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Wayes Takes First ULTRA4 Win at MetalCloak Stampede

WayesPRAIRIE CITY SVRA, CA – June 12th, 2014:  Thousands of fans weathered the triple digit heat last weekend at the MetalCloak Stampede to watch one of the most exciting ULTRA4 races to date. The main event saw two former and the current King of The Hammers each take a turn at leading throughout the 45 minute race. That is until the final lap, when Tom Wayes worked his way from a rear start to claim the checkered flag, and his first ULTRA4 win.

Wayes had the fastest qualifying lap on Friday morning, however after suffering mechanical issues, he was unable to race in Friday afternoon’s prelim races. The top 3 drivers from prelims moved directly to the main event on Saturday afternoon.  Nitto Tire driver Loren Healy won the fastest prelim heat which put him on the pole for the main event with Shannon Campbell starting beside him.

Campbell and Healy, both two-time Kings, wasted no time establishing their dominance when

2014 ULTRA4 MetalCloak Stampede Highlights

the green flag dropped. Campbell took the early lead with Healy close on his heels and 2009 King and Nitto Tire driver, Jason Scherer chasing them down for 3rd. The 3 Kings held the top 3 spots for the first half of the race.  A full course yellow mid-race brought all the drivers back together and Campbell looked to take the lead again. Unfortunately Campbell bicycled in a tight turn and hit a k-rail while returning to the course, causing a mechanical failure. Healy then took the lead with Scherer close behind. Scherer overtook Healy until the last lap when Scherer succumbed to mechanical issues. All the while, Wayes was working his way up from the back of the pack. In the final lap, it was Healy and Wayes battling for the checkered flag with both drivers setting blisteringly fast lap times. In the final two laps, Wayes posted the two fastest lap times of the entire weekend propelling him into the lead to take his first ULTRA4 checkered flag. Read More→

Double Header Weekend for the Lovell Brothers

Thursday, June 26th, 2014
Lovell amsoilColorado Springs, CO 6/19/14 – It was back to the short track for the Lovell Brothers this past weekend. Brad raced rounds 5 & 6 in the TORC Series while Roger raced the #232 Ultra 4 in front of a hometown crowd at RAM Off-Road Park where he won last year.
“It was all about the jumps!” said Roger Lovell after pre-running the 5-mile course at the Lovell’s favorite local track, “The tempo and timing is everything. I can push harder but then your over jumping everything and flat landing the truck. You can do that, but not for 3 hours!” That smart tempo paid off last year and Roger is always good at staying focused on his race.

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DsquaredRacing Takes Podium, Makes Impression In Prairie City

Stampede PicJune 6-7, 2014 – Awaking from the aftermath of the 2014 King of the Hammers, the Western Ultra4 racing community officially began the 2014 series with the Metal Cloak Stampede in Prairie City, CA – home of the NorCal Rock Racing series. With the largest list of drivers ever entered in a series event, over ninety-nine teams gathered in 100+ degree heat ready to battle it out for top honors. D2R was one of these teams, armed with the newly updated Trent Fab Top Shelf IFS car; this race would be in indicator of what to expect in the upcoming season.

 

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TBars4 Tom Wayes Stampede 3TAHOE CITY, CA   JUNE 11, 2014    Sometimes it doesn’t matter how the weekend starts, it matters how it ends.  In Tom Wayes case, the Weathertight, BFGoodrich Tires, 3D Concrete #321 ended on the podium with the first place 2014 MetalCloak NorCal Stampede trophy.  Coming into the race Wayes was sitting in 2nd place in National Points trailing Healy by a mere 52 points.  A challenging season to start, Wayes was the 2014 King of the Hammers fastest finisher until penalized to 7th for a navigation error, then as the 6th place finisher at the Arkansas Eastern Series race he added some momentum later in the day when he won the SRRS vs Ultra4 shootout in Hot Springs, Arkansas. With Tom Wayes first ever Ultra4 win at the NorCal Stampede, Wayes is now 1st in the National and Western Ultra4 Series points.  Wayes next race will be the East Coast Series UMC Badlands race on June 29th.

