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It’s Never Too Early, 2017 KOH Dates Released

March 18th2016
Spidertrax | Thom Kingston | CC BY 3.0

Spidertrax | Thom Kingston | CC BY 3.0

While we’re still getting ready for the 2nd 2016 Ultra4 race, dates for next year’s 2017 Nitto King of The Hammers just dropped. Mark your calendars for Friday February 3rd, 2017 through Saturday, February 11th, 2017 as you’ll need to be either on the lake bed or glued to your computer screen watching the live coverage. For you computer organized racers, we created a calendar file for all the races we’ll be at (which includes Ultra4, of course), that file can be downloaded HERE. File should play nice with iCal formatted calendars.

At first glance, releasing dates for next year’s race so early seems a bit of a surprise. However, given the solid commitment KOH has with the BLM and land needed for the race, why not book it now. So there you have it, KOH 2017 here we come.

Source: Ultra4Racing.com

Another KOH for the History Books

February 9th2016
HeavyMetalConcepts | Will Gentile | © 2016 All Rights Reserved

HeavyMetalConcepts | Will Gentile | © 2016 All Rights Reserved

What a way to kick off the new year! King of the Hammer’s race week just ended, and we couldn’t be happier not only with the performance of our Spider 9 axles but for all the drivers and teams who poured their hearts and souls into the world’s toughest off-road race.

Some top honors congrats go as follows: Erik Miller is your new KING of the Hammers, demonstrating from start to finish that a perfect sync of driver, co-driver, team & race components is what it takes to win this race. He was followed by Jason Scherer in 2nd and Raul Gomez in 3rd. We also have an overall EMC win by non-other than the Lovell Brothers, who has been inching toward that overall win now for years. Congrats to all of these top place finishers, as well as all of those who managed to cross the finish line which is an honor in its own right.

For two years running, Spider 9 Axles and components SWEEP the KOH podium. To prove is to win. With that, back to work we go.

Spidertrax Schedule During KOH Week

February 1st2016

Spidertrax | Thom Kingston | CC BY 3.0

The buzz is certainly in the air, and this year’s King of the Hammers is set to be the biggest race yet. Juggling office and field work can be tough, so this year we’ll be making some tweaks to our phone and shipping schedule. We appreciate in advance everyone working with us on the modified schedule, it will make running around the California desert that much easier! Our modified schedule goes as follows:

  • Our phones will be offline from February 3-5, everyone at Spidertrax who answers phones will be on the lakebed. We’ll be back on phones and returning to post KOH normalcy February 8.
  • All online orders placed between February 3-5 will require up to 1 additional business day to ship.
  • All orders emailed or faxed in (this applies to our fantastic Wholesalers) will require up to 1 additional business day to process & ship.

You know it’s a big deal race when you have to tweak a business schedule that pretty much never changes. If you’re out on the lake bed and bump into one of us Spiders, be sure to say hi. With that, back to work we go.

2016 King of the Hammers Live Coverage

January 28th2016
Hammerking Productions | ultra4racing.com | © 2016 All Rights Reserved

Hammerking Productions | ultra4racing.com | © 2016 All Rights Reserved

Starting this Sunday, the 2016 King of the Hammers will be broadcast live ALL WEEK LONG. This is not some simple text-based twitter live update coverage either — live video, live chat, race recaps & updates… it’s the real deal. Truth be told, even for those of us lucky enough to be on the lake bed, we still follow the live coverage. We’d be lost without it!

What you need to know — website for live coverage is www.ultra4racing.com/live & schedule for live coverage goes as follows:

SCHEDULE OF LIVE COVERAGE
Live chat will be available all week.
Live streaming video will be available at the following times:

Sunday January 31st: 7:45 AM KLiM King of The Motos
Monday February 1st: 5:45PM Vision X  SRRS vs. ULTRA4 Shootout Presented by King
Tuesday February 2nd 8:45AM: 4 Wheel Parts Qualifying Qualifying coverage will be available all day. Happy Hour will be happening at 4PM as it did  last year with the biggest names competing.
Wednesday February 3rd 7:45AM: Polaris RZR KOH UTV Race  Qualifying coverage will begin at noon. Happy Hour will be happening at 4PM as it did last year with the biggest names competing. Contingency and Qualifying will happen in town.
Thursday February 4th 7:45AM: Smittybilt Every Man Challenge, including Spec and Legends Classes!
Friday February 5th 7:30 AM: 2016 Nitto King of The Hammers Powered by OPTIMA Batteries

Hope to see you all on the lake bed, but for those that can’t make it we’ll see you online!

