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Reigning King Randy Slawson Prepared to Defend Crown on BFGoodrich Tires   

Randy Slawson BFGoodrigh KOH 220x146 BFGoodrich(R) Tires Offers $5000 Contingency 2014 Griffin King of the HammersGREENVILLE, 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 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 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→

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→

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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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→

RT233 Monster Raceline LOW 220x220 Raceline Wheels Puts Full Set of Wheels Up For Winning During 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers WeekRaceline Wheels Hosts Volunteer Dinner Thursday February 7th at 6pm

GARDEN GROVE, CA    JANUARY 23, 2014: It is right up Raceline Wheels alley to co-sponsor the newest challenge to the 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers presented by Nitto Tires week: king shock raceline ultra4 shootout 199x220 Raceline Wheels Puts Full Set of Wheels Up For Winning During 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers WeekKing Shocks Shootout at Backdoor.  Raceline Wheels will up the anti with a full set of RT233 Monster Beadlock Wheels given away to the “Raceline Right Line” winner.  “This is going to be a hoot!  Tim Lund and I will be announcing in the Backdoor canyon on Monday night and expect a full house to be watching these 50 guys attack the challenge!” said Greg Mulkey, Raceline Offroad Brand Manager.  “We are providing trophies for some unique awards, one of which is the ‘Raceline Right Line’ winner, for the fastest driver up the almost impossible right line.  We will also be giving that winner a free set of Raceline Monster Beadlocks!” Read More→

FOX KOH Spec Ultra4 2014 220x146 FOX Selected as Exclusive Suspension Partner of ULTRA4 Spec ClassFOX also announces $15,000 in cash and product purses for the Ultra4, EMC Stock, EMC Modified, and Spec classes.

El Cajon, Calif. – Ultra4 racing has grown exponentially since King of the Hammers (KOH) started as a small gathering of friends back in 2007.  The latest addition to this hybrid event that combines desert racing and rock crawling is the Ultra4 4700 Spec Class, which allows race enthusiasts to enjoy an arrive-and-race experience at King of the Hammers and other Ultra4 races throughout the year.

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King Shocks KOH  220x146 King Shocks Steps Up to Make the 2014 King of the Hammers Event Bigger Than EverGARDEN GROVE, CA – JANUARY 14, 2014 – America’s ultimate hardcore off road event, King of the Hammers (KOH) will once again rage through the desert of Johnson Valley, California. An action packed schedule that now consumes the entire first week of February is certain to be the biggest King of the Hammers event to date.

For 2014, King Off Road Racing Shocks, the Official Shock of Ultra4 Racing and the King of the Hammers, has organized a brand new event to kick things off. On Monday, February 3rd at 6:00 PM, the first ever SRRS ULTRA4 King Shocks East vs. West Showdown will see Fifty teams from across the US challenge for the quickest run up Backdoor.   Read More→

ADS will be at the 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

ADS King of the Hammers KOH 220x165 ADS will be at the 2014 Griffin King of the HammersTucson, AZ ADS Off-Road Racing Shocks will be attending the 2014 King of the Hammers race in Johnson Valley, CA the week of Feb 3, 2014.

The King of the Hammers is one of the most challenging off-road races out there. The ADS Shock team will be there to showcase our products to customers as well as provide complete support to all of the racers in this grueling event. “It is important to me that ADS is at KOH” says ADS president Steve Kuker “KOH, to us, is an important off-road event for racers and fans alike. We live and breathe this stuff and we want to be there to support the spectators and the drivers.” Read More→

Company Boosts Contingency Package to $15,000, Offers Free Tuning Sessions with Israelsen at Johnson Valley Event

2014 FOX KOH 220x146 FOX Hires Rock Racing Suspension Guru Wayne Israelsen for 2014 King of the Hammers EventEl Cajon, Calif. – For years, FOX athletes have ruled “King of the Hammers,” an extreme competition called “the toughest single day event in the world.” In the event, competitors race across the desert at high speeds, conquering several of the nation’s toughest rock crawling trails. FOX athletes have consistently been the fastest in the competition, earning more titles than all other shock manufacturers combined. Read More→