2019 King of the Hammers: Latest Update

2019 Nitto King of the Hammers Presented by Optima Batteries
Happy Holidays! 
2019 KOH Week will be one for the record books!  We have nearly 345 teams committed to participate. This email is full of important updates for teams, including last call for Hammertown addresses, KOH Pre-Show info, and reminders about qualifying for the UTV and EMC classes! Please read through this email carefully to make sure you are staying on top of important info! 
Spectator Tickets and Camper Passes are available at www.Ultra4license.com.

The 4 Wheel Parts KOH Pre-Show at AMADA will be LIVE from Orange County on 1/9! 
Everyone is welcome to attend! Starting at 4PM we will be doing tours of Amada. At 5PM they will be serving food and at 6PM we will go live for those who aren't able to join us on site. We will discuss starting order for qualifying, details of the race, and what new things can be expected during this year's KOH Week. 

Renegade Fuel -- Official Fuel of ULTRA4 and KOH
Renegade Race Fuel -- The Official Race Fuel of ULTRA4 will be delivering fuel on site on the Lakebed, and will be on site for every ULTRA4 race for the 2019 season. They have access to all types of fuel. Teams can pre-order fuel and it will be waiting on-site for them at any given race. Call Jody Morris at 270-467-4219 or email at: [email protected] to order your fuel.

RCV Offers Support for 2019 Season to ULTRA4 Teams 
As the Official UTV Axle of Ultra4 Racing, RCV is offering three levels of support for Ultra4 UTV drivers for the 2019 season. The program is open to any new and existing RCV UTV driver. The various levels of support allow product to be obtained at discounts not available to the public.  These racer accounts include many additional benefits such as access to the Race Prep/Rebuild program. Drivers may schedule to send race axles in to be inspected and race-prepped at any time throughout the season.

Click below to submit your Race Program request form:
https://www.rcvperformance.com/rcv-racer-program

RCV Performance offers proven race products for Polaris, CanAm, & Yamaha.  Axles are available in OEM length and most long travel applications.  Prop Shafts are available in Chromoly or Carbon Fiber.  Please allow 2-4 weeks for custom-length axles or CV prop shafts to be made.

New!  All RCV UTV components are backed by a 1 year warranty against breakage.

To set up an account:  Complete the RCV Sponsorship Form and submit your racer proposal via email to [email protected].  You must register an account and log in to access the Sponsorship form.


ShareMyCoach Returns as Official RV Partner of King of The Hammers and ULTRA4 Racing


With more than $50 Million in inventory and 7 locations currently on the west coast, the privately held ShareMyCoach, is an ideal partner to help meet the increasing demand for RV and travel-trailer rentals as Nitto King of The Hammers powered by Optima continues to grow exponentially in both teams and spectators each year. Some of the amenities ShareMyCoach is able to offer include; pre-purchasing groceries, shipping personal items in advance to be delivered to the lake bed along with the rental RVs, hotel quality linens and bedding, and the rental of high-end electrical bicycles. All rentals include standard housewares and the amenities needed to operate the vehicle.  Please click here to see what options are available. 

Qualifying Option for Limited and UTV Drivers Click here to pay for qualifying if you haven't already done so. 
Anyone in the 4500, 4600, 4800, 4900/UTV Classes that wanted to qualify MUST pay for qualifying by 1/4/2019.  With the live show in two weeks, you must be signed up by 1/4 if you wish to qualify! If you have yet to pay for qualifying, you must do so immediately!  


Qualifying is not a requirement. The cost to qualify will be $250. This covers all the expenses involved with qualifying which include: permit fees for racing, on-site medical, and live coverage. UTVs will qualify on Saturday 2/2. PLEASE NOTE IF YOU ARE RACING PARKER ON SATURDAY AND NEED TO QUALIFY ON FRIDAY, please contact Dave at [email protected]. All EMC Classes 4500s, 4600s and 4800s will qualify on Monday, 2/4.

