2019 King of the Hammers Updates

Good Day Y'all--As you may realize, King of the Hammers 2019 is just three weeks away! Can you believe it?! That means that while you're busy prepping your race car, buying your tickets in advance and putting the finishing touches on your travel plans, we're right in the hustle with y'all, getting ready for the LIVE Pre-Show, getting updates from our awesome sponsors, prepparing to hit the Lakebed for build-up and keeping you all in the loop on what's going on when! In the spirit of that, we have some updates and reminders to share with you, so please read through carefully so you're up to date and prepared for what's coming!


The 4 Wheel Parts KOH LIVE Pre-Show Is This Wednesday, January 9th at AMADA

Join us Wednesday evening 1/9 at Amada America, Inc in Buena Park, CA for the 4WP KOH LIVE Pre-Show. Starting at 4PM there will be facility tours with demos of the coolest manufacturing equipment you've ever seen! At 5PM they will be serving dinner and at 6PM we will go live with the Pre-Show. We will be discussing all kinds of exciting things about Race Week, so be sure to join us at Amada or LIVE if you can't make it. 

Amada is located at 7025 Firestone Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90621. Bring your friends and family out for this awesome kickoff to KOH 2019!

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE 4 WHEEL PARTS 2019 KOH PRE-SHOW AT AMADA


Get Your Spectator Tickets Now!

General Entry Pass - $20 online/ $30 at the gate.

  • One pass per person is good for all of KOH Week
  • Kids 10 and Under are free
  • Military Discounts are available at the gate with a Military ID - Do not purchase tickets online as all sales are non-refundable.
  • Active Duty Military Members are free at the gate
  • Veterans and Dependents are elligible for 1/2 off at gate ($15) 

To purchase your spectator tickets now (available online through 1/18), click HERE! For FAQ about spectator tickets, please click HERE!

Camper Pass - $20 online or at the gate

This fee applies to any camping vehicle with living quarters, (ie; RV, Trailer, Cab-Over, Toter-Home) entering Johnson Valley during KOH Week.This pass is good for the duration of KOH and is required of ALL attendees of KOH (spectators, pit crew, teams, etc) with a camping vehicle. Camping is primitive and first-come, first served for spectators outside of Hammertown. Registered teams will still be assigned addresses in Hammertown. To purchase your Camper Pass, please click Here!

Need to rent an RV? Check out ShareMyCoach.com, the Official RV Partner of King of the Hammers and Ultra4!


Want to do King of the Hammers 2019 the VIP way? We've got you covered!

Become a WARN VIP: Complete with catered meals, drinks, and exclusive seating as your favorite drivers take on something we haven't 
thrown at them for 10 years! More information and to purchase tickets, click HERE!

Take Advantage of the KOH VIP Experience Presented by Power Motors: Complete with transportation to and from the Onterior airport, RV rental and VIP camping inside Hammer Town, catered meals, VIP tour opportunities and exclusive Short Course Start/Finish area seating! Click HERE for more information and to purchase tickets


King of the Hammers 2019 Race Week Schedule Now Posted! 

Just visit the KOH 2019 event page and click "Schedule"!


Team Generators Available NOW to Rent:

Two options: Run a total of 40 hours or run 24/7 for Race Week, you pick what's best for you! More info and orders available HERE!


Dedicated WiFi Will Be Available at KOH! Get Your Service Reserved Today!

There will be Premium Wifi available inside Hammertown, as well as dedicated Wifi at your garage area available. For dedicated service, go to http://koh.aecwifi.com

Limited-speed public Wifi will also be available in town, but if you have a team to run, vendor space to manage or just want steady internet access no matter how many people are on the Lakebed, dedicated Wifi is the way to go!


ARB Air Lockers® and Air Compressors Named Official Locking Differential and Compressor of Ultra4 Racing.