Source: ultra4racing.com

2016 King of the Hammers Schedule of Events

January 25th2016

Looks like the official 2016 King of the Hammers Schedule of Events has landed, courtesy of Ultra4Racing.com . While it’s best to keep that official schedule of events page bookmarked, we’ll post the schedule as it has been laid out here as your unofficial backup. There are no real surprises, just plenty to keep you busy all race week-long.

  • Friday January 29th, 2016

o    9:00 AM Registration Opens – Means Dry Lake Bed
o    9:00 AM Pre-Running Opens
o    9:00 AM  Tech Opens – All new cars need to be teched by close of tech on Monday

  • Saturday January 30th, 2016

o    Continue Registration and Pre-Running
o    6:00 PM Mandatory King of the Motos Riders Meeting

  • Sunday January 31st, 2016

o  Continue Registration – see Registration houses on Main
o  8:00 AM – 4:00 PM  King of the Motos
o  5:00 PM KOM Awards Ceremony

  • Monday February 1st, 2016

o    Pre Running Day
o    12:00 PM Vendor Show opens
o    3:30 PM Mandatory Drivers meeting for 4WPW Qualifying Days
o    4:30 PM Mandatory Drivers meeting for Shootout
o    6:00 PM Vision X SRRS vs. ULTRA4 Presented by King Shoot Out

  • Tuesday February 2nd, 2016

o    9:00 AM Start of Qualifying on 4 Wheel Parts Qualifying course
o   12:00 – 6:00 PM  UTV Tech and Contingency EMC may take as well
o   12:00 – 8:00 PM Vendor Hours in Hammertown
o   3:45 PM Awards Ceremony for Shootout Participants before Power Hour
o    5:00 PM Close of Day 1 of Qualifying/ Start of PCI GPS and Comms Class
o    6:00 PM Mandatory drivers meeting for all KOH UTV racers
o    6:00 PM Outlaw KOH R/C Rock Racing at Axial Booth (for spectator handout only)

  • Wednesday February 3rd, 2016

o    8:00 AM Start of Polaris RZR KOH UTV Race
o    12:00 PM Start of Day 2 of 4 Wheel Parts Qualifying
o    12:00 – 6:00 PM EMC Tech and Contingency
o    12:00 – 8:00 PM Vendor Hours in Hammertown
o    4:00 PM End of KOH UTV Race
o    5:00 PM End of Qualifying
o    6:00 PM Mandatory Drivers meeting for Smittybilt Every Man Challenge Race
o    6:00 PM Outlaw KOH R/C Rock Racing at Axial Booth (for spectator handout only)
o    8:00 PM Volunteer Meeting
o    8:00 PM King Shocks Party

  • Thursday February 4th, 2016

o    8:00 AM Start of Smittybilt Every Man Challenge Race
o    6:00 PM Close of EMC Race
o   12:00 – 7:00 PM KOH Tech and Contingency in Hammertown
o   12:00 – 8:00 PM Vendor Hours in Hammertown
o    6:00 PM Raceline Volunteer Dinner presented by Extreme Wheelers 4 Christ
o    6:00 PM Outlaw KOH R/C Rock Racing at Axial Booth (for spectator handout only)
o   7:00 PM Mandatory Drivers meeting for Nitto King of the Hammers
o   8:00 PM Volunteer Staffing meeting

  • Friday February 5th, 2016

o    6:00 AM Driver Line Up 2016 Nitto King of the Hammers Powered by Optima
o    8:00 AM Start of the 2016 Nitto King of the Hammers Powered by Optima
o    10:00 PM Close of the 2016 Nitto King of the Hammers  Powered by Optima

  • Saturday February 6th, 2016

o    9:00 AM Awards Ceremony UTV – KOH – EMC
o    10:00 AM KOH The Experience