoodrich has been the winning tire choice at the King of the Hammers the past two years and a total of five of the six total races.   The BFGoodrich Tires team will be onsite and offering tire support from Monday afternoon thru Saturday morning, with full pit service available on Friday February 7th at Main Pit.  Read More→

JT Taylor #13 Torchmate Car adds BFGoodrich Tires and Azunia Tequila to Masthead

JT TaylorCOLORADO SPRINGS, CO     JANUARY 29, 2014   February 7th will mark the 8thgreen flag that JT Taylor has taken at Johnson Valley for what started as a small group of guys competing for a 6pack of beer in 2007, to a full blown week event with over 300 racers in the now Internationally known race: 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers presented by Nitto Tires.  JT Taylor has notably driven the same car at 7 of the 8 events, with a 12th place finish in 2013.  In 2011, he drove the Torchmate TTB car. Read More→

2014 Team ARB USA - Shannon Campbell - Erik Miller -  Jason SchererWith the 2014 King of the Hammers race week fast approaching, ARB USA is excited to announce an even greater level of support for the world’s most challenging off-road racing event.

First, we are pleased to announce that ARB will be supporting three of the top drivers in the race, all former Kings, and all three will be running ARB’s new RD99CE Ford 9″ Competition Edition Air Locker.

This year’s ARB USA sponsored drivers are:

  • Shannon Campbell, 2008 and 2011 King of the Hammers winner
  • Jason Scherer, 2009 King of the Hammers winner
  • Erik Miller, 2012 King of the Hammers winner Read More→

Amanda Products Sponsors Mike Klensin Team Crossed Up Racing #4431

Amanda ProductsLIVONIA, MICHIGAN   JANUARY 27, 2014:  Amanda Products is taking the opportunity to introduce its new Speed Hook™ at Chocolate Thunder on Thursday and Friday during the King of the Hammers race week.  “We have created a Spectator Recovery Station that will have generators and an assortment of chargers and power cords to charge any of your electronics and water to recharge your system,” said Robert Gruschow, President of Amanda Products.  “Look for the black Amanda Products tent at Chocolate Thunder and feel free to come hang out with us.” Read More→

2009 King and Two Time Ultra4 National Championship Race Winner Last to Qualify on Wednesday

Jason Scherer Lance Clifford 2014 KOHDANVILLE, CA   JANUARY 27, 2014    Jason Scherer, with co-driver Lance Clifford, will be the last driver to qualify for the 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers on Wednesday during the acclaimed Power Hour.  Jason Scherer’s #76 Rubicon Express, Nitto Tire, Pirate4x4 car is extremely different than what he has driven the last couple years.  “Lance Clifford built this car as a high-speed family rig a couple years ago, but recently decided to cut it in half and turn it into a race car.  I brought it into my shop and have changed 100 little things to make it a racecar, from small sheet metal work to adding the Nitto Tires, Method Wheels and Tireballs, to making sure that it fits within all the KOH rules.  I think we got it!  It is notably the fastest car I have driven in the desert to date.  It only took Wayne at Fox Shox a few minutes to get us through the roughest sections at record speeds,” said Jason Scherer, the 2009 King and the 2012 & 2013 Ultra4 National Championship Race Winner.

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Warn Industries will be at King of the Hammers Vendor Show on WARN Way 

WARN Booth - KOH 2013Clackamas, OR (1/ 25/14) — Warn Industries announces their 2014 King of the Hammers Contingency Program for competitors in the Ultra4 King of the Hammers races February 5th – February 7th.  A total of $2900 will be offered to drivers in Friday’s Griffin King of the Hammers race, Thursday’s Smittybilt Every Man Challenge race and Wednesday’s UTV race.  Additional details are listed below. Read More→

RT233 Monster Raceline Raceline Wheels Hosts Volunteer Dinner Thursday February 7th at 6pm

GARDEN GROVE, CA    JANUARY 23, 2014: It is right up Raceline Wheels alley to co-sponsor the newest challenge to the 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers presented by Nitto Tires week: king-shock-raceline-ultra4-shootoutKing Shocks Shootout at Backdoor.  Raceline Wheels will up the anti with a full set of RT233 Monster Beadlock Wheels given away to the “Raceline Right Line” winner.  “This is going to be a hoot!  Tim Lund and I will be announcing in the Backdoor canyon on Monday night and expect a full house to be watching these 50 guys attack the challenge!” said Greg Mulkey, Raceline Offroad Brand Manager.  “We are providing trophies for some unique awards, one of which is the ‘Raceline Right Line’ winner, for the fastest driver up the almost impossible right line.  We will also be giving that winner a free set of Raceline Monster Beadlocks!” Read More→