ARB 4x4 Accessories is proud to announce a new partnership between ARB and Ultra4 Racing. The ARB Air Locker and ARB Air Compressor, both already renowned and respected in the off-road racing industry, are now the official locking differential and air compressor of the Ultra4 race series

King of the Hammers, an Ultra4 fan favorite, began in 2008 and was instantly regarded as one of the most technically challenging races in the world. Since the first official race in 2008, ARB has been a frequent vendor displaying the latest product and has continued technical support to all those competing. Ultra4 racers know they can not only count on the reliability and durability of ARB products, but also the ARB team to be knowledgeable and supportive during the race week.

The extreme racing conditions of the King of the Hammers has driven ARB product improvement. From the abuse that Air Locker® endure during the race, engineers have made continuous improvements over the years. Such improvements include new heat-treating processes, forged internal gears, and a new-wave spring for faster disengagement. These improvements have been implemented across the entire Air Locker® product line to ensure that both your daily driver and weekend trail wheeler have the latest Air Locker® technology available to take you wherever you want to go.

ARB’s dedicated team of engineers recently developed, two competition edition Air Lockers®. Based on the Ford 9” differential, the RD99CE (35-spine) and the RD249CE (40-spline) pushed the limits of Air Locker® design. New features were developed like a ring-gear bolt-locking system and a supercar heat-treat process that improved the overall case strength by 290%. All of these changes make the competition edition lockers the perfect choice for serious Ultra4 and rock-racing racers.

Since its release, the competition Air Locker® has taken the rock-racing scene by storm. Air Locker® equipped vehicles showed their extreme reliability by winning numerous races including the past two King of the Hammers in cars piloted by Shannon Campbell and Jason Scherer.

ARB is also once again offering a contingency program. To sign up for the program please visit ARB HERE!

About ARB 4x4 Accessories:

Founded in 1975 in Melbourne, ARB 4x4 Accessories is now Australia’s largest manufacturer and distributor of aftermarket 4x4 accessories. With products including winch bumpers, protection equipment, Old Man Emu suspension, Air Lockers®, compressors, roof racks, recovery equipment, and freezer fridges, our primary mission is to prepare vehicles for the remote and harsh conditions typically encountered off-road. ARB currently has 45 stores throughout Australia, over 300 authorized dealers across North America and an export network reaching more than a hundred countries.


Renegade Fuel -- Official Fuel of ULTRA4 and KOH

Renegade Race Fuel -- The Official Race Fuel of ULTRA4 will be delivering fuel on site on the Lakebed, and will be on site for every ULTRA4 race for the 2019 season. They have access to all types of fuel. Teams can pre-order fuel and it will be waiting on-site for them at any given race. Call Jody Morris at 270-467-4219 or email at: jmorris@valoroil.com to order your fuel.

2019 Renegade Race Fuel Contingency

Renegade and Ultra 4 are offering a Contingency Program for the 2019 race season.

Qualifying is easy:
1. Run Renegade Race fuel in 3 separate races. Receipt will serve as proof. Submit receipt with name and team name, contact information
2. Submit pictures of your Ultra 4 with Renegade Decals and receipts to jmorris@valoroil.com
3. Top 3 drivers in National Points who meet the above criteria will win
  • 1. 4400 Class - total purse $3000
    • a. 1st $1500
    • b. 2nd $1000
    • c. 3rd $500
  • 2. 4500 thru 4900 Classes - total purse $1250
    • a. 1st $600
    • b. 2nd $400
    • c. 3rd $250
4. All payouts will be from Ultra 4.

Any questions please contact Jody Morris Renegade Regional Account Manager at 270-467-4219; jmorris@valoroil.com or Jeremy Dickenson with Ultra4 at Jeremy@kingofthehammers.com

RCV Offers Support for 2019 Season to ULTRA4 Teams 

As the Official UTV Axle of Ultra4 Racing, RCV is offering three levels of support for Ultra4 UTV drivers for the 2019 season. The program is open to any new and existing RCV UTV driver. The various levels of support allow product to be obtained at discounts not available to the public.  These racer accounts include many additional benefits such as access to the Race Prep/Rebuild program. Drivers may schedule to send race axles in to be inspected and race-prepped at any time throughout the season.

