Tag: "Draft"

Dirt Riot Kicks off Racing season in Tucson Arizona

Dirt Riot Kicks off Racing season in Tucson Arizona

PLACERVILLE, CA   JANUARY 3, 2012:  The 2012 Dirt Riot Series will kick off in Tucson, Arizona Saturday January 14th at the MC Motorsports Park.  Pre race meet and greet will be held at 4 Wheel Parts in Tucson, Arizona on Friday January 13th from 3pm to 6pm.  Dirt Riot racing is a combination of high […]

Toyo Tires® and Kyle LeDuc Remain a Force in Short Course Off-Road Racing

Toyo Tires® and Kyle LeDuc Remain a Force in Short Course Off-Road Racing

 CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA – Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. announced today they will continue to support off-road racer, Kyle LeDuc in the Pro 4 Unlimited class of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series.  His 900-horsepower #99 Ford F-150 race truck relies on Toyo® Open Country M/T®-R tires to deliver wins.  In 2011, LeDuc finished second overall […]

Spotlight on Richie Carter

Spotlight on Richie Carter

If there is one team that competes in the King of the Hammers that proves that the race is an every mans race it would be the Race Prep Hobbies team.  The husband and wife duo of Richie and Kristen Carter are the perfect story of what the King of the Hammers and Ultra 4 […]

Recreation advocate article to appear in Law Book

Recreation advocate article to appear in Law Book

Lakeside, CA (Jan 4, 2012) – An article advocating recreation inclusion in public lands management policy will be published in law book designed for classroom use in U.S. Law schools. The article, written by John Stewart,  will appear in the Natural Resources Law 2nd Edition, authored by Jan Laitos, University of Denver Sturm College of Law. […]

Gordon & Al-Attiyah lose ground in the Dakar Rally

Gordon & Al-Attiyah lose ground in the Dakar Rally

STAGE 4 RECAP Provided by Alison McCabe Gordon & Al-Attiyah lose ground Chilecito, Argentina (January 4, 2012) – Today was not what Team SPEED had expected; both Robby Gordon and Nasser Al-Attiyah would find trouble in different sections of the long 326km special stage. Gordon finished in 14th place, 18 minutes and 10 seconds behind […]

Hammerking Productions Announces King of the Motos to be Held in Conjunction with the 2012 King of the Hammers

Invitation only extreme enduro competition draws top international motorcycle racers January 4, 2012 (Lake Arrowhead, CA) – Hammerking Productions, owner and producer of the iconic King of the Hammers off-road race is pleased to announce the newest event in the weeklong series of extreme off-road competitions – King of the Motos. After a groundswell of […]

Spotlight on Jason Pickett

Spotlight on Jason Pickett

Dark horse is a term used to describe a little-known person or thing that emerges to prominence, especially in a competition of some sort or a contestant that seems unlikely to succeed. In Ultra4 racing Jason Pickett wears that badge with honor. If you search for Jason Pickett on the web you won’t find pages […]

Toyo Tires® Wins Stage 2 of Dakar™

Toyo Tires® Wins Stage 2 of Dakar™

CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA – Toyo Tires® is in the history books capturing the win and a third place finish in Stage 2 of the 2012 Dakar™ rally.  Nasser Al-Attiyah and navigator, Lucas Cruz, piloted their #300 Qatar HUMMER to the Stage 2 win.  Al-Attiyah made a remarkable charge from the 38th starting position for his well-earned […]

BJ Baldwin, Jumps to the Toyo tires team.

BJ Baldwin, Jumps to the Toyo tires team.

CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA – Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. announces “Ballistic” BJ Baldwin is the newest member of Team Toyo® Off-Road.  Considered one of the fiercest competitors in the sport of off-road racing, Baldwin will ride on championship-proven Toyo® Open Country M/T®-R tires through 2014.  His 800-horsepower Chevy Silverado trophy truck known as “Fedor” will carry the […]

Dakar 2012: Stage 3 to KTM’s Cyril Despres; now leads standings

Dakar 2012: Stage 3 to KTM’s Cyril Despres; now leads standings

KTM factory rider and three-times Dakar Rally winner Cyril Despres of France turned up the heat on Tuesday to take the Stage Three victory in the world’s toughest rally and assume overall lead. In a change of fortune in the KTM factory team, Despres crossed the line 13 minutes ahead of rival and teammate Marc […]

Fuel Deliver Issues Hamper Darren Skilton But He Will Not Be Stopped

Fuel Deliver Issues Hamper Darren Skilton But He Will Not Be Stopped

After a strong finish on the first short special, Darren Skilton made the long liaison to Santa Rosa de la Pampa.  The second day of the Dakar Rally started with another long drive, including deep silt beds and square ledges… and that was just on the liaison!  When the 290 kilometer special stage started, initially […]

Ultra4 HMC Brutality DVD review.

Ultra4 HMC Brutality DVD review.