Ultra4 Stampede Video Recap:

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Friese Images Jason Scherer Stampede 3DANVILLE, CA   JUNE 10, 2014    Jason Scherer’s brand new IFS car is going to be a strong contender in the upcoming Ultra4 series races, as proven by it’s excellent performance at this weekends MetalCloak Ultra4 Stampede race.  Started a short 3 months ago after the finish of the King of the Hammers, “The Gavel” hit dirt for the very first time on it’s way to Friday’s Tech Inspection where it passed with flying colors.  Scherer finished 12th in the main event, after racing up to the lead with just a half of lap to go.  “It was great to see Tom Wayes in the winners circle in the same car that won last years Stampede!” said Jason Scherer, the 2013 MetalCloak Stampede winner.  “We had our fair share of little issues that we had to work out on the new car this weekend. Today’s race was a bit bittersweet, knowing the car is awesome and with a little tuning is a top contender.  But, also knowing that just making a normal pass or probably following the lapper would have been good enough for the win in the car’s debut race.  A little prep, some tuning, and some small mods and we will be ready for Glen Helen on July 11th!” Read More→

Nico-Pecht-4x4-racing-teamLAKE TAHOE, CA      MAY 28, 2014    Twelve years ago Nico Pecht was diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis) at the age of 24.  MS is an incurable and debilitating disease that effects more than 2.5 million people world-wide.  Over time it has become more and more difficult for Nico to enjoy his time four-wheeling, but with the help of Rory Romero and friends, he has spent the last 7 years dedicated to building his dream machine that is now being raced in the Ultra4 series under driver of record Rory Romero.  “Our intention is to raise awareness about this incurable disease so we can find the cure,” said Nico.  “I want to make a footprint on this earth.  I want to let people know what happens so they can get involved and help.  I don’t want to just sit here.”  Read More→

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Ron Stobaugh Appointed VP of Sales and Business Development

Hammer King ProductionsMAY, 7th, 2014: JOHNSON VALLEY, CA:  Hammerking Productions, Inc. the organization responsible for creating the Griffin King of The Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire and ULTRA4 Racing, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ron Stobaugh as the Vice President of Sales and Business Development.  Stobaugh joins the organization with more than 25 years of off-road business experience and 80+ off-road races under his belt, and will oversee Hammerking’s Sales team. Read More→

RTM and ULTRA4 Racing Ink Television Deal

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

PowerNation Cable Special Plus Coverage of 7 National Qualifying Events

Ultra4RacingApril 17th, 2014, Franklin, TN: RTM Productions and ULTRA4 Racing are teaming up to telecast the 8th Annual Griffin King of the Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire as a PowerNation TV special. RTM’s PowerNation shows air weekly on Spike, the NBC Sports Network and the CBS Sports Network.

“We are proud to be the exclusive television partner with ULTRA4 Racing. King of the Hammers is America’s most compelling off-road event. We are committed to giving it and the ULTRA4 qualifying series the maximum national exposure this epic motorsport deserves.” said RTM president Joe St. Lawrence. Read More→

Spidertrax Tom WayesGREENVILLE, SC (April 11, 2014) –  BFGoodrich® Tires would like to congratulate the three winners from last weekends Genright ULTRA4s at Superlift Park event, the first race of the 2014 Ultra4 Eastern Series.

Chicky Barton, 2013 King of the Hammers 3rd place finisher, took the Pro 4400 4×4 class win, with his dad Bill Barton in the co-driver seat.  Qualifying 5th earlier in the day, he pursued the field and was able to take the physical lead about half way through the race.  “We kept the car in the middle of the course and kept our pace up.  The BFGoodrich Tires were perfect, as always.  We didn’t have any issues and we were able to climb anything wet or dry.  The traction was one of the keys to our success, we knew we could climb anything, each time,” said Chicky.  Chicky will be racing the remainder of the Eastern Ultra4s with the season championship in sight. Read More→

Chicky Barton Wins First ULTRA4 Race

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Chicky Barton - Ultra4HOT SPRINGS, AR – April 15th, 2014: Chicky Barton claimed his first ULTRA4 victory at last week’s GenRight ULTRA4s at Superlift Park race. With 44 registered drivers, the race was the largest 4WD Hardware Eastern Regional ULTRA4 race to date.  Barton, in his new independent front suspension (IFS) vehicle,qualifed fifth on Friday, and seemingly never let off the throttle the entire race, managing to stay close to the front of the pack until taking the lead and never looking back.

 

 

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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→

Mopar Takes on ‘King of The Hammers’

Monday, February 10th, 2014

MoparHEMI® Crate Engines to Power Spec Class in Every Man Challenge Race

  • Mopar joins the 2014 Griffin King of The Hammers off-road race in a new spec class to debut on Feb 6 in the California desert
  • 8th annual King of The Hammers is an off-road event combining desert racing and rock crawling with four competitive classes
  • Mopar to provide six Gen III 5.7L HEMI® crate engine for first spec class vehicles in the “Every Man Challenge” race category
  • Mopar is scheduled to participate in both 2014 and 2015 editions of event as well as four other Western Regional ULTRA4 Series events
  • More than 35,000 spectators are expected on site and 500,000 will tune into the live online broadcast on ultra4racing.com/live/

Auburn Hills, Mich. (February 6, 2014) – Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand, will be testing its mettle in the southern California desert at the 2014 Griffin King of The Hammers, an event built around what many consider the toughest one-day off-road race in the world that combines desert racing and rock crawling. Read More→