June 3, 2011- Johnson Valley, CA : Just when you thought Griffin King of the Hammers couldn’t get any more epic: Dave Cole of Hammerking Productions officially announces there will be a new race at the 2012 King of The Hammers. This race is being called The Every Man Challenge at Griffin King of The Hammers and for the first time ever, will allow off-road enthusiasts a chance to race their stock and modified stock vehicles in the toughest one day off-road race on the planet. For those that have been watching Griffin King of The Hammers, wondering how their own off-road vehicle compares to the Ultra4 cars competing in this race; this is a chance to find out.
The Griffin King of The Hammers is a week-long event that takes place in Johnson Valley, CA every February with the official King of The Hammers race occurring on Friday, February 10, 2012. The stock and modified stock race known as The Every Man Challenge (EMC) will be taking place on Sunday, February 5, 2012. While the course will not be the entire King of The Hammers course, you can be sure it will contain all of the same elements as the main race. Not only that, but the winners of The EMC, both the stock and modified stock class will also win a chance to compete in the main event on Friday and race their vehicles along-side the professional unlimited 4-Wheel drive class known as Ultra4.
The stock class is meant to be a true proving ground for the OEM and aftermarket suppliers to show once and for all, who makes the best 4WD vehicle and accessories on the planet. This class will be limited to 35” DOT tires, the shocks cannot be bypasses, and the cars will be full body and frame. The modified stock (stock-mod) class is for the enthusiast that wants to go fast, and see what their car is capable of, but doesn’t have a full blown Ultra4 car. According to Cole, “It’s a chance for every off-roader to experience big time racing on a small time budget.” This stock-mod class will be limited to 37” DOT tires, they will be allowed to run bypasses on their shocks, and their vehicles will be partial frame vehicles. Both classes will need to adhere to all the safety rules outlined in the King Of The Hammers rule book. For a full list of stock and stock mod specs as well as the entire King of The Hammers rule book please visit the Ultra4 racing web site at www.ultra4racing.com/racers/rulebook/
This race will be limited to 100 vehicles total and pre-registration is already occurring via the Ultra4 Racing web site. Click here to pre-register. The cost is $200 to reserve a spot and registrations must include the name of the driver of record and are limited to one registration per person. The pre-registration was first offered exclusively to Pirate 4×4 fans that have been closely following the evolution of this class for the last several months, and is now being opened up to all off-road enthusiasts.
For those wishing to learn more about King of the Hammers or follow the 2011 Ultra4 series, be sure to check out Ultra4 racing’s web site: www.ultra4racing.com and become a fan of the Ultra4 facebook page: www.facebook.com/Ultra4racing. The next Ultra4 Series race will be held July 16th at the Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT.