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EV Is The Future For Offroad Racing: KOH and Kyle Seggelin
We have electric F1 racing, electric off-road racing, electric rallying and now get ready for electric rock crawling. At this years King of the Hammers, racing organization Ultra4 announced a spec EV class that will begin in July. Upon its launch, 11 of the most innovative Ultra4 teams will... Read more
The Race of Kings: KOH Highlights
What is the worlds toughest one day race on the planet you ask? Well that would be Ultra4 Racing‘s Progressive King of the Hammers powered by Optima Batteries of course! The racers asked for it so Dave Cole made it happen with new trails and a new race course... Read more
It’s King of the Hammers Week!
It’s time for the 2022 King of the Hammers race week in Johnson Valley, California! Quick Event Reference Jan 21 – Main Gates Open Jan 27 – Hammertown Opens, Pre-Running Full Course Jan 28 – Toyo Tires Desert Challenge presented by Monster Energy, Mandatory Driver’s Meeting Jan 29 –... Read more
Jeep, The Rebelle Rally and Electrification
Three factory Jeep® Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) in the field With a combination of a 2.0-liter I-4 engine and two electric motors, Jeep Wrangler 4xe delivers 21 miles of all-electric range, 49 MPGe, enhanced off-road capability with zero range anxiety Jeep brand taking electrified propulsion beyond the paved... Read more
Cal4’s 54th Annual Sierra Trek is ON!
High Country Adventure at the 54th Annual Sierra Trek! The West’s premier family off-road venue is back in action for 2021. If you have been itching to get back on the trail for a high-country family adventure, Sierra Trek is your ticket to ride. What began in 1967 as... Read more
Randy Slawson Takes Home His Third Ultra4 Crown!
You have heard it before: King of the Hammers is the most difficult one day off-road race in the world, pushing team and machine to their breaking point, and beyond.  Attrition in 2021 was as high as ever, with only 37 of 84 competitors reaching the finish line within the 14-hour time... Read more
The Toyo Tires Desert Invitational – It’s Bryce Menzies!
On January 31 in Johnson Valley, CA., the desert racers showed up to kick up some sand! The Toyo Tires Desert Invitational Presented by Monster Energy kicked off an action-packed week of racing featuring the biggest purse in desert racing. $270,000 in prize money was awarded across T1, T2,... Read more
WE Rock Schedule Changes For 2021
We were hoping 2020 was the last year with schedule changes, turns out we were wrong! COVID restrictions have struck again and we’re making some BIG changes – please read.   Bagdad is out. There’s a small window to host the Bagdad event and once we get out of March, it... Read more
The Mint 400 in Primm, Nevada
After a full day of racing, it was the Jimco #41 car driven by Justin Lofton that took the overall win at the Mint 400 in Primm, Nevada today. Following an early multi-car accident that stopped the race for just over an hour, the racers got back on track... Read more
King of the Hammers 2015 Highlights