Hammerking Productions Ultra4 racing is set to invade Reno, Nevada September 8th through 12th, 2010 in what has the potential to rival the iconic Griffin King of the Hammers. Hammerking has built the season opener into the must attend event in February; now it has set its sight on the Ultra4 Finals in September. Hammerking Productions has partnered with the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino to bring the excitement of Hammertown to the Biggest Little City in the World, Reno, Nevada, with a $10,000 purse and 10 qualifier spots for the 2011 Griffin King of the Hammers. After a year of discussion, Hammerking has secured a five year lease on property east of Reno that will yield plenty of challenging trails for the years to come. “We have not even scratched the surface!” is the report from the advance trail builders. Not only have the icons of rock crawling laid a hand on trail building, but Rod Hall has developed the high speed sections for the sister desert race taking place Father’s Day weekend at the Grand Sierra Resort.
The action will begin Wednesday, September 8th with the release of the course map, and early bird casino specials. Also on track for September 8th is the Ultra4 National Race Sanction meeting. Pre-running will begin Thursday, September 9th and will feature a midday lunch and pre-run party hosted by Off-Road Innovations near the racecourse. Thursday night the Grand Sierra Resort will be the place to play. Friday the 10th will be a late start allowing teams another chance to pre run or finish last minute items, maybe sleep in for a change with tech starting at the Grand Sierra Resort parking lot at 12:00 p.m.
Tech and contingency will be a little different than other Ultra4 races with a vendor midway, 4-wheel drive vehicle show, ORI best prepared club challenge, Rock Zombie Land Use bikini car wash, and Ultra4 pit crew contest. Tech will run from 12:00 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. followed by the 9:00 p.m. drivers meeting and car show awards inside the Grand Sierra Resort.
Race action will start around 8:00 a.m. at the racecourse site, and end by 6:00pm. Following the race, Ultra4 Racing will host the Pirate4x4.com post race party at the Xtreme Sports Bar in the Grand Sierra Resort. You can party the night away with the winner of the Stampede. The 2010 Ultra4 Stampede will be a Griffin King of the Hammers Qualifier and the last west coast chance to qualify before the 4 Wheel Parts LCQ race week in Hammertown. It will also be a great chance for team testing before the big race. This event will be held on private property, there will be no onsite camping, but Grand Sierra Resort does have a campground. Hammerking encourages that you plan your travels around staying at the host hotel as we have a lot of excitement in the works including theatric showings of the entire Hammerking film collection in the GSR Theater. The Ultra4 Stampede, “A whole new race, far from expected”.
Early bird room rate code is “ULTRA4” don’t delay and book your rooms and campground spots today!
Hammerking Productions, Inc. created the “King of the Hammers” Ultra4 off-road race in 2007 (www.kingofthehammers.com) and released its first full-length feature film in 2008. Since its inception, the King of the Hammers franchise has grown to include a regional qualifier network across the United States and Canada. Hammerking Productions has produced event coverage for Spike TV, Speed TV and is in post-production of its third full feature film, “Anarchy”. The King of the Hammers event draws 50,000 spectators, and has grown to include over 100,000 fans worldwide. “King of the Hammers” is largely known for being the toughest one-day off-road race on the planet. It attracts teams from around the world and has been the focus of international media coverage. The event is held each February in the Johnson Valley OHV area in Southern California. In 2010 Hammerking Productions, Inc. expanded its services to include race program management, commercial film production, and marketing services for the off-road industry.