In Portugal, Dave Cole has dropped another "bomb" announcing that for the next three years the best European drivers will be able to participate in the King of the Hammers thanks to Ultra4, supported by Yukon Gear & Axle and Jimmy's 4x4, which will cover the transport costs of the cars.
Photos and text by Paolo Baraldi
The King of the Hammers, among the offroad races around the world is certainly the most famous and legendary, as to be considered the hardest one day race in the desert. The KOH was born in 2007, from an idea of Dave Cole and Jeff Knoll, both offroader but of different disciplines, who wanted to challenge themselves with some of their friends on a race that would join the characteristic tracks of the Desert Race to those of the Rock-Crawling. 12 crews participated in the first edition. The success and the interest was so great that since then, the King of the Hammers has grown exponentially each year to become the huge event we all know and that attracts in the Johnson Valley (CA) more than 30 thousand fans to follow their favorite teams.
Attending the King of the Hammers as a spectator is a unique, exciting and unforgettable experience; can you think what it must be to participate as a driver?
From today, for Ultra4 Europe drivers it's possible!
At King of Portugal, Dave Cole, owner of Ultra4 Racing, took the opportunity to announce to all the European Unlimited class drivers this important news that will cover the next three years.
Ultra4 Racing and Ultra4 Europe, supported by Yukon Gear & Axle and Jimmy's 4x4, will offer to the best driver from each country in Europe the transport, round trip, of the car to participate in the King of the Hammers. This exceptional opportunity will be valid for 2019, 2020 and 2021.
As expected, a lot of excitement and interest has been created around this announcement. Even if already running some names, the official list of pilots selected to participate in the 2019 King of the Hammers will be announced after King of Poland when the Ultra4 Europe championship is over.
Ultra4 Europe and Ultra4 Racing, will prepare, in a central area of Hammertown, a large tent where all the European teams will be hosted. The Europe Village will therefore be the focal point of this important operation.
But the news is not over: with the same spirit, in the coming years it will be possible to see race in Europe some of the U.S. top drivers likes Shannon Campbel, Erik Miller and many others.
The reasons for following Ultra4 and Ultra4 Europe are all there. We believe that in November we will be able to communicate accurately who will be the European drivers invited for the King of the Hammers 2019.