Archive for King of the Hammers (KOH) – Page 5

OffRoad Division Manager Greg Mulkey to Drive with Teraflex Curt Hildebrand

Raceline KOH driver white out 220x140 Raceline Wheels Enters New Jeep JK in Every Man ChallengeGARDEN GROVE, CA    JANUARY 29, 2012:  Two industry product icons will be in one jeep racing the 2013 Smittybilt Every Man Challenge: Greg Mulkey from Raceline Wheels and Curt Hildebrand from Teraflex Suspension.  This is the first career race for both, and have no doubt earned the opportunity to experience the thrill of a victory.  They will be driving a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport with Arkansas registered street legal tags. “This Jeep is a stock jeep…on steroids,” laughed Mulkey.  “Curt and I have worked together on different projects for years so it is even more fun that it will be the two of us out racing together.” Read More→

Fundraiser at The Blind Pig January 30th 6:30pm Scottsdale, Arizona

FlyNHi Jeremy Hammer 2 220x146 Fly N Hi 2013 King of the Hammers Race Team Mirrors Shop QualityPHOENIX, AZ – JANUARY 29, 2013: Jeremy Hammer, owner of Fly-N-Hi Total Performance Center in Phoenix, will race the 2013 Griffin King of the Hammers on February 8th. Well, that is after he qualifies successfully through the Last Chance Qualifier process taking the 3rd green flag on Tuesday February 5th. “We spent most of 2012 building a new car that will debut at the Last Chance Qualifier,” said Jeremy Hammer owner and driver. “We took our old proven car that has run the last 4 King of the Hammers, kept the good parts and added better parts to build another masterpiece.” Read More→

UTV Division Manager Jason Divis and General Manager Greg Wells to Drive

Arctic Cat Mamba nonbeadlock 220x164 Raceline Wheels Enters Arctic Cat in UTV King of the Hammers RaceGARDEN GROVE, CA    JANUARY 21, 2012:  Raceline Wheels Jason Divis and Greg Wells will be alternating driving duties of a 2013 Arctic Cat in the Production 1000 class at the 2013 HCR UTV King of the Hammers race.  “What better way to test and prove the strength of the Raceline UTV wheels and tires than to race them in the hardest UTV race known to date,” said Jason Divis, Raceline UTV Division Manager.  “We trail ride and go to Glamis all the time, so being in the rocks will be totally different and exciting.” Read More→

FOX tuning experts and factory support personnel will be on the lakebed to assist competitors in their quest to take the “King of the Hammers” title for the fifth time in six years.  

fox tuning FOX lends wide ranging support and $6000 to uphold King of the Hammers dynastyEl Cajon, Calif. – FOX athletes have ruled King of the Hammers, an extreme competition called “the toughest single day event in the world.” Competitors race across the desert at high speed and conquer several of the toughest rock crawling trails in the United States, all in the same day. FOX athletes have consistently been the fastest due to FOX’s precise tuning and superiordamping performance. FOX tuning gurus will arrive on Monday, February 4th to begin assisting in vehicle set-up. They observe the racecars performance and review technical feedback from the driver. They then consult with the driver to implement any adjustments needed to maximize performance. FOX’s direct involvement with competitors provides vital information that goes right back into developing new engineering solutions that dominate the competition.   Read More→

DSC 0209 220x146 Race Prep Racing #4474 to Take the First Green Flag at King of the HammersSimi Valley, CA – Race Prep Racing’s Unlimited Ultra4 car #4474 will be the first pro class car to take the green flag during the famous King of the Hammers week held in Johnson Valley, CA February 3-9.  Richie Carter, the three-time driver of the team’s Falken sponsored car will be the first to tackle the qualifier course on Tuesday morning when racing begins.  The course remains a heavily guarded secret, but this premier starting position offers the team a clean race course, before the other 150+ racers have had a chance to dig it up and alter its difficulty.  This could prove to be a huge advantage for this seasoned racer. Read More→

Volunteer Dinner Thursday February 7th at 7pm

Raceline2013KOHBounty 300x300 220x220 Raceline Wheels Monster $5,000 Bounty at 2013 King of the HammersGARDEN GROVE, CA    JANUARY 10, 2012: Running Raceline Aluminum Beadlock Wheels at this years 2013 King of the Hammers could add $5,000 to the winners pocket at the Ultra4 race on Friday February 8, 2013 in Johnson Valley.  “We have always been about supporting our racers, who in turn support us. This is just one more opportunity that we are happy to put towards their success!” said Greg Mulkey, Raceline Offroad Brand Manager. Read More→

Garden Grove, California – January 9, 2013176 King Shocks Continues Support as Official Shock of King of the Hammers – King Off Road Racing Shocks is proud to continue their support as the Official Shock of Ultra4 Racing and the King of the Hammers for the 3rd year in a row. Taking place in Johnson Valley, California on February 1st – 9th, the 7th annual King Of The Hammers event will mark King Shocks’ 5th year offering free support to the racers participating.

