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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→

Jason Scherer TPAC 220x146 King of the Hammers   Jason Scherer   Joins TPAC EffortEach day this week, as part of TPAC’s update on our “Be a Trail Hero” fundraiser’s donor list, we will highlight a famous off-road champion who has endorsed TPAC’s effort to send pro-trail candidates to the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate.

Today, an off-road racing champion and long-time supporter of efforts to protect trail access on public lands endorsed The Trail PAC.  Jason Scherer is the 2009 King of the Hammers Race winner and has captured the crown at many other OHV competitions. Read More→

Clayton Off Road High Steer System

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Clayton Off Road High Steer Kit 220x133 Clayton Off Road High Steer SystemThe all new high steer system from Clayton Off Road is the only complete system that transforms your stock Jeep front axle and allows you to run a crossover high steer system with larger brakes & calipers, and improved ground clearance. Designed to work with high and low pinion Dana 30 and Dana 44 front ends, this kit will work with MJ, XJ, ZJ, TJ, and LJ factory axles. Read More→

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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→

bcml led 21r pr01 220x146 New Bar Clamp Mounted LED Spotlight Released by Larson ElectronicsLarson Electronics has announced the release of a powerful new LED spotlight designed to mount to the rails, cages and roll bars commonly found on marine craft and utility and all-terrain vehicles. The BCML-LED-21R bar clamp mounted spotlight offers high light output in a durable, low profile housing and operates on any voltage from 9 to 32 volts.

The BCML-LED-21R LED bar clamp mount spotlight from Larson Electronics is an ideal lighting solution for hunters, outdoorsmen, military, and law enforcement professionals who desire a powerful spotlight that can be easily operated while providing high power and rugged durability. This LED spotlight produces a 575’ long by 45’ wide light beam with 1750 lumens of bright light while drawing only 21 watts. The seven Edison Edixeon Emitters containing CREE EZBright three watt LEDs produces 180 lumens each and is paired with high purity 10° optics to produce a tightly focused spot beam with limited spread. Read More→

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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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Odyssey Group 65 220x169 EnerSys® Introduces Group 65 Battery to ODYSSEY® Performance Series™ Product LineREADING, Pa., (Jan. 27, 2014) – EnerSys® has expanded its ODYSSEY® Performance Series™ battery product offering to include the Group 65 battery designed specifically for consumer applications. The ODYSSEY Performance Series™ 65-760 battery features 762 cold cranking amps (CCA), 129 reserve capacity (RC) minutes and deep cycle capability up to 400 cycles at 80 percent depth of discharge. Read More→

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Categories : Aftermarket

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

JMR Fabrication Table

Monday, January 27th, 2014

 JMR Fabrication Table Trick-Tools would like to announce their newest addition to their extensive line-up of welding tables, the Fabrication Table from JMR. This table features a 36 x 48 inch slotted steel top surface that accepts threaded T-nuts, just like a drill press or mill would use, for maximum flexibility in workpiece holding.   Read More→

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