2013 King of the Hammers Live Updates

Check here for up to the hour coverage of the 2013 King of the Hammers!

For the 2013 King of the Hammers Race, GenRight Offroad will be providing up to the hour updates on the evens and everything KOH! Check back here for our constant updates between Feb 1 and Feb 9, including up to the minute race coverage, booth overviews, footage of the races, and everything going on at this years KOH. If you aren't at the race this is the place for the best coverage of the event. Be sure to check out our Facebook Page for up to the minute posts from the lake bed, and check back here for our after day report for a summary of what's happened each day. 

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February 5th   February 6th   February 7th   February 8th

Schedule Update, Live streaming video for 2013 King of the Hammers will be available at the following times: 

Sunday February 3rd 7:45AM : King of the Motos presented by FMF Coverage will last all day from 8AM on.


Tuesday February 5th 7:45AM:  Qualifying coverage will be available all day. Happy Hour will be happening at 4PM as it did  last year with the biggest names competing. 


Wednesday February 6th 7:45AM: "Qualifying coverage will be available all day. Happy Hour will be happening at 4PM as it did  last year with the biggest names competing. 


Thursday February 7th 7:45AM: Smittybilt Every Man Challenge, HCR King of the Hammers  UTV Race and Tech/Qualifying in town


Friday February 8th 7:30 AM : 2013 Griffin King of The Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire 


The Difference Between 3rd and DNF, a 2013 KOH Story


We received the official copy of the race course first thing Friday morning. This years course consisted of 3 loops totaling 185 miles (more miles than any previous years race). The 1st loop was 54 miles of the worst desert whoops! The 2nd loop was some desert but mostly the tough Hammer trails and the 3rd lap was the same as the 2nd but also included Spooners and Outer Limits (when you are tired and your car is beat)! So Tony suited up and went out for a closer look in the race car…

We were able to pre-run the entire race course, where our co-driver Bryan Lyttle makes detailed notes in the GPS for race day. Later that same day they ran a couple laps on this years LCQ/Time Trial course which was a short 3 mile version of the KOH course, that included a new obstacle they were calling “Front Door”.

Our time trial run was Tuesday mid day. Our goal was for a good clean run to post a solid time for a mid pack start position! A lot of racers were coming in from their time trial run on flat tires or broken wheels. Tony did not want to break the car! They got in a good clean run and we sat in 4th overall for most of the day. However, toward the end of the day a big rock moved which made the course 20 seconds faster.

In the end, we started 40th – which Tony was fine with, as we knew that meant we would be grouped with cars off the start that we knew we were faster than.

Tony pellegrino qualifying for 2013 KOH 4485

The car was running good and felt solid. The team guys were feeling confident! So confident that Darren & the other team guys even had time to work on other small but equally important details on the car.

Race morning, the nice weather was gone, it was cold and windy with a chance of rain and snow! Darren had the car in line at 6:00am and warming up. Bryan and Tony jumped in the car at 7:45am on the starting line. This years start was weird, around a corner. We had the outside line which was a disadvantage.

Right off the start the car felt loose to Tony. He suspected it was because the shocks were still cold. But that did not prevent them from passing 2 cars in the first 3 miles! At one point Tony looked over at the GPS and noticed they were going over 100 as they passed guys to stay out of their dust over on Melville Dry Lake. Then with the momentum as they passed 2 more cars in the next 2 miles. The engine was running strong and they were clearly faster than most. This is where pre-running paid off as they had mapped out this area so they knew all the fastest paths through the area.

By mile 48 they were in physical 10th! And a few miles later as they came into main pit by 9:30am (at the end of lap 1) we were in physical 6th place! They pitted and peeled out for lap 2! Now it was onto the tough Hammer trails! Lap 2 was pretty smooth for them, but the steering was getting worse… When they got to Aftershock Gary Faravanti was sideways in the Z turn so they had to take the sketchy off camber side hill line (that they had never run before). Tony did not know if it was possible to drive this section in our car… Bryan spotted him and they were through it in a flash! Beyond that Chocolate Thunder, it was tough now. Someone had moved the big rock at the gate keeper so it took Tony several teetery attempts to get through this section. But they did and they were off to finish the second lap! Putting them in physical 4th place by this time, at 12:45pm

On our 3rd lap – right as we left the main pit another car shot out 10 seconds in front of us, it was Chicky Barton. So as we approached Back Door he was stuck in front of us! Bryan hopped out to help him get out of our way before he broke or rolled over on top of our car! We got him up and we worked our way up and over Resolution where we saw Kevin Sacalas, broke and out of the race!

Tony in GenRight 4485 winching up back door during the 2013 king of the hammers

We raced back across the desert, Tony was just starting to feel like he was in the groove. Bryan had just told him “we have a long left hand corner hit it on the inside!” When BAM at mile 93 Tony and Bryan rolled, right in front of our video crew. After they were on their side Tony realized the ARB lockers were still on, which makes the car real squirrely when going fast. Tony & Bryan got rolled back on to the wheels quickly and probably only lost 5 minutes. As they took off, Bryan said “hey take it easy – make sure everything works ok before you really go fast again” so Tony made sure the car felt good before resuming race speed. After the roll over, Tony noticed the rear shocks were suddenly working better!

