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Team Bongo Mexico is headed back to the King of the Hammers, the toughest one day off road race in the world.

This year we have a new ULTRA 4 rig built by my WRC codriver, Bill Bridge and my Jeep Speed Ultra 4 Pre Runner will be used to pre run.




[video=youtube;fCVXhYiiVVc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCVXhYiiVVc[/video]



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Dont forget to tune in on:

Monday, January 9th, 2012 7PM PST (9pm Mexico Central Time)

http://www.ultra4racing.com/live

Tune in on Monday to learn all about Hammers Week!

Some of the topics will include:
- 4Wheel Parts Qualifying Order for all LCQ/KOH drivers
- Complete list of KOH competitors

Crossing our fingers to start off next to el Robby Gordon, Shannon, or Loren :grinpimp: Our Mexican Burro got an operation and has larger cajones with a real working GPS and new on board cams to catch all the Bongo footage!



[video=youtube;1XzcK1OmM7c]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XzcK1OmM7c[/video]
[video=youtube;6eWtqqBeCyw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eWtqqBeCyw[/video]

 

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Nice. I'll attempt to stop by and say hello. I should be down there volunteering/hopefully doing something useful.
 

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For the first time ever, starting order for the 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers will be determined by a qualifying race. Over the course of two days, 161 teams will be vying for the fastest time through the 4Wheel Parts Qualifying course. This is an event that spectators will not want to miss. More than 70 Last Chance Qualifier contestants will be competing for one of 20 spots remaining in the Griffin King of The Hammers, while 90 pre-qualified racers will be competing for their starting order in the 2012 Griffin King of The Hammers.

Click below for the list of Drivers based on the day they will be competing in the 4Wheel Parts King of the Hammers 2012 Qualifying Rounds.
http://ultra4racing.com/uncategorized/2012-4wheel-parts-qualifying-rounds-starting-order/


 

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King of the Hammers 2012 International Team & Ultra 4 Racing World Rankings


USA vs Belguim vs Australia vs Japan vs Italy vs Canada vs Mexico

Let's see how each country ends up this year:eyemouth:

Click here to view the King of the Hammers World Rankings, currently we stand in 84 out of 189 teams, having only raced one official race.
http://ultra4racing.com/racers/grid/
 

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King of the Hammers 2012 - USA vs Belguim vs Canada vs Australia vs Italy vs Mexico

The toughest offroad motorsport in the world! If you get a chance go experience it and see why it is considered the toughest one day offroad race.

[video=youtube;R3h89lAbzeU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3h89lAbzeU[/video]

[video=youtube;J43cbXFJwyg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J43cbXFJwyg[/video]

[video=youtube;A0HaT8J6yBI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0HaT8J6yBI[/video]

[video=youtube;Vy_a1pmrP74]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy_a1pmrP74[/video]
 

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King of Hammers 2012 International Racing Teams

King of the Hammers mentions the international teams
Click here to read more about this
http://ultra4racing.com/featured/2012-griffin-king-of-the-hammers-driver-list-packed-with-power/



The Ultra 4 Rig that appears in this new article was our Team last year, the funny thing was that Dave Gutwillig and Ponce were following the helicopter because they did not know where to go, they had no GPS and it was super dusty out there, finally the chopper turned right and they saw the trail marker, what awaited for them up ahead was a rock trail nightmare Yet they still managed to start and finish in 37th spot
 

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Good luck out there Ponce! One of these years I'm gonna get out there to watch, I have no illusions of being able to compete, I just don't have the cash flow to even make an attempt, let alone the driving ablility to make it competitive. :D Definitely the hardest single day race in the world!!!!
 

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Yeah Shannon and his father of very good friends of us. Here are some pics of them 2 when Ponce invited them as guest stars for the MEXICO ROCK RACING RALLY 2007




Formula Offroad Champion from Iceland Ragnar Robertsson, Bongo Ponce, and Shannon Campbell finishing the KOH 2011


Shannon is fast and you dont want to get in his way when crawling, that is one great rule about the King of the Hammers which is you can crawl over someone:)
[video=youtube;Cnzqch_6FSI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cnzqch_6FSI[/video]
 

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Hi Ponce,

I hope to make it out to watch the racing on Friday, and hopefully contingency on Thursday too. I know 1 other rallyist that will be out there to spectate as well, and another that is hoping to make it.

I have spectated down in Baja a bunch of times, but never at KoH. Where do you recommend as the best place to spectate from? Is it possible to spectate at one spot, and then short/bypass the course on a reasonable road to catch up with the race vehicles again at another point? If it's only practical to spectate from one spot, I guess it would be most interesting to me to spectate at a rock crawling area, since I have seen lots of high speed stuff down in Baja; and also since the rock crawling sections slower, one could get a better look at each vehicle, instead of just seeing them flash by.

If I do manage to make it out, I'll come by your camp to say hello & see your rig etc.
 

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with the amount of desert they're running this year, plus doing 2 laps again this year, you'll be able to get from one spec area to another with plenty of time to see the action. Best place to get good info on KoH is probably here.
 

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Multiplatform Co-Op Motorsports Team join forces to race the King of the Hammers 2012

Audi UrQ,
Cruz by the camp and I will show you the best spots on the map, we will have a couple of UTV's out there that you maybe could jump in and get a ride out to the spots, but warning my team partys hard:) so be ready to get some SCORPION MEZCAL, our new sponsor! Worms are for wimps! See you there, and thanx for the support.



russellmn,
Great info!


“Countries united to make a stronger stand at wars back in the day, why not unite Pro Drivers to make an international stand at the King of the Hammers. Iceland + USA + Mexico = The Co-Op Team”

Multiplatform Co-Op Motorsports Team join forces to race the King of the Hammers 2012

Click here to read the press release
http://offroadpress.com/2012/01/mul...-forces-to-race-the-king-of-the-hammers-2012/



 

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SCORPION MEZCAL
You had me right there :)... Will attempt to drop by wed or thurs night.. Appears I'm out at the remote pit, so I'm probably sleeping out there thurs night so I don't have to get up crazy early.
 

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You had me right there :)... Will attempt to drop by wed or thurs night.. Appears I'm out at the remote pit, so I'm probably sleeping out there thurs night so I don't have to get up crazy early.
[video=youtube;b3GvEVhiXBY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3GvEVhiXBY[/video]
 
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