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Torchmate Racing’s JT Taylor set to be first Ultra4 to race the entire Baja Pennisula

Torchmate Racing’s JT Taylor set to be first Ultra4 to race the entire Baja Pennisula

JT Taylor Races NORRA Mexican 1000 in Ultra4 Car   COLORADO SPRINGS, CO    APRIL 22, 2012  –  JT Taylor will be taking the Torchmate / Tube Shark Ultra4 car south of the border to compete in the four day 2012 General Tire NORRA Mexican 1000 Race.  This will be the first effort for an Ultra4 [...]

Big Ugly Crashes at 96MPH in The Mint 400

Big Ugly Crashes at 96MPH in The Mint 400

    March 25, 2011–Las Vegas, NV:  At race mile 11.5 of The Mint 400 Kevin Sacalas of Big Ugly Racing experienced a rollover at 96 miles per hour (MPH). While this was Sacalas’ first time racing The Mint 400, he is no stranger to desert racing. Sacalas placed first in the Ultra4 class in [...]

Nick Nelson strikes quickly at Mint 400

Nick Nelson strikes quickly at Mint 400

story: Mike Ingalsbee.  photos: Kelly StClair/Mikes Race Photo.com Ultra4 racers (Bitd class 4400) tried their luck in the desert outside Las Vegas, Nevada at the Mint 400 off-road race. The Mint 400 is legendary in off-road racing circles; known for its pre-race festivities on Fremont Street and the punishing terrain it traverses. The 2012 Mint [...]

JT Taylor Starts 6th Consecutive King of the Hammers

JT Taylor Starts 6th Consecutive King of the Hammers

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO    FEBRUARY 15, 2012  –  JT Taylor set forth on his 6th King of the Hammers adventure last week in the same car that he has driven for 5 of those years.  After a high speed tumble during pre-running, the team thrashed to get the car back on all four in time for [...]

Shannon Campbell takes Third in 2012 King of the Hammers

Shannon Campbell takes Third in 2012 King of the Hammers

Photos provided by Campbell Enterprises.   The toughest one day race in Offroad has once again put man and machine to the test.  Shannon Campbell of Team Monster Energy literally drove the tires off his car to take a 3rd place podium finish.   Shannon and the #5az Monster Energy car qualified (4:57.06) 3rd and [...]

2012 King of the Hammers to re-air Friday, Feb 17th 2012

2012 King of the Hammers to re-air Friday, Feb 17th 2012

REBROADCAST ANNOUNCEMENT   Whether you are missing the lakebed or missed the live show, Hammerking Productions will rebroadcast the 2012 King of the Hammers this Friday.   TUNE IN   WHERE:  Ultra4Racing.com/live DATE:  Friday, February 17th TIME:  8 AM   ___________________________________________________         CLICK BELOW FOR THE FOLLOWING VIDEOS: King of the Motos [...]

AMSOIL LOVELL 6TH OVERALL AT KING OF THE HAMMERS

AMSOIL LOVELL 6TH OVERALL AT KING OF THE HAMMERS

AMSOIL LOVELL 6TH OVERALL AT KING OF THE HAMMERS  BY BRAD LOVELL   Colorado Springs, CO 2/13/12 –  King of the Hammers did not disappoint this year and was bigger and better than ever. The event continues to add races, spectators, and a flurry of activity in what was truly a small city. It’s easy [...]

Torchmate’s Lincoln Experience KOH Sculpture set to be auctioned to Save the Hammers Stolen during the KOH.

                    A six-foot tall plate metal sculpture, which was to be auctioned to raise much-needed funds to help Save the Johnson Valley OHV Area, was stolen before it could go to auction. Torchmate CNC Cutting Systems and its parent company Lincoln Electric built the 250 lbs. [...]

The Crown Goes East As Erik Miller Wins the 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers

The Crown Goes East As Erik Miller Wins the 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers

The Crown Goes East As Erik Miller Wins  the 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers   February 11, 2012 (Johnson Valley, CA) – On Saturday at at 2:03 p.m., Erik Miller crossed the finish line to be crowned the 2012 King of the Hammers.  Considered the toughest one day off-road race, Miller beat out 134 [...]

ORBA efforts help raise over $8000.00 for SavetheHammers.org

ORBA efforts help raise over $8000.00 for SavetheHammers.org

    The Off Road Business Association attended the 6th Running of the Griffin King of the Hammers last week in Johnson Valley, California. Fred and Jeff worked worth California Motorized Recreation Council Leadership and multiple ORBA members to raise much needed funds to help starve off the 29 palms Base expansion efforts that will [...]

KOH Qualifying proves a challenge for past Kings!

KOH Qualifying proves a challenge for past Kings!

The violence of 600 Horsepower rang through the canyon walls of Chocolate Thunder like the trumpets of Jericho as Tom Wayes assaulted the “Gate Keeper” that now resembles a sand embedded wall of rock blocking access to the trail beyond. The Griffin King of the Hammers Happy Hour pitted the best in Ultra4 racing in [...]

KOH Home of Heartbreak, and Glory.

KOH Home of Heartbreak, and Glory.

For John Currie and Larry McRae King of the Hammers has so far been an experience that brings with it pats on the back, and hand shakes of congratulations. Both men have a win under their belts from last Sundays Smittybuilt Every Man Challenge; the first race of the weeklong event in Johnson Valley California. [...]

Million Dollar City springs up in the California Desert.

Million Dollar City springs up in the California Desert.

Means dry lakebed is now home to a multi million-dollar city of recreation vehicles, racecars, big rigs, and an assortment of OHV vehicles. The city of Hammertown which comes to life once a year in the Johnson Valley OHV area is now home to some of the top names in off road Motorsports, including Nascar’s [...]

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 [...]

King of the Hammers co-founder set to take the green flag in the event he helped create.

King of the Hammers co-founder set to take the green flag in the event he helped create.

Jeff Knoll and partner Dave Cole scratched out an idea on a napkin 7 years ago that has blossomed into one of the biggest off-road motorsports events in the United States attracting over 20,000 spectators for the weeklong King of the Hammers event held in the California Desert near 29 palms Marine base next week.  [...]

Robby Gordon Partners with Torchmate Racing for 2012-2013 Season.

Robby Gordon Partners with Torchmate Racing for 2012-2013 Season.

Capitalizing on a 10-year relationship with Lincoln Electric, Robby Gordon Motorsports has embraced the new addition to the Lincoln family and welcomed Torchmate CNC Cutting Systems onto Planet Robby. Gordon, who has acquired the Torchmate Racing built TTB car for the upcoming Griffin King of the Hammers event, will begin testing the rebadged Speed Energy [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

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