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Tag: "Johnson Valley"

Rep. McKeon Backs Rep. Cook’s Alternative Twentynine Palms Base Plan

WASHINGTON – Rep. Paul Cook (R-Yucca Valley) today announced key support for his alternative plan for the proposed Twentynine Palms Marine base expansion. Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), who is Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, stated the following: “I am happy for the opportunity to cosponsor the ‘Johnson Valley National Off-Highway [...]

Marines Record of Decision Will Not Stop United Effort to Save Johnson Valley

On February 13th, 2013, the Secretary of the Navy released their Record of Decision (ROD) regarding the expansion of the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center at Twentynine Palms California. The ROD was initially expected in September but has been delayed more than 6 months due to a united effort from both the neighboring communities [...]

GenRight Off-Road donates $1,500 to Savethehammers.org

Simi Valley, CA – March 26, 2012 – Fortunate enough to have one of the most extreme testing grounds in their backyard, GenRight Off-Road felt it was necessary to do their part to protect the Johnson Valley OHV area from the 29 Palms Marine Base Expansion.  To help fund the cause GenRight Off-Road is donating [...]

National OHV Lobby Days a success.

National OHV Lobby Days a success.

Last week OffRoadPress.com with the help of SXSPerformance.com and the Off-Road Business Association (ORBA) participated in the National OHV Lobby Days.  The event promoted by the California Motorized Recreation Council (CMRC) focused on stopping the 29 Palms Marine Base expansions into Johnson Valley OHV area.  OHV enthusiasts from around the country were tasked with visiting [...]

Save the Hammers NOW!

Save the Hammers NOW!

Our friends over at RubiconScat put together this video talking about the Johnson Valley OHV area and the Hammers.  Take 2 minutes and watch it and do your part to get involved!   For more information you can visit www.savethehammers.org    

2012 King of the Hammers Everyman Challenge Photo Gallery

2012 King of the Hammers Everyman Challenge Photo Gallery

This year was the first running of the Everyman Challenge allowing people to compete competitively in a production based vehicle.  The race consisted of two classes.  Stock and StockMod.  The major difference between the classes were the tire sizes allowed.  Stock allowed you to run up to a 35″ tire and mod allowed you to [...]

2012 King of the Hammers starts tomorrow in Johnson Valley, California

2012 King of the Hammers starts tomorrow in Johnson Valley, California

The first rays of the morning light stream across Fisher Mountain and give birth to a kingdom being built on Means dry lakebed in the Johnson Valley OHV area. Hammertown as it has been affectionately named by the throngs of people who make up this temporary city will be home to 20,000 starting tomorrow, Friday [...]

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 [...]

Nitto Tire Kicks Up Dirt at KING OF THE HAMMERS: The Ultimate Desert Race

Nitto Tire Expects Great Results at This Year’s Ultra4 Sanctioned King of the Hammers Race by Showcasing Specially Designed Trail Grappler® Race Tires and Six Sponsored Race Teams Cypress, Calif. – Jan. 17, 2011 – Nitto Tire, a leading producer of high performance tires is prepping for a big win at this year’s toughest desert [...]

CRMC and Saving Johnson Valley

CRMC and Saving Johnson Valley

Opinion, by Kurt Schneider Rogue OHV activist! One of the most common complaints of many OHV enthusiasts, including myself, is that our pro-access organizations don’t really work together to fight for our access. Generally our organizations keep their cards close to their chest when it comes to sharing information and unfortunately they try to tackle [...]

In the Studio with Dave Cole. part 5

In the Studio with Dave Cole. part 5

Episode five; Dave Cole of Hammerking productions talks about general etiquette expectations for spectators and racers at the 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers in this OffRoadPress.com exclusive interview with Jeff Knoll. Make sure you watch the Live Ultra4 show tonight at 7pm PST Jan 9th 2012 at Ultra4racing.com  

In the studio Dave Cole part 4

In the studio Dave Cole part 4

Episode four in OffRoadPress.com’s multi part series of interviews with Dave Cole the promoter of the King of the Hammers. In this episode we talk about the SmittyBuilt Everyman’s challenge race to take place on February 5th 2012 and the first race of the week long adventure in the California Desert. Make sure you catch [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Light up the Black Knight

Light up the Black Knight

By Will Gentile, for OffRoadPress.com The world of off road lighting ranges from the mild and modest, to the wild and costly, with lights ranging from regular run of the mill halogen spot lights, to HID, to the emerging technology of LED off road lighting.  One of the newest players in the game of LED [...]

Win a trip to Griffin King of the Hammers from Trail Gear!

Win a trip to Griffin King of the Hammers from Trail Gear!

Fresno, CA, December 1st , 2011 – Trail Gear, a leading manufacturer of high quality off-road products, anounced that one lucky Trail Gear customer will be joining the Trail Gear Racing Team at the 6th annual Griffin King of the Hammers Ultra4 class race February 5nd through the 11th 2012 in Johnson Valley OHV, California.  Watch [...]

Spotlight on Doug Bigelow

Spotlight on Doug Bigelow

Welcome to the newest addition to the ORP line up where we focus on the people that are the heart and soul of off-roading. In honor of the 6th running of the Griffin King of the Hammers we begin our “Spotlight”  series on the drivers that will run in the 2012 King of the hammers [...]

SXSPerformance.com launches a unique idea to support land use efforts

With the new threats of recreation areas being closed every day around the nation SXSPerformance.com launched a new project this week with a unique spin on generating income for much needed OHV activism to help keep public lands open for motorized recreation. The UTV and Side X Side based retail outlet from Montana offers discount [...]

WHO ACTUALLY OWNS THE WEST?

WHO ACTUALLY OWNS THE WEST?

By Jeff Knoll for Off Road Press. The Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act (HR1581), the Apple Act (HR2852) and the 29 Palms Marine Base expansion all share a similar struggle. Proponents of these bills (or in the case of opposition of the base expansion) should consider an overall strategic plan for a combined effort [...]

The Marines goofed, HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE!!!

The Marines goofed, HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE!!!

Call or write now to request Johnson Valley extension Written by Amy Granat Friday, 20 May 2011 15:11 When preparing the website and public documents for the 29Palms Marine Base proposed expansion, the Marines neglected to give the correct mailing address for public comments on the home page of the website, and it is missing [...]

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