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Two Time Ultra4 National Race Winner

Jason Scherer Thom Kingston 2013 Nationals 1DANVILLE, CA   SEPTEMBER 30, 2013   Jason Scherer finished the 2013 season with a Win at the 2013 Ultra4 Nitto Tires National Finals in Congress, Arizona.  Jason started 12th, per the season points starting order, and finished first ahead of Nitto Tires teammate Rick Mooneyham by only 4 seconds.  This season Jason Scherer has qualified for two pole position starts, won two events and has been plagued with transmission failures, a full season of roller coaster rides, according to Jason.  “It’s hard to win these races with the level of talent in our field of drivers.  You never know if this is going to be your last win so you really have to cherish them when you can.  Winning the last race of the season always gives you a nice offseason and hopefully I can start the year off with a win next year and keep the momentum going,” said Jason Scherer in a post-race interview.   Read More→

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Flynhi Jeremy Hammer NittoPHOENIX, AZ – SEPTEMBER 25, 2013:  Jeremy Hammer, owner of Fly-N-Hi Total Performance Center in Phoenix, is proud to announce Nitto Tires as the teams tire of choice.  This news comes as the team is anxiously preparing two cars for the Nitto Tires Ultra4 Nationals in Congress, AZ this weekend.  “We are proud to have their tire under our car and join the team of champions including Loren Healey, Jason Scherer, Nick Nelson and Randy & Cottin Rodd among others,” said Jeremy as he looked up for a minute from mounting tires. The Ultra4 car is currently getting a new wrap. Read More→

Jason Scherer - Ultra4DANVILLE, CA   SEPTEMBER 25, 2013   Jason Scherer would like to cap off the season with a solid race at the 2013 Ultra4 Nitto Tires National Finals in Congress, Arizona this weekend.  “This has been an interesting season to say the least; we have won poles, won events and then plagued with transmission failures.  We have lead a lot of laps and had the speed to win, but part failures have taken us out before the checker flag,” said Jason Scherer, driver of the Rubicon Express #76 car.  “We won the National race last year in Texas and feel we may have found the solution to our car troubles just in time to come to Arizona and compete strong this weekend.” Then Jason adds, “After this race I can’t wait to get up to the Rubicon Trail in my 2014 JK and test out the new Rubicon Express suspension and Smittybilt products that are being installed at 4Wheel Parts while we are at the race!” Read More→

2013 Nitto Tire Ultra4 National Championship

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Thunder Rock Off Road Ranch – Congress, AZ   – September 28th, 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 Tire Ultra4 National ChampionshipSeptember 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→

Healy Finds Redemption at Arkansas RCV ULTRA4 Race

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

 Photo by: Thom Kingston of SpiderTraxAugust 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→

  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→
Glen Helen Grand Prix - Photo by: Thom Kingston

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

*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→

Greg Mulkey Takes Green Flag in First Ever Race

Mulkey Raceline KOH 1GARDEN 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)DANVILLE, 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→

scherer-kohFebruary 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→