Archive for King of the Hammers (KOH)

Running on Luck at King of the Hammers

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

adler-koh-2014-4wheelparts-ultra4Off-road racing requires a remarkable car and crew, nerves of steel and calculated risks.  Whether you’re racing short course, in the desert or on rocks, skill and preparation are prized as the best weapons to compete head-to-head against other drivers.

But The King of the Hammers is a different beast. Read More→

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→

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→

bf-goodrichGREENVILLE, SC (Jan 12, 2014) – On the heels of one of the most successful desert racing seasons in recent memory, BFGoodrich® Tires is highlighting its championship race tire products and a strong contingency program for the winner of the 2015 King of the Hammers held February 6 in Johnson Valley, Calif.

Once again this year, BFGoodrich Tires will offer racers a $5000 contingency award for the winner of the King of the Hammers race if running on its product. Additionally, the company will offer a $2500 award for the winner of the Smittybilt Every Man Challenge if on BFGoodrich products. Read More→

Manufacturer of race-winning Grappler off-road tires rolls forward in support of Ultra4’s premier event as Title Sponsor of the 9th Annual King of the Hammers.

Fast Facts:

  • Proven winner Nitto Grappler light-truck tires officially aligned with toughest one-day off-road race in the USA.
  • Nitto involvement escalates from 2014 Presenting Sponsor to 2015 Title Sponsor.
  • Nitto-powered LiveAtKOH.com website provides new level of social interaction to the race.

unnamed (14)Cypress, Calif. (January 8, 2015) – On December 22, 2014, Nitto Tire U.S.A. signed an agreement with Hammerking Productions (Ultra4) to be title sponsor of the 2015 Nitto King of the Hammers (KOH) race. Nitto Tire was previously the race’s presenting sponsor.

The King of the Hammers race is recognized as America’s toughest one-day event in off-road racing and covers 200+ miles on a course that combines triple-digit-speed desert sections with technical boulder climbs that often require winching. The 2015 running – the ninth annual King of the Hammers — will be the first one with Nitto Tire as the title sponsor. Read More→

“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→

Levi Shirley 2014 Ultra4 Europe King of the Mountain

King of the MountainDODGE 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→

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→

RTM and ULTRA4 Racing Ink Television Deal

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

PowerNation Cable Special Plus Coverage of 7 National Qualifying Events

Ultra4RacingApril 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→

JT Taylor -01COLORADO SPRINGS, CO     FEBRUARY 12, 2014   Friday February 7thmarked the 8th green flag of the now Internationally known Griffin King of the Hammers.  JT Taylor is the only racer on the lakebed that can boast seeing all 8 green flags, and has driven the same car at 7 of the 8 events, with a 12thplace finish in 2013.  “I am really surprised how time flies, to say that the first race we did was 8 years ago is crazy,” JT said in astonishment.  “We just went out and had fun the first time, and I am still doing the same.  My car is the original ‘Ol Blue with some modifications changing to King Shocks and BFGoodrich Tires along the way.  We recently added Azunia Tequila, but all my other sponsors have been with me since the beginning and for that I am humbly thankful.” Read More→

2014 King of The HammersGARDEN GROVE, CA – February 13, 2014 – Year after year, the King of the Hammers (KOH) off road desert racing hybrid event has proven to be most challenging for both man and machine to conquer. The Men (and women) are bold competitors who choose to take on the punishing endurance race hoping to claim victory in one of the sports highest honors. The machines are known as Ultra 4 vehicles that race at high speeds through the rough open desert and skillfully climb over difficult trails full of rock obstacles and boulder-strewn canyons. Read More→