Simi Valley, CA – January 31, 2012 – This years running of the King of the Hammers adds a new element of competition with the Smittybilt Everyman’s Challenge. The Everyman’s Challenge will feature two classes of racing and allow racers with production based vehicles a place to race and be competitive. Being a Jeep based manufacturer and the official suspension of the Ultra4 series we felt it was only appropriate to field a competitor in each class.
Competing in the stock class for Team GenRight will be the VP Racing team of Ben Varozza and Jacob Pacheco from Diamond Springs, CA. Limited to a 35″ tire they built their TJ from the ground up to show that anyone can tackle the Hammers on a budget and be competitive. To keep the Jeep on course and protect it from the hammers a set of GenRight Rocker Guards along with Boulder Series fenders were installed for the ultimate protection. To aid in ground clearance with the 35″ tires GenRight’s Belly Up Skid plate and double triangulated Legend suspension system were also installed.
In the Modified class which allows competitors to run a 37″ tire it will be Big Ugly Racing’s Kevin Sacalas from Riverside, CA competing for the win. Kevin will be competing in his Jeep TJ that is no stranger to Ultra4 competition. In 2010 he used it in the LCQ to qualify for a spot in the King of the Hammers. It too will be outfitted with Genright’s leading line of body armor including tube fenders and corner guards. Kevin will be featuring the new light weight aluminum body armor on his rig.
Tony Pellegrino from GenRight Off-Road had this to say about the Smittybilt Everyman’s Challenge; “We’re very excited to partner with VP Racing and Big Ugly Racing for the Everyman’s Challenge at the 2012 King of the Hammers. We feel that they will represent GenRight well and be able to run at the front of the pack and show the competition what GenRIght products on your Jeep can do and the abuse they will hold up to!”
The Everyman’s Challenge will take place Sunday February 5th, 2012 in Johnson Valley, CA as part of the 2012 running of the King of the Hammers. For more information about the race you can visitUltra4racing.com. For updates on how Team GenRight is doing during the King of the Hammers be sure to follow them on facebook at facebook.com/genrightoffroad.
VP Racing Stock Jeep
Kevin Sacalas Mod Jeep