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From the Dirt to Dallas

January 6, 2023

A Note From Dave Cole Today’s message was supposed to be about Affiliate Discount Programs for Participants and a sneak peak at the first King of the Hammers Bronco. Instead, we are headed to Dallas to mourn the loss, and more importantly, celebrate the life of Zandy Willems. I have talked to a few people this week about the uncommon and intense friendships and relationships we develop in the racing and off-road culture in general. What we do is uncommon. Whether it is enjoying the back country roads, racing in the open desert, or crawling the biggest rocks, there is an adage…

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Alex Wacker Named 2019 Ultra4 National Champion

December 22, 2022

Upon further consideration of the 2019 Rulebook and race results, Hammerking Productions LLC dba /Ultra4Racing Series has determined Alex Wacker should be, and hereby is declared, the 2019 Ultra4 National Champion based on earning the most points while participating in all of the domestic Ultra4 races. Please join us in congratulating Alex on his accomplishment.

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King of the Hammers Rookie Class of 2023

September 21, 2022

King of the Hammers Rookie Class of 2023   King of the Hammers Rookie I noun I (roo-ke) a competitor that has never driven a vehicle during a King of the Hammers event. KOH driver. Newbie, newb, beginner, novice, freshman, apprentice. Ultra4 Regional Series driver of record accepted as KOH rookie. What is the Rookie Class of 2023? What began as Hammerking Productions accepting video submissions to select and promote one rookie leading up to King of the Hammers 2023, forged an unforeseen chance to build relationships and give many more individuals opportunities to succeed. We are helping educate rookies of our…

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Become a KOH Insider!

September 7, 2022

Become a KOH insider and have the opportunity to buy Early Bird tickets, be entered in partner raffles and receive a commemorative dash plaque when you purchase your KOH tickets as an insider now! Stay in-the-know about what’s happening at KOH 2023 on and off the track by signing up below!

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Contracts

August 17, 2022

Hammer King Productions Sells Ultra4 USA to Mid America Outdoors King of the Hammers, International Events, and Production to be retained I’m sorry you haven’t heard much from me regarding the sale of the Ultra4 USA Series. I am very proud to share that we have recently signed contracts (see below) regarding our domestic Ultra4 Racing series and our Vimeo content channel. This deal ensures the vision, sustainability, and success of Ultra4 Racing. I look forward to King of the Hammers remaining as the first Race of the Ultra4 USA Series for many years. As always, the top 10 non-qualified…

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King of the Hammers Rookie Class of 2023

July 22, 2022

King of the Hammers Rookie Class of 2023   King of the Hammers Rookie I noun I (roo-ke) a competitor that has never driven a vehicle during a King of the Hammers event. KOH driver. Newbie, newb, beginner, novice, freshman, apprentice. Ultra4 Regional Series driver of record accepted as KOH rookie.   What is the Rookie Class of 2023? What began as Hammerking Productions accepting video submissions to select and promote one rookie leading up to King of the Hammers 2023, forged an unforeseen chance to build relationships and give many more individuals opportunities to succeed. We are helping educate…

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2023 Race of Kings Rookie Contest

June 7, 2022

This promotion has been replaced with the KOH ROOKIE CLASS. See Updated News Article Dated 7.22.22 King of the Hammers 2023 Race of Kings Rookie!   What’s the Contest? Hammerking Productions is selecting one winner to be the ultimate Race of Kings Rookie that has never raced a King of the Hammers or Ultra4 race that will be racing the 4400 class at King of the Hammers 2023! We will document their progress as they are guided by some of the most known drivers in the sport! Keep reading for more details, then see if you have what it takes…

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2022 KOH Points

May 12, 2022

4400 CLASS POINTS 4500 CLASS POINTS 4600 CLASS POINTS 4800 CLASS POINTS 4900 PRO MOD POINTS 4900 OPEN POINTS 4900 STOCK POINTS

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2022 Ford Contingency

April 1, 2022

Ford Motor Company, the official Truck and SUV of King of the Hammers and Ultra4 Racing has a contingency program for all drivers in the 4400, 4800, 4600 and 4500 classes! Thank you, Ford, for supporting our racers and teams. Drivers, please see below for payout details.  For additional questions, please contact at Courtney@KingoftheHammers.com For step by step instructions how to register, click here.  Ford Contingency Classes 4400, 4500 and 4800 $2,000 per regional race Winner for Both Ford Powerplant and Body/Grill $1,000 per Regional race Winner for Ford Powerplant or Body/Grill $2,000 for Nationals race Winner for Both Ford…

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BFG OnTrail Promotion VIP Giveaway

March 31, 2022

Thanks to BFG, two lucky people will be heading to King of the Hammers 2023 VIP! Find out how right here with info on the BFG OnTrail App, please click here.  To register with BFG OnTrail or download, click here.  Hammerking Productions is not liable for the contest, app, information collected or goods associated with the contest. The contest is run by a third party. For terms and conditions, visit the link and click terms and conditions on the bottom right side of the page: https://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/ontrail

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Information From Dave Cole on Ultra4 and King of the Hammers

March 5, 2022

Please read the attached in it’s entirety for information about the Ultra4 Domestic brand and King of the Hammers. Formal release to follow. Click here to read owner, Dave Cole’s letter here. 3.4.2022

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2022 King of the Hammers Official Race Results

February 19, 2022

View the final and official 2022 Progressive King of the Hammers Powered by OPTIMA Batteries race results by selecting each race catergory below.  Toyo Tires Desert Challenge Presented by Monster Energy Limited Racing Day 1 Toyo Tires Desert Challenge Presented by Monster Energy Unlimited Racing Day 2 Can-Am UTV Hammers Championship Presented by Progressive Holley EFI Shootout Presented by King Shocks & Action Sports Canopies  4WP Every Man Challenge Nitto Race of Kings Powered by OPTIMA Batteries

