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2011 Griffin King of the Hammers Official Starting Order Draw Announced

Greg Adler has a lot to celebrate in 2011, not only is his company 4 Wheel Parts observing 50 years in the 4 wheel drive parts and accessories business, the CEO and closed course off-road racer has also drawn the pole position for the 5th running of the Griffin Radiator King of the Hammers (KOH), slated for February 11, 2011. 4WP, the title sponsor for the Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ), played host to the KOH drawing party on January 4th at its Compton Headquarters, and Adler joked with Ultra4 Series Official Exhaust Dynomax driver, Bob Willis, about drawing the polar opposite, last starting position at 100.

The top 20 starting spots are stacked with the heavy hitters of Ultra4 Racing, with David Smiley, the winner of the Badlands qualifier, and Stan Haynes, 2nd at Badlands, in a rematch in the 19th and 20th spot. Kevin Sacalas, 2009 Ultra4 Vegas to Reno winner and reigning Ultra4 Grand Slam Champion, and “King” Loren Healy, SMORR Qualifier winner Lucas Murphy, RCQ winner Derek West will all be set up for a dual of event winners in the Top 20. Consistent Rocksports finisher Roger Lovell, Formula 4×4 Nation Champion Ragnar Robertsson from Iceland, 2009 Rock-crawling and Rock-racing Champion Brad Lovell, who missed the 2010 KOH win by 28 seconds, will be an exciting match up of teams that possess the ability to win KOH. Lastly, Australian Ultra4 racer Ben Napier, who is fresh off a third place finish in the Stampede, and Rocksports icon Tracy Jordan join Adler in the Top 20.

To mix up the field even further, the 4 fastest Last Chance Qualifiers will run in the top 20. No one knows who will grab these spots, but the LCQ field includes a two-time podium winner at KOH Casey Currie, experienced KOH racer Greg Hussey, XRRA’s Brian Shirley, Joey Archuleta and Rusty Bray round out an extremely fast field of LCQ participants.

The 2011 Griffin King of the Hammers will take place from Feb 6th-11th and will feature a full week of race action. The 4 Wheel Parts LCQ will split racing between two days on Tuesday, Feb 8th and Wednesday, Feb 9th. A giant interactive vendor show will be running the entire week, and will be the highlight of the Thursday, Feb 10th contingency. Ultra4 racecars will be on display for technical inspection the entire day. In addition, Thursday will emphasize the Pitbull UTV race on a 40-mile course. KOH features a full week of action, from seminars, to the Raceline Show and Shine, to the Blue Ribbon Coalition Most Prepared Rig contest, to enjoyment of the Johnson Valley trails. Meet the drivers, see the newest 4 wheel drive related products, and see some of the most exciting off-road racing on the planet from multiple safe spectator viewing areas.

The official starting position for the LCQ and KOH main event is as follows.

KOH Main event

Driver of record

start

Car #

Bob Willis

100

Car # 913

Buzz Bronsma

99

Car # 4417

Kevin Yoder

98

Car # 4434

Adam Arenault

97

Car # 762

Dean Bulloch

96

Car # 4411

LCQ #20

95

LCQ #19

94

Chris Ridgway

93

Car # 4423

LCQ #18

92

Cottin Rodd

91

Car # 7

LCQ #17

90

Travis Carpenter

89

Car # 4405

Matt Enochs

88

Car # 4424

LCQ#16

87

LCQ#15

86

Hobie Smith

85

Car # 10

Travis Cook

84

Car # 4440

John James

83

Car # 28

John Sweet

82

Car # 366

Ritchie Keller

81

Car # 202

Derek Summers

80

LCQ#14

79

Tim Madge

78

Brandon Watson

77

Car # 4488

Todd Pucket

76

Car #7114

Sean Rose

75

Car # 914

Eric Anderson

74

Car # 66

Joe Silva

73

Car #4449

Nazir Adam

72

Car # 4467

Travis Watford

71

Car # 4429

Adam Carter

70

Car # 4433

LCQ#13

69

Jesse Haines

68

Car # 4499

Jack Adams

67

Car # 284

Mike Karwath

66

Car # 999

Rob Usnick

65

Car # 406

Rick Mooneyham

64

Car # 554

LCQ#12

63

Shannon Campbell

62

Car # 5

Jt Taylor

61

Car # 13

Dave Schneider

60

Car # 4471

Clint Ellett

59

Car # 70

Erik Miller

58

Car # 4421

John Boring

57

Car # 87

LCQ#11

56

Chuck Dempsey

55

Car # 50

Tom Wayes

54

Car # 321

Larry McRae

53

Car# 80

Jason Pickett

52

Car #4444

Matt Overton

51

Car # 4462

Levi Shirley

50

Car # 81

Mike Coleville

49

Car #204

Nick Nelson

48

Car # 4404

PSC

47

Rob McKeeney

46

Car # 8

Jack Graef

45

Car # 99

Matt Messer

44

Car # 17

Kris Fraser

43

Car # 604

LCQ#10

42

Tony Pelligrino

41

Car # 805

LCQ#9

40

Doug Bigelow

39

Car # 4413

Derek Trent

38

Car # 22

Jose Manuel Ponce

37

Car # 4472

Jason Scherer.

