2012 Griffin King of the Hammers

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Almost Everyday there is a new drivers photos posted!!

Griffin King of the Hammers / Smittybuilt Every Man Challenge / Pit Bull Tires UTV Race

There are links to each of their Facebook pages also.  Please feel free to LIKE their pages and comment on the photos!

Feb 13, 2012:

Well, that didn’t go as planned…but everything happens for a reason!  The Internet was horrible on the lakebed this year.  Which ment that I couldn’t get any updates posted while we were out there.  After getting frustrated a couple nights in a row, I regrouped and remembered that my focus was on the racers.  Highlighting them for their sponsors and making sure that they get their gear sold in the Team Store.

We came home with 32,973 photos and over 2TB of video that we are already sorting out and starting to post up!  I will still use this link as the main hub for all the updates.

My apologies for those that looked this way and was disappointed.  I was too!

The Racers Store went really really well!  I am excited about the opportunity created for the drivers and most all of them walked off with over $300 bucks and their team shirts running around the lakebed!  We are going to continue to sell their shirts and posters online.  The link is currently the same, but you will see a change in the name and look soon  😉  I think it was funny watching the guys run around saying “I’m Not Just A Girl” but it isn’t a long term solution.    PURCHASE NOW: http://www.imnotjustagirl.com/2012-KOH_c_29.html

I would like to make a special Thank You to the entire team that I overworked for a whole week!  The early morning meetings, the late night drop sessions, the long days on the race course and in the booth were common every day.  No one complained or was grumpy…they just kept on truckin’!  Thats what makes a great team!

Charlene Bower, Bower Motorsports Media
Ben Bower, Bower Motorsports Media
Brent Bower, Bower Motorsports Media
Simon Saines, Slapstick Media
Josh England, Rise Above Photography
Shana Whitford, Friese Images
Kathy Durett, VisionsbyKathy
Jeff Williams, RalleyX
Robin Williams, RalleyX

Also in the Picture are the ones who ran the Team Merchandise Store (that rocked by the way!)
Brian Hartman
Robbie Hartman
Stacy Rye
Deanna Bower

Bower Media Team KOH 2012

Bower Media Team KOH 2012

Feb 1, 2012:

It Is Time!

The 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers has officially started on the Means Dry Lake Bed in Southern California.  It is an amazing week, and I look forward to sharing the adventures with you!

ALWAYS SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM TO SEE THE LATEST DAYS POST and PICTURES.  BE SURE TO CHECK FOR NEW VIDEOS TO POP UP!   ~Feel Free to Leave Your Comments at the Bottom~

Interested in Supporting one of the Drivers or Bower Motorsports Media?  Be sure to look at the Apparel and Posters that are for sale and will be shipping from the LakeBed all week!  I’m Not Just a Girl: 2012 KOH.  Sales ARE STILL AVAILABLE

 

This post may be aggressive at times, but isn’t that what the Griffin King of the Hammers is?  I have gathered up some of the best in the dirt and have been working with the teams to try and capture their week the best that we can.

I believe that everyone has a story and with over 200 racers, 80 vendors, 140 volunteers and 23 acres littered with spectators and pit crews ~ there are a TON of Great Stories.

I’m not going to claim to have them all, in fact, that’s just impossible.  However, if you want to add into this thread a quick snip on the issues your team is having, please feel free to REPORT the scenario…who knows, we may show up at your camp to investigate further  :Smokin:

A quick introduction of the group that is working with me this week:

Charlene Bower, Bower Motorsports Media
Ben Bower, Bower Motorsports Media
Brent Bower, Bower Motorsports Media
Simon Saines, Slapstick Media
Josh England, Rise Above Photography
Shana Whitford, Friese Images
Kathy Durett, VisionsbyKathy
Jeff Williams, RalleyX
Robin Williams, RalleyX

These pictures and videos are as much their masterpieces as they are mine.  I am really excited to have grouped up this team and am very excited about what we will be able to share with you!

While we are here on the lakebed, Bower Media has also brought out our clothing line “I’m Not Just a Girl” to sell.  I decided to open up our booth space to all the drivers to sell their team shirts, and have ended up with over 30 teams and companies apparel and posters in the booth!  If you are at home, you can receive a package from right here on the lakebed!  Order any of your team gear or I’m Not Just a Girl clothing or jewelry at this link: http://www.imnotjustagirl.com/2012-KOH_c_29.html   (All items will be taken off the website at 10pm Friday Feb 10 after the race.)

