Macy Higgins saves it after almost rolling off the hill during qualifying and cut a tire, but managed to finish. Photo: Valerie Douglas

Macy Higgins saves it after almost rolling off the hill during qualifying. He cut a tire but still managed to finish. Photo: Valerie Douglas

Erik Miller posted the fastest time yesterday during qualifying for the 2017 Nitto King of the Hammers Powered by Optima Batteries. Aside from 4400 qualifying, Ultra4 also had qualifying runs for 4500 and 4800.

Erik Miller had the fastest time of the day and is currently on the Pole for Friday’s main race. Photo: Valerie Douglas

Erik Miller had the fastest time of the day and is currently on the Pole for Friday’s main race. Photo: Valerie Douglas

Racers battled the qualifying course on Tuesday for this week’s 2017 Nitto King of the Hammers Powered by Optima Batteries. Some familiar faces were at the top of the qualifying runs for the premier 4400 class, with two-time KOH Champion and 2016 winner Erik Miller taking top honors with a time of 1 minute, 40.2 seconds.

SCORE-San-Felipe-250-2-7-2017ENSENADA, Mexico – Celebrating another decade of excellence, seeing if one of three racers can win the overall title for the fourth time as well as starting and finishing for the first time on the Malecon in the heart of town are just three of the story lines awaiting racers from around the world as racer registration has opened for the 31st Annual SCORE San Felipe 250 in Baja California, Mexico.

The season-opening event of the four-race internationally-televised 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held March 29-April 2 in San Felipe, the quaint fishing village on the Sea of Cortez, 125 miles south of the U.S. Border at Calexico, Calif.

The year of 2017 also marks the 50th anniversary celebration of the legendary season-ending SCORE Baja 1000, the iconic Granddaddy of all Desert Races to be held in mid-November. The SCORE Baja 1000 is the longest continuously held desert race in the world.

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Can-Am announced it has agreed with Ultra4 racing to be the “official UTV of ULTRA4 Racing.” This two-year agreement includes the title sponsorship of the UTV portion of the 2017 Can-Am King of the Hammers (KOH) off-road race in California, and the entire ULTRA4 UTV racing series.

Kyle Crouch’s virgin run launching up Backdoor managed to take home the 2017 title and $7500 prize.

Kyle Crouch’s virgin run launching up Backdoor managed to take home the 2017 title and $7500 prize.

The Vision X Shootout returned to Backdoor after its one-year hiatus move to Chocolate Thunder in 2016, and with it came the awesome racing action, carnage and rollovers up the three-tier waterfall infamously named Backdoor. The 45 competitors came from all over North America, including Canada, to vie for the $7,500 first-place purse. The top 10 finishers also qualify for the Ultra4 race on Friday at the Nitto King of the Hammers powered by Optima Batteries.

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The 11th Annual Nitto King of the Hammers Powered by Optima Batteries kicked off this past weekend, with King of the Motos taking center stage at the start of Hammers week. The new tweak to this year’s event was the breakup of action into three separate moto stages, with a key focus on navigation and, of course, pure grit.

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Lake Elsinore, CA –
The Teryx Girls (Sara Price “Driver” & Erica Sacks “Co-Driver”) have been thinking of Hammertown for the last 12 months looking to better their result from last year at the 2017 King of the Hammers, the toughest one day off-road race on the planet as the only all female team. The duo wowed the thousands of spectators in Johnson Valley, California last year as they sped through open desert and found unique lines through some of the technical rock crawling sections of the course. The King of the Hammers is a true test of (wo)man and machine.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
– CBS Sports Network will broadcast the 2016 SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks year in review on Saturday, February 4 at 11 a.m. ET (8 a.m. PT), with an encore the following day February 5 at 10 a.m. ET (7 a.m. PT).

Join the voice of Stadium SUPER Trucks Sean Sermini, and his best Australian mate Matt Naulty take a look back at all the extreme racing action that took place with the Stadium SUPER Trucks in Australia, Canada, and United States in 2016.

SEMA-Logo-1-3-13DIAMOND BAR, Calif. — SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, is now accepting nominations for its Hall of Fame at www.sema.org/hof.

Created in 1969, the SEMA Hall of Fame is the most prestigious award presented to an individual by the association. It is designed to honor the leaders, innovators, creators, and enthusiasts who transformed small, burgeoning businesses into an industry worth more than $39 billion annually.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11ENSENADA, Mexico — After first being introduced recently at the annual SCORE Awards Night, former UFC Senior Vice-President of Digital Edward Muncey has officially become part of the SCORE Management team as Special Advisor for Digital Media. Roger Norman, SCORE CEO/President introduced the veteran digital media executive to a welcoming crowd of over 400 that filled the transformed SCORE Tech Shop in El Cajon, Calif. on Jan. 14.

Muncey, originally from La Mesa, Calif. and a graduate of San Diego State University, spent the last 11 years in Las Vegas as a top executive with The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) mixed martial arts organization.