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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→

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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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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King Healy Clinches Nitto National Championship

unnamed (5)October 27th, 2014, RENO, NV:  2014 King of The Hammers winner, Loren Healy continued his winning streak at the Nitto Tire National Championship presented by 4 Wheel Parts held at the Wild West Motorsports Park in Reno, NV on October 18th. The event featured 106 ULTRA4 teams competing in front of more than 5200 spectators at the first ever ULTRA4 race held at the park.  The Nitto National Champion is determined by the driver with the most points after competing in King of The Hammers, three regional ULTRA4 races, and the season ending Nitto Championship Race. With Healy’s win on Saturday he successfully won all five races and ended the season with a perfect score of 5000 points.
Going into last weekend’s event, less than 300 points separated Healy from Reno’s own Jake Hallenbeck, who’s been consistently on the podium all season long. Since the debut of his car  in July at Glen Helen, Healy has been undefeated.  The question going into last weekend’s race was if the substantial rock obstacles added to the track for the ULTRA4s at Wild West Motorsports Park would prove a challenge for Healy. After laying down the 2nd fastest qualifying time on Friday, it was clear to everyone that Healy was going to be tough to beat.
2014 ULTRA4 Nitto Nationals Highlights with Bonus 2014 Highlights!
2014 ULTRA4 Nitto Nationals Highlights with Bonus 2014 Highlights!

When the green flag dropped for the main on Saturday, it was two-time King of The Hammers winner, Shannon Campbell that ultimately gave Healy a run for his money. The two drivers raced side-by-side, nearly identical laps with the crowds watching in awe. That is, until Campbell went for the pass on a long downhill straight-away and caught a boulder at the bottom sending him into a roll, allowing Healy to clinch the lead. By mid-race, 2012 KOH Winner, Erik Miller was gaining on Healy, and this year’s ULTRA4 European champion, Levi Shirley had made his way from a last place LCQ starting position up to the front of the pack. As the checkered flag dropped, Healy clinched the win followed closely by Miller with Shirley completing the podium.

All five limited classes also raced for Championship titles this weekend as well. In the 4500 Rubicon Express Modified class after a battle all season between 88 John Currie and 4580 Jordan Townsend, it would be Currie who clinched the win and the 4500 Nitto National Championship Title for the 4500s. In the 4600 Pro Comp Stock Class, 4608 Matt Peterson took the win in Reno, however, with two regional wins and a 2nd place in Reno, it was 4612 Ben Varozza earned the title of 4600 Nitto National Champion. For the 4700 Spec Class, UK native Rob Butler took the win in Reno, but 4703 driver Jessi Combs secured the Championship by a landslide with her multiple podiums all season long.  In the new 4800 Legends class it was newcomer 4881 Ernie Hardaway who won the race, however, veteran ULTRA4 driver Dave Schneider in his 4871 Legends car went home with the National Championship. In the UTV Class it was Darren Mitchell who came through and won the race in the #3 UTV. A tight UTV National Championship point race between Off Road Evolution’s Mel Wade IV and Brian Hogue saw Wade narrowly beating Hogue to claim his first ever National Championship before the age of 16.

Several other awards were given out at the banquet on Saturday night which was attended by more than 500 people at the Atlantis Casino. Nitto Tire paid for every driver and co-drivers dinner and Currie Enterprises bought each driver and co-driver their first drink. The ULTRA4 Sportsman of the Year award was given to Levi Shirley. This was Shirley’s 2nd time being voted Sportsman of the Year by his peers for his professionalism both on and off the race course. The 2014 Rookie of the Year award went to Car #54 Mike Bou for his consistent finishes throughout the season in his first year of racing.

The 2015 ULTRA4 Series will begin with KOH Week 2015. Hammertown opens on January 30th, 2015. The week will include King of the Motos, the Polaris KOH UTV Race, the Smittybilt Every Man Challenge race, and the 9th annual Nitto King of The Hammers race will take place on Friday, February 6th, 2015 in Johnson Valley, CA. Registration for all races is available online atwww.ultra4racing.com

The final results for the race are below followed by the results for the Nitto National Championship Series.

2GLEN HELEN, CA – JULY 12th, 2014: Over 115 race teams descended upon Glen Helen Raceway the weekend of July 11th for the 4th annual 4 Wheel Parts Glen Helen Grand Prix.  With nearly triple the car count of the inaugural 2011 race, the competition was fast and fierce for all classes. However, one driver stayed at the front of the pack all weekend and that was the current King, Loren Healy. Healy couldn’t get too far in front though, as Levi Shirley was close on his tail at every turn. Read More→

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1TOOELE, UT – AUGUST 23rd, 2014: More than 90 teams registered for the Discount Tire American Rocksports Challenge at Miller Motorsports Park. With double the car count from 2013, the racing was some of the tightest and most intense of the 2014 ULTRA4 season to date. After a fierce battle in the main among 4 former Kings; Campbell, Healy, Scherer and Miller, it was Healy who climbed to the top of the podium for his 2nd consecutive ULTRA4 win. Fellow Nitto Tire drivers, Jason Scherer and Erik Miller took 2nd and 3rd place respectively for a Nitto Tire podium sweep at the Trail-Gear  ULTRA4 Western Regional finale. Read More→

DynoMax Brand Supports ULTRA4 Race Teams Through Popular Race Payout

Program, Competitors Encouraged to Install DynoMax Products to Qualify

Monroe, MI, Aug. 29, 2014 – DynoMax® Performance Exhaust announced an additional

contingency opportunity for ULTRA4 racers participating in the upcoming Sturgis Kentucky Off-
Road Jeep & Truck Blowout 2014 event for teams running DynoMax products. The ULTRA4

race will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Sturgis Motoplex at the Union County Fair & Expo

Center, Sturgis, Ky.

DynoMax – a popular performance exhaust brand that’s been a part of the KOH race

scene since 2010 – is ULTRA4 Racing’s Official Exhaust Sponsor.

“ULTRA4 racing continues to be a great opportunity for DynoMax and our fans,” said

Chris Gauss, Director, performance products, Tenneco. “We are excited to give race teams

another reason to pick DynoMax products for the Sturgis ULTRA4 event.”

To participate in the contingency program, competitors must run a DynoMax exhaust

system, mufflers and/or components and a DynoMax decal. Teams must register prior to the

race. Please contact Matt Gannan at matt@rchdesigns.com for additional details or to join the

2014 Sturgis contingency competition.

For more information, please visit www.DynoMax.com, contact your nearest DynoMax

supplier or call 1-734-384-7806. For the name and location of your nearest DynoMax retailer,

check out the Dealer Locator at www.DynoMax.com.

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is one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of clean air and ride

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Richie Carter Win GH 7-12-14_800x600GLEN 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 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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