As was the case in 2018, 4500s and 4800s will start in the order they qualify regardless of class. Those that do not wish to qualify will be randomized, and start behind those that qualified. Non-Qualifying 4500s and 4800s will be randomized together and will start behind qualified drivers from both classes. 4600s will start behind 4500s and 4800s in the order they qualified followed by randomized starts. You cannot pay to qualify on site.

We will be randomizing the names of those that did not pay to qualify and drawing them at the 4WP KOH Live Pre-Show in January. 4400s and T1 Desert Trucks already pay for qualifying in their entry fees and do not need to pay additionally for this option. 

USAC for Drivers 
USAC Insurance is available at the following link: ULTRA4license.com
When drivers sign up for USAC insurance online they will receive scannable tickets (QR Codes) for their competitor entry which includes their Hammertown parking stickers redeemable at the front gate on Boone Rd. Please save these tickets! Those registering will receive an email, but can also print or text tickets. 

Annual Vs. Single Event
Drivers racing only KOH may sign up for single-event USAC insurance. Those paying for single-event insurance, must pay their tech fee separately on ultra4racing.com  Drivers racing multiple ULTRA4 races should sign up for annual USAC insurance, which also covers the cost of the annual tech fee. 

No Parking stickers are comped for Camper Passes. Everyone must pay the $20 per camping vehicle either at the gate or online and present proof of purchase at the gate. Camper passes are also available at ultra4license.com 
Please note: Co-drivers and Pit Crew are also eligible to purchase additional parking stickers when they purchase their USAC Bands. Only the person whose name is on the ticket can pick up the parking stickers at the front gate.
If more parking stickers are needed after all team members register, they will be available for purchase on-site with cash. Supplies are limited to keep traffic in Hammertown reasonable. Parking stickers are non-refundable, so please do not purchase more than necessary. 

USAC Insurance for Co-Drivers and Pit Crew
Pit Crew and Co-drivers can sign up for either single use USAC insurance or an annual USAC insurance pass at this link: ULTRA4License.com. When registering, Co-drivers and pit crew will receive a ticket/QR Code. Please retain this code either via email, text or print. You will need to present it at the front gate to receive your wrist band. 

Annual vs. Single Event: 
If Co-drivers are racing more than one race in a season, the annual license is the way to go. For pit crew, the annual license makes sense if crew are planning to attend at least 4 ULTRA4 races in a season, or they would like the hard card for benefits such as the Jeep Discount Program. Pit passes will be available for sale on the lake bed as well, but this process allows pit crew members to sign their waiver and pick up their own bands when entering Hammertown and streamlines the process at the front gate. 

Co-drivers and Pit Crew are eligible to purchase additional parking stickers when purchasing their USAC for KOH. Only stickered vehicles will be able to drive, park and camp in the Hammertown Garage areas. Only the person whose name is on the ticket can pick up the parking stickers. If more parking stickers are needed after registration, they can be purchased at the front gate with cash.

New for 2019: Everyone with a camping vehicle MUST purchase a camper pass, also available at www.ultra4license.com 

2 Ways to Qualify for Friday KOH Race on the Lake Bed
1. Those who register and pay for LCQ are automatically signed up for Monday's Shootout. The Shootout returns to Backdoor on Monday Night. The Top 10 drivers in the shootout are automatically qualified for Friday's KOH Race. Please note: the driver is pre-qualified, but the car must still pass ULTRA4 tech to race.  

2. LCQ - 25% of the drivers signed up for LCQ will qualify for the main race via LCQ,  regardless of Shootout results. That means if 20 drivers sign up for LCQ, 5 Drivers will receive LCQ spots for the main race via the traditional LCQ held on Tuesday Afternoon.  Please note, Drivers entering via LCQ only need to pay for the LCQ entry. Should a driver qualify into the main race, they will then owe the balance of the entry fee on the Lakebed and will be charged at the pre 12/1 costs. 

