Events/CompetitionsPress Release

Raceline Wheels Takes Multiple Checkered Flags at King of the Hammers

Raceline 2nd Annual Show and Shine & Raceline Volunteer Dinner a Success

GARDEN GROVE, CA    FEBRUARY 24, 2011:  Raceline Wheels spent the week at the 2011 Griffin King of the Hammers supporting all the racers, volunteers and spectators.  Seventeen finishers had Raceline Wheels on their rigs crossing the finish line.

The wheels proved once again to hold up to the most challenging races in the United States battling huge rocks, desert whoops and sand washes at speed.  There is no doubt that the Monster Wheel could stand to battle and was also seen on quite a few trail rigs loaded with spectators headed out to watch the action.  “Raceline Wheels makes a tough wheel.  We raced almost eight miles on a flat at King of the Hammers this year and the wheel is still totally straight,” said Lucas Murphy #816.

Raceline Wheels supports the King of the Hammers in multiple ways including making the trophies for the volunteers and winners, hosting the Volunteer Taco dinner and the 2nd Annual Show and Shine on Thursday night. Raceline, in conjunction with Extreme Wheelers 4 Christ in Yucca Valley, cooked up carne asada and supplied over 3000 tacos to the volunteers, racers and crew.  On Saturday five of those volunteers were honored with Raceline Wheels trophies for their outstanding service throughout the week.  Awardees included Doug Cousins, Mark Matthews, Danny Grimes, Chris Rea and Andy Glenn.

The 2nd Annual Show and Shine was a hit this year, lining multiple rigs up in front of the main tent to be seen.  The winners of the show and shine were: Trail Rig, Nazir Adams Wide Open Designs Custom; Trailer Queen, Kenny Hauk in 07 Jeep Wrangler;  Beater, Terri Heale 1985 Toyota extra cab;King of the Hammers Competitive Rig Nazir Adams Wide Open Designs #4467.

The Raceline Wheels Driver stories will be featured on  “We would like to congratulate every driver for making it to the starting line, that is a battle in itself,” said Greg Mulkey, Raceline Wheels Race Director.  “I love this race because it is so hard, and shows the true spirit of every competitor.  We have been honored to be the Official Wheel of the King of the Hammers since its inception in 2008, and we hope to continue to support the event in every way possible.”



Raceline Wheel Drivers Qualified for 2012 King of the Hammers

Finish            #            Team Name                        Driver                        CoDriver            HomeTown

4th 4448            Bomber Fab                        Randy Slawson            Mike Slawson            Grand Terrace, CA

10th 4461            BN Motorsports                        Ben Napier            Wayne Isrealsen            Sydney, Australia

13th 212            Rock Ware Motorsports            Matt Peterson            Ben Robbins            Colorado Springs, CO

16th 407            Billygoat Motorsports            Bill Kreisel            Bryan Haycock            Citrus Heights, CA

19th 4443            Emick Racing                        Tim Emick            Keith Pardue            Orangevale, CA

Additional Raceline Wheel Finishers

Finish            #            Team Name                        Driver                        CoDriver            HomeTown

24th 70            Ellett Racing                        Clint Ellett            Roy Ramey            Calhan Co

25th 554            Trick Toys Racing            Rick Mooneyham            Nate LaRusso            Lake Havasu City, AZ

29th 4413            Bigelow Motorsports            Doug Bigelow            N/A                        Emmitsburg, MD

35th 4474            Race Prep Racing                        Richie Carter            Kristen Carter            Simi Valley, CA

36th 4440            LT Motorsports                        Travis Cook            Lisa Rush            Springfield, MO

37th 4472            Team Bongo Mexico            Jose Manuel             PonceBill Bridge              Morelia, Michoacan, MX

38th 4138            Rig Racing/Rarworx 4×4            Craig Ross            Mike Isom            Montrose, CO

41st 4449            NUHighSchool 49er ROP  Joe Silva            Mike Vargas            Grass Valley, CA

