Raceline Wheels Takes Multiple Checkered Flags at King of the Hammers

GARDEN GROVE, CA    FEBRUARY 24, 2011:  Raceline Wheels spent the week at the 2011 Griffin King of the Hammers supporting all the racers, volunteers and spectators.  Seventeen finishers had Raceline Wheels on their rigs crossing the finish line.

The wheels proved once again to hold up to the most challenging races in the United States battling huge rocks, desert whoops and sand washes at speed.  There is no doubt that the Monster Wheel could stand to battle and was also seen on quite a few trail rigs loaded with spectators headed out to watch the action.  “Raceline Wheels makes a tough wheel.  We raced almost eight miles on a flat at King of the Hammers this year and the wheel is still totally straight,” said Lucas Murphy #816.

Raceline Wheels supports the King of the Hammers in multiple ways including making the trophies for the volunteers and winners, hosting the Volunteer Taco dinner and the 2nd Annual Show and Shine on Thursday night. Raceline, in conjunction with Extreme Wheelers 4 Christ in Yucca Valley, cooked up carne asada and supplied over 3000 tacos to the volunteers, racers and crew.  On Saturday five of those volunteers were honored with Raceline Wheels trophies for their outstanding service throughout the week.  Awardees included Doug Cousins, Mark Matthews, Danny Grimes, Chris Rea and Andy Glenn.

The 2nd Annual Show and Shine was a hit this year, lining multiple rigs up in front of the main tent to be seen.  The winners of the show and shine were: Trail Rig, Nazir Adams Wide Open Designs Custom; Trailer Queen, Kenny Hauk in 07 Jeep Wrangler;  Beater, Terri Heale 1985 Toyota extra cab; King of the Hammers Competitive Rig Nazir Adams Wide Open Designs #4467.

The Raceline Wheels Driver stories will be featured on www.RacelineWheels.com/news.  “We would like to congratulate every driver for making it to the starting line, that is a battle in itself,” said Greg Mulkey, Raceline Wheels Race Director.  “I love this race because it is so hard, and shows the true spirit of every competitor.  We have been honored to be the Official Wheel of the King of the Hammers since its inception in 2008, and we hope to continue to support the event in every way possible.”

