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CARBONDALE, CO     FEBRUARY 14, 2013  Stephen Watson, driver of record for Offroad Design #4488, and brother / co-driver Brandon Watson gave the 2013 Griffin King of the Hammers their all for 14 hours with no giving up.   Two issues plagued their day, the first a broken spindle on a D60 front axle putting them down for 3 hours, and then the pinion yoke was damaged and the driveshaft came out about 40 miles short of the finish timing them out of the race.  This is the first time in 5 years they have not finished the ‘toughest race’ on US soil.  “We were running a strong pace all day, but with the three hours of down time we essentially timed out,” said Stephen Watson, driver and owner of Offroad Design.  “Dave did good!  I still can’t believe that we pay people to do that to us,” he laughed about Hammerking Productions brutal 182 mile course. Read More→

CARBONDALE, CO     FEBRUARY 23, 2011   Stephen Watson, co-driver for brother Brandon Watson in the #4488 Offroad Design Ultra4 car, was honored with the 2011 Griffin King of the Hammers Sportsmanship Award and finished 28th.  Watson helped four to five vehicles winch up BackDoor.  “I didn’t think anything about it.  It just seemed natural to help, and well, we wanted to get through too,” said Stephen Watson.  “When I heard Greg Mulkey from Raceline Wheels was looking for the guy in the red race suit and white helmet that helped people winch on Backdoor, I thought he had some recovery gear that I had left or something.  I was not expecting this award at all, it was quite a surprise.” Read More→