2013 Nitto Tire National Championship is Back On in Arizona
September 18th, 2013: CONGRESS, AZ: The 2013 ULTRA4 Nitto Tire National Championship race is back on at Thunder Rock Off Road Ranch in Congress, Arizona. The race was originally cancelled in Las Vegas due to a permitting issue that caused two off road racing organizations, including ULTRA4, to cancel races the weekend of September 27th. At the request of ULTRA4 drivers and their sponsors, a suitable location was found for the same weekend at Thunder Rock Off Road Ranch in Congress, Arizona.
After exhausting all viable options in and around the Las Vegas area, the Vegas race was cancelled last week. However, it is not in the nature of ULTRA4 to give up easily, and many drivers wanted a champion decided in 2013. Arizona resident and driver, Andrew McLaughlin reached out to Thunder Rock Off Road Ranch in Congress, AZ to see if they would consider putting on a a race in less than two weeks. When Thunder Rock agreed, he contacted ULTRA4 Founder, Dave Cole who was in Portugal overseeing the inaugural ULTRA4 race, King of Portugal, and Cole put the wheels in motion to make an alternate race happen.
With the driver’s support, ULTRA4 and Thunder Rock have secured a county permit for the event and are happy to announce that the 2013 Nitto Tire National Championship race is back on. More than 40 drivers have agreed to the new race venue, including all top 10 series points drivers. Those that are unable to make the event can still request a refund.
The race will now be held on Saturday, September 28th allowing drivers as much time as possible to make the race. The site will be open to spectators. Cost to spectators is $15 a day and $25 for the weekend. Camping is $10 a night per vehicle. Pre-running and registration will be on Friday, September 27th and late registration will be available Saturday morning.
For additional information on ULTRA4 Racing and the Nitto Tire National Championship, please visit www.ultra4racing.com For more information on Thunder Rock Off Road Ranch please visit their web site at www.thunderrockaz.com
Nitto Tire is the ULTRA4 National Series Sponsor
Official Sponsors of ULTRA4 Racing also include:
4 Wheel Parts
Blue Torch Fabworks
Corona Motorsports Rental
GenRight Off Road
Impact by Mastercraft Safety
ONE OF THE FASTEST GROWING MOTORSPORTs IN THE US – ULTRA4 RACING ULTRA4 Racing began in 2007 with a dozen friends competing for bragging rights. Six years later, more than 350 cars compete nationally and internationally in ULTRA4 races. In 2013, races in the United States will be held in the following states: Utah, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Arkansas, California and Arizona. Additionally, the 2nd annual ULTRA4 sanctioned King of the Valleys race took place this August in Wales, UK.
ABOUT ULTRA4 RACING
ULTRA4 is a vehicle type, class and series. ULTRA4 Racing was born from the popularity of the annual Griffin King of the Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire, considered to be the toughest one-day off-road race. The vehicles are unlimited four-wheel drive, capable of competing in multiple racing disciplines – extreme rock crawling, high-speed desert racing and short course. In six years, the sport has grown significantly from the inaugural King of the Hammers to an eight race national series including a National Championship. ULTRA4 Racing is managed by Hammerking Productions located in Temecula, CA. To learn more, please visit www.ultra4racing.com.
Shannon Welch – Shannon@ultra4racing.com – 949.295.2676