GenRight race car with Tony about to roll during the 2013 King of the Hammers

Lap 3 included Spooners & Outer Limits, two tough trails! About half way up Spooners they got stuck. Tony could not understand what the problem was… so Bryan got out to see what was going on. They had a flat rear tire. By then Eric Miller had caught them and tried to push them through the obstacle (which was fine with Tony). Once free, they pulled up and changed the tire. 3 cars got by them while changing the tire, including Ben Napier and Bill Baird. Once underway again, they caught Bill Baird at the top of Outer Limits and chased him across the desert and up through Sunbonnett where Bryan had to get out and spot him through the middle line at the trail entrance. There were broken rigs in every possible line. Ben Napier had flopped it attempting the far left line. This was great, as they made up all the guys that passed us while they were changing the flat tire!

Finally they had caught Chicky Barton in 3rd place. When they almost rolled coming out of Sunbonnett chasing down Chicky. After Tony saved it, Bryan says “that was fun, lets not do it again!” Tony says they almost rolled so many times he lost count!

They had just passed Bill Beard on HWY19 & 20 when the passenger side wheel snapped off and could now be seen in front of the car!!! Bryan yelled stop. He hopped out and said shut if off we are done… Tony radioed in and told the crew what happened. As he got out of the car he could see the axle housing buried down in the dirt… the shaft had slid out and fluid was pouring out of the differential!

Right about then, Bill Beard caught up to them. They were broken right in the middle of the trail, so Tony spotted Bill by so he would not injure the GenRight car any more.

This is one of the worst type of breaks! As you must repair the car in place before you can even tow it or limp it along!!!

Tony radioed the pit crew – do we have a spare? Yes! OK lets get this fixed and finish this race!

Bryan immediately got going and hiked/ran 2 miles up the canyon and over to pit 2 for parts and tools. Meantime Tony started the process to tear down the car. It was in a bad spot with all the weight on the pass side corner. So he stacked rocks under the lower control arm and backed the car up in 3 wheel drive to get it a little more level for them to work on.

By now other cars had started to catch them. Tony could hear them coming up the canyon. To get to the floor jack off the car, Tony had to remove the spare tire. As he slid the tire off the back of the car it got away from him and rolled several hundred feet down the canyon. At which point he said, oh well we will deal with that later! He got the jack and pulled the tools from under the car. He had to jack up the car 12 or so times, each time stacking rocks and repositioning the jack under the axle so they could get the new parts on the front axle.

Tony got the knuckle disassembled at which time Bryan came down the trail with the parts. As he walked up, he asked Tony to help him get the back pack off so it did not take him down! It was heavy, filled with parts and tools! It almost took Tony down too!

Tony Pellegrino in GenRight 4485 stuck in chocolate thunder with a rear flat tire 2013 KOH

Fortunately Bryan came back with headlamps because now they were re-assembling the car in the dark. Once minimally back together, Tony limped the car into the pit in Low range with no brakes in the dark. They were both SUPER happy to see the guys at pit 2! Tony and Bryan were already cold… it was now 6:30pm. It was awesome as Tony witnessed 10 GenRight crew guys working feverishly on the car. At one point Tony told them to not trust the repairs they did, because it was only a band aid to get over to the pit. They got some food and built the guys a fire to keep warm until they were back in the car by 7:30pm.

Now the idea was to finish – they only had 35 miles to go! It was dark and harder to see. Tony was taking it real easy on the car at this point. They got across Fischer, down Jack Hammer, through Chocolate Thunder and into Wrecking Ball. Where at mile 165, the driver side ball joint broke and Tony saw the tire flop over onto the rock!

It was now 8:30pm… Tony radioed to the team, “now the other side broke…” there was silence – everyone knew that meant the day was over. At that point Tony requested all the guys from pit 2A come help us get it fixed so we could just get off the trail. At which time the crew replied that means you will be a DNF. Tony acknowledged, as he had been fighting the steering all day, to the point it felt like he had 2 broken wrists!!! Tony & Bryan just did not have the energy to stand in the cold canyon with the wind howling to fix another knuckle again… We were only 20 miles from the finish… They sat in the car and tried to stay warm until the pit crew arrived with parts and tools. It took the team until 11:22pm before they had Tony start the car and turn around to head back to Hammertown. Everyone was glad to get back to the RV’s as they were cold and hungry!!!

It was such a long day for everyone - THANKS to the GenRight team for their support & efforts!

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February 5th   February 6th   February 7th   February 8th


Posts from GenRight at the 2013 King of the Hammers:

February 8th:

Race results for 2013 King of the Hammers race. All racers that did not finish (DNF) are not displayed in the results



Finish Car# First Last Start Finish Elapsed
1 4448 Randy Slawson 8:02:00 15:30:10 7:28:10
2 5 Shannon Campbell 8:00:00 15:48:41 7:48:41
3 144 Chicky Barton 8:05:30 16:29:20 8:23:50
4 4421 Erik Miller 8:03:30 16:40:22 8:36:52
5 4461 Ben Napier 8:03:30 17:40:42 9:37:12
6 4420 Derek West 8:02:00 18:16:32 10:14:32
7 4138 Craig Ross 8:11:00 18:36:21 10:25:21
8 27 Jon Cagliero 8:07:00 19:01:24 10:54:24
9 966 Jason Blanton 8:08:30 19:36:18 11:27:48
10 4417 Matthew Messer 8:01:30 19:51:38 11:50:08
11 4415 Larry McRae 8:04:00 19:55:27 11:51:27
12 13 JT Taylor 8:19:30 20:20:54 12:01:24
13 18 Brian Shirley 8:05:00 20:09:38 12:04:38
14 26 Clay Gilstrap 8:07:30 20:47:44 12:40:14
15 4434 Kevin Yoder 8:24:00 21:16:42 12:52:42
16 53 Chris Hoyt 8:05:30 21:08:21 13:02:51
17 4445 Hal Deschamp 8:22:00 21:32:27 13:10:27
18 4493 Andrew McLaughlin 8:20:30 21:34:20 13:13:50
19 9901 Brian Caprara 8:15:30 21:34:33 13:19:03
20 2228 Nick Finch 8:13:30 21:34:40 13:21:10
21 76 Jason Scherer 8:00:00 21:33:07 13:33:07
22 100 Fabio Manno 8:23:00 22:14:29 13:51:29
23 3 Wayland Campbell 8:07:30 22:01:42 13:54:12
24 36 Ben Swain 8:18:30 22:26:17 14:07:47
25 4490 Mike Nappi 8:32:00 22:40:24 14:08:24
26 302 Tony Rietdorf 8:09:00 22:27:34 14:18:34
27 55 Eddie Peterson 8:05:00 22:59:18 14:54:18


