Archive for King Shocks

JT Taylor -01COLORADO SPRINGS, CO     FEBRUARY 12, 2014   Friday February 7thmarked the 8th green flag of the now Internationally known Griffin King of the Hammers.  JT Taylor is the only racer on the lakebed that can boast seeing all 8 green flags, and has driven the same car at 7 of the 8 events, with a 12thplace finish in 2013.  “I am really surprised how time flies, to say that the first race we did was 8 years ago is crazy,” JT said in astonishment.  “We just went out and had fun the first time, and I am still doing the same.  My car is the original ‘Ol Blue with some modifications changing to King Shocks and BFGoodrich Tires along the way.  We recently added Azunia Tequila, but all my other sponsors have been with me since the beginning and for that I am humbly thankful.” Read More→

2014 King of The HammersGARDEN GROVE, CA – February 13, 2014 – Year after year, the King of the Hammers (KOH) off road desert racing hybrid event has proven to be most challenging for both man and machine to conquer. The Men (and women) are bold competitors who choose to take on the punishing endurance race hoping to claim victory in one of the sports highest honors. The machines are known as Ultra 4 vehicles that race at high speeds through the rough open desert and skillfully climb over difficult trails full of rock obstacles and boulder-strewn canyons. 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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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→

Jason Voss and King Shocks Trick Truck Champions!

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

King Shocks - Jason VossGARDEN GROVE, CA – DECEMBER 17, 2013 – Off Road Desert Racing in America means one thing. If you want to race at the top level against the sport’s elite competitors, than you race the Best in the Desert. The series attracts some of the largest fields of the super exotic unlimited Trick Trucks. After an exciting season and a close 3-way battle, Jason Voss has won the coveted Best in the Desert Championship. Read More→

King Shocks Dominates the SCORE Baja 1000

Monday, December 16th, 2013

King Shocks - 2013 Baja 1000NOVEMBER 21, 2013 – The Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 held its 46th annual motorsport competition across the Baja peninsula and over a most treacherous journey through the wild deserts and into the untamed mystique of Northern Mexico. Known as the world’s most arduous non-stop off road racing event, the Baja 1000 demands every ounce of courage that one could muster just to even take the green flag and start down the course at speed. Braver than most,BJ Baldwin, dominated Baja in a King Shock equipped Chevrolet Silverado Trophy Truck and crossed the finish line during the early hours of Saturday morning on November 16, 2013 to claim the overall victory. Baldwin completed the 883 mile event in just over 18 hours 36 minutes at an average speed of 47.5 MPH. Read More→

SEMA 2013: MLR Racework’s Class 6 Race Truck

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

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Who doesn’t love themselves a great SCORE Class 6 race truck? We certainly do, and we know you’ll love a closer look at Matt Lovell’s 2009 Ford Ranger (not that there’s much left of the original truck anyway). With 24 inches of travel up front, and 34 inches of travel in the rear by-way of FOX Racing suspension, we’re curious to see what this truck can do in the desert. For now, we’ll have to settle for some detail shots straight from SEMA 2013.  Read More→

King ShocksFEBRUARY 21, 2013 – GARDEN GROVE, CA - After a relatively short life span of existence, the annual King of the Hammers (KOH) Ultra4 Race has quickly garnered international recognition with the likes of Baja 1000 and Dakar as being the toughest off road race in the world. A contributing factor in enduring these extremely grueling events is proven off road shock technology. The 2013 KOH race course featured 184 miles of harsh desert terrain and near impassable obstacles however King Shocks’ drivers Randy Slawson and John Currie conquered all on the way to victory. Read More→

Garden Grove, California – January 9, 2013KOH Shocks – 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→

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The Traxxas, Torc series returned to Crandon International Raceway for the Forest County Potawatomi, Chairman’s Cup race, rounds 5 and 6 of the series and for the first time, Ultra4 racers on the legendary track known as the “Big House.” Read More→

king of the hammersCOLORADO SPRINGS, CO    FEBRUARY 15, 2012  –  JT Taylor set forth on his 6th King of the Hammers adventure last week in the same car that he has driven for 5 of those years.  After a high speed tumble during pre-running, the team thrashed to get the car back on all four in time for qualifying.  JT started Fridays race in 68th and finished his race 18.5 miles from the finish line with a blown transfer case.  “When we were 40 miles from the finish line I thought I would get to finish this race, but I got shot in the foot again,” said JT Taylor after recovering the rig. “But the time spent on the lakebed with friends, who I only get to see a couple times a year, makes it worth the trip nonetheless.” Read More→

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In a masterful display of driving skill, King Shocks racers John Currie and co-driver Gerald Lee won the inaugural Everyman Challenge held Sunday, Feb. 5th, 2012 at the King of the Hammers (KOH) event in Johnson Valley, Ca. Currie was competing against 18 other “stock” class competitors and also beat all 17 drivers in the much more altered “modified” class. Currie was running factory style coil springs on his Jeep, LJ and a single 2.5″ King “Smoothie” shock with a hose remote reservoir on each wheel. King’s smoothie shock is the most basic shock style in the King product line-up. What makes the King “Smoothie” stand out is the tunable internal valving, quality materials and strict precision tolerances that all contribute to the superior damping performance John Currie used to dominate the race. Currie finished a full 15 minutes ahead of the second place finisher who was driving a “modified” class rig. Read More→