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Ultra4 Announces Exciting Grassroots Electric Vehicle Racing Program

February 15, 2022

Ultra4 Racing and King of the Hammers Announces Exciting  Grassroots EV Racing Program    February 3, 2022 (Johnson Valley, CA) – On a cold, windy dry lakebed in Southern California, Ultra4 Racing and King of the Hammers founder & CEO Dave Cole announced an Electric Vehicle (EV) spec racing program designed to jumpstart innovation in the off-road world, and motorsports at large.   This is no ordinary lakebed though, it is the home to King of the Hammers, the biggest off-road race in the United States and the collection of what is widely known as the toughest one-day races in the world. This…

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2022 KOH Race Day Starting Orders

February 2, 2022

See the starting lineups for the Can-Am UTV Hammers Championship presented by Progressive, 4Wheel Parts Every Man Challenge and the Nitto Race of Kings Powered by OPTIMA Batteries 4400 race below! Thursday, 2/3/22 Can-Am  UTV Hammers Championship Race Lineup Order Car # First Last Class 1 24 Cole Clark UTV Pro Modified 2 944 Phil Blurton UTV Pro Modified 3 221 Cody Miller UTV Pro Modified 4 190 Hunter Miller UTV Pro Modified 5 52 Ronnie Anderson UTV Pro Modified 6 912 Brock hegar UTV Pro Modified 7 191 Kyle Chaney UTV Pro Modified 8 9 Mitch Guthrie UTV Open…

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KOH 2022 Schedule Updates for Tuesday and Wednesday

February 1, 2022
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Can-Am UTV Hammers Championship Qualifying Presented by Progressive

January 31, 2022

Can-Am UTV  Hammers Championship  Qualifying  Position Number Name Class Time 1 4 Zandy Willems Unlimited UTV 9:00 2 40 Chip MacLaughlin Unlimited UTV 9:00 3 4292 Benjamin Mller Unlimited UTV 9:00 4 88 Mark Welch UTV Open 9:00 5 T958 Mike Lesle UTV Open 9:00 6 91 Bryan Crofts UTV Open 9:00 7 4955 Joe Gould UTV Open 9:00 8 428 Greg Torney UTV Open 9:00 9 519 Nelson Sparks UTV Pro Modified 9:00 10 924 Patrick Larraburu UTV Pro Modified 9:00 11 1956 Austin Bolton UTV Pro Modified 9:00 12 70 Jamie McCoy UTV Pro Modified 9:00 13 2812…

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4WP Every Man Challenge and Race of Kings 4400 Qualifying Orders

January 31, 2022

4400 NITTO RACE OF KINGS POWERED BY OPTIMA QUALIFYING LINEUPUPDATE 9:30AM 2.2.22   NITTO RACE OF KINGS POWERED BY OPTIMA QUALIFYING   Order Car # First Last Class Time TX 1 4472 Dustin Isenhour 4400 Unlimited 12:00   2 86 Paul Wolff 4400 Unlimited 12:00   3 5150 Brendon Thompson 4400 Unlimited 12:00   4 906 Tad Dowker 4400 Unlimited 12:00   5 4464 Guy Miller 4400 Unlimited 12:00   6 911 Kevin Taylor 4400 Unlimited 12:00   7 90 Darian Gomez 4400 Unlimited 12:00   8 726 Denny Sterndahl 4400 Unlimited 12:00   9 24 Zandy Willems 4400 Unlimited…

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2022 KOH PROLOGUE & STARTING ORDERS

January 29, 2022

Day one and two prologue starting orders.  TOYO TIRES DESERT CHALLENGE PRESENTED BY MONSTER ENERGY UNLIMITED TRUCKS AND BUGGIES PROLOGUE TIMES  (T1, T2, B1) Day 2 Position Number First Name Last Name Class Start Time 1 69 Bernard Steimann T1 8:00 AM 2 14 Bobby Pecoy T1 8:03 AM 3 90 Raul Gomez T1 8:06 AM 4 83 Luke McMillin T1 8:09 AM 5 19 Tim Herbst T1 8:12 AM 6 79 Eric Hardin T1 8:15 AM 7 12 Robert Johnston T1 8:18 AM 8 70 Kevin Thompson T1 8:21 AM 9 65 Greg Adler T1 8:24 AM 10 16…

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Critical KOH 2022 Course Updates 1.28.22

January 28, 2022

The first weekend of racing (1/29-1/30) We will share the qualifying start order at the driver meetings New Either-Or racecourse (race mile 1.8) option at Heartbreak Hill. Go over the hill or take the longer bypass route   Saturday, January 29, 2022 Toyo Tires Desert Challenge Limited Buggy Classes, presented by Monster Energy (B2, B3 & TrophyLite), Day 1 Tech inspection starts at 7 am We will race 1 lap of the prologue Re-rack cars based on qualifying time (not by class) Race 2 laps of the entire course    Sunday, January 30, 2022 Toyo Tires Desert Challenge presented by Monster…

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2022 KOH Spectator & Hammertown Maps

January 20, 2022

View the layout of the 2022 Progressive King of the Hammers Powered by OPTIMA Batteries Hammertown racer pits, food and vendors, see what’s near-by, where to grab your favorite KOH swag and more on the Hammertown Map. When you have your time in Hammertown planned, take a look at our Spectator map to decide where you’ll be watching all your favorite races from. Whether you decide to trek into the rocks using the map, stay in Hammertown near tribe and the big screen televisions, or watch live at Ultra4Racing.com/live and use it as a guide to where things are, it…

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