4485 genright race car going through chocolate thunder  2013 KOH


Tony heading through chocolate thunder during the 2013 King of the Hammers race.

4485 genright tony pellegrino going through the bottle neck at chocolate thunder


Tony #4485 heading through the bottle neck in chocolate thunder. During pre runs someone hit and moved the boulder from its previous spot.

GenRight 4485 car crawling up chocolate thunder at 2013 king of the hammers


Crawling up chocolate thunder during the race.

Tony getting some advice outside of Hammer Town


Tony out pre running the course in his GenRight YJ. You can see Hammer Town in the background.

Tony pellegrino 4485 winching up backdoor during the 2013 King of the Hammers


Tony and Brian opted to save time and winch up back door. With so many cars running the course the hole was dug too deep for most drivers.

Tony Pellegrino cruisin thorugh the 2013 KOH course


Another shot of Tony pre running with his YJ.

Tony pellegrino pre runing the race course in his YJ at 2013 KOH


Tony heads through a check point pre running the race. He used the GenRight YJ to get more familiar with the course.


Jump to links:
Top of Page   KOH and GenRight History   The Genright KOH 2013 Story
Every Man Challenge Results   KOH Qualify Times   Start Positions for KOH   KOH Race Results
January 30th   January 31th   February 1st   February 2nd   February 3rd   February 4th
February 5th   February 6th   February 7th   February 8th


February 7th:

Everyman Challenge race results.



Finish Class Car# First Last Start Time Finish Time Elapsed Time Difference Comments
1 4500 88 John Currie 8:02:30 13:41:09 5:38:39
2 4500 4558 Brandon Heyes 8:05:00 14:21:58 6:16:58 0:38:19
3 4500 4588 Mike Johnson 8:05:30 14:23:22 6:17:52 0:00:54
4 4500 4499 Jesse Haines 8:07:00 16:19:22 8:12:22 1:54:30
DQ 4500 69 Jim Marsden 8:08:00 13:38:36 5:30:36 DQ
DNF 4500 4537 Robert Tallini DNS DNS DNS 0:00:00
DNF 4500 4582 Aaron Betzner DNS DNS DNS 0:00:00


Start positions for 2013 King of the Hammers race.



