Events/CompetitionsPress Release

Team Yukon Sends a Bakers Dozen Drivers to King of the Hammers

EVERETT, WA    JANUARY 24, 2012  –  Yukon Gear and Axle will be supporting a team of 13 core King of the Hammers drivers at this years race in Johnson Valley, CA commencing on February 10, 2012.  Yukon Gear and Axle will be on the lakebed available to help every customer at their vendor booth.  “We are very excited about participating in the Ultra4 King of the Hammers on multiple levels this year,” said Neal Hollingsworth, Director of Marketing. 

“We have a great staff of professionals that will be on site to assist with the most technical need to the easy distribution of cool Yukon stickers, t-shirts, hats and product information at our booth,” continued Hollingsworth.  The Yukon Gear & Axle booth will be space V38 on the corner of Bestop Blvd and Savvy Street in Vendor Row.  EMS Offroad, a retailer for Yukon Gear & Axle, has agreed to handle any sales in the White Tent at Booth C17.

Yukon’s team of 13 is not lacking power or strength in the very skilled field of racers.  Each driver will qualify for the front row starting position at this years Griffin King of the Hammers.  Doug Bigelow and Rusty Bray will be featured on the Ultra4 Live Coverage called “Happy Hour” where the top racers qualifying runs are streamed live on the Internet. Team Yukon is listed below by qualifying position for this years King of the Hammers:

Joey Archuletta #127, Aurora, CO ; Last Chance Qualifier Tuesday #4

Brian Tilton #4416, Orangevale, CA  ;  Last Chance Qualifier Tuesday #14

Jason Picket #4444, Ft. Collins  ;  Qualifying Tuesday #35

Andrew McLaughlin #4493, Mesa, AZ  ;  Last Chance Qualifier Tuesday #41

Brett Porter / Robert Foster #4460, Colorado Springs ; Qualifying Tuesday #47

Lucas Murphy #816, Easton, MA ; Qualifying  Tuesday #51

Robb Kaufman / Derek Trent  #22  ;  Last Chance Qualifier Tuesday #52

Bart Dixon / Larry Gipson #26, San Diego, CA ; Qualifying Tuesday #55

Jason Blanton / Keith Northrup  #966, Kirkland, WA  ; Qualifying Tuesday #63

Fabio Manno #100, Rome, Italy ; Qualifying Tuesday #93

Darren Henke #4441,  Golden, CO  ;  Qualifying Tuesday #95

Doug Bigelow #4413, Emmitsburg, MD  ; Qualifying Wednesday #159 LIVE COVERAGE

Rusty Bray  #4498,  Richmond, KY  ;  Qualifying Wednesday #161 LIVE COVERAGE

“We would like to congratulate every racer on getting to the lakebed to participate in this world class event, that is an accomplishment in itself,” said Hollingsworth.  “We look forward to visiting with everyone there!”  Be sure to LIKE the Yukon Gear & Axle Facebook Fan page to keep up to date on the Teams progress throughout the week:  In the meantime, look over Yukon Gear & Axle Website and then bring your questions to the professionals while on the lakebed.


What:  Team Yukon Participates at 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers

Where:  Means Dry Lake Bed, Johnson Valley, CA

When: February 3 – February 11, 2012

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