Click below to submit your Race Program request form:
https://www.rcvperformance.com/rcv-racer-program

RCV Performance offers proven race products for Polaris, CanAm, & Yamaha.  Axles are available in OEM length and most long travel applications.  Prop Shafts are available in Chromoly or Carbon Fiber.  Please allow 2-4 weeks for custom-length axles or CV prop shafts to be made.

New!  All RCV UTV components are backed by a 1 year warranty against breakage.

To set up an account:  Complete the RCV Sponsorship Form and submit your racer proposal via email to ricky@rcvperformance.com.  You must register an account and log in to access the Sponsorship form.


Official Title Sponsors: 

We would like to give a huge shoutout to all of our official Title Sponsors for KOH 2019 and introduce you to the new and continuing names of our classes and races!

2019 Nitto King of the Hammers Presented by Optima                                                                     

  • Nitto 4400 Ultra4 Unlimited 4WD Class 
                                                              

4WP Everyman Challenge                                                                                           

Can Am UTV Race at King of the Hammers Presented by HCR

  • HCR 4900 UTV Class 

Toyo Desert Invitational Presented by Monster Energy

Holley EFI Shootout     


Media Credentials: 

If you haven't applied for your media credentials for KOH 2019, please do so HERE!


Calling All Volunteers:

Want to Volunteer with us? Apply HERE!


RV Rentals

If you need an RV delivered to the Lakebed,  be sure to visit www.Sharemycoach.net. They have returned as the Official RV Partner of King of The Hammers and ULTRA4 Racing

With more than $50 Million in inventory and 7 locations currently on the west coast, the privately held ShareMyCoach, is an ideal partner to help meet the increasing demand for RV and travel-trailer rentals as Nitto King of The Hammers powered by Optima continues to grow exponentially in both teams and spectators each year. Some of the amenities ShareMyCoach is able to offer include; pre-purchasing groceries, shipping personal items in advance to be delivered to the lake bed along with the rental RVs, hotel quality linens and bedding, and the rental of high-end electrical bicycles. All rentals include standard housewares and the amenities needed to operate the vehicle.


If You Haven't Registered to Compete Yet, Do So Here!

How To Register:
All drivers must login to register. If you've raced with us in the past, you already have a driver profile. Please do not make a new profile, as your race history is associated with your existing account. You must login with your username (or email address) and password. If you don't remember your password, simply click on "request new password" with the username or email address you used. 

Once logged in, select 2019 KOH Week from the schedule
Select the "racer" tab
Select your class
Select the the "season commitment" button if you wish to receive a discounted entry fee at KOH for committing to race at least 3 regional races next season. 

For those signing up for KOH Week, you have two options: you can select either the single race price (more expensive), or the series committed price (less expensive). Drivers that commit to racing at LEAST 3 races in either the Eastern or Western Regional Series receive a significant discount on their KOH Week entry fee, as well as their series entry fees. You DO NOT need to pay for the whole series until after KOH. Series committed drivers must pay for the season by April 1st. PLEASE NOTE: Drivers that select the series price and do not race 3 races will be charged the KOH price difference plus a handling fee.

If this is your first time racing KOH Week, please start HERE


Tech Inspections

If you have an un-tagged chassis, schedule your tech appointment with Roxy now:Roxy@Ultra4racing.com. If your chassis is tagged, you will tech your car during contingency.

* UTV's will have their Tech/Qualifying time slot announced on the Pre-Event Show.


Attention UTVs:

If you are racing Parker and also racing in the UTV Class at King of the Hammer, please contact Dave asap. He is arranging a small qualifying session on Friday morning so you can make it to Parker for the race. Email Dave at Dave@KingoftheHammers.com


Do You Have Your Race Number?

If you did not register with or have been assigned a race number, please contact Lindsey to get to get squared away asap: Lindsey@Ultra4Racing.com