Start Class Car# First Last Start Class Car# First Last Start Class Car# First Last
1 KOH 76 Jason Scherer 46 KOH 4138 Craig Ross 91 KOH 4413 Doug Bigelow
2 KOH 5 Shannon Campbell 47 LCQ 313 Dustyn Friesen 92 KOH 83 Raul Gomez
3 KOH 80 TJ Flores 48 KOH 4472 Dustin Isenhour 93 KOH 100 Fabio Manno
4 KOH 77 Robby Gordon 49 KOH 4403 Ben Dinkins 94 KOH 4455 Andy Brown
5 KOH 4486 Marcos Gomez 50 LCQ 968 Jason Weidhuner 95 KOH 1272 Stephane Zosso
6 KOH 67 Loren Healy 51 KOH 4411 Ryan Hagel 96 KOH 4431 Mike Klensin
7 KOH 4417 Matthew Messer 52 KOH 816 Lucas Murphy 97 KOH 4434 Kevin Yoder
8 LCQ 4454 JT Stephens 53 KOH 524 Mark Danzo 98 KOH 4468 John Webb
9 LCQ 4448 Randy Slawson 54 KOH 4478 Les Figueroa 99 KOH 51 Masanori Tsuda
10 KOH 4420 Derek West 55 KOH 929 Michael Feagins 100 KOH 66 Eric Anderson
11 KOH 4438 Scott Ward 56 KOH 2228 Nick Finch 101 KOH 4343 Tim Diekmann
12 KOH 4404 Nick Nelson 57 KOH 890 Jonathan Terhune 102 KOH 68 Axel Burmann
13 KOH 5252 Bill Baird 58 KOH 4419 Jeremy Dickenson 103 KOH 429 Troy Stone
14 KOH 4435 Kevin Sacalas 59 KOH 4450 Dave Bovich 104 KOH 420 George Kane
15 KOH 4461 Ben Napier 60 LCQ 74 Matt Rager 105 KOH 4489 Pier Acerni
16 KOH 4421 Erik Miller 61 LCQ 509 Mike Hoffman 106 KOH 4474 Richie Carter
17 KOH 4414 Jason Shipman 62 LCQ 4440 Travis Cook 107 KOH 4680 Cody Addington
18 KOH 4415 Larry McRae 63 KOH 4580 Jordan Townsend 108 KOH 4487 Matt Nieman
19 KOH 8 Nick Campbell 64 LCQ 9901 Brian Caprara 109 KOH 4463 Rob Lynch
20 KOH 81 Levi Shirley 65 KOH 4488 Stephen Watson 110 KOH 4407 Cottin Rodd
21 KOH 55 Eddie Peterson 66 LCQ 96 Larry Gipson 111 KOH 104 Jim Brown
22 KOH 18 Brian Shirley 67 LCQ 4423 Chad Wheeler 112 KOH 69 Jim Marsden
23 KOH 53 Chris Hoyt 68 LCQ 4459 Keith Xavier 113 KOH 4499 Jesse Haines
24 KOH 144 Chicky Barton 69 KOH 701 Greg Lundeen 114 KOH 28 John James
25 LCQ 117 Jason Fish 70 KOH 4505 Jeff Rector 115 KOH 338 Matthew Peterson
26 KOH 4464 Corey Kuchta 71 LCQ 49 Matt Burkett 116 KOH 58 Dan Guyer
27 KOH 4441 Darren Henke 72 KOH 697 Dave Ashman 117 KOH 0 Robby Woods
28 KOH 4466 Ivan VanOrtwick 73 KOH 4481 Alex Hardaway 118 KOH 4451 Mel Wade
29 KOH 97 BJ Baldwin 74 KOH 4471 Dave Schneider 119 KOH 4410 Bart Dixon
30 KOH 27 Jon Cagliero 75 KOH 914 Sean Rose 120 KOH 927 Doug Kahlstrom
31 KOH 3 Wayland Campbell 76 KOH 36 Ben Swain 121 KOH 2 Casey Currie
32 KOH 26 Clay Gilstrap 77 KOH 4108 Tim Smoluk 122 KOH 4776 Brendon Thompsen
33 KOH 4427 Jeff Russell 78 KOH 4476 Kevin Gamble 123 KOH 1 Brad Lovell
34 KOH 4446 Gary Ferravanti Sr 79 KOH 13 JT Taylor 124 KOH 24 Chip Cross
35 KOH 4444 Jason Pickett 80 KOH 16 Jason Carner 125 EMC 88 John Currie
36 KOH 966 Jason Blanton 81 KOH 245 Chris Reid 126 EMC 4608 Matt Peterson
37 LCQ 4494 Chris Garrison 82 KOH 4473 Brent Goegebuer 127 KOH 4409 Paul Garner
38 KOH 302 Tony Rietdorf 83 KOH 4493 Andrew McLaughlin 128 KOH 6665 George Styrc
39 KOH 4482 JP Gomez 84 KOH 4422 Curt LeDuc 129 4490 4490 Gary Ferravanti, Jr.
40 KOH 4485 Tony Pellegrino 85 KOH 197 Ragnar Robertson
41 KOH 210 Greg Adler 86 KOH 911 David Buchberger
42 KOH 321 Tom Wayes 87 KOH 4408 Stan Haynes
43 KOH 4418 Mike Colville 88 KOH 4469 Jack Childers
44 KOH 707 Michael Kelly 89 KOH 23 Scott Porter
45 LCQ 257 Warren Thomas 90 KOH 4445 Hal Deschamp


69 Jim Marsdens car who got 1st but was disqualified at 2013 KOH


Jim Marsden's car #69. Jim competed in the Every Man Challenge and the King of the Hammers. Jim go the physical first position for the EMC, but got disqualified for using sticky tires and full hydro steering (their rig was set up for KOH). Unfortunately, Jim did not finish KOH.

88 John currie at 2013 king of the hammers in hammer town


Another sticker being added to John Currie's Rig #88, before the Every Man Challenge.

88 john curries race car for the emc race 2013


John Currie's race car for the EMC race in line to start.

2013 king of the hammers save the hammers party by genright


During the GenRight Save the Hammer's party in Hammer Town.

2013 KOH hammertown school district car


The Hammer Town School District bus is built for some serious off roading!

2013 koh stage watching the every man challenge race


Watching the EMC racers from the KOH stage in Hammer Town.

4485 genright race car in front of the 2013 genright pavilion at king of the hammers


#4485, the GenRight race car in front of the GenRight Oasis in Hammer Town.

4485 genright race car in teh genright oasis tent during the 2013 KOH


Genright race car in the GenRight Oasis getting worked on.

4505 jeff rectors rig in hammertown for the 2013 EMC race


#4505 Jeff Rector's race car in Hammer Town before the EMC race.

4507 fraziers car getting ready for 2013 KOH


#4507 Frazier's car getting ready for the 2013 Every Man Challenge at KOH.

4507 tyler fraziers rig for he 2013 every man challenge


Tyler Frazier's rig with his sponsors.

4511 alan johnson at hammer town for the 2013 KOH


#4511 Alan Johnson's rig at 2013 King of the hammers

4515 mitch funks car for the 2013 every man challenge race


#4515 Mitch Funk's car for the 2013 Every Man Challenge race.

4526 Jesse Bayne in hammer town for the 2013 EMC race


#4526 Jesse Bayne's car in Hammer Town.

4531 shawn rants in line for 2013 EMC at king of the hammers


Shawn Rants #4531 in line to start the EMC race during the 2013 KOH.

4557 mike faloskys rig for 2013 Every man challenge race


#4557 Mike Falosky's off road racing rig at the 2013 Every Man Challenge.

