ATVSource.com | Calendar | ATV/UTV Forums | ATV/UTV Reviews | ATV/UTV News | ATV/UTV Product Reviews | ATV/UTV Racing | ATV/UTV Trails | ATV/UTV Videos

Articles
ATV Bone
Machine Reviews
Press Releases
Product Reviews
Racing
Trailheads
Videos
Manufacturers

» Arctic Cat

» ATK/Cannondale

» Can-Am

» E-Ton America

» Honda

» Kasea

» Kawasaki

» KTM

» Polaris

» Suzuki

» Yamaha

ATV Clubs
Calendar
Classified Ads
Forums


 

Hammerking Productions, Inc.

2010 Griffin King of the Hammers is an All Inclusive Trip

JOHNSON VALLEY, CA,   JANUARY 27, 2009:  We have been teasing that the 2010 Griffin King of the Hammers is an all inclusive trip to the most amazing race in the desert.  Lets set all of the teasing aside.  It is.

This event has geared up to be the largest happening on Means Dry lake bed ever.  The schedule of events is amazing.  The companies that are coming together to support the event is incredible.

Racing action will fill four out of the five days between a 6 mile Last Change Qualifier course, a 60 mile UTV course and the intense and rugged 135 mile King of the Hammers course that will challenge the will of drivers and the strength of vehicles.  There are spectator areas that are easily accessible in your 4WD vehicle or off highway vehicle, just remember drivers cannot use outside assistance, you may just get them Disqualified for trying to help!

The lake bed will be Star Studded with some of the biggest names in rock crawling, desert racing and media personalities.  A few names that top the charts include Jason Scherer the 2009 King, Shannon Campbell, Casey Currie, Rob MacCachren, Rick D Johnson, Brian Deegan, BJ Baldwin and Roger Norman.  There will be media present from around the world including personalities Ian Johnson from Extreme4x4 & CRAWL Magazine, Camo & Charlene from Pirate4x4 TV Live!, Jessi Combs TV metal fabricator & recent star on Myth Busters, Fred Williams from Petersen's 4 Wheel & Off-Road, Robin Stover from 4 Wheel Drive & Sport Utility Magazine and many many more.

Of course an all inclusive vacation would not be complete without a DownTown to go shopping.  This year there is a Vendor Show that will take over DownTown HammerTown.  With over 70 vendors available to show and sell merchandise, you are sure to be able to find something to take home to the kids or bolt onto your 4WD and test drive the same day!  4 Wheel Parts will be running a shuttle service which allows you to order parts one day and have them on the lake bed to pick up the next.

We are all wheelers at heart and there are plenty of trails to explore in the Johnson Valley OHV area, so bring plenty of gas.  Please be safe and respectful of the race course, understanding that drivers will be pre-running at high speeds all week.  On Saturday after the Awards Ceremony there will be a Clean up ride which we encourage all to participate in.

If you are not able to make it out to the lake bed, Pirate4x4 TV Live! will have coverage of the event starting Monday late afternoon and running through the Awards Ceremony on Saturday February 13th .  The main camera will be at the start finish line or inside the Griffin Pirate4x4 Lounge interviewing drivers and key industry professionals, while additional cameras will be showing different locations on the race course.

Of course, the only thing missing in our all inclusive trip is the 5 star hotel, flushing toilets and running water.  Be sure to stock up your RV and come prepared.  There will be food concessions in DownTown HammerTown for your convenience, and there will be a Water/Dump truck running throughout the week, but your closest store is about 30 minutes away.  Oh, guess we are missing the Pool and Jacuzzi too…maybe next year.

The entire schedule is rolled out as a video presentation so you can have more detail on each days activities starting Sunday February 7th and wraps up Saturday February 13th. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7x6KHim6zc

Sunday February 7

Driver Check-in                                                                    12 noon - 5pm    
GPS Downloads                                                                   12 noon - 5pm

King of the Hammers Vendor Tent Open’s

Monday February 8

LCQ Tech Inspection                                                         10am - 4pm         
               
GPS Downloads                                                                   9am - 5pm           
Driver / Media / Vendor Check-in                                    9am - 5pm           
 
PCI GPS Class                                                                      9am - 10am         
               
General Tire Pre-Run Lunch Stop                                  11am - 2pm         
 
4 Wheel Parts LCQ Driver Meeting                                  6pm – 7pm          
Event Kickoff Meeting                                                       7pm – 8pm          
General Tire Kick Off Party ~ Unleash the Fury         8pm - ??               
               
