2010 Griffin King of the Hammers Last Chance Qualifier Results

JOHNSON VALLEY, CA,   FEBRUARY 5, 2010:  The winner of the 2010 4 Wheel Parts Last Chance Qualifier is Ritchie Keller with a time of 12:09.  Keller will start in the 5th position in the 2010 Griffin King of the Hammers main race.

The racing action was intense for these Last Chance Qualifiers.  Tuesday, 17 cars left the line, and 15 received a time.  Larry Gipson and Jonathon Terhune both DNF’d and packed up to head home.  The fast time of the day was Ritchie Keller with 12minutes 9 seconds.  The mid-pack group was around 20 minutes to complete the very difficult 6 mile course.

The racing action continued on Wednesday, but after a complete night of rain.  The course was now muddy and the rocks were slippery which made for much more intense racing action.  There were six DNF’s on todays course, with most of them being mechanical challenges that drivers had been plagued with for the last few days.

The top 21 will transfer into the main race.  There may be additional transfers depending on main race drop outs.

1         Ritchie Keller         12:09

2         Matt Peterson         13:40

3         Michael Feagins         13:51

4         Jason Feuilly         14:18

5         Loren Healy         14:18

6         Cottin Rodd         15:51

7         Gary Ferravonti         16:34

8         Michael Colville         16:45

9         Jack Childers         17:04

10         Joey Weber         20:05

11         Bill Kreisel         20:51

12         Les Figueroa         22:02

13         James Andrus         22:30

14         Jason Blanton         23:24

15         Carl Nielson         23:38

16         Brandon Davis         23:49

23         Robert Foster         24:49

17         Andy Gladen         24:55

18         AJ Condon         25:26

19         Matt Enochs         25:56

24         Brandon Johnson         27:32

25         Brian Tilton         27:37

20         Chris Garrison         29:28

21         Tim Emick         33:37

22         Shawn Fisher         35:05

26         John Goodby         47:51

27         Ian McGlynn         51:39

28         Larry Gipson         DNF

29         Jonathon Terhune         DNF

30         Chad Wheeler         DNF

31         Aaron Beckstead         DNF

32         Damian Layer         DNF

33         John Bennett         DNF

34         Mark Weel         DNF

35         Jose Ponce         DNF

2010 Griffin King of the Hammers Starting Grid for LCQ Finishers

3            LCQ 8

5            LCQ 1

9            LCQ 10

10            LCQ 2

14            LCQ 18

18            LCQ 16

19            LCQ 9

25            LCQ 14

26            LCQ 19

34            LCQ 11

53            LCQ 5

58            LCQ 3

60            LCQ 6

64            LCQ 21

75            LCQ 20

77            LCQ 17

82            LCQ 13

83            LCQ 15

84            LCQ 7

94            LCQ 4

99            LCQ 12

2010 Griffin King of the Hammers

4 Wheel Parts Last Chance Qualifier

Pit Bull Tires UTV King of the Hammers

Official Tire: BFGoodrich

Official Wheel: RaceLine

Official Light:  Vision X

Official Shock:  FOA

Official Suspension System: GenRight

Official Toyota Rock Crawling Parts Supplier: Trail Gear

Official Steering: PSC Motorsports

Official Oil: Royal Purple

Official RC Car: Traxxas

Hammerking Productions, Inc. created the “King of the Hammers” off-road race in 2007 (www.kingofthehammers.com).  The 2010 Griffin King of the Hammers will be on Friday February 12th, 2010 where over 15,000 drivers and fans from around the globe will descend on the desert of Johnson Valley for over a week of off-road related activities.  The 2009 running of the King of the Hammers was featured on Spike TV and in the film “Second Crusade.”  In 2009, Hammerking expanded race action to include three additional regional qualifiers for the 2010 race.  In 2010, there will also be the addition of the Pit Bull Tires UTV King of the Hammers on Thursday February 11th, 2010. More information can be found at www.kingofthehammers.com.