4558 brandon heyes won 2nd place in the 2013 every man challenge


#4558 Brandon Heyes before the 2013 EMC race. Brandon won 2nd place in the 2013 Every Man Challenge.

4560 larry nickells race car for the 2013 KOH EMC race


Larry Nickell's race car for EMC in Hammertown.

4565 richard garretts race car sponsored by genright for the 2013 EMC race


Richard Garrett's race car #4565. Richard was sponsored by GenRight for the 2013 Every Man Challenge.

4578 paul bickerton prepping for 2013 every man challenge race


#4578 Paul Bickerton getting ready for the 2013 EMC race.

4605 albert contreras in the pro comp every man challenge 2013 race


Albert Contreras #4605 was in the Pro Comp Every Man Challenge race 2013.

4608 mathew petersons car in hammertown for 2013 every man challenge


Mathew Peterson's car #4608 in Hammer Town getting in line for EMC.

4610 andy glenn race car hammertown school district 2013 koh


#4610 Andy Glenn painted his car as the "Hammer Town School District" bus.

4612 ben varossas every man challenge 2013 race car genright


Ben Varossa's #4612 was sponsored by GenRight to compete in the 2013 EMC at King of the Hammers.

4633 greg mulkeys rig in hammer town for 2013 EMC race


#4633 Greg Mulkeys rig in Hammer Town for the EMC race.

4644 thomas yash with genright fenders at 2013 koh


#4644 Thomas Yash with some GenRight parts at 2013 KOH.

4648 brian brehrend for the 2013 every man challenge for king of the hammers


Brian Brehrend's race car #4648 getting in line before the EMC.

4651 mel wade in hammer town for 2013 King of the hammers


#4651 Mel Wade in Hammer Town for the 2013 King of the Hammers.

alan johnson and richard garrett in line for the 2013 every man challenge race


Alan Johnson and Richard Garrett line up together for the start line. Cars were let out 2 at a time during the EMC race.

back of 4505jeff rectors car for the 2013 king of the hammers


The back of #4505 Jeff Rector's car before the 2013 Every Man Challenge in Hammer Town.

back of the genrihgt pavilion oasis at hammetown 2013 koh


GenRight team member getting the grub ready behind the GenRight Oasis pavilion in Hammer Town.

back of thomas yashes rig at 2013 king of the hammers


The back of Thomas Yash's rig at the King of the Hammers.

crowd in the save the hammers party in hammer town during the 2013 king of the hammers


Some of the crowd in the GenRight Save the Hammers party in Hammer Town.

early morning before the every man challenge race at KOH


Early Morning before the Every Man Challenge. Some of the racers including Ben Varossa are getting in line.

genright pavilion oasis front of the tent at sunset in hammer town KOH 2013


The GenRight Oasis pavilion. We had plenty of gear, food, toys and shelter from Hammer Town's sand and winds in the tent.

genright richard garrett in 2013 hammer town


Back of Richard Garrett's car while he gets directed to his position.

Genright signs and booth in hammertown KOH


Looking out from the GenRight pavilion across Hammer Town to the Jumbo Tron.

genright sponsored car varossa for 2013 EMC race at KOH


Ben Varossa's car sponsored by GenRight.

genright sticker at every man challenge race 2013 in hammer town


GenRight sticker at the Every Man Challenge race.

genright tent at the 2013 king of the hammers


Inside the GenRight tent in Hammer Town, with some of the Rock Addicts Racing crew.

greg mulkey 2013 koh every man challenge racer


#4633 Greg Mulkey's car in line for EMC.

guys in hammer town organizing the every man challenge race


Getting all the cars in position and checekd out looked like hard work.

guys inside the genright oasis in hammer town 2013


The GenRight Oasis was busy the whole week with off roaders checking out the GenRight wares!

hammer town was crazy before the every man challenge race


Hammer Town getting ready for EMC.

happy customers inside the genright pavilion during the 2013 KOH


Happy customers in the GenRight Oasis. Not only do we provide the best Jeep accessories and parts for our customers, we also feed them!


in front of the 2013 genright oasis tent at KOH


In front of the Design Engineering tent, nice hoodies! (New GenRight 2013 KOH hoodies on sale)

in front of the genright 4485 race car for the 2013 king of the hammers


The race car always draws a merry crowd, in the GenRight Oasis tent at 20113 KOH.

inside the genright pavilion at the 2013 KOH


Inside the pavilion at KOH. Rockstar provided us with lots of drinks and furniture!

jim marsden sticky tires and full hydro disqualification at 2013 KOH


Side of Jim Marsden's car where he got a bit of a scrape.

Jim marsdens off road racer at 2013 every man challenge


That's right, #69 Jim Marsden's car was right side drive, just like those crazy European cars.

john curries trailer in hammer town for the 2013 emc king of the hammers race


The Axial trailer in Hammer Town.

jumbo tron and stage for the 2013 king of the hammers


Jumbo Tron and stage for the 2013 King of the Hammers.

line to start the 2013 EMC race at KOH


More fo the line to start the EMC race at KOH 2013.

looking out over hammer town jim marsden in the corner


Looking out to Johnson Valley and Hammer Town. Jim Marsden's rig is on the left.

lots of people in the genright tent at the 2013 KOH in hammer town


Whether it was Jeep talk, race speculation, or just to get some cool energy drinks from Rockstar, the GenRight Oasis was the place to be.

mike lashers jeep in front of the genright oasis in hammer town for the 2013 king of the hammers