“The King of the Hammers has become an international phenomenon and prestigious cornerstone event in off road motorsports,” declared Ultra4 Racing founder, Dave Cole. “Competitors from around the world are challenged to race at high speeds through the rough open desert and maneuver their vehicles over difficult obstacles, walls of rocks and boulder strewn canyons. King of the Hammers, Ultra4 Racing and King Shocks are practically made for each other forming for a perfect partnership.” Read More→

Open to Everyone.  Next Stops: Tierra Del Sol and Moab Easter Jeep Safari

ruffstuff 220x34 RuffStuff Official Repair Station of 2013 King of the HammersLOOMIS, CA    JANUARY 7, 2012         The Free Ruffstuff Specialties Open Pit will be set up for the third consecutive year at the 2013 Griffin King of the Hammers.  The 8 bay capabilities will include 9 Lincoln Electric Welders and a 4×4 Torchmate Table in addition to 3 full service mobile welding trucks that can come to you anywhere.  Racers have priority, but nobody will be ignored, including those without broken vehicles who would just like a Free RuffStuff or Lincoln Electric T-shirt or koozie!  “Last year we repaired 198 different vehicles and this year we have doubled our size and added additional capabilities,” said Dan Fredrickson, owner of Ruffstuff Specialties.  “We go above and beyond for anyone, and one of the cool things that we offer is allowing you to try all the latest and greatest equipment from Lincoln Electric.  We know that most off-road guys are welders, sometimes amazingly good and sometimes not, but all can benefit from the hands on experience. If you are looking at plasma machines, there is no better time to check out the Torchmate 4×4 Table in use, and while the pressure is on to get it done right now!” Read More→

CHARLOTTE, NC – December 12, 2012 – REDLYNER Racing (#4550) announces its participation in the 2013 Griffin King of the Hammers Every Man Challenge on February 7, 2013, in Johnson Valley, CA.  Ultra-4 racer, Jay Callaway, will be piloting his daily driven, street legal, 2000 Jeep Wrangler.

“We are out to prove that a well built, all-show, mall crawler can be competitive in the ultimate desert race,” said Jay Callaway, REDLYNER Racing. “This jeep has been built to pick up groceries on the way home from daycare on Friday, shine at the car show on Saturday and race through the Hammers on Sunday.”

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RT233 Monster Raceline 220x220 Raceline Wheels Monster $5,000 Bounty at 2013 King of the HammersGARDEN GROVE, CA    NOVEMBER 29, 2012:  Every year since the King of the Hammers inception, Raceline Wheels has had multiple sets of Monster Wheels on course.  This year the Raceline Wheels team is adding a $5,000 bounty for the 2013 King of the Hammers winner in the Ultra4 race on Friday February 8, 2013 in Johnson Valley.  “We have always been about supporting our racers, who in turn support us. This is just one more opportunity that we are happy to put towards their success!” said Greg Mulkey, Raceline Offroad Brand Manager. Read More→

 Gomez Brothers Win 2012 NorCal Rock Racing Championship Gomez Brothers Secure Two King of the Hammers Starting PositionsGEORGETOWN, CA   NOVEMBER 8, 2012  – The Gomez Brothers, in their first year of racing the Ultra4 Class, have secured two 2013 Griffin King of the Hammers starting positions.  One through their finish at the Ultra4 Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno race and the second through claiming the 2012 NorCal Rock Racing Championship title.  “We have had a great year and are already in full preparation for February’s King of the Hammers,” said Marcos Gomez.  Marcos Gomez and JP Gomez will each be separate drivers of record at the 2013 King of the Hammers. Read More→

Rock Meets Rally at 2013 King of the Hammers

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

2013 KOH ARR RZRF 220x165 Rock Meets Rally at 2013 King of the HammersDenver, Colorado (Oct 25, 2012) – Two distinct driving styles come together to take on the 2013 King of the Hammers!  American Rock Rods has joined forces with Doug Siddens from RZRForums.net to take on one of the most brutal races in history, the 2013 King of Hammers UTV race, which will be held February 7, 2013 in Johnson Valley, California.

The King of Hammers race (KOH) is referred to around the world as the toughest one day race in all of motorsports.  Combining high speed desert racing with very slow, very technical, and borderline insane rockcrawling, the King of Hammers is tough on both man and machine.  Since its inception, the race has grown exponentially, and it is now an entire week of events.  The 2013 King of Hammers UTV race is looking to be the best one yet, with 5 classes of competition and rules sanctioned by the International Side X Side Association.  The entire event is attended by over 30,000 spectators each year, and another 113,000 plus people watched it unfold live on the internet last year. The KOH race week is a spectacle in and of itself, with nothing else like it in existence. Read More→