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Ultra4 MetalCloak Nor-Cal Stampede Nor Cal Stampede Welcomes Toughest Racers in the World

April 4-6th, 2013
Prairie City SVRA, Rancho Cordova, CA 

New ULTRA4 race scheduled for April 5th& 6th in Northern California



For the first time ever, ULTRA4 Racers are set to descend upon Northern California for the MetalCloak Nor Cal Stampede.  Most of the drivers registered for this inaugural event are fresh from competing in the 2013 Griffin King of The Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire, considered to be the toughest one day off road race in the world. ULTRA4 drivers are competing for both a $10,000 purse and a spot in the 2014 King of The Hammers. The top 10 finishers at the Stampede will qualify for the 2014 event held in Johnson Valley, California, Many of these vehicles have undergone extensive repairs since completing the February race that saw only 27 of the 129 cars finish after a grueling 14 hours.


ULTRA4 races combine high speed desert and extreme rock crawling. The vehicles are unlimited 4 wheel drive machines that can run as much horsepower as they want. Some cars have turbos and super chargers and the tire size on these vehicles typically ranges from 35″ to 42.” The one requirement for these unlimited vehicles is that they all must have a transfer case capable of 4 wheel drive.


The format for the Northern California race is a two mile lap track with tight turns, rock obstacles and high-speed straight sections. The race is timed and the driver with the most laps in a given timeframe will be declared the winner. Spectators will have great views of the course as they watch drivers compete head to head with as many as 21 cars on the track at once.


On Friday, ULTRA4 drivers will compete in four preliminary heats. The four fastest drivers from each heat will automatically qualify for Saturday’s main event. The remaining drivers will still have two chances to earn an entry into the main event. The remaining drivers will be split into two heats racing on Saturday morning. The two fastest drivers from each of those races will also earn a spot in the finals. The remaining racers will compete for series points in a B Main event and the fastest driver from that race will also earn a spot in the final race. 21drivers will take the green flag for the main event Saturday Afternoon.


The MetalCloak Nor Cal Stampede is also the first race in the Trail Gear Western Regional ULTRA4 series.  The next event in the series will be held at Glen Helen Raceway in Southern California in May. West Coast drivers with the most points will be invited to take part in the 2013 ULTRA4 Nitto National Championship in September in Texas.


Saturday will be an action packed day of racing with UTV, Stock and Modified 4 wheel drive vehicles also racing. Many of these vehicles also competed at the King of the Hammers in a race known as the Every Man Challenge Race which is a modified version of the main event. These vehicles are no strangers to high speed and extreme rocks.



Friday, April 5th           Media Day, Registration and Prelim Races

Any media that would like to request specific interviews with racers and/or promoters may contact Shannon Welch directly to coordinate interviews.

Saturday, April 6th      Stock, Mod, UTV and ULTRA4 qualifying and finals. Main event is scheduled to take place at 4:00 PM. Click here for a full schedule of events.



Prairie City State Park – Gate 4

13300 White Rock Rd. Rancho Cordova, CA, 95742



More than 100 vehicles between 60 ULTRA4drivers and an additional 15 drivers for Stock, Modified and UTV classes are expected to race at the Prairie City State Park. Drivers from Arizona, Nevada, Washington, Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon and Utah are registered to race. Two-time King of the Hammers winner Shannon Campbell (2008 and 2011) from Arizona is expected to race as is his 17 year old son, Wayland Campbell.  Former Kings Loren Healy (2010), and Northern California’s own King of The Hammers, Jason Scherer (2009) from Diablo, CA are also registered to compete.  In addition to these big names are three local brothers from El Dorado County: Marcos, Raul and JP Gomez will be competing against each other and other racers for the checkered flag on Saturday.




Media arriving on Friday Morning will have a chance to interview ULTRA4 Racers. Please contact Shannon Welch prior to arrival if you would like to schedule a ride along with a driver.  Friday afternoon will provide great action shots of ULTRA4 cars competing for spots in the main event on Saturday. Saturday will be an action packed day of racing with 4 different classes racing multiple heats throughout the day with the finals set to take place at 4PM.




MetalCloak is the title sponsor for the ULTRA4 MetalCloak Nor Cal Stampede
Trail Gear is the ULTRA4 West Coast Series Sponsor

Nitto Tire is the ULTRA4 National Series Sponsor


Official Sponsors of ULTRA4 Racing also include:

4 Wheel Parts
ATX Wheels

Blue Torch Fabworks

Corona Motorsports Rental
Dynomax Exhaust

GenRight Off Road

Griffin Radiator
Impact by Mastercraft Safety


King Shocks

Lucas Oil
Miller Welding

Nitto Tire

Posion Spyder
Rubicon Express
Trail Gear




ULTRA4 racing began in 2007 with a dozen friends competing for bragging rights.  Six years later, more than 350 cars compete nationally and internationally in ULTRA4 races.  In 2013, races in the United States will be held in the following states: Utah, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Arkansas, California and Texas. Additionally, the 2nd annual ULTRA4 sanctioned King of the Valleys race will be taking place this August in Wales, UK.



ULTRA4 is a vehicle type, class and series.  ULTRA4 Racing was born from the popularity of the annual Griffin King of the Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire, considered to be the toughest one-day off-road race. The vehicles are unlimited four-wheel drive, capable of competing in multiple racing disciplines – extreme rock crawling, high-speed desert racing and short course.  In six years, the sport has grown significantly from the inaugural King of the Hammers to an eight race national series including a National Championship. ULTRA4 Racing is managed by Hammerking Productions located in Lake Arrowhead, CA.  To learn more, log on to



Media Contact:

Shannon Welch – Shannon@ultra4racing.com949.295.2676

Communications Director

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