Mike Lasher's Jeep in front of the GenRight Oasis. Mike has some great GenRight product on his rig!

mitch funks car for 2013 king of the hammers race


Mitch Funk's car before the race.

more of bickertons race car at 2013 king of the hammers


Some more of Bickerton's race car in Hammer Town.

morning of the every man challenge 2013 in hammer town


Early morning of the Every Man Challenge in Hammer Town. Everyone is getting ready for the race!


racing addicts inside the genright pavilion tent 2013 KOH


Rockstar and a sick GenRight T shirt can make any one happy!

richard garrett and alan johnson starting the 2013 every man challenge race


Richard Garret and Alan Johnson on the start line for the EMC race.

richard garrett racing in the 2013 KOH race


Alan Johnson coming around the first corner.

richard garrett sponsored by genright in the 2013 emc race


Richard Garrett following Alan Johnson out of the start.

Richard gauthiers car for the 2013 every man challenge race.


Richard Gauthiers car #4643 for the Every Man Challenge Race. Although he did not make it within the qualifying time, KOH still awarded Richard with 2nd Place in EMC.

rocky dorame 4563 racing for the 2013 emc at KOH


#4563 Rocky Dorame's rig for the Every Man Challenge.

save the hammer party in the genright oasis tent at the 2013 king of the hammers


Snacks and good food feed the crowd in GenRight's Oasis during the Save the Hammers party.

save the hammers part in the genright pavilion for the 2013 KOH


Good times in the Save the Hammers party.

save the hammers party by genright off road at the 2013 koh


To get into the Save the Hammers event, you had to have a Save the Hammers T shirt, available only at 2013 KOH.

save the hammers party in hammer town for 2013 koh


More from the GenRight Oasis.

save the hammers party in the genright tent 2013 king of the hammers


Bo Neece and Tierra del Sol gave $5,000 to the Save the Hammers foundation at GenRight's party.

save the hammers t shirts on guests during the 2013 king of the hammers


Lots of fun and leis in the Oasis.

side of mitch funks off road car in hammer town 2013


Mitch Funk in line to start the race.

start and finish line for the 2013 every man challenge race KOH


On the start line for the Every Man Challenge race.

tim pellegrino and parks and rec inside the genright oasis tent for the 2013 king of the hammers


Tim giving out a buisness card to Parks and Rec. They need high quality offroading equipment too!

tony pellegrino at the save the hammers event during 2013 koh


Tony Pellegrino on stage at the Save the Hammers party.


tony pellegrino on stage in the genright oasis tent for the 2013 save the hammers party


Tony talking about the threat to the Hammers and Johnson Valley, and how we can save our OHV area.


watching the jumbo tron at the 2013 every man challenge KOH


View of the Jumbo Tron during the 2013 Every Man Challenge.

working on the genright 4485 race car befor ethe 2013 king of teh hammers race


Working on the GenRight #4485 race car before the race.


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February 5th & 6th:

Qualifying times for KOH racers to determine position on race day. day 1 and Day 2 final results.



