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HD Videos: Brad Falin's Duramax Ultra4 at2012 Griffin KOHRace!
Final Assembly of the #457 Ultra4
car took place at the 2012 Hammertown, in the Bradley's Race Works garage tent! The car assembly finalized on the
brink of the race start after three intensive months of construction at Fernley, Nevada! In October, Brad Falin
qualified at Glen Helen in his earlier VORRA championship car.
Johnson Valley, CA February 10th—The 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers Race included a variety of new technology. On the
leading edge was the Bradley's Race Works #457 Ultra4 car, the first Duramax diesel-powered 4WD buggy in this
Under Duramax diesel power, the
#457 car enters the contingency line-up and goes through "tech" inspection before the pre-race Hammertown
interview. Brad Falin shares details about the crew and car the day before the 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers
Brad Falin is no stranger to diesel
power. His career spans decades of work with Cat and other off-road equipment, punctuated by seven years of
crewing with Rod Hall Racing's Hummer program at Baja. Brad's expertise around Humvee suspension landed
contract work, with years of focusing on the intricacies of severe off-road
The start of the 2012 Griffin
King of the Hammers Race for #457! Brad Falin requested a rear start to allow the car's character to unfold
gradually without the pressure of the pack. Over 130 cars started in this Ultra4 challenge at Johnson Valley, CA.
The #457 had only a few hours of runtime after final assembly and first startup.
In this extensive HD video coverage,
ranging from Brad's Fernley, Nevada shop to the 2012 Hammertown garage tents at Johnson Valley, the #457 car
comes to life. Brad Falin and Miles Kelley lined up for the most challenging of off-road races, the rock
crawls and high speed desert washes of the 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers
In these two interview segments
(above and below), learn howBrad Falin designed and developed the #457
race car. This is the first Duramax diesel engine to compete in Ultra4 racing, and Brad Falin shares why the car
will be highly competitive.
Part 2 of the Brad Falin
post-race interviews takes place at Fernley, Nevada where we discuss the 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers Race, the
#457 car's performance at Johnson Valley and Brad's plans for the 2012 season of Ultra4
Miles Kelley co-piloted the #457
Ultra4 race car at the 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers Race. In this interview from Brad Falin's shop at Fernley,
Nevada, Miles recaps the race and describes the tune and performance of the Duramax diesel on the race
A VORRA champion and expert desert
racer, Brad Falin saw Ultra4 as the next progression in his racing challenges. Brad chose both Hummer and
Duramax elements for his first purpose-built Ultra4 car. With intense determination to make the 2012 Griffin
King of the Hammers Race, Bradley's Race Works team worked on the new car for three months—right to the
start day of the race!
Note: 4WD Mechanix Magazine
applauds the #457 Ultra4 effort. Brad Falin named the magazine as "title sponsor" for the car in the 2012
Griffin KOH Race. It was my pleasure to see neighbor, friendand race
car builder Brad Falin implement his design work and complete the Ultra4 car in time for the 2012 Griffin
King of the Hammers Race!—Moses