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Torchmate racing prepares for the 2012 King of the Hammers with a full schedule of activities.

Torchmate racing prepares for the 2012 King of the Hammers with a full schedule of activities.

Over the next week off-road enthusiasts from around the globe will converge on the tiny desert hamlet of Johnson Valley California. The sparsely populated community swells to over 20,000 when the annual pilgrimage of off roaders descends on Means dry lakebed for the King of the Hammers event. More than just a race, the weeklong […]

ORBA To Host free Vendor Poker walk at the King of the Hammers February 9th, 2012

ORBA To Host free Vendor Poker walk at the King of the Hammers February 9th, 2012

The Off Road Business Association (ORBA) will host a Free Vendor Poker walk during Contingency for the 6th running of the King of the Hammers in Johnson Valley.   Five freshman members of the trade based OHV advocate group will be hosting the Poker walk. Participants may enter free of charge by visiting any one of […]

Torchmate Racing announces unique campaign at the 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers to benefit OHV access issues.

Torchmate Racing announces unique campaign at the 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers to benefit OHV access issues.

Torchmate CNC Cutting systems, and its parent company Lincoln Electric will continue Torchmate’s history of involvement in the King of the Hammers with the introduction of “The Lincoln Experience”. The partnership of Lincoln electric welders and the Torchmate CNC cutting system presents a opportunity to explore the equipment’s full potential by offering attendees of the […]

Spotlight on Kevin Sacalas

Spotlight on Kevin Sacalas

Pictures provided by Big Ugly racing Throw logic to the wind, there is no way to define how a car that big, and that ugly can fly like a short course truck on the massive jumps at the Lucas Oil tracks. There is also no way to explain how a 4 wheel drive beast can […]

In the Studio: Dave Cole from King of the Hammers Part 3

In the Studio: Dave Cole from King of the Hammers Part 3

The 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers will be the largest Ultra4 race to date with the expansion in all directions. In this episode Dave Cole talks about vendor show at this years KOH race. OHV enthusiasts will have the opportunity to completely outfit their vehicles with great deals from the aftermarket right in Hammertown, […]

In the Studio:  Dave Cole from the King of the Hammers Part 2

In the Studio: Dave Cole from the King of the Hammers Part 2

The 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers will be the largest Ultra4 race to date with the expansion in all directions. In this episode Dave Cole talks about what to except when you arrive on the lakebed in Johnson Valley on Friday the 3rd of February. Part 2 of our 8-part OffRoadPress.com exclusive interview with […]

Rick Mooneyham in the Spotlight

Rick Mooneyham in the Spotlight

Brutal honesty. The discussion was not something comfortable, following the release of the first King of the Hammers movie. EZ Rick Mooneyham was not happy that his third place finish was not given more attention in the film. His argument was good, and he spoke with conviction. He picked up the phone and spoke his […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 Murphy’s Law Motorsport

Spotlight on Murphy’s Law Motorsport

Editors note HMC’s Will Gentile joins us for this round of Spotlight, sharing his insight on Murphy’s Law Motorsports, but I wanted to share a unique story about this team, so please make sure and check out the the rest of the story for a view into what happens when you take a couple guys […]

Spotlight on Casey Currie

Spotlight on Casey Currie

As an off-road racing enthusiasts I have been very fortunate to be in a position to write this spotlight series of articles from personal experience with each of the drivers, but possibly none of these drivers has been passed over by the King of the Hammers loyalists as one of the potential winners as often […]

Spotlight on Tony Pellegrino

Spotlight on Tony Pellegrino

When it comes to dedication and preparation there are very few people out there that can say they have put in more time getting ready for the King of the Hammers than Tony Pellegrino.  If you were to follow his facebook page it would read something like this…  Headed to the hammers, back home tuning […]

California OHMVR Director Fired!

California OHMVR Director Fired!

Daphne Green the Deputy Director of the California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) division of State Parks will be released from her duties as Deputy Director effective the first day of 2012. The replacement to be appointed by Governor Jerry Brown has not yet been announced, but the decision could have long lasting negative effects […]

Spotlight On Eric “Mustard Dog” Anderson

Spotlight On Eric “Mustard Dog” Anderson

There has been a time in nearly every young man’s life when he goes out looking for trouble. Most often the flip side of this is that one guy who knows damn well trouble is gonna find him most every Friday night. When Bulletin boards started becoming popular  fast fingers and quick wit allowed some […]

Spotlight on Gipson Dixon Racing

Spotlight on Gipson Dixon Racing

The odd couple, what more can be said of a match up like OG 13 Ultra4 racer Bart Dixon, and Larry Gipson? This spotlight might be a little different, but its Friday, and I think that just about sums up this relationship, I think a Kenny Chesney song might be the theme song for these […]

TRAXXAS/Red Bull’s Mitchell DeJong Clinches 7th Championship  Seeks 8th Championship at Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series Finale in Phoenix

TRAXXAS/Red Bull’s Mitchell DeJong Clinches 7th Championship Seeks 8th Championship at Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series Finale in Phoenix

Temecula, CA (December 07, 2011) – Mitchell DeJong cleaned house during the 2011 Lucas Oil Off-Road Arizona Regional Series (ASCC) by clinching his 7th career championship in only 5 years. With 4 wins and 2 second place finishes, Mitchell showed the world that the #1 plate belongs on the TRAXXAS/Red Bull DeJong SuperKart. Mitchell commented […]

Long Travel Industries covers your Kawasaki Teryx 4 with a +5 Long Travel Kit

Long Travel Industries covers your Kawasaki Teryx 4 with a +5 Long Travel Kit

With the new release of the Kawasaki Teryx 4, Long Travel Industries (LTI) was one of the first companies to get their hands on the new platform from Kawasaki.  It didn’t take the team at LTI long to dive into the Teryx 4 and develop a long travel platform for the car.  In typical LTI […]

Spotlight on Tom Wayes

Spotlight on Tom Wayes

There is no doubt Tom Wayes would be a candidate for a Marlboro Man commercial if they had not fallen from favor. The avid outdoorsman laughs in the face of danger on a regular basis seeking to participate in life rather than spectate. When Wayes is not flying through the deserts of the southwest in […]

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