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TBars4 Tom Wayes Stampede 3 220x146 Tom Wayes Wins Ultra4 NorCal Stampede After Last to Qualify In B MainTAHOE CITY, CA   JUNE 11, 2014    Sometimes it doesn’t matter how the weekend starts, it matters how it ends.  In Tom Wayes case, the Weathertight, BFGoodrich Tires, 3D Concrete #321 ended on the podium with the first place 2014 MetalCloak NorCal Stampede trophy.  Coming into the race Wayes was sitting in 2nd place in National Points trailing Healy by a mere 52 points.  A challenging season to start, Wayes was the 2014 King of the Hammers fastest finisher until penalized to 7th for a navigation error, then as the 6th place finisher at the Arkansas Eastern Series race he added some momentum later in the day when he won the SRRS vs Ultra4 shootout in Hot Springs, Arkansas. With Tom Wayes first ever Ultra4 win at the NorCal Stampede, Wayes is now 1st in the National and Western Ultra4 Series points.  Wayes next race will be the East Coast Series UMC Badlands race on June 29th.

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Friese Images Jason Scherer Stampede 3 220x146 Jason Scherer Finishes With Brand New Car at Ultra4 StampedeDANVILLE, CA   JUNE 10, 2014    Jason Scherer’s brand new IFS car is going to be a strong contender in the upcoming Ultra4 series races, as proven by it’s excellent performance at this weekends MetalCloak Ultra4 Stampede race.  Started a short 3 months ago after the finish of the King of the Hammers, “The Gavel” hit dirt for the very first time on it’s way to Friday’s Tech Inspection where it passed with flying colors.  Scherer finished 12th in the main event, after racing up to the lead with just a half of lap to go.  “It was great to see Tom Wayes in the winners circle in the same car that won last years Stampede!” said Jason Scherer, the 2013 MetalCloak Stampede winner.  “We had our fair share of little issues that we had to work out on the new car this weekend. Today’s race was a bit bittersweet, knowing the car is awesome and with a little tuning is a top contender.  But, also knowing that just making a normal pass or probably following the lapper would have been good enough for the win in the car’s debut race.  A little prep, some tuning, and some small mods and we will be ready for Glen Helen on July 11th!” Read More→

Nico Pecht 4x4 racing team 220x165 Debilitating Multiple Sclerosis is Driving Factor in New Ultra4 Racing TeamLAKE TAHOE, CA      MAY 28, 2014    Twelve years ago Nico Pecht was diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis) at the age of 24.  MS is an incurable and debilitating disease that effects more than 2.5 million people world-wide.  Over time it has become more and more difficult for Nico to enjoy his time four-wheeling, but with the help of Rory Romero and friends, he has spent the last 7 years dedicated to building his dream machine that is now being raced in the Ultra4 series under driver of record Rory Romero.  “Our intention is to raise awareness about this incurable disease so we can find the cure,” said Nico.  “I want to make a footprint on this earth.  I want to let people know what happens so they can get involved and help.  I don’t want to just sit here.”  Read More→

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Ron Stobaugh Appointed VP of Sales and Business Development

Hammer King Productions1 220x160 Hammerking Productions Welcomes Off Road Industry VeteranMAY, 7th, 2014: JOHNSON VALLEY, CA:  Hammerking Productions, Inc. the organization responsible for creating the Griffin King of The Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire and ULTRA4 Racing, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ron Stobaugh as the Vice President of Sales and Business Development.  Stobaugh joins the organization with more than 25 years of off-road business experience and 80+ off-road races under his belt, and will oversee Hammerking’s Sales team. Read More→

RTM and ULTRA4 Racing Ink Television Deal

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

PowerNation Cable Special Plus Coverage of 7 National Qualifying Events

Ultra4Racing 220x109 RTM and ULTRA4 Racing Ink Television DealApril 17th, 2014, Franklin, TN: RTM Productions and ULTRA4 Racing are teaming up to telecast the 8th Annual Griffin King of the Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire as a PowerNation TV special. RTM’s PowerNation shows air weekly on Spike, the NBC Sports Network and the CBS Sports Network.

“We are proud to be the exclusive television partner with ULTRA4 Racing. King of the Hammers is America’s most compelling off-road event. We are committed to giving it and the ULTRA4 qualifying series the maximum national exposure this epic motorsport deserves.” said RTM president Joe St. Lawrence. Read More→

Spidertrax Tom Wayes 220x146 BFGoodrich Tires Posts Winners in All Events at Ultra4 Eastern Series OpenerGREENVILLE, SC (April 11, 2014) –  BFGoodrich® Tires would like to congratulate the three winners from last weekends Genright ULTRA4s at Superlift Park event, the first race of the 2014 Ultra4 Eastern Series.

