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JT Taylor 01 220x146 JT Taylor Recognized as Only Racer to Take All 8 Green Flags for King of the HammersCOLORADO SPRINGS, CO     FEBRUARY 12, 2014   Friday February 7thmarked the 8th green flag of the now Internationally known Griffin King of the Hammers.  JT Taylor is the only racer on the lakebed that can boast seeing all 8 green flags, and has driven the same car at 7 of the 8 events, with a 12thplace finish in 2013.  “I am really surprised how time flies, to say that the first race we did was 8 years ago is crazy,” JT said in astonishment.  “We just went out and had fun the first time, and I am still doing the same.  My car is the original ‘Ol Blue with some modifications changing to King Shocks and BFGoodrich Tires along the way.  We recently added Azunia Tequila, but all my other sponsors have been with me since the beginning and for that I am humbly thankful.” Read More→

King Shocks Reign Dominant at 2014 King Of The Hammers

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

King Shocks KOH 01 220x146 King Shocks Reign Dominant at 2014 King Of The HammersGARDEN GROVE, CA – February 13, 2014 – Year after year, the King of the Hammers (KOH) off road desert racing hybrid event has proven to be most challenging for both man and machine to conquer. The Men (and women) are bold competitors who choose to take on the punishing endurance race hoping to claim victory in one of the sports highest honors. The machines are known as Ultra 4 vehicles that race at high speeds through the rough open desert and skillfully climb over difficult trails full of rock obstacles and boulder-strewn canyons. Read More→

Lucas Murphy KOH 2014 Raceline Wheels 220x146 Raceline Wheels King of the Hammers A Week of SuccessesGARDEN GROVE, CA    FEBRUARY 13, 2014: Raceline Wheels is always a major part of the Griffin King of the Hammers, and 2014 was no exception.  Among the major events of the week Raceline Wheels co-sponsored the newest challenge: King Shocks Shootout at Backdoor, hosted the best ever Volunteer dinner on Thursday night, saw over half of the field of racers start on Raceline Wheels and had fun clocking 101mph in the Raceline BFGoodrich Teraflex Jeep as it rolled 10,000 miles.  Read More→

Shannon Campbell Warn Winch 220x157 Warn Industries Sweeps Podiums at 2014 King of the HammersClackamas, OR (2/14/14) — Warn Industries winches are clearly the winch of choice for the top performers at the 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers presented by Nitto Tires.  A total of $2900 will be paid out to the winners of Friday’s Griffin King of the Hammers race, Thursday’s Smittybilt Every Man Challenge race and Wednesday’s UTV race.

“I have always run WARN and have never run anything else.  I probably own 10 of them between all my different cars,” said Loren Healy, the current 2014 King.

Second place Tony Pellegrino commented, “We used the WARN winch three times on race day, and was grateful for it each time!  We run WARN on all our GenRight Off Road vehicles and to me it is the standard.” Read More→

WERock 220x70 Trail Gear is the Title Sponsor for the W.E.Rock Western SeriesFresno, CA – Trail-Gear has just announced that they will be the title sponsor of the WEROCK Western Series for the 2014 season. “Trail-Gear has been a partner with WEROCK for the past 8 years and will continue to support competitive rock crawling. Competitive rock crawling is still a love of mine and I am very excited to start the new year.” said Matt Messer, Trail-Gear CEO. Read More→

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Four Corners 4×4 Completes 2014 Every Man Challenge

Monday, February 10th, 2014

 Four Corners 4x4 Completes 2014 Every Man ChallengeDURANGO, CO – Jason Kaminsky and Richard Jenkins with Four Corners 4×4 recently returned from their participation in the Smittybilt Every Man Challenge Ultra4 Stock Class endurance race held on February 6th. The event took place at the Johnson Valley OHV Area in California’s Mojave Desert. After a random 6 draw started Kaminsky and Jenkins at the rear of the field in 22nd position, they maneuvered through the pack to finish 10th in an elapsed time of 8 hours 59 minutes. Due to the difficulty of the course, fewer than half of the racers completed the course in the allotted time limit of ten hours. Declared as the hardest one-day off road endurance race in the world, the course consisted of approximately 120 miles of high-speed desert segments across sand washes, washboard roads, dry lakebeds and 11 of the country’s most challenging rock crawling trails. Read More→

Backdoor Shootout Randy Slawson BFG2 146x220 BFGoodrich® Tires Driver Randy Slawson Wins Backdoor Shoot OutGREENVILLE, 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

Mopar Mopar Takes on ‘King of The Hammers’HEMI® 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 65 220x169 ODYSSEY® Battery by EnerSys® Named Official Battery Sponsor of ULTRA4 Racing and 2014 King of the HammersREADING, 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 Hammers 220x146 BFGoodrich® Tires Starts Pre Running at 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 Motos 220x67 2014 King of the Motos PreviewFebruary 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 KOH 220x146 BFGoodrich(R) Tires Offers $5000 Contingency 2014 Griffin King of the HammersGREENVILLE, 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→