 
KOH Week Media Credential Applications Available.  Click here register for Media credentials
Every year the number of media requesting credentials at KOH increases. Because of this demand, media wishing to receive credentials for KOH Week 2019 should be careful to fill out their media credentials in full. Team Media is limited to 2 media members per team. Please choose your media credential applicants wisely as we will not grant additional media if two media credentials have already been issued for your team. 

 
Daddy's Famous Foods Offers Catering For Teams
Daddy's Famous Foods is back again and better than ever, offering their outstanding catering services! They will be ready to serve starting January 21st until February 9th, with a larger dining area and more food options, including vegetarian/vegan and Gluten Free options. To-go meals are available if you are unable to make it to the catering tent. Private catering orders can be placed for special events at your vending area or camp site. For more information, please contact Brad Young (949).533.4331 or [email protected].com

REGISTRATION:

Prices go up again on 1/2/19
How To Register:
All drivers must login to register. If you've raced with us in the past, you already have a driver profile. Please do not make a new profile, as your race history is associated with your existing account. You must login with your username (or email address) and password. If you don't remember your password, simply click on "request new password" with the username or email address you used.  
  • Once logged in, select 2019 KOH Week from the schedule
  • Select the "racer" tab
  • Select your class
  • Select the the "season commitment" button if you wish to receive a discounted entry fee at KOH for committing to race at least 3 regional races next season. 

For those signing up for KOH Week, you have two options: you can select either the single race price (more expensive), or the series committed price (less expensive). Drivers that commit to racing at LEAST 3 races in either the Eastern or Western Regional Series receive a significant discount on their KOH Week entry fee, as well as their series entry fees. You DO NOT need to pay for the whole series until after KOH. Series committed drivers must pay for the season by April 1st.  PLEASE NOTE: Drivers that select the series price and do not race 3 races will be charged the KOH price difference plus a handling fee. 

  

Reminder! When emailing Tech Inspector at [email protected]
Drivers emailing tech with questions must cite the rule in the rulebook they have a question about when emailing tech. If you do not do so, you will be asked to refer to the rulebook before your question can be answered.  



KOH Pricing and 2019 Regional pricing: 
The prices for racing 2019 KOH Week will remain the same as 2018 for all classes. Series prices have increased by $25 a race. As always, those that register early will pay the lowest entry fees for KOH Week, so enter before December 1st for the lowest KOH pricing! 

2019 KOH Week Pricing:

Class

2019 Series Commitment Cost Pre- 12/1

2019 Single Race Cost Pre-12/1

2019 Series Commitment Cost

12/1-1/1

2019 Single Race Cost 12/1-1/1

2019 Series Commitment Cost

Post 1/1

2019 Single Race Cost Post 1/1

T1 Desert Truck

NA

$5,000.00

NA

$5,500.00

NA

$6,000.00

4400 - Ultra4

$2,025.00

$2,650.00

$2,215.00

$2,915.00

$2,520.00

$3,300.00

4500 - Mod

$788.00

$1,115.00

$867.00

$1,200.00

$985.00

$1,330.00

4600 - Stock

$788.00

$1,115.00

$867.00

$1,200.00

$985.00

$1,330.00

4800 - Legends

$675.00

$990.00

$742.00

$1,070.00

$842.00

$1,180.00

UTV

$625.00

$890.00

$687.00

$980.00

$780.00

$1,064.00

EMC/UTV

Qualifying

$250.00

$250.00

$250.00

$250.00

$250.00

$250.00

LCQ

NA

$560.00

NA

$560.00

NA

$688.00

2019 Series Pricing:

Class

Series Price

Single Price

Nationals Series Price

Nationals Single Price

4400

$700.00

$915.00

$875.00

$1,080.00

4500/4600

$400.00

$590.00

$575.00

$765.00

4800

$365.00

$540.00

$540.00

$690.00

UTV

$195.00

$255.00

$375.00

$430.00