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2009 King and Two Time Ultra4 National Championship Race Winner Last to Qualify on Wednesday

Jason Scherer Lance Clifford 2014 KOH 220x165 Jason Scherer and Lance Clifford Team Up for the 2014 King of the HammersDANVILLE, CA   JANUARY 27, 2014    Jason Scherer, with co-driver Lance Clifford, will be the last driver to qualify for the 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers on Wednesday during the acclaimed Power Hour.  Jason Scherer’s #76 Rubicon Express, Nitto Tire, Pirate4x4 car is extremely different than what he has driven the last couple years.  “Lance Clifford built this car as a high-speed family rig a couple years ago, but recently decided to cut it in half and turn it into a race car.  I brought it into my shop and have changed 100 little things to make it a racecar, from small sheet metal work to adding the Nitto Tires, Method Wheels and Tireballs, to making sure that it fits within all the KOH rules.  I think we got it!  It is notably the fastest car I have driven in the desert to date.  It only took Wayne at Fox Shox a few minutes to get us through the roughest sections at record speeds,” said Jason Scherer, the 2009 King and the 2012 & 2013 Ultra4 National Championship Race Winner.

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FOX KOH Spec Ultra4 2014 220x146 FOX Selected as Exclusive Suspension Partner of ULTRA4 Spec ClassFOX also announces $15,000 in cash and product purses for the Ultra4, EMC Stock, EMC Modified, and Spec classes.

El Cajon, Calif. – Ultra4 racing has grown exponentially since King of the Hammers (KOH) started as a small gathering of friends back in 2007.  The latest addition to this hybrid event that combines desert racing and rock crawling is the Ultra4 4700 Spec Class, which allows race enthusiasts to enjoy an arrive-and-race experience at King of the Hammers and other Ultra4 races throughout the year.

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King Shocks KOH  220x146 King Shocks Steps Up to Make the 2014 King of the Hammers Event Bigger Than EverGARDEN 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→

King of The Hammers Will Continue in Johnson Valley, CA

Monday, December 16th, 2013

2014 King of The Hammers Will Continue in Johnson Valley CA 146x220 King of The Hammers Will Continue in Johnson Valley, CA December 11th, 2013: JOHNSON VALLEY, CA:  Hammerking Productions, the founders of The Griffin King of The Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire, are pleased to announce that the week-long off road festival held annually in Johnson Valley, CA will be able to continue in its current location for the foreseeable future. After six years of negotiations between the United States Marine Corps, the federal government and the Off Highway Vehicle(OHV) Community, a deal has been reached to preserve the majority of the land in Johnson Valley for OHV use. Read More→

SEMA 2013: Shannon Campbell’s Buggy

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

shannoncampbell 1 800x533 SEMA 2013: Shannon Campbells Buggy

When it comes to rock-racing, there’s few names more recognizable than Shannon Campbell. There’s no surprise that his vehicle is just as notable. Shannon’s buggy, to say the least, is seriously impressive—to fabricators and home builders, you might even call it a work of art. The devil is in the details, so spend a little bit of time taking a look at what separates this vehicle from the rest. Read More→

Olympus Liquid Image 220x111 Liquid Image announced as new title sponsor for Olympus OffroadParker Colorado – October 3 2013 Olympus Offroad is excited to announce Liquid Image as a Title Sponsor. Liquid Image will be fulfilling all media capturing needs. Olympus is an up and coming team that will be bringing 4 cars to the track in 2014 to Ultra4 and Dirt Riot. Olympus finished on the podium in their first two starts if 2013. Olympus is a US based team included Owner and Team Driver Daniel Sach – Team Driver Keith Sach – Team Driver John Caughney – Team Driver Chet Kittle – Travis Decola Team Codriver and shop manager- Matt Parker Team Codriver –Samuel McIntyre Marketing Advisor and Jessica Folk Marketing Advisor. “We are excited to be using the new Liquid Image Ego, a small mountable camera, and the Torque HD Google mounted cameras to document our races, pre-runs, events and everything we do! Watching race replays tuning and pre runs we helps to make us better drivers as well as show what we do to the world from a different perspective.” – Daniel Sach Liquid Image brings their years of experience from their time in Motocross, Torc truck racing and Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series to Olympus and the partnership solidifies the ever evolving future of Olympus Offroad Racing. Read More→

Marked Motorsports Logo 220x108 Marked MotorSports Jake Hallenbeck Named 2013 Ultra4 Rookie of the YearRENO, NV   OCTOBER 3, 2013:  At the end of a very successful season Jake Hallenbeck, driving the orange CKRC Hobbies sponsored #4775 car, was named the Ultra4 Rookie of the Year.  The team, which was formed in November of 2012, stayed consistent all year.  They got their first podium when finishing 3rd at the Ultra4 American Rock Sports Challenge.  They had a top 10 finish at the MetalCloak NorCal Stampede and last weekend ended the season with a 6th in the 2013 Ultra4 Nitto Tires National Championship.  Marked MotorSports claimed 3rd place in the Ultra4 West Coast Series Championship points in their first year racing the Ultra4 Series.  “This has been an amazing year!  Going from not even having a car or team less than a year ago, to now having a series of wins and respect from my fellow racers has been a great, great experience,” explained Jake Hallenbeck. With the team’s finishes they are pre-qualified for the 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers. Read More→

Ultra4 a 220x165 Two Former Kings Win Top Ultra4 Awards at Nitto National ChampionshipOctober 2nd, 2013,  CONGRESS, AZ:  With less than 300 points separating the top ten drivers in the ULTRA4 series, there was a lot riding on last weekend’s Nitto Tire National Championship held at Thunder Rock Off Road Ranch in Congress, AZ.  All top 10 drivers in series points along with 38 additional ULTRA4 cars were on hand to compete not only for the win, but also for the series championship. Read More→

Two Time Ultra4 National Race Winner

Jason Scherer Thom Kingston 2013 Nationals 1 220x146 Jason Scherer Wins Ultra4 Nitto Tires National FinalsDANVILLE, 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 Nitto 220x165 Fly N Hi Jeremy Hammer added to Nitto Tires TeamPHOENIX, 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→

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Jason Scherer KOH 13 2 220x146 Jason Scherer Prepared to Take on Arizona Desert at Ultra4 Nitto Tires National FinalsDANVILLE, 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 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→