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

Hammerking Productions, Inc. created the “King of the Hammers” off-road race in 2007 (www.kingofthehammers.com).  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.  In 2010, there will also be the addition of the Pit Bull Tires UTV King of the Hammers on Thursday February 11th, 2010. More information can be found at www.kingofthehammers.com.

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