El Cajon, Calif. – Ultra4 racing has grown exponentially since King of the Hammers (KOH) started as a small gathering of friends back in 2007. The latest addition to this hybrid event that combines desert racing and rock crawling is the Ultra4 4700 Spec Class, which allows race enthusiasts to enjoy an arrive-and-race experience at King of the Hammers and other Ultra4 races throughout the year.
Every Spec Class vehicle features FOX Factory Series 3.0 coil-over shocks with remote reservoirs and FOX 2.0 Factory Series bump stops. Further refining the ride characteristics of the Spec Class vehicles, FOX suspension guru Wayne Isrealsen personally valved every Spec Class vehicle for the wide variety of speeds and terrains they will encounter at King of the Hammers. Isrealsen will be on-site in Johnson Valley for the week-long KOH event and at every Ultra4 event during the 2014 season to provide shock tuning and technical assistance, helping assure that FOX athletes continue to stay ahead of the competition for this season and beyond.
“We needed a suspension package that would be fast and reliable regardless of who is behind the wheel,” explained King of the Hammers promoter Dave Cole. “FOX suspension definitely fits that bill.”
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Six drivers will be competing in the Spec Class at the 2014 King of the Hammers, including television personality and women’s land speed record holder, Jessi Combs. Combs will have her work cut out for her—the FOX 4705 car will be driven by two-time KOH winner and 2013 Ultra4 Series champion Shannon Campbell.
“I race the Spec Class races on Thursday, and then I compete again in the unlimited race on Friday. This race can really beat up your body, but FOX shocks definitely help cut down on fatigue,” said Campbell.
The Spec Class is just one of the many ways FOX is committed to advancing the sport and making Ultra4 racers faster. In addition to being the exclusive suspension for the Ultra4 Spec Class, FOX is putting up $15,000 in cash and product purses for the Ultra4, EMC Stock, EMC Modified, and Spec Classes.
“FOX is extremely proud to have been selected as the exclusive suspension supplier of this class,” shared FOX Offroad Marketing Manager Brian Godfrey. “These cars are extremely capable and give an enthusiast an easy way to arrive and compete in such a mammoth event.”
Learn more about the Ultra 4 Spec Class at kohtheexperience.com.