CHARLOTTE, NC – REDLYNER Racing (#4550) places 14th in the 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers Every Man Challenge (EMC) on February 6, 2014, in Johnson Valley, CA. Ultra-4 racer, Jay Callaway, piloted his daily driven, street legal, 2000 Jeep Wrangler through the 120-mile race bringing a little bit of #mallcrawling to #KOH2014.
Johnson Valley, CA – Tuesday marked the first days of qualifying for the multiple races being held at the 2014 Griffin King Of The Hammers. Casey Currie qualified the Currie Racing UTV, Modified Rock Crawler and Ultra 4 on the 1.2-mile course. The course featured a high-speed start along with numerous sections of rock variations. A total of 19 UTV’s qualified for Wednesdays race, with a time of 6:14.8 that set Currie at a 14th starting position. 34 UTV’s are registered for KOH UTV race.
GARDEN GROVE, CA: It is right up Raceline Wheels alley to co-sponsor the newest challenge to the 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers presented by Nitto Tires week: King Shocks Shootout at Backdoor. Raceline Wheels will up the anti with a full set of RT233 Monster Beadlock Wheels given away to the “Raceline Right Line” winner.
“This is going to be a hoot! Tim Lund and I will be announcing in the Backdoor canyon on Monday night and expect a full house to be watching these 50 guys attack the challenge!” said Greg Mulkey, Raceline Offroad Brand Manager. “We are providing trophies for some unique awards, one of which is the ‘Raceline Right Line’ winner, for the fastest driver up the almost impossible right line. We will also be giving that winner a free set of Raceline Monster Beadlocks!”
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO: February 7th will mark the 8th green flag that JT Taylor has taken at Johnson Valley for what started as a small group of guys competing for a 6pack of beer in 2007, to a full blown week event with over 300 racers in the now Internationally known race: 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers presented by Nitto Tires. JT Taylor has notably driven the same car at 7 of the 8 events, with a 12th place finish in 2013. In 2011, he drove the Torchmate TTB car.
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.
GREENVILLE, S.C. – Armed with a performance tire portfolio designed to conquer the hard corners of road racing to the grueling desert terrain of the Baja peninsula, BFGoodrich Tires closed out its 2013 motorsports season with 20 season championships and placed drivers on their respective podiums at a higher rate than a year ago.
Using its industry leading engineering and trackside support programs, BFGoodrich unveiled new race products and an unprecedented race support program in 2013. A new DOT legal race tire, the latest 37 and 39 inch desert race tires and revolutionized customized grooving–from slick to race ready- of its Mud-Terrain KR2 for short course racing, brought continued success to those racing with the brand.
Anyone who purchases a pre-sale wrist band for the 2014 Griffin King of The Hammers presented by Nitto Tire Week will receive an exclusive KOH 2014 spectator vehicle window sticker for their car. These stickers are being made in limited supply and they will NOT be sold to the public. Spectators can choose from one of the following 3 pre-order options for their wrist band.
1. Currie Enterprises Limited Edition KOH 2014 Wrist Band – $20 Comes w/ exclusive spectator window sticker. For every wrist band sold, Currie Enterprises will donate $5 to land use! Spectators who purchase pre-sale wrist bands will be able to pick them up on the lake bed.
El Cajon, Calif. – For years, FOX athletes have ruled “King of the Hammers,” an extreme competition called “the toughest single day event in the world.” In the event, competitors race across the desert at high speeds, conquering several of the nation’s toughest rock crawling trails. FOX athletes have consistently been the fastest in the competition, earning more titles than all other shock manufacturers combined.
In line with FOX’s dedication to athlete support and service, the company has hired AllTech Motorsports’ Wayne Israelsen to lead its 2014 efforts. “Wayne brings a unique understanding and ability to set up rock-racing cars to win. Adding Wayne now gives any team with FOX shocks an edge over the competition,” said FOX athlete and 2012 King of the Hammers champion Erik Miller.
JOHNSON VALLEY, CA - With just under a week until federal sequestration cuts are set to go into effect, the Secretary of the Navy is curiously seeking Congressional approval to move forward with base expansion at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, California. Spanning nearly 600,000 acres, the combat center is the largest Marine base in the world with a comparable land mass to Rhode Island. Despite strong public opposition and a potential sequester that will cut tens of billions from the Pentagon budget this year, the Marines are asking Congress to approve an acquisition of 168,151 additional acres; roughly the land equivalent of the country of Singapore.
DANVILLE, CA – Jason Scherer started on the pole position at the 2013 Griffin King of the Hammers presented by Nitto Tires, proceeded directly to Back Door where he one-shotted the obstacle perfectly and after regaining positions was 4th through the RM38 remote pit. From there it was a battle of man over machine. “It was absolutely without a doubt the hardest thing I have every done to drive every rock trail twice without power steering,” said the 2009 King Jason Scherer who has finished in the top 20 for 4 consecutive years. “I finished 21st with 25 minutes to go, my arms and shoulders brutally beaten and cold as hell, but I didn’t give up.”
The King of the Hammers week started with the announcement of Rubicon Express, who’s roots are on the Rubicon Trail building a business with innovation and technology, adding Jason Scherer, who grew up driving and got married on the Rubicon Trail, as their newest ambassador. The Ultra4 car was wrapped in a new army green color with Air Force style panels complimenting the strong Rubicon Express, Nitto Tires and PSC Steering logos.