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2013 Nitto Tire Ultra4 National Championship

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Thunder Rock Off Road Ranch – Congress, AZ   - September 28th, 2013  

Nitto Ultra4 220x194 2013 Nitto Tire Ultra4 National Championship48 teams have committed to race this weekend at the Nitto Tire National Championship at it’s new location. Stock and Mod teams will race at 8 AM and ULTRA4s will go off the line at noon. Below are all the details you need to know if you are planning on attending this weekend’s event.   Read More→
Nitto Ultra4 220x194 2013 Nitto Tire Ultra4 National Championship Back On in ArizonaSeptember 18th, 2013: CONGRESS, AZ:  The 2013 ULTRA4 Nitto Tire National Championship race is back on at Thunder Rock Off Road Ranch in Congress, Arizona.   The race was originally cancelled in Las Vegas due to a permitting issue that caused two off road racing organizations, including ULTRA4, to cancel races the weekend ofSeptember 27th.  At the request of ULTRA4 drivers and their sponsors,  a suitable location was found for the same weekend at Thunder Rock Off Road Ranch in Congress, Arizona.  Read More→
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Healy Finds Redemption at Arkansas RCV ULTRA4 Race

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

 373 Healy Finds Redemption at Arkansas RCV ULTRA4 RaceAugust 17th, 2013 – Hot Springs, AR: The 4WD Hardware ULTRA4 Eastern Regional Series came to a finale last weekend  at the RCV ULTRA4Race at Superlift ORV Park in Hot Springs AR. 2010 King of the Hammers winner, Loren Healy started the race in the pole position after qualifying first on Friday and never looked back. Healy had not planned on racing in Arkansas, however, after experiencing DNFs in Indiana and Utah, he made the decision to make the trek to Arkansas. Read More→

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360 Campbell Racing Combines Efforts for ULTRA4 Badlands Win  ATTICA, IN, July 2nd 2013: More than 30 teams competed in the 2nd Annual ULTRA4 race held at Badlands Off-Road Park last Saturday as part of the Ultimate Motorsport Championship in Attica, IN. While the course layout was similar to last year, the dry and dusty conditions of 2012 were replaced with heavy rain and extensive mud.  Thousands of fans braved the wet and mucky conditions for a chance to see some of their favorite ULTRA4 drivers compete in a course that featured a newly created off road amphitheater and a technical rock quarry made even more punishing due to the slick conditions. Read More→
353 Nittos Nelson Wins Again at 4 Wheel Parts Glen Helen Grand Prix

SAN BERNARDINO, CA May 28, 2013: Last weekend’s 4 Wheel Parts Glen Helen Grand Prix marked the third annual ULTRA4 race held at Glen Helen Raceway and the second annual win for 2012 Nitto Tire National Champion, Nick Nelson.  It was the largest regional ULTRA4 race to date with 80 cars registering, 66 of which competed in the unlimited 4-wheel drive class known as ULTRA4. Read More→

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

 2013 King of The Hammers Movie Titled Vindication

*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→

Greg Mulkey Takes Green Flag in First Ever Race

Mulkey Raceline KOH 1 220x146 Raceline Wheels at Every Turn of 2013 King of the HammersGARDEN GROVE, CA    FEBRUARY 20, 2013:  There is no questioning that Raceline Wheels was a very active part of the 2013 Griffin King of the Hammers presented by Nitto Tires.  In Hammertown, the 80ft booth was filled with vehicles proudly displaying Raceline Wheels and hosted the Thursday night Volunteer and Driver taco dinner.  Out on the racecourse, Greg Mulkey and Bart Dixon raced a brand new 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport in the Smittybuilt Every Man Challenge and at the finish line Raceline presented $1,000 to Stock Class Raceline Wheels finisher Matt Peterson, one of the three contingency checks available to winners.  “It was a busy, busy week!” said Greg Mulkey, Off-Road Division Manager for Raceline / Allied Wheels.  “I look forward to this week all year long, getting to see the racers from the East that we don’t get to see enough, and really this week is all about supporting and giving back to those that support Raceline Wheels all year long.” Read More→

