Torchmate CNC Cutting systems, and its parent company Lincoln Electric will continue Torchmate’s history of involvement in the King of the Hammers with the introduction of “The Lincoln Experience”. The partnership of Lincoln electric welders and the Torchmate CNC cutting system presents a opportunity to explore the equipment’s full potential by offering attendees of the event a chance to participate in building a hands on interactive art project tailored to The King of the Hammers event. Demonstrations of the Torchmate machines will take place the entire week of the event with Torchmate CNC machines and technicians available to assist race teams who need specialized parts replicated. The weeklong event will build up to Thursday’s contingency show with Lincoln/Torchmate branded athletes and celebrities appearances in the V20 vendor booth location.

The Lincoln Experience at the King of the Hammers will focus on production of a three dimensional steel hammer and crown that will stand approximately 6 feet in height. The project will go from concept to reality with the assistance of the general public. Attendees are encouraged to participate by welding individual pieces of the puzzle like structure together. The entire structure is composed of 250 of individual plate steel pieces that will be cut on site with the use of a 4×4 Torchmate CNC cutting system and a Lincoln Tomahawk ® 1000 Plasma cutter. “This project gives off-roaders the opportunity to experience Lincoln Electric in a practical setting rather than welding and cutting scrap metal parts. I think its going to be pretty cool to see this project come together over the course of a couple hour’s” said JT Taylor who will be racing the Torchmate Ultra4 car in the main event at King of the Hammers.

After completed the first Lincoln Experience art project will be auctioned off at the event on Friday during the 6th running of the King of the Hammers main event with proceeds to benefit the Off-Road Business Association (ORBA). “There is no better way to showcase the experience Lincoln Electric brings to the off-road industry then a demonstration like this, and ORBA is thankful to have Torchmate include us in a project that can bring attention to the important issues associated with OHV access opportunities throughout the country.” Commented Fred Wiley ORBA President.

Hammerking Productions and its Griffin King of the Hammers event attract nearly 20,000 people from around the world for a weeklong off-road gathering like no other. Attendees are encouraged to explore the racecourse on off days, mingle with the drivers, and participate in seminars and projects like the Lincoln Experience. “In the 6 years of the event I have raced, I have never seen an art project built during KOH, this event has really grown beyond expectations.” said long time racer Bart Dixon. Dixon went on to say, “Its like the Burning Man of Off-Road!”

Cleveland – Fab shop looking drab? Does it need a pick-me up? How about some new tools and accessories? Lincoln Electric can help, thanks to its Ultimate Fab Shop Giveaway. Enter the contest every day from now until 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Dec. 15 for a chance to win great prizes, including a complete fab shop makeover valued at $12,000.

Visit the Enter Sweepstakes tab on Lincoln Electric’s Facebook® page and “Like” both the Lincoln Electric and Torchmate® CNC Cutting Systems Facebook pages. After clicking “Like,” fill out the required information on the entry form and click “Submit.”

Visitors can enter once daily for the duration of the promotion and, upon submission, they will be prompted to invite their Facebook friends to enter the contest, as well. For each friend referred, the original entrant will also be automatically entered for that day’s prize.

From now until Dec. 8, nine winners – one daily – will win a VIKING™ 3350 helmet.

RENO, NV – SEPTEMBER 7, 2011 - The Ultra4 Torchmate Stampede in Reno, NV this weekend has two Torchmate Racers JT Taylor and Jesse Haines on course. Torchmate CNC Cutting Systems is the Title Sponsor of the Ultra4 Stampede, after being a primary sponsor of the “Lucas Oil on the Edge” 2011 Griffin King of the Hammers TV Show and supporting an entire team for the Ultra4 series.

The Ultra4 Torchmate CNC Stampede takes place in the heart of Reno, NV, Torchmate’s hometown.  “We are glad to be able to support the whole series, but are especially proud to be title sponsoring an event that is in our backyard,” said Torchmate General Manager Bill Kunz.  “This is one of the toughest races in the series next to the King of the Hammers, which puts it right up Torchmate’s alley.”

Torchmate Racing teammates JT Taylor and Jesse Haines will put their cars to the test on the brutal track across the Nevada desert. JT Taylor, Torchmate Racings General Manager, will be driving the #13 Torchmate Racing TTB car and Jesse Haines, a Torchmate Fabricator, will be driving his rear steer #4499 car. Both drivers are already qualified for the 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers.

The Torchmate CNC Stampede will be September 7-11, 2011 hosted at the Grand Sierra Resort and Exit 28 Motorsports Park.  For more information go to www.Ultra4Racing.com.

RENO, NV - Torchmate CNC Cutting Systems has officially been announced as the Title Sponsor of the Ultra4 Stampede, after being a primary sponsor of the “Lucas Oil on the Edge” 2011 Griffin King of the Hammers TV Show and supporting an entire team for the Ultra4 series including 4 entries at this weekends American Rock Sports Challenge.  The Torchmate Racing Team is burning an impression on the entire offroad community as impressive as the Torchmate CNC Tables precision cuts.

The Ultra4 Torchmate CNC Stampede takes place in the heart of Reno, NV, Torchmate’s hometown.  “We are glad to be able to support the whole series, but are especially proud to be title sponsoring an event that is in our backyard,” said Torchmate CEO Bill Kunz.  “This is one of the toughest races in the series next to the King of the Hammers, which puts it right up Torchmate’s alley.”  The Torchmate CNC Stampede will be September 7-11, 2011 hosted at the Grand Sierra Resort and Exit 28 Motorsports Park.

Television coverage of the 2011 Griffin King of the Hammers on Speed Channel’s “Lucas Oil on the Edge” aired July 9th and 11th brought to you by Torchmate CNC Cutting Systems.  The show featured JT Taylor and the new TTB car that was built specifically for the Ultra4 series.  It also showed the Torchmate 2×2 CNC Machine in action right there in the dirt helping racers during the pre-race week.

This weekend 4 Torchmate Racing Teammates will take the track at the American Rock Sports Challenge at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT.  JT Taylor, Torchmate Racings General Manager, will be driving the #13 Torchmate Racing TTB car two weeks after taking 4th place at Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.  Rusty Bray, the Rausch Creek Qualifier winner, will be sporting a new Mastercraft fire suit, a gift from Torchmate after his muddy win.  Jesse Haines, who has been rock crawling in multiple series every weekend, will go fast on the track and then head straight to Indiana for W.E. Rock crawling competition.  Brad Lovell put away his Nissan AMSOil truck and pulled out the Ultra4 car for the weekend, which may make him the most prepared driving on TORC tracks in the east and having rock crawling championships on his resume.   Roger Lovell will not be able to race after his epic crash at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb that he walked away from, but destroyed the Ultra4 car.

Torchmate Racing is proud to present their team of racers and consistent support of the Ultra4 Series.

See video of  Torchmate at King of the Hammers.

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