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King of the Hammers

KOH Amada America Tour – A Look into the Los Angeles Technical Center

It’s not very often you get to see the machines that physically create the parts we use on our trucks and cars. We’re usually more focused on the end product and we don’t think about how it was created. Just before the 2019 KOH Pre-Show, Amada America opened its doors and let us do a […]

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The 2019 King of the Hammers Pre-Show

It’s that time of the year again where we try to get Dave Cole of Ultra4 Racing to spill the beans on the King of the Hammers race course before he’s supposed to. What other details are coming for KOH week? Wait, Unlimited Trucks and a Pit Crew Competition? For many years, the King of […]

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A Wrangler TJ Crawlin’ on 40’s with a 2.5-Liter

To be completely honest, I’ve never driven a four-wheel-drive with anything less than six-cylinders. So, when I was chosen to drive Cameron Harris’ Jeep Wrangler TJ, I figured it had to have at least an inline-six. Then I fired it up and realized there were two cylinders missing. During the Yokohama Geolandar X-MT debut, test […]

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A Test of the Yokohama Geolandar X-MT on the KOH Course

When you pair up with a Jeep legend like Tony Pellegrino and the GenRight Family, there is only one place you can go to debut a tire: Johnson Valley OHV Park and the Hammers. He knows the trails and took a group of us out along the 2018 KOH course, so we could not only […]

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Twin Traction Beam Action – An Into TTBs With an Ultra4 Rig

So, I have taken some interest in the Mistress Racing 4400 rig of Matt Burkett. What makes this unusual from the word go is the fact that it is a Twin Traction Beam front end and for one other reason. When I first watched Matt take the 49 up Chocolate Thunder during the Nitto Tire […]

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The 2018 Smittybilt Every Man Challenge Results

Dave Cole, owner of Ultra4 Racing, promised that this year’s Smittybilt Every Man Challenge would be harder than last. He delivered. Pros and Joes The EMC is where the Joes race with the Pros in the rock features of the Johnson Valley OHV Park. The course is a shortened version of the bigger King of […]

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Dan Fresh and Savvy Off Road Take The Provisional Win at EMC

Dan Fresh, in a Rubicon Express 4500 Modified Class rig, takes the provisional win at the Smittybilt Every Man Challenge. Off-road racer and OC Motorsports’ Manager, Dan Fresh takes the provisional win in class and overall in the Savvy Motorsports built Fox Shocks Jeep. This win marks the fourth time this chassis has taken the […]

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Happy Landings – Bypass Shock Tech

Bypass Shocks just scream off-road runner, but what purpose do they really serve on those race trucks? It’s the key thing seen on off-road trucks that romp in the desert and charge down the straight in short course. It’s also the thing most wannabe mall-crawler “PreRunners” flash to say they have off road cred but […]

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The King of the Hammers Pre-Show at 4 Wheel Parts

We’re getting closer to the official opening of the 2018 King of the Hammers. Marking the occasion as it has for the past eight years is the KOH Pre-Show at 4 Wheel Parts in Compton, CA. The KOH Pre-Show is where drivers and fans learn the last-minute details for the Ultimate One-Day Race before everyone […]

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What is the King of the Hammers?

It’s grown from a group of 12 guys out in the middle of the desert to a literal tent city. The Ultra4 Racing King of the Hammers is the off-road experience you can’t miss out on. With the 2018 Nitto Tires King of the Hammers powered by Optima Batteries only six weeks away, we’ve decided […]

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