So…..lets get this adventure started!

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See this Gallery on Facebook: Feel Free to TAG Yourself and Your Friends!

Simon from Slapstick Media has been out here since the first stake went into the ground helping King of the Hammers with all of their set up.  Check out how quickly the lakebed is transforming into a city!  This year is for sure the largest crowd on a Friday night, 7 days before the race.  But, this is also the first year for the Every Man Challenge race.

 

February 14, 2012:

I was able to touch every single picture yesterday to get a better feel for the content that we have to share.  I have put this very small teaser gallery together.  This is .4% of what we have to share…LOL…Yep that is a point in front of the 4!!  Thats awesome!  So….if you don’t see yourself or your rig, don’t worry, you are in there I promise!  I picked these because I wanted to show some of the amazing spots that the photographers got to and how we really took the time in the pits and at the events every day to capture the true experience of the 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers.

As for video, I just backed up all the files and it took over 27 hours!  Now I am going to import all the Drift files and then I will start editing.  Whoohooo!

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See it in a Facebook Gallery:  Be Sure to TAG Yourself!

February 15, 2012:

Worked on more of the team photos.  Here is the Team 4 Wheel Parts group that includes Greg Adler, Brent Goegebuer and Eric Anderson.

Facebook Gallery:  Click HERE

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February 16, 2012:

Posted and Released JT Taylor Press Release on starting his 6th straight King of the Hammers: CLICK HERE TO READ

February 17, 2012:

Posted and Released Les Figueroa Press Release on finishing his 2nd straight King of the Hammers:  CLICK HERE TO READ

 

Saturday Feb 4th  was the beginning of real movement in Hammertown.  The pre-EMC race was in full swing with Tech and Drivers Meetings.  The Ultra4 cars were starting to hit the dirt for pre-running.  Here is a glimpse of the day:

SEE IT IN A FACEBOOK GALLERY: Be Sure to Tag Yourself

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February 20, 2012:

Talked to lots of racers over the weekend that shared their stories with me.  Some of the fun comments where:  “Yea, you would think being on a lakebed for 8 days we may have seen each other.”   “It was the most fun I could have upside down, I guess.”   “There seems to be that token old guy on each team.”  and there were so many more!

Here is a selection of pictures from Monday Feb 6th.  It was the slowest day of the week.  We went out with some of the drivers to do photo shoots.  We also had photographers rollin around town catching the life of Hammertown.  Watch out for the Sheriff!

SEE THEM IN A FACEBOOK GALLERY: Be Sure to Tag Yourself and Your Friends!

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Long Delay…..

Been super busy sorting pictures.  MUCH MUCH bigger job than I had anticipated!

Here are some of the Team Files:

Brandon & Stephen Watson – www.offroaddesigns.com

See Them in a Facebook Gallery::  LIKE the Offroad Designs Page

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Les Figueroa – www.figspeed.com

See Them in a Facebook Gallery::  LIKE the FigSpeed Page

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Lucas Murphy – Murphy’s Law Motorsports

See Them in a Facebook Gallery::  LIKE the Murphy’s Law Motorsports Page

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Bill Baird – Bill Baird Motorsports

See Them in a Facebook Gallery::  LIKE the Bill Baird Motorsports Page

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Alex Hardaway – Hardaway Racing

See Them in a Facebook Gallery::  LIKE the Hardaway Racing Page

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Dean Bulloch – On Track Racing

See Them in a Facebook Gallery::  LIKE the On Track Racing Facebook Page

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Fabio Manno – Fab-10 Racing

See Them in a Facebook Gallery::  LIKE the Fab-10 Racing Facebook Page

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JT Taylor – JT Customs Racing

See Them in a Facebook Gallery::  LIKE the JT Taylor  Facebook Page

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Jason Scherer – Team ASR

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Erik Miller – Miller Motorsports

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Doug Bigelow – Bigelow Motorsports

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Andrew McLaughlin – LetzRoll Offroad

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Bill Phillips – Phillips Racing

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Aaron Peters – Custom Splice Racing

