Tag: "King of the Hammers"

Multiplatform Co-Op Motorsports Team join forces to race the King of the Hammers 2012

Multiplatform Co-Op Motorsports Team join forces to race the King of the Hammers 2012

“Countries united to make a stronger stand at wars back in the day, why not unite Pro Drivers to make an international stand at the King of the Hammers. Iceland + USA + Mexico = The Co-Op Team” That ‘s right, Bill Bridge and Tim Vezina from the USA, Jose Manuel Ponce from Mexico, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spotlight on TJ Flores.

Spotlight on TJ Flores.

Chances are if you race or watch racing in the deserts of Nevada you have experienced the rush of TJ Flores making dust across the vast expanse of unforgiving terrain that surrounds his home town of Las Vegas. The class one champion is a potential over-all winner in every race he enters, and desert racing […]

In the Studio with Dave Cole. Part 6

The King of the Hammers pre-event interview series continues with promoter Dave Cole. Cole talks about qualifying races for Tuesday and Wednesday, and releases the names of two celebrity drivers, while interviewer Jeff Knoll drops a bombshell of his own.  

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 […]

Kawasaki Teryx 4 Torture Test at the Hammers.

Kawasaki Teryx 4 Torture Test at the Hammers.

The new Kawasaki Teryx 4 may just shatter your perception of a sport UTV. While not the fastest UTV on the market in stock trim, the 750 V-twin offers plenty of torque and power to accommodate 4 adults at speeds in excess of 50 MPH across the desert terrain of Johnson Valley. OffRoadPress.com will be […]

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 […]

In the Studio: Dave Cole from King of the Hammers Part 1

The 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers will be the largest Ultra4 race to date with the expansion in all directions. Expanded racing, increased spectator and racer features, and a larger Hammertown built in the desert of Southern California for the week of February 3rd through 11th 2012. OffRoadPress.com had the opportunity to sit down […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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