42nd 4420            Crush Motorsports            Derek West            Jason Henne            Springfield, MO

43rd 4471            BLC Motorsports                        Dave Schneider            Jason Conover            Reno, NV

45th 4498                                                Rusty Bray            Dean Evans            Richmond, KY

46th 4499            Torchmate Racing            Jesse Haines            Lil’ Rich Klein            Sparks, NV


Raceline Wheels Did Not Finish or Qualify for Main Race

#            Team Name                        Driver                        CoDriver            HomeTown

13            Torchmate Racing            JT Taylor            Nick Socha            Fountain, CO

22            Trent Fabrication                        Derek Trent            Mike Turner            Reno, NV

23            Trent Fabrication                        Chris Ridgway            Taylor Tracy            Apple Valley, CA

67            Hollfelder Racing                        Jeff Hollfelder            Jeffery Hollfelder  Mountain Ranch, CA

66            Team 4 Wheel Parts            Eric Anderson            Aaron Frappier            Apple Valley, CA

80            Desert Concepts                        Larry McCrae            Jarred Jones            Banning, CA

88            Hendrick Jeep Chrysler            Scott Sines            Randy Baum            Charleston, SC

109            H & H Racing                        Fred Hill            Richard Gauthier            New Smyran Beach, Fiji

124            No Limit                        Andy Johnson            Phil Blunton            Grass Valley, CA

187            Crawling Chaos                        Shawn Inman            Carl Langerhans            Fredericksburg, TX

202            Crush Motorsports            Ritchie Keller            Kyle Keller            Elkland, MO

313            Big Country Customs            Dustyn Friesen            Jaime Colbert            Mission BC Canada

343            Emick Racing                        Dustin Emick            Tim Emick            Orangevale, CA

450            NorCal Rock Racing            John Goodby            Ian Jorgensen            Folsom, CA

518            Branik Motorsports            Brandon Haynes            Sean Vinyard            Fort Wayne, IN

780            Team ICELAND-TNT            Ragnar Robertsson  Corey Kruchkowski  Iceland

816            Murphy’s Law Motorsports  Lucas Murphy            Jon Hastie            North Easton, MA

864            Team BNS Racing            Joe Bunker            Marcus Williams            Monroe, WA

913            DynoMax                        Bob Willis            Rob Bonney            Chandler, AZ

929            WWSD Rockracing            Michael Feagins            Chris Corbman            Batesville, IN

604            604 Racing                        Kris Fraser            Tommy Hunter            MapleridgeBC, Canada

4343            Liquid Iron Racing            Tim Diekmann            Kyle McShea            West Berlin, NJ

4405            MFS Racing                        Travis Carpenter            Dan Trout            Orangevale, CA

4406            Usnick Motorsports            Rob Usnick            Billy Brown            Fayetteville, NC

4416            Motorsports Fab Services            Brian Tilton            Craig Baum            Orangevale, CA

4424            Team Nasty                        Matt Enochs            Kelly Kaisel            Alvord, TX

4434            Yoder Racing                        Kevin Yoder            Al Frangione            Grass Valley, CA

4435            Team Gen-Right                        Kevin Sacalas            Kory Merrill            Riverside, CA

4441            D 2 Racing                        Darren Henke            Darlene Henke            Golden, CO

4447            Camco Rock Racing            Joel Withers            Joseph Hines            Brandon, MS

4462            Essentially Offroad Racing  Matt Overton            Daniel Parker            Birmingham, AL

4473            4Wheel Parts/BFG            Brent Goegebuer            Robert Park            Corona, CA

4496            Ballzout Motorsports            Louie Keener            Heath Catron            Springfield, MO

4491            RMB 4 x 4                        John Bennett            Mike Nappi            Golden, CO

4475            444 Racing                        Gary Ferravanti Jr  Kevin Myer            Paso Robles, CA

7214              505 Performance                        Zach Steele                                    Farmington, NM

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