Compton, California – Multiple Transamerican Auto Parts business divisions including off-road retailer 4 Wheel Parts, are returning as official event partners and sponsors for the 10th annual Ultra4 Nitto King of the Hammers in Johnson Valley, California. Transamerican Manufacturing Group (TMG) will sponsor numerous activities and events, including the Smittybilt Every Man Challenge, under the auspices of its numerous off-road and performance aftermarket companies that include Pro Comp, Rubicon Express, G2 Axle & Gear and Smittybilt. The weeklong “Ultimate Desert Race” featuring multiple classes from motorcycles to the high horse powered Unlimited Class 4400 Ultra4 cars runs from January 30 – February 6, and includes 4 Wheel Parts’ sponsorship of the Ultra4 qualifying sessions for the 4400 main race and the Smittybilt Every Man Challenge on February 4.
Compton, California – 4 Wheel Parts, the global leader in truck, SUV and off-road performance products has announced its most recent retail store acquisition in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The location, formerly Atlantic AutoSports, will bring the total of 4 Wheel Parts showrooms to 72 as the Transamerican Auto Parts subsidiary continues its ambitious national retail expansion.
Opening its doors in 2010, Atlantic AutoSports built a reputation for excellent quality and service while touting the message, “We install it all.” While retaining the same expert staff, the location will continue to provide superior service and installation from the leader in the off-road performance aftermarket while customers will realize the benefits of a larger selection of products to choose from, shopping online or by phone and convenient in-store pick-up. The location will also continue as an Adrian Steel dealer and installer, providing customers with “Work Ready” commercial van upfits.
Compton, California – This weekend, the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series will be shining under the bright lights of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Team 4 Wheel Parts has the 900HP #10 Pro4 of Greg Adler primed and ready to attack the mile-long short course battleground.
The annual event at the purpose-built facility in the shadows of the glitz and glamor of the Las Vegas strip has become a mainstay on the schedule since the series’ inaugural season, joining such prestigious events such as the NASCAR Sprint Cup and NHRA Drag Racing at the expansive motorsports complex. Now, Adler and the team will be putting the exclamation point on their summer in the short course off-road racing season’s penultimate event of the year.
Compton, California – Ultra4 Racing and Team 4 Wheel Parts are returning to Southern California this weekend with the 5th annual 4 Wheel Parts Glen Helen Grand Prix. The legendary off-road facility carved into the hills of San Bernardino welcomes Greg Adler, Brent Goegebuer and the more than 100 Ultra4 cars expected to compete in this second event in the 2015 Ultra4 Trail-Gear Western Regional Series July 10-11.
Glen Helen Raceway will once again be the epicenter of off-road racing as the top competitors in Ultra4 Racing vie for a $10,000 purse while honing their skills for the 2016 King of The Hammers. The 4 Wheel Parts Grand Prix, represents the series’ final visit to Southern California for the year and while many of the competitors will be racing to earn a coveted spot in the Hammers event as well as points toward the Nitto National Championship, Adler and Goegebuer will be looking to represent the 4 Wheel Parts organization in the company’s title event.
Hammertown, USA – ULTRA4 Racing in conjunction with Gigabit games is pleased to announce the release of the highly anticipated “ULTRA4 OffRoad Racing” video game. The game is now available on both Google Play for Droid phones and iTunes for iPhones.
With more than 100,000 versions of the beta downloaded prior to today’s release, ULTRA4 OffRoad Racing is already among the most popular racing games available for the Droid. The full version of the game features enhanced game play on actual ULTRA4 race courses such as MetalCloak Stampede, King of the Valleys and even some brutal King of The Hammers courses.
The series is now at its halfway point, and a lot is going on in the minds of the drivers and crews of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, presented by GEICO. For some, the choice may be to start throttling back, going for more certain solid points finishes that will help preserve the high positions they’ve gotten up to in the points. For others, the more appealing option may be to go for the gusto, to try and score big as they try to make up ground they lost in the early going. And for a select few, the choice will be to go for it despite their good standings; to continue to hold the hammer down. Why slow down when going fast has been working so far? No matter the approach, it all made for great racing here at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT, as the crowd was treated to one of the most enthralling, and in some cases controversial, afternoons of racing in recent memory. The drivers really put on a show, and the fans voiced their approval with enthusiasm that was louder and more positive than this reporter has ever seen at a short course race.
It was an absolutely gorgeous day here at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT, and the fans packed the stands in droves for Round 7 of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, presented by GEICO. All afternoon, spectators were treated to a succession of fantastic races, and were regularly screaming from the edges of their seats as they watched with excitement. With surprises and close racing abounding throughout, many of the usual suspects were up to their old tricks here today, but there were also a few drivers who’d either been down on their luck, lacking experience in a new class, or just plain new to the sport, who also tasted success in Round 7. For more on the goings on, read about some of the most exciting racing so far this season.
CORONA, California (June 14, 2013) – Lucas Oil and the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series presented by GEICO are pleased to announce they have finalized a 5-year agreement with the Gila River Indian Community to continue bringing the world’s best short course off road racing to Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Arizona.
The facility was formerly called Firebird International Raceway.
“This is terrific news,” series director Ritchie Lewis said. “It’s a good spot for us and we’ve had some great racing there. We’re looking forward to building on that tradition and strengthening our relationship with the great fans and businesses in the Chandler area.”
SAN BERNARDINO, CA: Last weekend’s 4 Wheel Parts Glen Helen Grand Prix marked the third annual ULTRA4 race held at Glen Helen Raceway and the second annual win for 2012 Nitto Tire National Champion, Nick Nelson. It was the largest regional ULTRA4 race to date with 80 cars registering, 66 of which competed in the unlimited 4-wheel drive class known as ULTRA4.
Over the course of two days, drivers competed in a series of qualifying and preliminary races on a 3 mile course filled with hill climbs and tight turns which also featured the Lucas Oil short course at Glen Helen. Ultimately, 66 drivers were narrowed down to the top 40 cars for Saturday’s main event. Many drivers were not only looking for a win but also hoping to earn a coveted qualifying spot in the 2014 Griffin King of The Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire. Only 13 of the 66 drivers registered for the event were already qualified for next year’s race KOH.
DANVILLE, CA – Jason Scherer is antsy and excited to race this weekends Ultra4 4 Wheel Parts Glen Helen Grand Prix race coming off the NorCal Stampede Win. “I am excited to go to Glen Helen and represent Rubicon Express in the backyard of 4 Wheel Parts Corporate headquarters, both have been a great support of the team this season!” said Jason Scherer, driver of the Rubicon Express #76 car. “I have been out testing twice since the Stampede and I have got some things figured out finally, let’s just say that.”
Fishmouth Fabworks has spent a lot of time prepping the car after the Stampede with Brian Farris setting up new differentials for this race. Fox Shox built custom shocks for the IFS car and Pac Racing Springs complimented the setup with new springs. Scherer will be trying some new parts from PSC to develop even better steering for the Ultra4 series. “We are grooving up the Nitto Tires and are going to be trying out some new Tireballs that are designed for short course this weekend, we are the guinea pigs but I’m confident that they will be solid,” said Jason Scherer. “The whole team has really come together over the last few weeks including my brother Casey Scherer, Greg Hussey, John Webb, Ben Ratto, Ole Stortroen, Chad & Brett Lujan among others. The fun part was having racers that aren’t prepping their cars for this race come over and help. They knew that ‘this bolt needed to be locktited’ and ‘that needs to be marked’. It was really awesome and appreciated, I couldn’t have done it without them.”