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Nitto Exo Grappler All Weather Tire

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Nitto Tire’s new Exo Grappler AWT delivers year-round traction for your truck or SUV off road and on road

Nitto Exo Grappler AWT Sidewall 1 220x169 Nitto Exo Grappler All Weather TireFast Facts:

  • Superior traction in dirt, rock, gravel, snow and ice.
  • Three Peak Mountain Snowflake winter rated.
  • Two unique sidewall designs let you customize the look of your truck or SUV.

Cypress, Calif. (July 31, 2014) – Four wheeling is all about enjoying the freedom to go anywhere, at anytime. But even with the wide range of capabilities that today’s off-road tires possess, the ability to deliver traction in any weather, including ice and snow, is not usually one of them. Now, Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., a leading manufacturer of off-road and street performance tires, has announced that it has added a new tire to its popular Grappler series that really is a true all-weather tire – the Exo Grappler AWT. Read More→

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Innovative Spring Mechanism Offers Same Functionality Found in Newer 4-Door JKs Making Opening and Closing the Soft Top an Easy, One-Person Job

Rugged Ridge Jeep Soft Top Spring Assist Installed High Res 220x146 Rugged Ridge Announces Soft Top Spring Assist for 07 12 JK Wrangler UnlimitedSuwanee, Ga. (August 5, 2014) –  Rugged Ridge® today announced the availability of its new Soft Top Spring Assist Kit for the 2007-2012 Jeep® JK Wrangler Unlimited 4-door models.

Spring assisted opening and closing is already a feature found on the 2013-2014 Wranglers from the factory; Rugged Ridge’s new retrofit kit brings the same convenience to owners of older Jeeps. Designed to work with Jeep’s factory frame components, the new JK Soft Top Spring Assist kit is relatively easily installed and seamlessly integrates into the soft top as well as other aftermarket factory replacement tops on the market. Read More→

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→

EIBACH ALL-TERRAIN-LIFT JEEP WRANGLER JK

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

EIBACH ALL TERRAIN LIFT JEEP WRANGLER JK 220x172 EIBACH ALL TERRAIN LIFT JEEP WRANGLER JKEibach has captured countless victories in some of the greatest off-road races in the world. Take that same race-winning technology, combine it with Eibach’s legendary suspension tuning and enter: the ALL-TERRAIN-LIFT. Built to withstand anything you can throw at it, the ALL-TERRAIN-LIFT is the perfect balance of off-road performance with on-road stability and ride quality.

The Eibach ALL-TERRAIN-LIFT Kit comes complete with everything needed for installation, Including: Eibach ALL-TERRAIN-LIFT Springs, Shocks, Bumpstop Spacers, Adjustable Endlinks, Adjustable Front/Rear Track Bars, Location Brackets and Stainless-Steel Brake Lines—backed with Eibach’s Million-Mile Spring Warranty, Two-Year Shock Warranty and Made in the U.S.A. Read More→

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Tenneco’s Popular Performance Suspension and Shock Brand Partners with National Nonprofit Dedicated to Responsible Recreation  

 Iconic Rancho® Brand Announces Official Sponsorship of Tread Lightly!Monroe, MI, July 22, 2014 – Rancho®, a leader in the performance off-road industry, has become an official sponsor of Tread Lightly!.

<span”>Tread Lightly! is a national nonprofit organization that is dedicated to protecting and enhancing recreational access and opportunities by promoting responsible recreation through ethics education and stewardship programs.

“Tread Lightly! aligns perfectly with the Rancho brand and the absolutely critical need to educate enthusiasts who are using recreational trails and areas throughout the United States,” said Chris Gauss, director, performance brands, Tenneco. “Tread Lightly! provides materials, programs and services within our industry that promise for a sustainable future for off-road driving. Their focus on education and stewardship is unmatched in the industry and by any other nonprofit organization.” Read More→

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“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→