Events/CompetitionsPress Release

Griffin King of the Hammers Qualifying Spot Donated to Silent Auction

Generous Donation by Griffin Radiator to Benefit Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame

September 29, 2011 – Pomona, CA:  Griffin Radiator , the title sponsor of every King of The Hammers race to date, has donated their 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers qualifying spot to a silent auction taking place at the Off Road Motorsports Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday, October 7th at the Pomona fairplex. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame.

This is the first time in the 5 year history of the Griffin King of The Hammers that a qualifying spot has been made available via auction to the general public. When asked about the decision to auction off a qualifying spot, King of the Hammers founder, Dave Cole, had this to say, “It was a very generous decision on the part of Griffin Radiator to donate such a coveted spot to an organization that honors the history of off-road motorsports.”

Driver’s typically qualify for the 2012 Griffin King of The Hammers by competing in Ultra4 races throughout the 2011 season and as many as 70 drivers take their chances by participating in the Last Chance Qualifier held the week of King of The Hammers out on the lake bed in Johnson Valley,  CA.  This qualifying spot would allow one lucky driver to bypass those qualifiers and have automatic entry into the big race. All waivers and entry fees for the 2012 Griffin King of The Hammers still apply.

The silent auction is taking place in the Vineyard Ballroom at the Sheraton Fairplex in Pomona, CA starting on Friday, October 7th at 4PM and continuing until Saturday October 8th at 9PM. For those that are unable to attend the silent auction on site, an online auction has been established for the general public to bid on the Griffin King of the Hammers Qualifying spot.

The link to access the silent auction can be found at:


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