Raceline Wheel Drivers Qualified for 2012 King of the Hammers
Finish # Team Name Driver CoDriver HomeTown
4th 4448 Bomber Fab Randy Slawson Mike Slawson Grand Terrace, CA
10th 4461 BN Motorsports Ben Napier Wayne Isrealsen Sydney, Australia
13th 212 Rock Ware Motorsports Matt Peterson Ben Robbins Colorado Springs, CO
16th 407 Billygoat Motorsports Bill Kreisel Bryan Haycock Citrus Heights, CA
19th 4443 Emick Racing Tim Emick Keith Pardue Orangevale, CA
Additional Raceline Wheel Finishers
Finish # Team Name Driver CoDriver HomeTown
24th 70 Ellett Racing Clint Ellett Roy Ramey Calhan Co
25th 554 Trick Toys Racing Rick Mooneyham Nate LaRusso Lake Havasu City, AZ
29th 4413 Bigelow Motorsports Doug Bigelow N/A Emmitsburg, MD
35th 4474 Race Prep Racing Richie Carter Kristen Carter Simi Valley, CA
36th 4440 LT Motorsports Travis Cook Lisa Rush Springfield, MO
37th 4472 Team Bongo Mexico Jose Manuel PonceBill Bridge Morelia, Michoacan, MX
38th 4138 Rig Racing/Rarworx 4x4 Craig Ross Mike Isom Montrose, CO
41st 4449 NUHighSchool 49er ROP Joe Silva Mike Vargas Grass Valley, CA
42nd 4420 Crush Motorsports Derek West Jason Henne Springfield, MO
43rd 4471 BLC Motorsports Dave Schneider Jason Conover Reno, NV
45th 4498 Rusty Bray Dean Evans Richmond, KY
46th 4499 Torchmate Racing Jesse Haines Lil' Rich Klein Sparks, NV
Raceline Wheels Did Not Finish or Qualify for Main Race
# Team Name Driver CoDriver HomeTown
13 Torchmate Racing JT Taylor Nick Socha Fountain, CO
22 Trent Fabrication Derek Trent Mike Turner Reno, NV
23 Trent Fabrication Chris Ridgway Taylor Tracy Apple Valley, CA
67 Hollfelder Racing Jeff Hollfelder Jeffery Hollfelder Mountain Ranch, CA
66 Team 4 Wheel Parts Eric Anderson Aaron Frappier Apple Valley, CA
80 Desert Concepts Larry McCrae Jarred Jones Banning, CA
88 Hendrick Jeep Chrysler Scott Sines Randy Baum Charleston, SC
109 H & H Racing Fred Hill Richard Gauthier New Smyran Beach, Fiji
124 No Limit Andy Johnson Phil Blunton Grass Valley, CA
187 Crawling Chaos Shawn Inman Carl Langerhans Fredericksburg, TX
202 Crush Motorsports Ritchie Keller Kyle Keller Elkland, MO
313 Big Country Customs Dustyn Friesen Jaime Colbert Mission BC Canada
343 Emick Racing Dustin Emick Tim Emick Orangevale, CA
450 NorCal Rock Racing John Goodby Ian Jorgensen Folsom, CA
518 Branik Motorsports Brandon Haynes Sean Vinyard Fort Wayne, IN
780 Team ICELAND-TNT Ragnar Robertsson Corey Kruchkowski Iceland
816 Murphy's Law Motorsports Lucas Murphy Jon Hastie North Easton, MA
864 Team BNS Racing Joe Bunker Marcus Williams Monroe, WA
913 DynoMax Bob Willis Rob Bonney Chandler, AZ
929 WWSD Rockracing Michael Feagins Chris Corbman Batesville, IN
604 604 Racing Kris Fraser Tommy Hunter MapleridgeBC, Canada
4343 Liquid Iron Racing Tim Diekmann Kyle McShea West Berlin, NJ
4405 MFS Racing Travis Carpenter Dan Trout Orangevale, CA
4406 Usnick Motorsports Rob Usnick Billy Brown Fayetteville, NC
4416 Motorsports Fab Services Brian Tilton Craig Baum Orangevale, CA
4424 Team Nasty Matt Enochs Kelly Kaisel Alvord, TX
4434 Yoder Racing Kevin Yoder Al Frangione Grass Valley, CA
4435 Team Gen-Right Kevin Sacalas Kory Merrill Riverside, CA
4441 D 2 Racing Darren Henke Darlene Henke Golden, CO
4447 Camco Rock Racing Joel Withers Joseph Hines Brandon, MS
4462 Essentially Offroad Racing Matt Overton Daniel Parker Birmingham, AL
4473 4Wheel Parts/BFG Brent Goegebuer Robert Park Corona, CA
4496 Ballzout Motorsports Louie Keener Heath Catron Springfield, MO
4491 RMB 4 x 4 John Bennett Mike Nappi Golden, CO
4475 444 Racing Gary Ferravanti Jr Kevin Myer Paso Robles, CA
7214 505 Performance Zach Steele Farmington, NM

About Raceline Wheels®
Founded in 1996, Raceline Wheels® are competition proven wheels with multiple championships in many different racing disciplines.  Raceline Wheels® has had great success on taking knowledge from racing to the street, bringing the same high quality products to a full line of wheels for everyday vehicles. Owned by Allied Wheel Components, Inc., Raceline Wheels® distributes its products through an independent distributor system in the United States and through international distributors in more than 30 countries.  Headquartered in Garden Grove, California (Orange County), Raceline Wheels® is a wheel industry leader in performance, craftsmanship, engineering and innovation. For more information on Raceline Wheels®, log onto www.racelinewheels.com.

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