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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→

Brad Lovell Declared 2012 Ultra4 Pro Series Champion

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

262 220x129 Brad Lovell Declared 2012 Ultra4 Pro Series ChampionSeptember 26, 2012- Twin Peaks, CA: The 2012 Ultra4 Pro Series Championship began with the 2012 Griffin King of The Hammers and ended with the 2012 Ultra4 American Rocksports Championship last weekend in Tooele, Utah. More than 50 drivers from 20 states competed for a chance to be named the 2012 Ultra4 Pro Series Champion. Ultimately, Ultra4 veteran and short course champion, Brad Lovell, would claim the title.

The 2012 Ultra4 Pro Series Championship consisted of three races. Each race was meant to highlight the unique characteristics and strengths of Ultra4 cars. The three races for this year’s series were: 2012 Griffin King of The Hammers, which emphasized high speed desert racing, endurance and rock crawling, Best in the Desert’s Vegas to Reno; a 500+ mile race through the Nevada desert that tested both cars and drivers endurance, and The American Rocksports Challenge which combined short course racing and rock crawling with multiple cars competing simultaneously in a series of heat races. Read More→

jpeg 220x174 King of the Motos Returns in 2013 as the Toughest Extreme Enduro in the U.S.August 20, 2012 (Temecula, CA) – Touted as the toughest extreme enduro in the United States, King of the Motos, held in conjunction with King of the Hammers announced details of the 2013 event and has officially opened pre-registration.

The “proof of concept” inaugural race in 2012 race was a self supported, twenty-one person invitational debuting in front of 30,000 spectators. Only six of twenty-one racers finished the brutal 85-mile course, adding to the mystique and reputation of the competition. Trials champion, Graham Jarvis from Great Britain won the race which combined punishing boulder climbs and descents linked with high-speed desert racing.

The 2013 race will expand in length from the previous 85-mile course, passing through many of the infamous rock climbs and descents that have made the Hammers area so famous within the off-road scene. The race will keep the spirit of the “one rider, one bike” format with no outside assistance, even in pits. Read More→

New King of the Hammers Movie Titled "Rise of the East"

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Title and Trailer for 2012 Griffin King of The Hammers Movie Released

 New King of the Hammers Movie Titled "Rise of the East" TWIN PEAKS, CA – March 21, 2012 – Hammerking Productions released the trailer for the 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers movie titled, “Rise of the East” today. The title for this year’s film is a reference to the 2012 King, Erik Miller. Miller is the first winner of the race to reside east of the Mississippi in Cumberland, MD.

The movie will document the week-long off-road racing event held every February in Johnson Valley, CA. 2012 marked the 6th year for the King of the Hammers race which featured more than 200 teams and 30,000 spectators competing in over 5 days of racing. The movie’s release date is expected this summer following a red carpet premiere. Read More→

King of the Hammers 2012: Event Recap

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Promises Delivered

2012 marked a year of significant improvements & growth

  • King of the Hammers is now known and respected as the single toughest one  day off-road race in the world and has become the “no miss” event. A full  vendor show complements five stand alone racing events culminating in  Friday’s Griffin King of the Hammers.
  • Hammertown not only became a city in desert, but a full service event venue.
  • Spectators watched the action live from Hammertown via the largest mobile  HD LED jumbotron available and a strategically prepared short course and  hot pit area.
  • Cutting edge live show integrating wireless cameras to a microwave and  satellite feed was tested and successful, paving the way for expanded  future coverage. Online spectators turned out en masse to watch the action. Viewership  quadrupled from 2011.
  • Race day was a success for vendors. Hammertown was no longer a ghost  town on race day, but a major revenue and exposure opportunity for our  partners.
  • Strategic media plan focused on branding KOH and maximizing media beyond  a handful of endemic media outlets.
  • King of the Hammers continues to be a mark of credibility and durability in  automotive and racing. Read More→