By Kurt Schneider HeavyMetalConcepts’ 2011 Ultra4  BRUTALITY DVD Whenever the wife and I invite friends over, somehow I always end up in the garage drinking beers with the guys. With my garage wall covered with off road posters, 4400 car skins, pictures and stickers, not to mention the occasional buggy parked in it, the conversation […]

Spotlight on Loren Healy

Spotlight on Loren Healy

Pictures provided by Loren Healy 28 seconds can change the life of an off-road racer. For good or bad, the 2010 King of the Hammers came down to 28 seconds. The closest race with a hand full of finishers coming across the line within minutes it took some time for the timing crew to figure […]

Spotlight on Jon Cagliero

Spotlight on Jon Cagliero

Family is a word you will hear tossed around the Ultra4 Community, because the racers tend to feel they are all one big family of dysfunctional race siblings, and it is easy to see if you walk the pits. The infancy of any great grassroots racing history can be traced to a lot of passionate […]

Master-Pull partners with Team 4405 for the 2012 King of the Hammers

Master-Pull partners with Team 4405 for the 2012 King of the Hammers

The Master-Pull 4405 Team will continue to “Race for Access” Master-Pull, the leader in synthetic ropes and recovery equipment, has partnered with Travis Carpenter’s 4405 Land-Use Team for the 2012 King of the Hammers. The 2012 King of the Hammers will be the third running of the race for Travis Carpenter, who has qualified through the 2011 […]

HMC continues Relationship with Hammerking productions for 2012 KOH race.

HMC continues Relationship with Hammerking productions for 2012 KOH race.

HeavyMetalConcepts is pleased to announce that they will be working once again with Hammerking Productions to create the 2012 King of the Hammers film/DVD.  Continuing their relationship with Hammerking Products into the new year, HeavyMetalConcepts will be headed out to Johnson Valley, California, in February, once again working with a mixed crew to film the […]

La Paz Racing Wins The Henderson 250 On Their Way To Back To Back BITD Class 8100 Championships

In an environment notorious for destroying equipment and drivers’ will, La Paz Racing has found the secret to success in the desert.  “Drive the vehicle you have, not the vehicle you wish you had,” La Paz driver Tim Casey shares.  This philosophy has provided Casey with not just a rock solid finish rate, but an […]

NORRA ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL DATES FOR 2012 MEXICAN 1000 RALLY

December 20, 2011: After months of careful planning and cooperative efforts with Mexican officials and several potential corporate partners, the National Off Road Racing Association (NORRA) today announced the official dates for the 2012 Mexican 1000 Rally as April 28 – May 2, 2012. The new time slot not only reflects a change in the […]

Spotlight on Erik Miller

Spotlight on Erik Miller

  By Will Gentile for OffRoadPress.com “Who is Erik Miller?”  The question asked at the 2010 King of the Hammers finish line, as the gold skinned Miller Motorsports car sat surrounded by race fans, a gleaming Erik Miller sitting in the driver’s seat.  The question begged an answer following the seemingly out of nowhere 5th […]

Spotlight on Jason Blanton

Spotlight on Jason Blanton

Pictures provided by Jason Blanton. Jason Blanton is not afraid of the KOH Last Chance Qualifier, he has conquered it twice and he laughs at Backdoor trail which he is well versed in climbing on a single attempt, something even the biggest names seem to have a bit of trouble with, but the title of […]

Brad Lovell to auction 2012 KOH race spot off to help OHV access!

Brad Lovell to auction 2012 KOH race spot off to help OHV access!

Lovell racing’s Brad and Roger Lovell are long time supporters of OHV access issues, and they are stepping up to help save the Hammers by hosting an auction to raise money for the efforts. “We are auctioning off one of our two qualified King of the Hammers spots for the benefit of preserving recreational use […]

Polaris Introduces new Ranger RZR XP 4 900

Polaris Introduces new Ranger RZR XP 4 900

Polaris Introduces Another Extreme-Performing Side-by-Side to the RANGER RZR Family New RANGER RZR XP 4 900 Offers Razor Sharp Xtreme Performance for Four This past January, Polaris introduced a whole new class of side-by-side with the RZR XP 900. Building off of the launch, Polaris is introducing another extreme performance side-by-side to the family, the […]

Spotlight on Shannon Campbell

Spotlight on Shannon Campbell

“All Hail the King!” Photo’s provided by; SirMarlon Photography,Thomas Kingston, OverrockOffroad.com, Panda Propaganda The Campbell family has a well documented history of excellence in Rocksports. Few families can boast the success they have had in building vehicles, racing, and Rockcrawling. It is truly a family affair, and that rings true in how they present themselves. […]

Spotlight on Greg Lundgreen.

Spotlight on Greg Lundgreen.

Photos provided by Greg Lundgreen.   The King of the Hammers continues to inspire recreational off-roaders to take on the biggest challenge in the sport. They come from across the country, and the globe for a chance to test their merit against a collection of the most difficult trails in the USA. Colorado has long […]

Spotlight on Jose “Bongo” Ponce

Spotlight on Jose “Bongo” Ponce

The Morning sun crept through the valley near the Fisher Mountain range in Johnson Valley and gave birth to another day of racing at the 2009 King of the Hammers. Jose Ponce had traveled a long way from his home in Mexico by way of Texas to get here. He promised one thing to his […]

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