Chicky Barton, 2013 King of the Hammers 3rd place finisher, took the Pro 4400 4×4 class win, with his dad Bill Barton in the co-driver seat.  Qualifying 5th earlier in the day, he pursued the field and was able to take the physical lead about half way through the race.  “We kept the car in the middle of the course and kept our pace up.  The BFGoodrich Tires were perfect, as always.  We didn’t have any issues and we were able to climb anything wet or dry.  The traction was one of the keys to our success, we knew we could climb anything, each time,” said Chicky.  Chicky will be racing the remainder of the Eastern Ultra4s with the season championship in sight. Read More→

Chicky Barton Wins First ULTRA4 Race

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Chicky Barton Ultra4 220x146 Chicky Barton Wins First ULTRA4 RaceHOT SPRINGS, AR – April 15th, 2014: Chicky Barton claimed his first ULTRA4 victory at last week’s GenRight ULTRA4s at Superlift Park race. With 44 registered drivers, the race was the largest 4WD Hardware Eastern Regional ULTRA4 race to date.  Barton, in his new independent front suspension (IFS) vehicle,qualifed fifth on Friday, and seemingly never let off the throttle the entire race, managing to stay close to the front of the pack until taking the lead and never looking back.

 

 

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CRAWL Magazine Introduces CRAWLmerica, the new Trent Car; KOH 2014 Plans with Matt Messer

CRAWLmerica Matt Messer 220x146 CRAWLmerica to be Driven by Matt Messer at 2014 King of the HammersCRAWL Magazine announced at the SEMA show today that Matt Messer, CEO of Trail-Gear, will be the first driver of CRAWLmerica, the Trent Fabrication Top Shelf rig built to the new Ultra4 Legends class specifications.

“We are really excited about the opportunity to work together with other industry leaders in a new and innovative class.  Today was the first day that I was able to see and sit in the car and it fit like a glove!” said Matt Messer.  “It will be a big change from an IFS car and am excited about the challenge to be in a solid axle car again.” Read More→

Marked Motorsports Logo 220x108 Marked MotorSports Jake Hallenbeck Named 2013 Ultra4 Rookie of the YearRENO, NV   OCTOBER 3, 2013:  At the end of a very successful season Jake Hallenbeck, driving the orange CKRC Hobbies sponsored #4775 car, was named the Ultra4 Rookie of the Year.  The team, which was formed in November of 2012, stayed consistent all year.  They got their first podium when finishing 3rd at the Ultra4 American Rock Sports Challenge.  They had a top 10 finish at the MetalCloak NorCal Stampede and last weekend ended the season with a 6th in the 2013 Ultra4 Nitto Tires National Championship.  Marked MotorSports claimed 3rd place in the Ultra4 West Coast Series Championship points in their first year racing the Ultra4 Series.  “This has been an amazing year!  Going from not even having a car or team less than a year ago, to now having a series of wins and respect from my fellow racers has been a great, great experience,” explained Jake Hallenbeck. With the team’s finishes they are pre-qualified for the 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers. Read More→

Ultra4 a 220x165 Two Former Kings Win Top Ultra4 Awards at Nitto National ChampionshipOctober 2nd, 2013,  CONGRESS, AZ:  With less than 300 points separating the top ten drivers in the ULTRA4 series, there was a lot riding on last weekend’s Nitto Tire National Championship held at Thunder Rock Off Road Ranch in Congress, AZ.  All top 10 drivers in series points along with 38 additional ULTRA4 cars were on hand to compete not only for the win, but also for the series championship. Read More→

Two Time Ultra4 National Race Winner

Jason Scherer Thom Kingston 2013 Nationals 1 220x146 Jason Scherer Wins Ultra4 Nitto Tires National FinalsDANVILLE, CA   SEPTEMBER 30, 2013   Jason Scherer finished the 2013 season with a Win at the 2013 Ultra4 Nitto Tires National Finals in Congress, Arizona.  Jason started 12th, per the season points starting order, and finished first ahead of Nitto Tires teammate Rick Mooneyham by only 4 seconds.  This season Jason Scherer has qualified for two pole position starts, won two events and has been plagued with transmission failures, a full season of roller coaster rides, according to Jason.  “It’s hard to win these races with the level of talent in our field of drivers.  You never know if this is going to be your last win so you really have to cherish them when you can.  Winning the last race of the season always gives you a nice offseason and hopefully I can start the year off with a win next year and keep the momentum going,” said Jason Scherer in a post-race interview.   Read More→

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Jason Scherer KOH 13 2 220x146 Jason Scherer Prepared to Take on Arizona Desert at Ultra4 Nitto Tires National FinalsDANVILLE, CA   SEPTEMBER 25, 2013   Jason Scherer would like to cap off the season with a solid race at the 2013 Ultra4 Nitto Tires National Finals in Congress, Arizona this weekend.  “This has been an interesting season to say the least; we have won poles, won events and then plagued with transmission failures.  We have lead a lot of laps and had the speed to win, but part failures have taken us out before the checker flag,” said Jason Scherer, driver of the Rubicon Express #76 car.  “We won the National race last year in Texas and feel we may have found the solution to our car troubles just in time to come to Arizona and compete strong this weekend.” Then Jason adds, “After this race I can’t wait to get up to the Rubicon Trail in my 2014 JK and test out the new Rubicon Express suspension and Smittybilt products that are being installed at 4Wheel Parts while we are at the race!” Read More→