Position Car# First Last Time Position Car# First Last Time Position Car# First Last Time
1 76 Jason Scherer 0:03:19 61 509 Mike Hoffman 0:04:39 121 168 Michael Scott 0:06:37
2 5 Shannon Campbell 0:03:25 62 4440 Travis Cook 0:04:40 122 91 Lance Hamilton 0:06:49
3 80 TJ Flores 0:03:26 63 4580 Jordan Townsend 0:04:40 123 420 George Kane 0:07:18
4 77 Robby Gordon 0:03:41 64 9901 Brian Caprara 0:04:42 124 4489 Pier Acerni 0:07:19
5 4486 Marcos Gomez 0:03:42 65 4488 Stephen Watson 0:04:43 125 4474 Richie Carter 0:08:25
6 67 Loren Healy 0:03:43 66 96 Larry Gipson 0:04:43 126 4680 Cody Addington 0:09:01
7 4417 Matthew Messer 0:03:44 67 4423 Chad Wheeler 0:04:43 127 4487 Matt Nieman 0:09:26
8 4454 JT Stephens 0:03:47 68 4459 Keith Xavier 0:04:43 128 4463 Rob Lynch 0:10:40
9 4448 Randy Slawson 0:03:48 69 701 Greg Lundeen 0:04:44 129 97 Jeremy Hammer DNF
10 4420 Derek West 0:03:48 70 4505 Jeff Rector 0:04:44 130 69 Jim Marsden DNF
11 4438 Scott Ward 0:03:49 71 49 Matt Burkett 0:04:45 131 104 Jim Brown DNF
12 4404 Nick Nelson 0:03:52 72 697 Dave Ashman 0:04:45 132 570 Zach Vaughn DNF
13 5252 Bill Baird 0:03:55 73 4481 Alex Hardaway 0:04:45 133 4410 Curtis Warner DNF
14 4435 Kevin Sacalas 0:03:55 74 4490 Mike Nappi 0:04:45 134 4775 Jake Hallenbeck DNF
15 4461 Ben Napier 0:03:55 75 4405 Travis Carpenter 0:04:47 135 4499 Jesse Haines DNF
16 4421 Erik Miller 0:03:56 76 213 Shad Gunderman 0:04:48 136 689 Rob Larson DNF
17 4414 Jason Shipman 0:03:56 77 4471 Dave Schneider 0:04:50 137 62 James Evans DNF
18 4415 Larry McRae 0:03:58 78 914 Sean Rose 0:04:51 138 6665 George Styrc DNF
19 8 Nick Campbell 0:04:01 79 4409 Paul Garner 0:04:53 139 502 Eric Brown DNF
20 81 Levi Shirley 0:04:02 80 36 Ben Swain 0:04:55 140 28 John James DNF
21 55 Eddie Peterson 0:04:06 81 4108 Tim Smoluk 0:04:55 141 75 Scott Foley DNF
22 18 Brian Shirley 0:04:06 82 308 Rocco Baldassarre 0:04:55 142 4477 Nathan Unruh DNF
23 53 Chris Hoyt 0:04:07 83 4476 Kevin Gamble 0:04:55 143 333 Dustin Raber DNF
24 144 Chicky Barton 0:04:09 84 4457 Doug Evans 0:04:56 144 4437 Dustin Sexton DNF
25 117 Jason Fish 0:04:09 85 13 JT Taylor 0:04:58 145 513 Craig Jerson DNF
26 4464 Corey Kuchta 0:04:10 86 16 Jason Carner 0:04:59 146 927 Darren Runion DNF
27 4441 Darren Henke 0:04:11 87 245 Chris Reid 0:05:00 147 4492 Michael Bergman DNS
28 4466 Ivan VanOrtwick 0:04:11 88 4473 Brent Goegebuer 0:05:02 148 11 Bruce Szember DNS
29 97 BJ Baldwin 0:04:12 89 4493 Andrew McLaughlin 0:05:03 149 107 Seth Santikos DNS
30 27 Jon Cagliero 0:04:13 90 4422 Curt LeDuc 0:05:05 150 4680 Cody Addington DNS
31 3 Wayland Campbell 0:04:14 91 197 Ragnar Robertson 0:05:09 151 4416 Brian Tilton DNS
32 26 Clay Gilstrap 0:04:14 92 82 Jeremy Ford 0:05:10 152 713 Paul Ojala DNS
33 4427 Jeff Russell 0:04:14 93 911 David Buchberger 0:05:12 153 4451 Mel Wade DNS
34 4446 Gary Ferravanti Sr 0:04:15 94 4408 Stan Haynes 0:05:12 154 58 Dan Guyer DNS
35 4444 Jason Pickett 0:04:18 95 4469 Jack Childers 0:05:13 155 107 Carlos Banegas DNS
36 966 Jason Blanton 0:04:19 96 23 Scott Porter 0:05:15 156 4475 Gary Ferravanti Jr DNS
37 4494 Chris Garrison 0:04:20 97 4445 Hal Deschamp 0:05:15 157 197 Ragnar Robertson DNS
38 302 Tony Rietdorf 0:04:21 98 4413 Doug Bigelow 0:05:17 158 4 Michael Odom DNS
39 4482 JP Gomez 0:04:21 99 4412 Don Radtke 0:05:22 159 57 Dana Verdoorn DNS
40 4485 Tony Pellegrino 0:04:22 100 83 Raul Gomez 0:05:22 160 4480 Bill Phillips DNS
41 210 Greg Adler 0:04:23 101 100 Fabio Manno 0:05:25 161 609 Mike McQuiston DNS
42 321 Tom Wayes 0:04:23 102 4455 Andy Brown 0:05:27 162 11 Bruce Szember DNS
43 4418 Mike Colville 0:04:25 103 1272 Stephane Zosso 0:05:28 163 24 Chip Cross DNS
44 707 Michael Kelly 0:04:25 104 4431 Mike Klensin 0:05:29 164 327 Jim Lambert DNS
45 257 Warren Thomas 0:04:26 105 50 Damen Nikolakakis 0:05:35 165 45 Jesse Jurado DNS
46 4138 Craig Ross 0:04:26 106 10 Justin Foxworthy 0:05:40 166 4451 Mel Wade DNS
47 313 Dustyn Friesen 0:04:27 107 4434 Kevin Yoder 0:05:40 167 2 Casey Currie DNS
48 4472 Dustin Isenhour 0:04:28 108 56 Matt Rose 0:05:43 168 338 Matthew Peterson DNS
49 4403 Ben Dinkins 0:04:29 109 54 Christopher Leever 0:05:44 169 927 Doug Kahlstrom DNS
50 968 Jason Weidhuner 0:04:30 110 21 Michael Anderson 0:05:46 170 775 Robert Daly DNS
51 4411 Ryan Hagel 0:04:30 111 4468 John Webb 0:05:47 171 689 Rob Larson DNS
52 816 Lucas Murphy 0:04:30 112 51 Masanori Tsuda 0:05:47 172 427 Chip MacLaughlin DNS
53 524 Mark Danzo 0:04:31 113 7 Phil Pasciak 0:05:48 173 1 Brad Lovell DNS
54 4478 Les Figueroa 0:04:33 114 66 Eric Anderson 0:05:55 174 4407 Cottin Rodd DNF
55 929 Michael Feagins 0:04:34 115 4343 Tim Diekmann 0:05:55
56 2228 Nick Finch 0:04:37 116 833 Rod Kaven 0:06:04
57 890 Jonathan Terhune 0:04:38 117 3447 Martin Zaritsky 0:06:13
58 4419 Jeremy Dickenson 0:04:38 118 68 Axel Burmann 0:06:23
59 4450 Dave Bovich 0:04:38 119 602 Airen Patrick 0:06:25
60 74 Matt Rager 0:04:38 120 429 Troy Stone 0:06:36


Racer qualifying for 2013 king of the hammers


Qualifying for KOH on the time trial course.

