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 |  Feb 06 2014, 10:32 AM

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Six unique Mopar-powered 4×4 vehicles will be competing in this year’s King of The Hammers off-road race in a  new spec class.

Organized by the ULTRA4 Racing Series, the Griffin King of The Hammers is a week-long event held every February on public lands in Johnson Valley, California. Competitors are divided into four categories and race on a 100-plus mile course that runs over terrain that includes sandy washes, flat dry lakebeds, sand dunes and world-famous rock canyons and trails.

Powering the six vehicles competing in the Every Man Challenge race category is Mopar’s GEN III 5.7-liter HEMI crate engine while the unique “4700 Spec Class” 4×4 vehicles have a custom tube frame design based loosely on a Jeep Wrangler.

Drivers representing Mopar include Eric Bothwell, Larry Nickell, Jessi Combs, Ross Stanford, Shannon Campbell and Jim Marsden.

“We’ve partnered with the best manufacturers in off-road, and this class required parts that could handle the demands of off-road racing and the brutality of The Hammers,” said David Cole, Executive Director of ULTRA4 Racing Series. “Nobody knows off-road better than Jeep and Mopar, and we’re excited to have the HEMI powering the 4700 Spec Class.”

GALLERY: Mopar at King of the Hammers

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