Griffin Pirate4x4 TV Live Lounge Open’s

Tuesday February 9

4 Wheel Parts LCQ Day 1 Staging Time:                       7am       
Start Time:                            8am       
 
LCQ Tech Inspection                                                         10am - 4pm
               
GPS Downloads                                                                   9am - 5pm           
Driver / Media / Vendor Check-in                                    9am - 5pm
               
LandUse Seminar                                                                                4pm – 5pm          
Motorsport Marketing Panel                                             5pm – 6pm          
Shock Tuning Seminar                                                       6pm – 7pm          
Light Seminar                                                                       7pm – 8pm
Traxxas Pro RC Race                                                        8pm - ??

Wednesday February 10

4 Wheel Parts LCQ Day 2 Staging Time:                       7am       
Start Time:                            8am       
UTV Tech Inspection                                                         10am - 4pm
GPS Downloads                                                                   9am – 5pm
Driver / Media / Vendor Check-in                                    9am -  5pm          
 
Vendor Show Open                                                             3pm -  8pm
 
PCI GPS Class                                                                      5pm – 6pm          
Pit Bull Tires UTV Driver Meeting                                    6pm – 7pm
BFGoodrich Pit Meeting                                                     6pm – 7pm          
King Shocks Party                                                              8pm - ??

Thursday February 11   Course CLOSED

Pit Bull Tires UTV Race   Staging Time:                       7am
Start Time:                            8am
Tech Inspection                                                                   8am - Line Closes at 5pm
King of the Hammers Contingency Row Open             9am - Line Closes at 5pm
 
Vendor Show Open                                                             8am – 8pm
               
BFG Drivers Meeting                                                          5pm – 7pm
Raceline Show and Shine Voting                                     5pm -  7pm
 
Raceline Wheel Volunteer Dinner & Raffle                 7pm
Show and Shine Winners Announced                             7:30pm

Friday February 12

Griffin King of the Hammers Race      
Staging Time:                                                       5am
Pre-Race Ceremonies                                         7:15am
Start Time:                                                            8am
 
Vendor Show Open                                                             8am - 8pm
 
Griffin King of the Hammers After Party ~ First Finisher til Sunrise

Saturday February 13

Griffin King of the Hammers Awards Ceremony         9am - 11am
Friends Of Johnson Valley Breakfast                              8am       
4 Wheel Parts Volunteer Clean Up Trail Ride                11am

Sunday February 14

Don’t forget its Valentine’s Day Boys  ;-)

2010 Griffin King of the Hammers
4 Wheel Parts Last Chance Qualifier
Pit Bull Tires UTV King of the Hammers
Official Tire: BFGoodrich
Official Wheel: RaceLine
Official Light:  Vision X
Official Shock:  FOA
Official Suspension System: GenRight
Official Toyota Rock Crawling Parts Supplier: Trail Gear
Official Steering: PSC Motorsports
Official Oil: Royal Purple
Official RC Car: Traxxas

About Hammerking Productions, Inc
Hammerking Productions, Inc. created the “King of the Hammers” off-road race in 2007 (www.kingofthehammers.com).  The first UTV King of the Hammers race was held in 2009 as an exhibition to see how the UTV’s did in these extreme conditions.  In 2010 the Pit Bull Tires UTV King of the Hammers will grow into a full fledge race.

The 2010 Griffin King of the Hammers will be on Friday February 12th, 2010 where over 15,000 drivers and fans from around the globe will descend on the desert of Johnson Valley for over a week of off-road related activities.  The 2009 running of the King of the Hammers was featured on Spike TV and in the film “Second Crusade.”  In 2009, Hammerking expanded race action to include three additional regional qualifiers for the 2010 race.  More information can be found at www.kingofthehammers.com.


Share This Talk About This In Our Forums