Visit Axial in Hammertown!

If you are attending King of the Hammers this year, make sure you stop by and visit the Axial booth on Bestop Blvd., south of the fire pit! Hammertown will open on January 31st, 2014. Click here for official event information: ULTRA4RACING.COM
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The 8th Annual Griffin King of the Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire will be the largest to date with an expanded Vendor show, and additional entertainment. The event will take place during the first week of February and the main event will be held on Friday, February 7th, 2014. Make your travel plans now for the biggest Hammertown yet.

Get directions to the event by using the map below:


2014 KOH Week Schedule:

Friday January 31st, 2014
9:00 AM Registration Opens – Means Dry Lake Bed
9:00 AM Pre-Running Opens

Saturday February 1st, 2014
Continue Registration and Pre-Running
12:00 PM Mandatory King of the Motos Presented by Trail Tech Riders Meeting
3:00 PM King of the Motos Qualifying Begins
5:00 PM King of the Motos Qualifying Ends

Sunday February 2nd, 2014
8:00 AM Start of King of the Motos Presented by Trail Tech Stage 1
11:00 AM End of King of the Motos Presented by Trail Tech Stage 1
12:00 PM Start of King of the Motos Presented by Trail Tech Stage 2
5:00 PM End of King of the Motos Presented by Trail Tech Stage 2

Monday February 3rd, 2014
Pre Running Day
4:00 PM Mandatory Drivers meeting for 4WPW Qualifying Days
6:00 PM SRRS ULTRA4 King Shocks Shoot Out at Back Door

Tuesday February 4th, 2014
8:00 AM Start of Qualifying on 4 Wheel Parts Qualifying course
5:00 PM Close of Day 1 of Qualifying
6:00 PM Mandatory driver’s meeting for all KOH UTV racers

Wednesday February 5th, 2014
8:00 AM Start of KOH UTV Race
9:00 AM Start of Day 2 of 4 Wheel Parts Qualifying
4:00 PM End of KOH UTV Race
5:00 PM End of Qualifying
5:00 PM Start of Contingency – EMC/4400
6:00 PM Mandatory Drivers meeting for Smittybilt Every Man Challenge Race
8:00 PM King Shocks Party

Thursday February 6th, 2014
8:00 AM Start of Smittybilt Every Man Challenge Race
6:00 PM Close of EMC Race
6:00 PM Raceline Volunteer Dinner presented by Extreme Wheelers 4 Christ
7:00 PM Mandatory Drivers meeting for Griffin King of the Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire
8:00 PM Volunteer Staffing meeting

Friday February 7th, 2014
6:00 AM Driver Line Up 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire
8:00 AM Start of the 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire
10:00 PM Close of the 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire

Saturday February 8th, 2014
9:30 AM Awards Ceremony
12:00 PM Axial RECON Ultra4 G6 – 4 Wheel Parts Qualifying Course

Axial – The Official R/C vehicles of Ultra4 Racing – King of the Hammers 2014

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(Irvine, CA) January 10, 2014.

Axial R/C Inc., A subsidiary of Hobbico Inc., is proud to announce Axial as the Official R/C Vehicles of Ultra4 / King of the Hammers for 2014.

Ultra4 Racing is the latest and greatest off road motorsport event on earth. This style of racing challenges man to a duel with the elements. Unlike standard off road racing in a stadium or in the wide open desert, Ultra4 vehicles face challenges that no other motorsport demands. Competitors are not only made to cross vast areas of open desert, they also travel up boulder strewn canyons and negotiate terrain that appears impassable. To compete in such a demanding environment, competitors build custom four wheel drive vehicles that are made to crawl over the harshest terrain, then conquer the wide open desert at exhilarating triple digit speeds. This element of automotive enthusiasm is precisely what Axial R/C has set out to deliver in 1:10 scale, so the relationship between Axial R/C and Ultra4 is a very natural fit.

Axial’s roots are directly tied to motorsports, especially competitive rock crawling. As full size competitive rock crawling transcended into what is now rock racing, the sport became globally recognized in a short five years, most notably the King of the Hammers [KOH] held annually in Johnson Valley, California. Axial followed suite with its own version of vehicles that translated well within this segment of the off road community. Axial has been very offroad lifestyle driven and fits perfectly with Ultra4 and the King of the Hammers event which is the mecca of enthusiasts pushing the boundaries of rock racing. Axial will be on site at the 2014 King of the Hammers offering enthusiasts an opportunity to experience the endless fun that these rock racing and trail navigating R/Cs have to offer.

