Archive for Hammerking Productions

“A story about the struggle, the experience, and above all… the Element of Survival”

10350000_10100118525456256_477018499_oInspiring, 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→

Ron Stobaugh Appointed VP of Sales and Business Development

Hammer King ProductionsMAY, 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→

2014 King of The Hammers Will Continue in Johnson Valley, CADecember 11th, 2013: JOHNSON VALLEY, CA:  Hammerking Productions, the founders of The Griffin King of The Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire, are pleased to announce that the week-long off road festival held annually in Johnson Valley, CA will be able to continue in its current location for the foreseeable future. After six years of negotiations between the United States Marine Corps, the federal government and the Off Highway Vehicle(OHV) Community, a deal has been reached to preserve the majority of the land in Johnson Valley for OHV use. Read More→

Title and Trailer for 2012 Griffin King of The Hammers Movie Released

King of the Hammers 2012 - TWIN PEAKS, CA – March 21, 2012 – Hammerking Productions released the trailer for the 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers movie titled, “Rise of the East” today. The title for this year’s film is a reference to the 2012 King, Erik Miller. Miller is the first winner of the race to reside east of the Mississippi in Cumberland, MD.

The movie will document the week-long off-road racing event held every February in Johnson Valley, CA. 2012 marked the 6th year for the King of the Hammers race which featured more than 200 teams and 30,000 spectators competing in over 5 days of racing. The movie’s release date is expected this summer following a red carpet premiere. Read More→

2012 King of the Motos Rider List Announced

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Promoters call the event a “motorcycle survival race.”

January 26, 2012 (Lake Arrowhead, CA) – Hammerking Productions has announced the competitor list for the greatly anticipated King of the Motos slated to take place February 9th.  The event is an extreme enduro combining an updated course of approximately sixty-five miles of high-speed desert racing and ten plus miles of brutal rocks.  Co-promoters Dave Cole and Jimmy Lewis designed the race to be a fair playing field for all racers as no outside assistance is allowed. Read More→

King Shocks Official Shock of KOH and Ultra4 Racing

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Bulloch, Slawson tuning

King Shocks will be the official shock of King of the Hammers and the Ultra4 racing series in 2012. “King has great products and fantastic support,” said Dave Cole of Hammerking productions, “We are very pleased that King Shocks will be back as official shock of Ultra4. Part of our success is due to a great, core group of sponsors like King that put 100% into supporting our racers.”  Read More→

Invitation only extreme enduro competition draws top international motorcycle racers

January 4, 2012 (Lake Arrowhead, CA) – Hammerking Productions, owner and producer of the iconic King of the Hammers off-road race is pleased to announce the newest event in the weeklong series of extreme off-road competitions – King of the Motos.

After a groundswell of support from key motorcycle racing professionals, the 2012 edition will feature a demanding course combining high-speed Baja-style desert racing and extreme rock terrain that will rival Erzberg.  King of the Motos will host an invitation only field of twenty top riders from the enduro, desert racing and trials world.   Read More→

July 25, 2011 – Tooele, UT:  Question: What do you get when you cross a dirt short course track with a formidable man-made rock crawling course?  Answer: The Ultra4 American RockSports Challenge.

Hammerking Productions, Inc. the organizers behind King of The Hammers and The Ultra4 Stampede put their own twist on short course racing last weekend at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT with a brand new race called The American RockSports Challenge which fans are describing as “the best new race since King of The Hammers.” Read More→

June 3, 2011- Johnson Valley, CA :  Just when you thought King of the Hammers couldn’t get any more epic:  Dave Cole of HammerKing Productions officially announces there will be a new race at the 2012 King of The Hammers.  This race is being called The Every Man Challenge at King of The Hammers and for the first time ever, will allow off-road enthusiasts a chance to race their stock and modified stock vehicles in the toughest one day off-road race on the planet.   For those that have been watching King of The Hammers, wondering how their own off-road vehicle compares to the Ultra4 cars competing in this race; this is a chance to find out. Read More→

April 6, 2011 – JOHNSON VALLEY, CA: The first official trailer has been released for the 2011 King of The Hammers movie.  “Valley of the Kings” is the title for this much anticipated 4th installment of the King of the Hammers DVDs. The film is being produced by Hammerking Productions and created by Heavy Metal Concepts. Fans of the movies will notice that “Valley of the Kings” has more of a cinematic feel as this movie is being created by up-and-coming filmmaker/videographer Will Gentile of Heavy Metal Concepts. Will has created several full length videos in the past including the 2009 and 2010 Rausch Creek Qualifying videos, “Road to the Throne” and “Quest for Glory.” Read More→

Staying on Course at Hammerking Productions Inc

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

JOHNSON VALLEY, CA,  MARCH 2, 2011   Hammerking Productions, Inc. will no longer be lead jointly by founders of the company, Jeff Knoll and Dave Cole, effective March 15th, 2011. Jeff has made the decision to explore new adventures and is leaving the organization that both he and Dave took from a concept to one of the most successful off road races in America.

In Jeff’s own words: “Starting with an idea scratched on a napkin now known as King of the Hammers, and the related qualifier series of Ultra4 events have far exceeded my goals. It has been a pleasure to work with all of the teams and sponsors over the last 5 years. I will leave the wheel and the throttle of Hammerking Productions, Inc. in the capable hands of Dave Cole and his management team as I explore the next adventure in my life.” Read More→