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Jason Scherer posted the fastest qualifying time for this year’s King of the Hammers. Both Scherer and fellow prior KOH Champion Erik Miller will be the first two off the line in the morning. Photo: Valerie Douglas

After two days of qualifying, 2009 King of the Hammers Champion Jason Scherer posted the fastest lap time of 1 minute, 59.5 seconds to earn the pole in tomorrow’s 2015 Nitto King of the Hammers presented by 4 Wheel Parts.

Brandon Currie earned the win at today's Smittybilt Everyman Challenge. Photo: Josh Burns

Brandon Currie earned the win at today’s Smittybilt Everyman Challenge. Photo: Josh Burns

Maybe it’s the genes. Maybe it’s the car. Whatever the ingredients are in the Currie family’s formula for success, Brandon Currie found it again today by winning the Smittybilt Everyman Challenge at the Johnson Valley OHV Park during Nitto King of the Hammers Week. After winning it three consecutive years, father John decided to step back this year and let his son Brandon drive, and Brandon made dad proud, besting the field of 92 racers in the event that serves as the penultimate race of King of the Hammers Week.

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Warn Industries is proud to announce their 2015 King of the Hammers Contingency Program for competitors in the Ultra4 King of the Hammers races February 4th – February 6th.  A total of $2900 will be offered to drivers in Friday’s Nitto King of the Hammers race, Thursday’s Smittybilt Every Man Challenge race and Wednesday’s Polaris RZR UTV race.  Additional details are listed below.

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– Borla Performance, pioneer and leading manufacturer of aircraft grade T-304 stainless steel performance exhaust systems, is proud to announce their support and official title sponsorship of off-road driver Jordan Townsend, founder of JRT Offroad Racing, who will be competing in this year’s  Ultra4 race series, kicking off with King of the Hammers (KOH) race in Southern California beginning February 1, 2015. With a title sponsorship through Borla, Jordan and Borla have joined forces to dominate and come out on top at the 2015 Nitto King of the Hammers. Jordan and his highly modified Jeep Wrangler #4580 can be found on-site at Pit # Nitto 129.

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Erik Miller posted the fastest qualifying time yesterday. Photo: Valerie Douglas

Racers took to the qualifying course in Johnson Valley yesterday to vie for starting positions for Friday’s main King of the Hammers event. Over 100 racers qualified on day one, with another batch of racers hitting the course again today.

Bobby Tanner posted the quickest time up the ledge at Backdoor to win the Vision X SRRS vs. ULTRA4 East/West Shootout Presented by Sway-A-Way. Photo: Valerie Douglas

Bobby Tanner posted the quickest time up the ledge at Backdoor to win the Vision X SRRS vs. ULTRA4 East/West Shootout Presented by Sway-A-Way. Photo: Valerie Douglas

Fifty rock racers and all-around off-road maniacs decided to test their mettle (and their rig’s metal) at the 2015 Vision X SRRS vs. ULTRA4 East/West Shootout Presented by Sway-A-Way. The event, referred to as the Shootout at Backdoor last year, was again held in the canyon that is home to challenging ledge at Backdoor. The competition is simple: get your rig through the canyon and up and over the ledge in the shortest amount of time possible.

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Action from the 2015 Nitto King of The Hammers Presented by 4 Wheel Parts will be streaming live all of this week. There will be coverage of just about every major event on the lake bed this week, and we’ll be streaming the action below from the Ultra4 feed.

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It pays to race on King Shocks in many ways. Especially at the 2015 King of the Hammers race held in Johnson Valley, Ca. Feb 1-7. King Shocks, the official shock of Ultra4 Racing, King of the Hammers and the KOH Polaris RZR UTV race, offers tuning support and huge prize bonuses for the winners on King Shocks.

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Editor’s note: Lovell Racing sent over its pre-race report for next week’s King of the Hammers race. Check it out below.

While we have been concentrating on the Baja and building a new TORC Pro 2 over the past few months, have no doubt, we are racing King of the Hammers. The event has kicked off our yearly campaign for the last 8 years running and has taken center stage once again. We are proud to announce that AMSOIL has become the official oil of King of the Hammers & Ultra 4 Racing. There are few better proving ground than Johnson Valley to validate such a product as oil.

DynoMax-Logo-2-24-14Monroe, MI – DynoMax Performance Exhaust – the performance exhaust brand of Tenneco – has announced the 2015 DynoMax ULTRA4 race team that includes more than 75 teams, including four King of the Hammers “Kings” to date and dozens of other well known rock and desert racers.

As “The Official Performance Exhaust of ULTRA4 Racing,” race teams running specific DynoMax products also can qualify for an exciting race contingency program at several of the events during the upcoming 2015 Nitto King of the Hammers (KOH) race week.