36

Car # 76

Gary Ferravanti

35

Car # 4446

Curtis Warner

34

Car # 4410

John Reynolds

33

Car # 427

Todd McCullen

32

Car#4422

Les Figueroa

31

Car # 4478

Fabio Manno

30

Car # 100

Brent Goegebuer

29

Car # 4473

LCQ#8

28

LCQ#7

27

Tony Rientdorf

26

Car # 302

Bill Phillips

25

Car # 4480

LCQ#6

24

JR Van Ortwick

23

Car # 11

Brandon Haynes

22

Car # 518

LCQ#5

21

Stan Haynes

20

Car # 4408

David Smiley

19

Car # 609

Bart Dixon

18

Car# 26

Kevin Sacalas

17

Car # 4435

Loren Healy

16

Car#4428

Lucas Murphy

15

Car # 816

LCQ#4

14

LCQ#3

13

Michael Feagins

12

Car # 929

Derek West

11

Car# 4420

Dustin Emick

10

Car # 4443

Roger Lovell

9

Car # 4432

Ragnar Robertsson

8

Car # 780

Brad Lovell

7

Car#232

Ben Napier

6

Car # 4461

LCQ#2

5

Barry Beadle

4

Car # 4452

LCQ#1

3

Tracy Jordan

2

Car # 112

Greg Adler

1

Car # 210

last chance Qualifier

driver of record

start

Car#

Craig Ross

70

car # 4138

Fred Hill

69

car # 109

BJ Allen

68

car # 4426

Greg Hussey

67

Car #4450

Mike Stowe

66

car # 269

Chris Garrison

65

Car # 9

Billy Briney

64

car # 4439

Greg Lundeen

63

Car #701

Bill Kreisel

62

car # 407

Ryan Pierce

61

car # 72

Jon Moulden

60

car # 2175

Gregg McNair

59

Car # 1544

Randy Slawson

58

Car # 4448

Scott Sines

57

car # 88

Jermey Hengl

56

car # 85

Joey Archuleta

55

car # 127

Garland (BO) Tucker

54

Car # 6

Harold Fijman

53

car # 777

John Bennett

52

car # 4491

Michael Foster

51

car # 3430

Paul Hoffman

50

car # 4483

Jason Fowler

49

car # 879

Phil Pelaez

48

car # 678

Nicholas McGaha

47

Car # 505

Rusty Bray

46

Car # 4498

John Webb

45

Car # 4468

Dustyn Friesen

44

car # 313

Zach Steele

43

Car #7214

Casey Currie

42

Car #2

Matt Lee

41

Car # 79

John Dunn

40

Car #700

Jeff Hollfelder

39

Car # 67

Jon Cagliero

38

car # 27

Brian McCarthy

37

Car #415

Nathan Unruh

36

Car # 63

Terill Johnson

35

car # 4442

Michael Smith

34

car # 56

Tim Emick

33

Car #4443

David Buchberger

32

car # 911

Justin Abernathy

31

Car # 721

Brian Tilton

30

car # 4416

Brian Shirley

29

car # 18

Joel Withers

28

car # 4447

Ritchie Carter

27

car # 4474

Rob Lynch

26

car # 4463

Tim Diekman

25

car # 4343

Warren Thomas

24

Car # 257

Shawn Inman

23

car # 187

Jack Childers

22

Car # 4469

Mike Klensin

21

car # 143

Andy Gladen

20

Car #541

Jeremy Hammer

19

Car # 97

John Goodby

18

car # 450

Gary Ferravanti JR.

17

Car # 4475

Keith Northrup

16

car # 1028

Jason Blanton

15

Car # 966

Mike Dora

14

Car # 4409

Jim Brown

13

car # 104

Jason Abernathy

12

Car # 722

Louie Keener

11

car # 4496

Casey Beach

10

car # 4484

Jason Spegal

9

Car # 69

Michael Amaral

8

Car # 4487

Joe Bunker

7

car # 864

Matthew Legg

6

car # 4464

Andy Johnson

5

Car # 124

Matt Peterson

4

car # 212

Alex Hardaway

3

car # 421

Chris Pook

2

car # 4477

Darren Henke

1

Car # 4441

1 Comment

  1. I watched the entire race on my computer, from start to finish. Following Les Figueroa car #4478 who is my son

    Great job by everyone

    Looking forward to 2012

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