A big part of the Griffin King of The Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire race week is the fantastic vendor show that rises out of the lakebed to bring race goers the chance to see the newest and most popular products from the aftermarket offroad product industry. In the weeks leading up to the event we will be running spotlights on vendors who will be attending 2014 so you can get an idea of who’s there, what they offer, and any special deals or giveaways they have planned.
Located in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Goat Built designs and manufactures DIY tube chassis kits for the enthusiast using minimal tools. Originating in 2011, Goat Built’s founder Drew Burroughs has been engineering and manufacturing vehicle parts for over 15 years in the off-road industry. Multiple Baja races, rock crawling, and King Of the Hammers events has thoroughly develop the knowledge and technology that stands behind all Goat Built parts.
Sponsored drivers Drew Burroughs and Costa Kutulas will be piloting their 4 seater IBEX chassis in the Legends class while out in Johnson Valley. At KOH Goat Built will be displaying multiple parts ranging from IBEX chassis kits, LS engine accessory brackets, and various mounting brackets throughout the week of the competition. Complete IBEX rock crawler buggies will be on display in the vendor area. Staff will also be present to help with technical support throughout the week while directing effort to support their race team. www.goatbuilt.com
They specialize in high scale details products, particularly aimed at the R/C Crawling segment of the market. RC4WD offer licensed products from many of the same companies that attend, sponsor and supply teams running in King Of The Hammers. Some of these companies include ARB, King Shocks, Poison Spyder, Mickey Thompson, Interco, Lightforce, Viking Offroad and more.
RC4WD will be bringing a large assortment of their products for display only throughout race week. Stop by the booth for free decals and to speak to the guys! www.rc4wd.com
Nitro Gear & Axle strives to provide the highest quality differential components available, taking the steps necessary to ensure their parts are dependable. Their product range is continually growing to meet the needs of consumers for new ratios and applications. Nitro knows differentials, and knows what it takes to provide you with high quality components.
The Nitro product line-up includes heat-treated and precision-machined ring & pinions, front and rear forged chromoly axles, spools and mini-spools, as well as complete line of master install kits.
This year on display at their Hammertown booth they will have their new Nitro 10” dropout on display. This is a heavy-duty aluminum dropout/third member designed to take a 10” ring gear with a 35-spline pinion. Nitro sponsors the following KOH drivers: Ben Swain, Bruce Szember, Rob Lynch and Jimmy Jack. www.nitro-gear.com
Bend-Tech software has been the leader in the tube and pipe bending software industry since 2000. With over 15,000 customers in 75 countries their slogan, “Do it right the first time, every time” has proven correct. Since their beginning Bend-Tech have always put customers first making sure their products exceed their expectations. Bend-Tech is consistently updated with new features so there is always the newest and most powerful software available.
At KOH Bend-Tech will be doing demos of their software showing the latest innovations and updates. They will also be working with customers on their designs and manufacturing techniques for bending tube and pipe. Several KOH ‘show specials’ will be available, so go and visit them in their vendor booth to get all the details. www.bend-tech.com
BRAVE Motorsports, located in Houston, Texas, offers everything from basic lift installation to complete turnkey offroad racers. The team at BRAVE has a background in engineering, manufacturing, and custom fabrication to take customer projects from concept to reality. They specialize in suspension and chassis design so whether it’s a weekend wheeler or a 4400 racer they have the ability to execute the build.
In their booth, BRAVE Motorsports will be unveiling their new production 4400 Race Chassis and displaying it alongside a custom FJ40 build. You will also find on display their Adjustable Steering Column kits, LS PCM mounts, Atlas tail-housing mounts, ShrockWorks Bumpers, HiPer Wheels, TireBlocks, ADS Racing Shocks, Evolution Powersports products and more.
For 2014 KOH week BRAVE Motorsports is sponsoring two racers. #486 Carl Langerhans (Ultra4) will be racing in one of their 4400 chassis while #16 Brian Braun (UTV Pro) will be racing their Wildcat X and testing some of their soon-to-be-released Wildcat suspension products.
For more information on their builds or products check out www.BRAVEMotorsports.com .
For over 25 years, Dynatrac has been the industry leader in high performance axle and drivetrain assemblies for off-road. From its legendary ProRock axle assemblies to high-quality replacement and upgrade components, Dynatrac is committed to delivering the best performance, reliability and quality drivetrain products possible.
The exclusive Dynatrac ProRock housings have the best ground clearance of any available housing. Dynatrac has also added significant cast-in features to provide much more rigid housings. The company also spent a considerable amount of time developing its Dual-Sump/High-Volume™ high-pinion lubrication system to allow the use of the Dynatrac high-pinion ProRock axle housings in high-speed, driven rear-axle applications. The pinion bearings in these housings are always oil bathed, from when you first take off to speeds exceeding 100 mph. This keeps them cool and allows them to survive in high mileage, high-speed driving.
Dynatrac™ is continuing its support for King of The Hammers by announcing a generous new contingency program exclusively for 2014 KOH competitors. This includes special discounts on axles, including our latest ProRock® 80 Full float, 40-spline axle shafts and other hardcore drivetrain components that KOH competitors count on for strength and performance. Dynatrac will be on-site with technical support for our teams including Mel Wade (#4451 & #4551), Pier Acerni (#4489), Fabio Manno (#100), Jason Bond Waits (#4205), Hal Deschamp (#4445), Alan Johnson (#4511), and Adam Macke (#102).