Archive for King of the Hammers (KOH) – Page 2

Lucas Murphy KOH 2014 Raceline WheelsGARDEN GROVE, CA    FEBRUARY 13, 2014: Raceline Wheels is always a major part of the Griffin King of the Hammers, and 2014 was no exception.  Among the major events of the week Raceline Wheels co-sponsored the newest challenge: King Shocks Shootout at Backdoor, hosted the best ever Volunteer dinner on Thursday night, saw over half of the field of racers start on Raceline Wheels and had fun clocking 101mph in the Raceline BFGoodrich Teraflex Jeep as it rolled 10,000 miles.  Read More→

Shannon Campbell - Warn WinchClackamas, OR (2/14/14) — Warn Industries winches are clearly the winch of choice for the top performers at the 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers presented by Nitto Tires.  A total of $2900 will be paid out to the winners of Friday’s Griffin King of the Hammers race, Thursday’s Smittybilt Every Man Challenge race and Wednesday’s UTV race.

“I have always run WARN and have never run anything else.  I probably own 10 of them between all my different cars,” said Loren Healy, the current 2014 King.

Second place Tony Pellegrino commented, “We used the WARN winch three times on race day, and was grateful for it each time!  We run WARN on all our GenRight Off Road vehicles and to me it is the standard.” Read More→

Four Corners 4x4DURANGO, CO – Jason Kaminsky and Richard Jenkins with Four Corners 4×4 recently returned from their participation in the Smittybilt Every Man Challenge Ultra4 Stock Class endurance race held on February 6th. The event took place at the Johnson Valley OHV Area in California’s Mojave Desert. After a random 6 draw started Kaminsky and Jenkins at the rear of the field in 22nd position, they maneuvered through the pack to finish 10th in an elapsed time of 8 hours 59 minutes. Due to the difficulty of the course, fewer than half of the racers completed the course in the allotted time limit of ten hours. Declared as the hardest one-day off road endurance race in the world, the course consisted of approximately 120 miles of high-speed desert segments across sand washes, washboard roads, dry lakebeds and 11 of the country’s most challenging rock crawling trails. Read More→

Backdoor Shootout - Randy Slawson - BFGGREENVILLE, SC (Feb 3, 2014) – BFGoodrich® Tires driver Randy Slawson, owner of Bomber Fabrication and the 2013 King of the Hammers, won the King Shocks Backdoor Shoot Out on Monday night utilizing the sticky compound of the new Baja T/A KR2.  Second place Cody Waggner, also running BFGoodrich Baja T/A Krawlers, took second with only a half of second separating the two.  Notably, the top three cars in the shootout were Randy Slawson Bomber Fabrication built cars.


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Mopar Takes on ‘King of The Hammers’

Monday, February 10th, 2014

MoparHEMI® Crate Engines to Power Spec Class in Every Man Challenge Race

  • Mopar joins the 2014 Griffin King of The Hammers off-road race in a new spec class to debut on Feb 6 in the California desert
  • 8th annual King of The Hammers is an off-road event combining desert racing and rock crawling with four competitive classes
  • Mopar to provide six Gen III 5.7L HEMI® crate engine for first spec class vehicles in the “Every Man Challenge” race category
  • Mopar is scheduled to participate in both 2014 and 2015 editions of event as well as four other Western Regional ULTRA4 Series events
  • More than 35,000 spectators are expected on site and 500,000 will tune into the live online broadcast on ultra4racing.com/live/

Auburn Hills, Mich. (February 6, 2014) – Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand, will be testing its mettle in the southern California desert at the 2014 Griffin King of The Hammers, an event built around what many consider the toughest one-day off-road race in the world that combines desert racing and rock crawling. Read More→

Odyssey Group 65READING, Pa. (Feb. 5, 2014) – ODYSSEY® Battery by EnerSys® has been named the official battery sponsor of ULTRA4 Racing and the 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers presented by Nitto Tire. In addition to the overall sponsorship, ODYSSEY® Battery by EnerSys® has been named primary sponsor of the No. 4706 Spec Class car, which will debut at the 2014 Smittybilt Every Man Challenge on Feb. 6, 2014, in Johnson Valley, Calif. The 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers Ultimate Desert Race will take place on the following day – Feb. 7, 2014.  Read More→

2013 3rd Place Finisher Chicky Barton Tests & Tunes 

Larry McRae - King of the HammersGREENVILLE, SC (Feb 1, 2014) – BFGoodrich® Tires has over a hundred teams on the lake bed sporting some kind of BFGoodrich tread pattern from the brand new Baja T/A KR2 prototype tire on reigning King Randy Slawson’s car, to teams running the more common Krawler T/A or Mud-Terrain T/A.

Saturday at King of the Hammers is a set-up day.  The steady stream of vehicles coming down the dirt road seems endless.  The tents that were once empty fill up with buggies, tools and tires.  BFGoodrich is a tire of choice for many teams. Read More→

Reigning King Randy Slawson Prepared to Defend Crown on BFGoodrich Tires   

Randy Slawson - BFGoodrigh - KOHGREENVILLE, SC (Jan 31, 2014) – BFGoodrich® Tires is announcing a $5000 contingency award for the winner of the 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers.  BFGoodrich has been the winning tire choice at the King of the Hammers the past two years and a total of five of the six total races.   The BFGoodrich Tires team will be onsite and offering tire support from Monday afternoon thru Saturday morning, with full pit service available on Friday February 7th at Main Pit.  Read More→

JT Taylor #13 Torchmate Car adds BFGoodrich Tires and Azunia Tequila to Masthead

JT TaylorCOLORADO 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 Team ARB USA - Shannon Campbell - Erik Miller -  Jason SchererWith 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 - TPACEach 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→

Amanda Products Sponsors Mike Klensin Team Crossed Up Racing #4431

Amanda ProductsLIVONIA, 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→