Tag: "King of the Hammers"

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spotlight on Fabio Manno

Spotlight on Fabio Manno

The King of the Hammers has become an international phenomenon in just 5 years with race teams from around the globe traveling to Hammertown to experience Rocksports biggest event. Today we look at a competitor from Rome Italy who experienced his first KOH with little preparation, and learned enough to give it a second chance. […]

Spotlight on Chris Garrison

Spotlight on Chris Garrison

What can I do to help, are words you will hear often from the mouth of Chris Garrison. The ultra4 driver with the Samurai based Ultra4 car is often seen lending a hand with tech inspection when he is not participating in the race. He will gladly chase desert racers when his time keeps from […]

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 […]

Spotlight on Levi Shirley

Spotlight on Levi Shirley

Dodge City Kansas has not been considered a hotbed of talent in off-road motorsports. Famously portrait as a town of Gunslingers and Lawmen on the silver screen Dodge City is home to a rising star in Ultra4 racing. Getting behind the wheel at only nine years old, and running at the top of the XRRA […]

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 The Flying Zucchini Brothers

Spotlight on The Flying Zucchini Brothers

The Nevada Desert can be a very lonely place. In most of the state you could travel for 100’s of miles and never see any signs of life. There quit possibly is no place more lonely then when you have crashed your desert car during a Best in the Desert race. Knowing that your chase […]

Spotlight on Alex Hardaway

Spotlight on Alex Hardaway

Alex Hardaway is one of the new faces on the Ultra4 series tour, and will be running the 2012 King of the Hammers after qualifying at the Best in the Desert Silver State 300. In 2011 Alex showed up in the desert of Southern California after working as a crew member with big plans to […]

Spotlight on Brad Lovell

Spotlight on Brad Lovell

Brad Lovell and his brother Roger have taken a passion for driving the back country of Colorado in a Ford Ranger and Bronco 2 and turned it into a career in motorsports that has yield rock crawling championships, Baja 1000 adventures, a 28 second memory at King of the Hammers and pitching his Nissan Frontier […]

Spotlight on Joe Bunker

Spotlight on Joe Bunker

Joe Bunker knew where to find action at the 2010 King of the Hammers, so he headed out to Aftershock canyon to watch the racers tackle  the last climb of the canyon. Little did he know he would be saving the life of Ken Mercer later that day when Ken’s Ultra4 race car rolled over […]

Race Prep Racing: Solid Finish at Glen Helen Caps Consistent Season

Race Prep Racing: Solid Finish at Glen Helen Caps Consistent Season

November 2011, California:  Privateer Ultra4 team Race Prep Racing completed their rookie season with a solid finish at Glen Helen Motorsports Park last month.  Richie Carter, driver, made 24 laps in the unpredictable endurance race that proved to be too difficult to finish for more than half the field.  This Race Prep Racing result puts […]

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 […]

Jon Bundrant returns to Rocksports at 2012 King of the Hammers

Jon Bundrant returns to Rocksports at 2012 King of the Hammers

(Click Thumbs For Hi-Res)     Full-Bodied FJ Cruiser To Compete in 2012 King of the Hammers  Rock royalty Jon Bundrant returns to hardcore competitionFormer SuperCrawl champion Jon Bundrant is coming out of retirement for King of the Hammers 2012. Bundrant will compete in Team All-Pro Off-Road’s new full-bodied Ultra FJ. This unique Pro Class […]

Ultra4 Racing Announces New “Branik Beast of the East”

Ultra4 Racing Announces New “Branik Beast of the East”

Branik Motorsports to support top east coast Griffin King of the Hammers competitors   November 17, 2011– Johnson Valley, CA:  Today, Ultra4 Racing announced a new partnership with Branik Motorsports to create an exciting new opportunity for east coast Ultra4 drivers in 2012.  “The Branik Beast of The East” will award multi-race vehicle transportation to […]

A pair of Kings beat a full house at Glen Helen Grand Prix.

A pair of Kings beat a full house at Glen Helen Grand Prix.

Photos by: Mike Ingalsbee, Mikes Race Photo.com Ultra4 series Champion and former “King of the Hammers” Loren Healy made the switch to King Shocks just in time for qualifying at the Ultra4 series season ender at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, Ca. Healy bolted new King, “Pure Race” coil-overs and bypass shocks onto his […]

Ultra4 Racing Announces the Pit Bull Tires King of The Hammers UTV Race Presented by SXSPerformance

Ultra4 Racing Announces the Pit Bull Tires King of The Hammers UTV Race Presented by SXSPerformance

(10/19/11-Riverside, CA) Pit Bull Tires has once again taken the lead and is returning as title sponsor for the 2012 Pit Bull Tires King of The Hammers UTV Race presented by SXSPerformance.com. This year’s event promises to be bigger than last years with big prize money and more classes competing to be crowned the UTV […]

Race Prep Racing Stays Consistent With a Solid Finish in Utah

Race Prep Racing Stays Consistent With a Solid Finish in Utah

July 21, 2011 – Tooele, UT:  Richie Carter, driver of the 4474 Race Prep Racing car had another successful weekend, finishing the American Rock Sports Challenge at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah in 17th place.  A weekend jeeper, Richie kept the car together, suffering no mechanical issues all weekend, and pushed his 230 horsepower […]

Team GenRight’s Kevin Sacalas wins in an upset at brand new Ultra4 race.

Team GenRight’s Kevin Sacalas wins in an upset at brand new Ultra4 race.

Combining the best of the world of rock-sports, Hammerking Productions, Inc introduced a new product in its popular Ultra4 series this weekend to a large turnout in the wind of Miller Motorsports Park.  Hammerking consistently pulls approximately 45-50 racecars when it explores a new format, and the American Rocksports Challenge was no exception.  The American […]

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