04/02/2013 (Indianapolis) Two events on the Lucas Oil 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals Series will host qualifiers for the 2014 King of the Hammers; the toughest one-day off-road race combining extreme rock crawling with high-speed desert racing. The invitation-only qualifying races will be held at the 28th Annual Spring 4-Wheel Jamboree National at the Allen County Fairgrounds in Lima, OH on May 17-19, 2013 and at the 16th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Ozark 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield, MO on June 22 and 23, 2013. At the Jamborees,
At the Jamborees, the racers will be competing in ULTRA4 vehicles on a specially designed course in the infield. The highest ranked driver at the end of the weekend not already qualified for the Griffin King of The Hammers presented by Nitto Tire will earn a qualifying spot. ULTRA4 drivers will have a chance to showcase their talents in front of 30,000 plus 4 Wheel Drive fans. This is a great opportunity for exposure for ULTRA4 drivers and an introduction to ULTRA4 for new fans!
The races are by invitation only at this point, but drivers looking to be put on a wait list can email Shannon Welch at [email protected].
ULTRA4 vehicles are unlimited-powerplant 4-wheel drives, capable of competing in multiple racing disciplines such as extreme rock crawling, high-speed desert racing, and short course competitions. Some of the vehicles have turbos and superchargers and the tire sizes range from 35” to 42”. ULTRA4 racing began in 2007 with a dozen friends competing for bragging rights. Now more than 350 cars compete nationally and internationally.
King of the Hammers consists of an entire week of competitive events centered at a makeshift desert village called “Hammertown”. Over 30,000 people gather to watch the grueling competition set against the backdrop of the dramatic desert terrain.
Mike Moore, president of The Promotion Company – Family Events; producers of the Lucas Oil 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals Series said: “We think that the ULTRA4’s coming to qualify for the King of the Hammers will be a hit with our 4-Wheel Jamboree fans. Combining these amazing high-power machines with our Monster Trucks and Tough Trucks will be an ultimate demonstration of 4×4 performance. Since we began producing the Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo in California, we’ve seen up-close the appeal of ULTRA4’s — a huge draw at that show. We can’t wait to stage these races at two of our Jambos.”