See Them in a Facebook Gallery::  LIKE the Custom Splice Facebook Page

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Larry Anderson – MSI Motorsports

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Nicholas McGaha – Degenerate Racing

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Josiah Begay – Degenerate Racing – EMC #488

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Brad Falin – Bradleys Race Works

See Them in a Facebook Gallery::  LIKE Brad Falin’s Facebook Page

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Ben Dinkins – Southern Iron

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Mike McClure – Bent & Twisted Racing

See Them in a Facebook Gallery::  LIKE Bent & Twisted Racing Facebook Page

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Alan Johnson – LetzRoll Racing – 4500 Class

See Them in a Facebook Gallery::  LIKE LetzRoll Racing Facebook Page

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Dustin Sexton – Sexton Offroad

See Them in a Facebook Gallery::  LIKE Sexton Offroad Facebook Page

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Ritchie Carter – Race Prep Racing

See Them in a Facebook Gallery::  LIKE Race Prep Racing Facebook Page

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Troy Stone – Fault Line 4x Racing

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Aaron Beckstead – Danger Ranger Racing

See Them in a Facebook Gallery::  LIKE Danger Ranger Racing Facebook Page

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Todd Stepensen – On Track Racing – SXS #1944

See Them in a Facebook Gallery::  LIKE On Track Racing Facebook Page

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Mike Johnson – Ecko Motorsports – Every Man Challenge #4588

See Them in a Facebook Gallery::  LIKE Mike Johnson Facebook Page

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Jeremy Dickenson – 512 Motorsports – #4419

See Them in a Facebook Gallery::  LIKE 512 Motorsports Facebook Page

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George Evans – Green Jeep Racing – #4577

See Them in a Facebook Gallery::  LIKE George Evans Facebook Page

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Ivan Van Ortwick – Kirby Racing – #4466

See Them in a Facebook Gallery::  LIKE Ivan Van Ortwick Facebook Page

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Stan Haynes – Branik Motorsports – #4408

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Mitch Funk – On Track Racing – #4515

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Jeff Rector – On Track Racing – #4505

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Darren & Darlene Henke – DSquared Racing – #4441

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Darren Bat & Mike Odom – Bent & Twisted Racing – #82

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Ryan Kennelly – Smittybuilt Racing – #4602

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Shawn Inman – Crawling Chaos Racing – #187

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Jon Crowley – Crowley Offroad – #1965

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Tony Pellegrino – GenRight Racing – #4485

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Break in the Pictures for the First Video! A Behind the Scenes at the Bower Media Compound…

 

DJ Harmon – Every Man Challenge #4538

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Rob Usnick – Usnick Motorsports – UTV #1999

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Steve Norton  – #737

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Jason Carner  – Blue Torch Fabworks & Miller Electric – #16

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Ben Varozza  – VP Racing – EMC #4612

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Jason Kaminsky  – Four Corners 4×4 – EMC #4678

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And Now Some Random Sets of Pictures!

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Another Group of Pictures from 2012 King of the Hammers.

These are People from Saturday…a Week Before KOH & a Day before EMC!

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Another Group of Pictures from 2012 King of the Hammers.

Sunday…featuring the Every Man Challenge Race, some pre-running and pit action!

See on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.495439617164803.112840.125714130804022&type=3

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Another Group of Pictures from 2012 King of the Hammers.

Monday…featuring some Pre-Running, the first driver meeting of the week, and of course PEOPLE !

See on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.496793197029445.113044.125714130804022&type=3

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Another Group of Pictures from 2012 King of the Hammers.

This group is from Tuesday…featuring the first day of Qualifying and LCQ !

See on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.499943613381070.113459.125714130804022&type=3

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Another Group of Pictures from 2012 King of the Hammers.

This group is from Wednesday…featuring the second day of Qualifying / LCQ and the Kingdom Party!

See on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.501461503229281.113664.125714130804022&type=3

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Another Group of Pictures from 2012 King of the Hammers.

This group is from Thursday…featuring the UTV Race, King of the Motos, Contingency, Raceline Taco Feed and LOTS OF PEOPLE!

See on Facebook:

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Another Group of Pictures from 2012 King of the Hammers.

This group is from Friday & Saturday…featuring the Main Race & Saturday Awards and LOTS OF PEOPLE!

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