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Ben Napier

Drivers Bio: 
Ben Napier is an Australian Off Road racer who races in the Ultra4 Series. Bringing a global flair to the King of the Hammers Event, Ben has been competing in the US since 2009, winning the 2015 Legends class at KOH, multiple wins in Australia during the 2015 season. In 2013 he finished 5th at the King of the Hammers, an even bigger feat considering he was driving a virtually untested prototype Penhall Fabrication race vehicle. Succumbing to a couple of early technical issues in the race Ben fought back for the strong finish in the world's toughest one day off road race. Ben started off his off road life in the family Land Rover in the hills around Sydney, and worked his way up through several highly modified 4WD's and then a stint on the Australian Rock Crawling circuit. Chasing a bigger challenge Ben traveled to America and discovered the King of the Hammers and Ultra4 racing. Ben served his apprenticeship to Off Road racing in a Bomber car built by Randy Slawson. Showing he was not just an international tourist Ben established himself as one of the top competitors in the Ultra4 Series, including coming second in the series in 2011. Based out of Sydney, Australia, Ben travels across the Pacific to compete, relying on a strong team of friends and his great sponsors, including Raceline Wheels, Rigid Industries LED Lights and Dynomax Exhaust. The new 2013 Penhall Fabrication built race car represents the front line in design and technology to be found in the Ultra4 circuit, featuring many 'Trophy Truck' spec parts and other prototype equipment. For the 2015 season Ben shipped the Penhall across the Pacific to race downunder with 2 wins in the Aust4 series and a second place at the Outback Challenge. Featuring over 660hp, 19 inches of front IFS travel and 28 inches of rear travel Controled by massive Fox Racing Shocks, 4 speed gearbox with underdrive, Atlas transfer case, 40 inch sticky compound BFGoodrich Tires and the strongest front end parts designed by ProAm Racing, the fully TIG welded chromolly Penhall race car. Baja Champion team the Dust Junkies provide race support for Ben and help get the vehicle out of the pits as fast as possible.

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