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Off-Road Racing, Rubicon Trail Off-Road Ride Alongs, Red Bull Motocross Trials and ATV/UTV Ride & Drives

2014 ORE LOGO 220x174 2014 Lucas Oil Off Road Expo Invades Southern CaliforniaPOMONA, Calif. (August 25, 2014) – The 2014 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire brings all-things off-road to Fairplex, in Pomona Saturday, October 4 through Sunday, October 5. This year’s expo will feature the hottest off-road vehicles, products and accessories, as well as action-packed Red Bull Motocross trials demonstrations, off-road racing demos, Rubicon Trail off-road ride alongs, ATV and UTV test drives, an RC demo track, autograph signings, bikini contests and more! With more than 300 aftermarket performance vendors and more than 60,000 enthusiasts, Fairplex will burst with a 10-acre off-road party October 4 through October 5. Read More→

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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→

2014 ULTRA4 Nitto Tire National Championship 220x146 Reno Selected for 2014 Nitto Tire National ChampionshipRENO, NV – AUGUST 8th, 2014:  ULTRA4 Racing is pleased to announce a return to Reno, NV  for the 2014 Nitto Tire National Championship the weekend of October 17th and 18th. More than 90 vehicles in five classes are committed to racing in the championship to be held at the Wild West Motorsports Park.  The 2014 ULTRA4 annual awards banquet will be held at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa immediately following the race.
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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→

“A story about the struggle, the experience, and above all… the Element of Survival”

10350000 10100118525456256 477018499 o 220x123 Review: Element of Survival”   Hammerking Productions / Heavy Metal ConceptsInspiring, breathtaking, and heart pounding, the “Element of Survival” is the latest film from Hammerking Productions. Set against the vast, desolate backdrop of Johnson Valley, CA, the film pulls you in into the world of Ultra4 Racing and its most famous event, the King of the Hammers. Capturing the essence of a week most often described as an “experience” and a “life event” can be daunting, but Heavy Metal Concepts delivers an exceptionally well-crafted offering that appeals to both the hard-core race fan and the casual off-roader. Read More→

Racing Saturday and Sunday August 9th – 10th Crandon International Raceway, Wisconsin

2014 Crandon dirt riot 220x161 Dirt Riot Crandon Race Boosted with Additional $5000 Branik Cup PurseBLACKFOOT, ID   AUGUST 6, 2014:  Dirt Riot is very excited to throw the green flag on Saturday and Sunday at the “Big House” in Crandon, Wisconsin.  In addition to the Dirt Riot 100% payback that drivers are accustomed to, Branik Motorsports has partnered with Dirt Riot in presenting the 1st Annual Branik Cup and adding $5000 to the driver’s purse!  The Dirt Riot race is a feature of the “Super Challenge Off-Road Race Weekend” that also includes MORR Short Course Sportsman Racing, Grass Drags, ATV Racing and Mud Bogs.  The action is scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday, gates opening at 8am. Read More→

Levi Shirley 2014 Ultra4 Europe King of the Mountain

King of the Mountain 220x165 Lucky Dog Racing Levi Shirley and Brian Shirley Crisscross the Ocean Twice to Race Five Ultra4 Races Within Four MonthsDODGE CITY, KS     JULY 9, 2014   Starting the year with a Lucky Dog Racing double finish at the 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers when father Brian Shirley and son Levi Shirley crossed the finish line 20th and 21st respectively, would set the stage for their 2014 Ultra4 race around the world. “A lot of people ask what I have accomplished in 2014,” chuckled Levi Shirley.  “Well, lets see, I’m King of the Mountain in Italy, our team has built two cars in two countries and kept two others racing.   My dad and I have both qualified for the 2015 King of the Hammers, we’ve raced two Ultra4 Eastern Series races, two Ultra4 Europe Series races and an Ultra4 Western Series race, not counting this weekends race.  Yes, I’ve been a little busy, but I love every second of it!” Read More→

Shannon Campbell Repeats Win at Badlands

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Shannon Campbell UMC Ultra4 Badlands 220x146 Shannon Campbell Repeats Win at BadlandsATTICA, IN – July 3rd, 2014:  More than 40 ULTRA4 cars came to compete at The Ultimate Motorsports Championship last weekend at Badlands Off-Road Park in Attica, IN.  The race has grown nearly 70% in the last 3 years and has become a true battle of East meets West on some of the harshest terrain the 2014 ULTRA4 season has to offer. The fastest drivers from the East included; Erik Miller, Derek West, Bill Baird and Chicky Barton.  Drivers from the west included; Shannon Campbell,  Loren Healy,  Wayland Campbell and Tom Wayes.  After two and a half brutal hours of racing, Shannon Campbell  lead by two laps over Mike Colville, making him the ULTRA4 winner at the Badlands for the 2nd year in a row.

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Badoink Baja 500 1 220x146 Team BaDoink Falls to Baja at the 2014 SCORE Baja 500BAJA , JULY 9, 2014     With an experience of a lifetime under their belt before the green flag even dropped, Trophy Spec #869 driver of record Tim Whale and business partner Mark Hoashi successfully started the 46th running of the 2014 SCORE Baja 500. The Trophy Spec truck started 10th in class and moved up to second in class within the first 100 miles!  The outcome ended with the Baja superseding their podium finish at race mile 147 where a silt rut swapped out the rear end, slowly rolling the truck over consequently bending the rear tracking bar.  “This is a huge defeat for me, I think we are officially out at the moment,” said Tim Whale.  “The Driven Experience group has given us the opportunities to learn and it was up to us to finish.  They have done everything they could to get the truck running again, but as it sits right now, we are going to have to call the race and head back to Ensenada.” Read More→

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→

Unlimited Off Road Expo June 2014 BowerMedia 17 220x146 Dirt Flinging Action at Inaugural 2014 Unlimited Off Road American Show & ExpoLOUISVILLE, KY   JULY 1, 2014:  A week has passed since the close of the first annual Unlimited Off-Road American Show & Expo in Louisville Kentucky and the buzz about the entire show is still a loud excited engine.  Vendors already want the paperwork for next year, drivers are asking how to be part of the outdoor show, and attendees want to mark their calendar.  The outdoor show worked perfectly to highlight four different styles of vehicles including Rock Bouncers, Mega Trucks, Ultra4 Cars and UTV / SXS.  “We are extremely happy with the way the racing went outside.  Each of the drivers in attendance were invited to drive and help us produce the best show possible, and they sure provided!” said Erin Freeman, Expo Coordinator.  “At the end of the day on Sunday, the back flips by Richie Keith, Brandon Dillon and CJ Bynum, were like putting on a huge grand-finale at a fireworks show.  Everyone was there cheering and left excited for next year. Everything was perfect.” Read More→

Badlands werock 2 220x146 Nitro Gear Eastern Series W.E. Rock Professional Rock Crawling Joins UMC Event at Badlands Offroad ParkBLACKFOOT, ID   JUNE 26, 2014: The Nitro Gear & Axle Eastern W.E. Rock Pro Rock Crawling Series will be part of the well attended 4thAnnual Ultimate Motorsports Championship (UMC) at the Badlands Off Road Park in Attica, Indiana.  The three-day event will include two full days of extreme rock crawling action in the quarry at the south end of the park.  “The rock quarry at the Badland park has always been a drivers favorite.  In the last year the rocks have been moved around where Josh has been able to build all new courses.  Only one is similar to years past,” said Rich Klein, President and founder of W.E. Rock Events. “We encourage those that are coming to watch the weekends events to bring their 4×4 and participate in our Sportsman Class.  It is essentially a run what you brung class that isn’t too difficult so you can have fun and win!”  Read More→