America’s ultimate hardcore off-road event, King of the Hammers (KOH) will once again rage through the desert of Johnson Valley, California. An action-packed schedule that now consumes the entire first week of February is certain to be the biggest King of the Hammers event to date.
For 2014, King Off Road Racing Shocks, the Official Shock of Ultra4 Racing and the King of the Hammers, has organized a brand new event to kick things off. On Monday, February 3rd at 6:00 PM, the first ever SRRS ULTRA4 King Shocks East vs. West Showdown will see Fifty teams from across the US challenge for the quickest run up Backdoor.
King Shocks along with 4 Wheel Parts, Raceline Wheels, RCV and Dynomax are putting up a separate $12,500 purse just for this Monday night shootout. The driver with the fastest time up the Backdoor obstacles will earn the best of best showdown title and a $7,000 Check. A $3,000 prize will be awarded to the fastest driver from the opposite coast with the East and West dividing line being the Mississippi River. There are also more prizes up for grabs including a RCV sponsored $2500 cash to the driver that is named the crowd favorite at the event.
February 7th will culminate the week long experience with the main event. The 8th annual King of the Hammers has charted a punishing 200 mile race that challenges competitors with several of the nation’s toughest rock crawling trails and throws in miles of high speed desert racing sections in between. King Shocks will be officially represented on the course by a large portion of the competition, most notably KOH Kings and past event winners; Randy Slawson, Loren Healy, and Jason Scherer.
As part of a full fledge King Of The Hammers support program, 2014 will mark King Shocks’ 6th year offering free service to the racers participating. “King Shocks is profoundly invested with this prestigious cornerstone event in off road motorsports,” explained Micheal Leighton, King Shocks Marketing Director. “We are employing a devoted team of shock tuning experts to be present on the lakebed and conduct tuning sessions, free of charge, for King Shocks equipped competitors.”
King Shocks is also increasing the Contingency prize offerings to a total of $15,000 in cash. Five KOH divisions are eligible if the winning vehicle is running on King Shocks. To find out how you can qualify for the winners’ bonus and the Ultra4 discount pricing, contact King Off-Road Racing Shocks at 714-530-8701.
● $8000 to the winner of the King of the Hammers (on King Shocks)
● $2500 to the winner of the Every Man Challenge (EMC) Modified Class (on King Shocks)
● $2500 to the winner of the Legends Class (on King Shocks)
● $1500 to the winner of the EMC Stock Class (on King Shocks)
● $500 to the winner of the UTV class. (on King Shocks)
Beyond the off road racing and recreation, King of the Hammers offers participants and spectators many opportunities for industry networking and social gathering. On Wednesday Night, February 5th from 8 PM to Midnight, King Shocks is hosting the annual “Kingdom Party” and will have live music, heaters and a raging bonfire to keep everyone warm while enjoying good times and fan friendly entertainment. And just incase more layers of comfort are needed, come by the King Shocks trailer to purchase some apparel Hoodies, Beanies, Hats, or a T-Shirts.
King of the Hammers has become a beacon of success in the dimming fight to keep open access in America’s OHV areas. King of the Hammers was under major scrutiny for no other reason than it is a popular region and has close proximity to Southern California. Dave Cole and his team are lead the political charge and made positive ground to save Johnson Valley. Operating an event with the magnitude of KOH with such tight control and high standards set a model for others to follow. For More information on the King of the Hammers and to lend your support to retain access to the last of America’s great open areas, visit www.ultra4racing.com/.
King Shocks leads the fight to provide innovative control and comfort to racers and enthusiast with vehicles that utilize high performance off road suspension. Vehicles equipped with King Shocks advanced dampening technology and shock design can easily smooth at the rough terrain and maximize performance.