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.

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Cypress, Calif. (January, 2015)
– Nitto Tire raised eyebrows in the hard-core off-road community at the 2015 Nitto King of the Hammers driver’s drawing party. On January 9, Campbell Enterprises announced their new tire sponsor: Shannon, Wayland and Bailey Campbell will campaign Nitto Trail Grappler tires.

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The 2009 King Of The Hammers Champion, Jason Scherer is returning back for his 8th year to take on the 2015 Nitto King Of The Hammers. This year Scherer will be running his #76 Ultra4 with a new look to the top competing race vehicle. Scherer and FOX have joined forces for the massive event and you wont miss the #76 as he will be rocking the FOX heritage 40 year anniversary livery.

BFGoodrich-Logo-2-19-13GREENVILLE, SC – On the heels of one of the most successful desert racing seasons in recent memory, BFGoodrich Tires is highlighting its championship race tire products and a strong contingency program for the winner of the 2015 King of the Hammers held February 6 in Johnson Valley, Calif.

Once again this year, BFGoodrich Tires will offer racers a $5000 contingency award for the winner of the King of the Hammers race if running on its product. Additionally, the company will offer a $2500 award for the winner of the Smittybilt Every Man Challenge if on BFGoodrich products

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On December 22, 2014, Nitto Tire U.S.A. signed an agreement with Hammerking Productions (Ultra4) to be title sponsor of the 2015 Nitto King of the Hammers (KOH) race. Nitto Tire was previously the race’s presenting sponsor.

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The King of the Hammers (KOH) is known as the toughest off-road race in the world, and this year, the person who conquers the course will not only go home with “The Hammer,” but also a brand-new, 2015 RZR XP 1000 EPS.