4485 genright race car with tony pellegrino waiting in line for the qualifying run 2013 KOH


The GenRight 4485 race car in line, waiting for the qualifying run.

pit row in hammer town 2013 KOH


Along the pit row in Hammer Town.

King of the Mowers rig at 2013 KOH


King of the Mowers Rig.

waiting in line for the qualifying course at 2013 king of the hammers


Waiting in line to qualify for the 2013 King of the Hammers race.

genright 4485 tony pellegrino at qualifying start line


Tony Pellegrino recieveing some last minute instructions beofre startin ghis qualifying lap.

Richie carter 4474 just before the qualifying run at 2013 KOH


Close up of Richie Carter before the qualifying runs. Richie was the first to try the course.

4423 qualifying for the 2013 KOH race in hammertown


Chad Wheeler qualifying for the 2013 KOH.

2013 King of the hammers qualifying course from hammer town


Looking out at the qualifying course from Hammertown, for the 2013 King of the Hammers.

Richie Carter about to leave for his qualifying run for 2013 KOH


Richie Carter just before he starts the qualifying course.

Jumbo tron at the king of the motos race 2013


Jumnbo tron area after the 2013 King of the Motos Motorcross race.

side of richie carters race car 4474 at KOH


Side of Richie Carter's race car at KOH.

welding at the 2013 king of the hammers


Getting a little welding done before the qualifying rounds.

Tony pellegrino giving his thoughts on the qualifying course at KOH


Tony giving his thoughts on his qualifying run for KOH.

crowd at the qualifier entrance for KOH 2013


This was the crowd at the entrance to the qualifying course.

Tony pellegrino in 4485 starting his qualifying run


Tony starting his qualifying run.

high quality donalson air filter on jeep


A strange looking air filter discovered at KOH.

genright rv and trailer parked near the 101 pits in hammer town


GenRight RV and trailer near the 101 pit area in Hammer Town.

February 4th:

King of the Motos Race!

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February 2nd & 3rd:

2013 KOH campire in hammer town


Campfire in Hammer Town.

GenRight pit crew setting up genright pavilion in hammer town during 2013 king of the hammers


Some of GenRight's Pit Crew helping out to set up the GenRight Pavilion at 2013 King of the Hammers.

Genright race car 4485 in front of genright pavilion at king of the hammers 2013 in hammer town


In front of the GenRight Pavilion, the race car always draws a good crowd!

closing ceremony of king of the motos at king of the hammers in hammer town


Wrap up for King of the Motos, looking across the crowd to the JUMBO TRON!

February 1st:

Tony Pellegrino grind on the 4485 race buggy at 2013 King of the Hammers


Tony grinding on the #4485 race car to add some clearance with DMR Automotriz from Lima, Peru.

GenRight Pavilion at the 2013 King of the Hammers


GenRight Pavilion at the 2013 King of the Hammers!

King of the Hammers 2013 race course map


King of the Hammers 2013 Race course map!

January 31st:

GenRight RV and trailer heading out to Johnson Valley CA for 2013 King of the Hammers


Heading out early in the morning to the 2013 KOH! Tony and the team are taking our giant RV and trailer with GenRight car wrap.

January 30th:

Tony Pellegrino checking out the GenRight 4485 race buggy before 2013 King of the Hammers


Tony Pellegrino double checking the #4485 GenRight race car before heading out to 2013 King of the Hammers.

Tony Pellegrino doing some last minute prep on the GenRight 4485 race buggy before 2013 King of the Hammers


Some last minute inspection by Tony on the controls late last night.



GenRight and King of the Hammers Race History:

In 2011 GenRight's own Tony Pelligrino finished in 2nd Place. 

In 2010 Tony finished in 14th place after a battle to stay on top. At the beginning of the 2011 KOH Race, Tony and the #4485 buggy started in 92nd place out of 99. With each mile Tony was able to overcome other racers, until at mile 36 Tony had passed 74 entrants and gotten up to 18th! The streak was ended when the car got a flat tire and was held up due to traffic on the course. Still gaining positions, Tony was stopped after a flip over Sunbonnet. Despite the trials, set backs and unforeseen problems, the car was fast and Tony came in 14th place. 

2013 King of the Hammmers Race Info: 

  • Dates: This year's King of the Hammers beigns on February, 1st and ends on February, 8th.

  • Location: King of the Hammers is located in the Means Dry Lake Bed, Johnson Valley, California.

  • Registration: Registration and Pre-Running opens at 9:00AM on February 1st and continues onto February 2nd.

  • King of the Motos: King of the Motos, Motorcross Race, finish and awards ceremony on February 3rd.

  • Qualifying Day 1: Day 1 of Qualifying for starting positions on February, 5th.

  • Qualifying Day 2: Day 2 of Qualifyingfor starting positions, and Close of Qualifying on February, 6th.

  • Every Man Challenge Race: Every Man Challenge Race begins on February, 7th.

  • HCR King of The Hammers UTV Race: King of the Hammers UTV Race begins on February, 7th.

  • GenRight Save The Hammers & International Driver VIP Party: GenRight Save The Hammers & International Driver VIP Party at the GenRight Booth on February, 7th.

  • 2013 Griffin King of the Hammers Race: 2013 Griffin King of the Hammers Race starts and closes on February, 8th.

  • 2013 Griffin King of the Hammers Awards Ceremony: 2013 KOH awards ceremony on February, 9th.


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February 5th   February 6th   February 7th   February 8th