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BFGoodrich BFGoodrich® Tires Focuses on Performance and Support As  Desert Racing Season Begins PARKER, Ariz. (Jan. 30, 2014) – As the weekend quickly approaches, drivers and crews are preparing for the opening race of the 2014 Best In The Desert series, which launches the year’s desert racing season. The festivities and race will take place in the town of Parker, Arizona. This race will showcase the competition for the year, including drivers relying on BFGoodrich® Tires and its unmatched support, such as BITD Overall 2013 Champion, Jason Voss.  Read More→

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

JT Taylor Torchmate 161x220 JT Taylor Only Racer to Take All 8 Green Flags for King of the HammersCOLORADO 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 Mint 400 220x82 “The Great American Off Road Race”, The General Tire Mint 400, Returns to Las Vegas March 12th – 16thJanuary 28th – 2014 Las Vegas – The largest and most prestigious off-road race event in America, The General Tire Mint 400, will return to the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas Nevada, from Wednesday, March 12th through Sunday March 16th. The Mint 400 will feature three days of pre-race festivities in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, followed by the most challenging and thrilling off-road race of the year. Over one thousand of the world’s top off-road championship competitors will do battle in twenty different classes of vehicles across the brutal and unforgiving Mint 400 racecourse in front of thousands of spectators and race fans. Crowds in excess of forty thousand are expected to attend the festivities on Fremont Street East as well as The Mint 400 race – which are free to attend.
THE 2014 MINT 400 IS COMING!
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Categories : Desert Racing

2014 Team ARB USA Shannon Campbell Erik Miller Jason Scherer 220x146 ARB 4x4 Accessories   2014 King of the Hammers AnnouncementWith 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 Products 220x66 Amanda Products Brings Spectator Recovery Station to Griffin King of the HammersLIVONIA, 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 KOH 220x165 Jason Scherer and Lance Clifford Team Up for the 2014 King of the HammersDANVILLE, 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 2013 220x145 Warn Industries Offers 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers ContingencyClackamas, 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→

TORC AMSOIL 220x115 TORC: THE OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP WELCOMES AMSOIL BACK  AS SERIES PRESENTING SPONSORDana Point, Calif. – Jan. 10, 2014 – TORC: The Off-Road Championship, the nation’s premiere short-course, off-road racing series, has announced the return of AMSOIL as series presenting sponsor in a renewed multi-year commitment to supporting one of the world’s most exciting, high-energy motorsports concepts.

“There is a tremendous future in short-course racing,” said Jeremy Meyer, AMSOIL Race Program Manager. “As presenting sponsor since its inception, AMSOIL is excited to continue our partnership with TORC as well as the commitment to keep the foundation of the sport in Crandon and Bark River while expanding to legendary venues like Sturgis. The best is truly ahead of us, and AMSOIL will continue to test its products in this harsh environment.” Read More→

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Categories : Events/Competitions

RT233 Monster Raceline LOW 220x220 Raceline Wheels Puts Full Set of Wheels Up For Winning During 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers WeekRaceline 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 shootout 199x220 Raceline Wheels Puts Full Set of Wheels Up For Winning During 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers WeekKing 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→

FOX KOH Spec Ultra4 2014 220x146 FOX Selected as Exclusive Suspension Partner of ULTRA4 Spec ClassFOX also announces $15,000 in cash and product purses for the Ultra4, EMC Stock, EMC Modified, and Spec classes.

El Cajon, Calif. – Ultra4 racing has grown exponentially since King of the Hammers (KOH) started as a small gathering of friends back in 2007.  The latest addition to this hybrid event that combines desert racing and rock crawling is the Ultra4 4700 Spec Class, which allows race enthusiasts to enjoy an arrive-and-race experience at King of the Hammers and other Ultra4 races throughout the year.

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King Shocks KOH  220x146 King Shocks Steps Up to Make the 2014 King of the Hammers Event Bigger Than EverGARDEN GROVE, CA – JANUARY 14, 2014 – America’s ultimate hardcore off road event, King of the Hammers (KOH) will once again rage through the desert of Johnson Valley, California. An action packed schedule that now consumes the entire first week of February is certain to be the biggest King of the Hammers event to date.

For 2014, King Off Road Racing Shocks, the Official Shock of Ultra4 Racing and the King of the Hammers, has organized a brand new event to kick things off. On Monday, February 3rd at 6:00 PM, the first ever SRRS ULTRA4 King Shocks East vs. West Showdown will see Fifty teams from across the US challenge for the quickest run up Backdoor.   Read More→

ADS will be at the 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

ADS King of the Hammers KOH 220x165 ADS will be at the 2014 Griffin King of the HammersTucson, AZ ADS Off-Road Racing Shocks will be attending the 2014 King of the Hammers race in Johnson Valley, CA the week of Feb 3, 2014.

The King of the Hammers is one of the most challenging off-road races out there. The ADS Shock team will be there to showcase our products to customers as well as provide complete support to all of the racers in this grueling event. “It is important to me that ADS is at KOH” says ADS president Steve Kuker “KOH, to us, is an important off-road event for racers and fans alike. We live and breathe this stuff and we want to be there to support the spectators and the drivers.” Read More→