Jason Scherer KOH 2013 1 220x146 Jason Scherer Man Powers Every Rock Trail Twice at 2013 King of the HammersDANVILLE, CA   FEBRUARY 15, 2013   Jason Scherer started on the pole position at the 2013 Griffin King of the Hammers presented by Nitto Tires, proceeded directly to Back Door where he one-shotted the obstacle perfectly and after regaining positions was 4th through the RM38 remote pit. From there it was a battle of man over machine.  “It was absolutely without a doubt the hardest thing I have every done to drive every rock trail twice without power steering,” said the 2009 King Jason Scherer who has finished in the top 20 for 4 consecutive years.  “I finished 21st with 25 minutes to go, my arms and shoulders brutally beaten and cold as hell, but I didn’t give up.”  Read More→

 Jason Scherer Gets Redemption At 4Wheel Parts Qualifying RoundsFebruary 7, 2012 (Johnson Valley, CA) – After the dust settled on two days of qualifying for the 2013 Griffin King of the Hammers, 2009 champion Jason Scherer posted the fastest time in the No. 76 Rubicon Express /  Nitto Tire car. Last year Scherer arrived on the lake bed with a brand new single seat race car and suffered in qualifying as a result, having to get out of the car and stack rocks in order to complete the qualifying course.  After a year of fine tuning and fresh off a victory at the PSC Brawl at Blackwell Nitto Tire Nationals, it is clear that Scherer has all of the bugs worked out.  “That was incredibly fun!  The Rubicon Express / Nitto car is perfect for KOH and we are ready for the race.  We know the pace and the strategy we need to win.  Now it’s time to execute our game plan.”  Scherer commented. Read More→

Join Baja Designs at 2013 King of the Hammers

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Spidedrtrax V2R BU2 Join Baja Designs at 2013 King of the Hammers

The Scientists of Lighting - at Baja Designs are thrilled to be part of the 2013 King of the Hammers spectacle.  Ultra 4 racing has become well known as one of the toughest race series in the United States and King of the Hammers is the granddaddy of them all.  The scientists of Baja Designs will have a booth setup so everyone can see their lights, including the new OnX LED that provides the distance of an HID with the smoothness of an LED.  BD scientists will also be on hand to help aim your lights and recommend the ultimate lighting setup for your vehicle.  Bluetorch Fabworks owner and racer, Jason Carner says, “We are all really excited for this year’s KOH, and even though we hope we won’t have to use our BD lights for this race, we always know we have the best in the business.” Read More→

Nelson Nabs Ultra4 Nitto Tire National Championship

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

2012 Ultra4 Series Trophies Awarded in Blackwell

279 Nelson Nabs Ultra4 Nitto Tire National ChampionshipNovember 10th, 2012 – Blackwell, TX: Less than 100 points separated the top 4 Ultra4 drivers going into last weekend’s PSC Brawl in Blackwell race; the series finale in the 2012 Ultra4 Nitto Tire National Championship series. 28 year old Ultra4 driver, Nick Nelson from Las Vegas, NV was the series points leader going into the race. With a win at the 2012 4 Wheel Parts Glen Helen Grand Prix and a top 10 finish at the Ultra4 Cinco de Baja earlier in the season, Nelson was the man to beat in Texas. At the end of the 176 mile race, Nelson would secure a 5th place overall finish and would maintain his lead in the 2012 Ultra4 Nitto Tire National Championship Series points by just 51 points over Detroit, MI Ultra4 driver, Mike Colville. A complete list of the top 10 in series points is listed below. Read More→
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Scherer Breaks Through at PSC Brawl in Blackwell

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
278 Scherer Breaks Through at PSC Brawl in Blackwell November 10th, 2012 – Blackwell, TX: The Nitto Tire National Championship Series came to a finale last weekend  at the PSC Brawl in Blackwell, Texas. The race was held at Texana Ranch and brought together the top 50 Ultra4 drivers from the 4WD Hardware Eastern Regional Series and the Trail-Gear Western Regional Series in a head to head race that had fans on the edge of their seat. The top four finishers completed the 176 miles within 4 minutes of each other with third place Chris Hoyt and fourth place Mike Colville coming in literally nose to tail across the finish line. Read More→