On the Saturday following KOH [Feb 8th], there will be a radio controlled version of King of the Hammers as Axial hosts the RECON Ultra4 G6 at King of the Hammers.

Axial RECON Ultra4 G6 at King of the Hammers
When: Feb. 8 – 12:00 Noon
Where: (GPS- N34 24.927, W116 31.090) just west of Hammer Town at the base of the mountain.

R/C motorsports joins full size motorsports once again as Axial joins forces with Ultra4 / King of the Hammers. 2014 will once again see Axial bring the RECON G6 Series along for the full experience. Axial has teamed with full size motorsports in the past and is doing it again in Johnson Valley, Ca. ,on Saturday Feb. 8th, the day after the King of the Hammers main event. This is the last event on the 2014 KOH schedule starting at noon on Saturday, if you own an Axial R/C, come out and get your fix in this historic RECON Ultra4 G6. The RECON G6 series is made up of R/C endurance events featuring man and scale machine tackling the elements, a true test for your R/C vehicle with a major emphasis on a family fun atmosphere. The object is to conquer the course set forth by RECON G6 mastermind Brian Parker. For more information on this event, please click here.

About Axial
Founded in 2005, Axial R/C, Inc. has quickly became a global brand leader of hobby grade radio controlled products as Axial is a company of enthusiasts for enthusiasts. We manufacture chassis and accessory products predominantly for the Rock Crawling and Overland Adventure segments, with design emphasis on rugged construction and scale realism. Axial is regularly involved in local and national events which allow us to keep our finger on the pulse of R/C culture, thus earning us awards every year from 2007 through 2010, including “Best Truck”, “Most Innovative”, “Best Engineered Product of the Year”, and “People’s Choice.” For more information on Axial and Axial products please visit www.axialracing.comtwitter.com/axialracingfacebook.com/axialincyoutube.com/axialvideos

About Ultra4
Ultra4 Racing is the official website of Hammerking Productions. The founders of Hammerking are the force behind the toughest one-day off-road race on the planet: King of The Hammers. King of the Hammers takes place each year in February, on public lands in Johnson Valley, CA. The race has evolved from 12 teams racing for bragging rights and a case of beer, to more than 150 teams competing before thousands of fans both live and online. Due to the incredible success of King of the Hammers, Hammerking has created an equally difficult off-road endurance race called The Stampede which occurs annually in Reno, NV.

In addition to these races, Hammerking has established a racing class known as the Ultra4 class. The defining characteristic of this class is that all cars must be capable of 4-wheel drive. Beyond that, the class is unlimited, which means these cars come in all shapes and sizes and are capable of speeds over 100+ MPH and still contain gear ratios as low as 100 to 1 for technical rock crawling.

To give these cars and their drivers a chance to showcase their unique capabilities, Hammerking has formed the Ultra4 Racing series. The series challenges drivers to compete in a wide variety of terrain from endurance desert racing to competition-style rock crawls to short course racing. Hammerking currently produces five of the six races in the series on their own. The races take place on both public lands and in private motorsports parks across the country including: Exit 28 Motorsports Park in Nevada, Rausch Creek in Pennsylvania and Miller Motorsports Park in Utah.

Hammerking Productions has also produced three full-length feature films chronicling the first three King of the Hammers races. These award winning movies have helped shine a spotlight on this new form of racing throughout the world. Currently, fans are eagerly awaiting the release of Hammerking’s fourth production which will be coming to theaters and DVD by mid 2011.

If you would like to know more about Hammerking, Ultra4, the races produced and/or the movies created, please visit www.ultra4racing.comtwitter.com/Ultra4racingfacebook.com/Ultra4Racingyoutube.com/HeavyMetalConcepts

Contact:

Scott G.
Marketing – Special Projects
Axial R/C Inc.,
8 Goodyear, Suite 125
Irvine, CA 92618
email: scottg@axialracing.com
cell: 949-433-2189

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