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FOX - KOH Spec Ultra4 2014FOX 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 - King of the Hammers KOHGARDEN 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 - King of the Hammers KOHTucson, 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 - AllTech Motorsports’ Wayne IsraelsenEl 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→

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→

CRAWL Magazine Introduces CRAWLmerica, the new Trent Car; KOH 2014 Plans with Matt Messer

CRAWLmerica - Matt MesserCRAWL Magazine announced at the SEMA show today that Matt Messer, CEO of Trail-Gear, will be the first driver of CRAWLmerica, the Trent Fabrication Top Shelf rig built to the new Ultra4 Legends class specifications.

“We are really excited about the opportunity to work together with other industry leaders in a new and innovative class.  Today was the first day that I was able to see and sit in the car and it fit like a glove!” said Matt Messer.  “It will be a big change from an IFS car and am excited about the challenge to be in a solid axle car again.” Read More→

Ultra4-aOctober 2nd, 2013,  CONGRESS, AZ:  With less than 300 points separating the top ten drivers in the ULTRA4 series, there was a lot riding on last weekend’s Nitto Tire National Championship held at Thunder Rock Off Road Ranch in Congress, AZ.  All top 10 drivers in series points along with 38 additional ULTRA4 cars were on hand to compete not only for the win, but also for the series championship. Read More→

350-plus Exhibitors, Racing Demos, Off Road Test Drives, Celebrity Appearances, and More 

2013 LUCAS OIL OFF-ROAD EXPOPOMONA, Calif. (August 29, 2013) – The 2013 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo powered by General Tire will invade the Pomona Fairplex Saturday, October 5 through Sunday, October 6, with everything off-road including new vehicles, thousands of parts and accessories, Toyota off-road test drives, racing demos from the King of the Hammers and Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series and more. This year’s expo features more than 350 of the industry’s leading manufacturers, dealers and distributors, showcasing all the latest off-road toys, technologies, parts, gear and accessories. Read More→

Title and Trailer for 2013 Griffin King of The Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire Movie

*Official Trailer** Vindication: 2013 Griffin King of The Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire

*Official Trailer** Vindication: 2013 Griffin King of The Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire

TWIN PEAKS, CA – May 21st, 2013 – Hammerking Productions released the trailer for the 2013 Griffin King of the Hammers Pesented by Nitto Tire movie titled, “Vindication”  today. The title for this year’s film is a reference to the 2013 King, Randy Slawson. Slawson has been involved with the race since it’s inception when he was a co-driver in the very first race held in 2007. Read More→

Have Keynote Speaker Clay Egan Speak at Your Next Event

Clay_Egan_Flyer 1SOUTH JORDAN, UT    MAY 9, 2013:  In 1994, at the age of 22, Clay Egan was in a motorcycle accident that paralyzed him from his chest down, but since he has made more strides in life than most people do in their existence.  His positive attitude radiates through rooms of 50 to auditoriums of thousands.  His story of hope and overcoming obstacles through goal setting and pushing the limits while becoming a professional athlete in the offroad and rock crawling arena will spark positive thoughts in all attendees.  “I have always pushed the limits!  I don’t ever sit down and give up, I continue to push the limits of what others may expect of me, but not of myself, I have goals you see…” said Clay Egan in a recent speaking engagement.  An hour later he ended the talk with, “You always have to Push the Limits, because if you never fail you will never succeed!” Read More→

Andrew McLaughlin 4493 KOHMESA, AZ   MARCH, 7 2013   With 4 cars on course between Friday’s 2013 Griffin King of the Hammers and Thursdays Smittybilt Every Man Challenge, LetzRoll Offroad race team was busy with every aspect of the race week.  Andrew McLaughlin, driver of Ultra4 #4493 and owner of LetzRoll Offroad, finished 18th at the esteemed 2013 Griffin King of the Hammers giving them an automatic entry into the 2014 race.  All three of the Smittybilt Everyman Challenge drivers didn’t make it to the finish line, but each have a story behind their hearty efforts including Alan Johnson #4511, Shawn Passmore #4669 and Matt Salyers #4634.  “There is no doubt it was a challenging week with all four cars racing, but we all pulled together as a team to help each other accomplish projects and get to the starting line,” said Andrew McLaughlin about the team he formed.  “The Saturday morning after the race was bittersweet.  We had just finished the hardest race ever and we had to pack up and leave.  When I looked around there wasn’t one person that didn’t have a smile on their face.  Everyone was happy and pumped about the whole experience.  It was a great ending to a great week.” Read More→

SONY DSCLONG BEACH, CA   FEBRUARY 25, 2013:  Holy Moly Racing and George Kane may not be common names among those at the King of the Hammers, but their intent and enthusiasm put them at the 2012 Smittybilt Every Man Challenge race and this year in the 2013 King of the Hammers.  With Bond Gilmer, President of Rebel Offroad, by his side as co-driver this team had one goal in mind: Finish. “Our strategy was to make the car last the entire race. As we headed into the desert we were flying over the whoops, our King Shocks were performing excellent and we started passing other cars,” said Kane.  “It wasn’t even 10 minutes into the race and there was a car broken down on the side of the track.  Bond kept reminding me ‘make the car last, look someone is already broken down!’  As we continued we came across another broken car, then another and another, there were broken cars everywhere! It was like a pick-a-part lot for Ultra4 cars out there,” laughed George. Read More→