The 2010 Whiplash Racing Pro-Mod champions Brian Bush of Rotax Your Rhino, and co-driver Greg Frantz of Lonestar Racing, take home a third place finish in their first running of the King Of The Hammers!

In 2010, Brian decided that he, and Lonestar Racing had molded his 2006 Yamaha Rhino into a machine that could not only finish what has been described as the toughest off-road race in the world, but he believed he could race with the leaders (the who’s who of UTV racing), and finish in the front of the pack. Unfortunately, he runs a Rotax V-twin engine, and was ineligible due to the fact that this particular engine was never offered in a UTV from the factory.

July 1, 2010, Can-Am released the all new Can-Am Commander which comes stock with the same popular engine that Brian, and many others currently run in their outdated Yamaha Rhino’s. Brian’s first reaction to this news was that he would be in contention to enter the 2011 running of the King of the Hammers!

The team ran the Whiplash Offroad Racing Series in 2010, and did surprisingly well for their first entry into an entire race series. The Pro-Mod championship was theirs for the taking. The car that Brian built only had 1 part failure during the whole series, causing their only DNF for the season. (Wheel studs)

Tony Pellegrino in the 4485 GenRight Off-Road Buggy finishes the 2011 Griffin King of the Hammers in the second position!

Starting from the 41st position at the 2011 Griffin King of the Hammers Tony Pellegrino and co-driver Bryan Lyttle had their work cut out for them to get to the front of the pack.  The strategy was simple for race day, keep the car together and run our own race.  After the green flag dropped, the guys were able to make quick work of moving to the front of the pack!

The Spidertrax Pro Series Housing makes history by becoming the first 9″ housing designed specifically for professional rock racers. Every component of the Pro Series Housing, from the one-piece 1/4″ thick center shell to the 3/8″ thick third member face plate, is manufactured out of 4130 domestic grade chromoly steel. Best of all, every 3-1/2″ OD x 1/4″ wall 4130 housing tube is heat treated to a tensile strength of 150,000 psi, roughly 2-1/2 times the strength of 1026 DOM. Pro Series Housings are kept in stock and ready for same day shipping.

Chromoly construction:
Every component of the Pro Series Housing, from the one-piece 1/4″ thick center shell to the 3/8″ thick third member face plate, is manufactured out of 4130 domestic grade chromoly steel. Compared to traditional mild steel housings, this gain in material quality provides an ultimate strength increase of over 50%.

Rock racer JT Taylor took his unique vehicle to Pikes Peak to tackle the race’s exhibition class at the 88th Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. He finished first in class with a time of 14 minutes, 7 seconds, hitting a top speed of 86 mph.

“I am so excited to be a part of this race, and then to have the fastest time in the class is awesome,” JT said. “If I could send in my entry fee for next year today I would.”

The 88th running of the Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb commenced on June 27, 2010 in Colorado Springs, Colorado after a week-long practice and a fan appreciation day.  The race itself is 12.42 miles long with 156 turns, as it goes from 9,390 feet to the summit at 14,110 ft.