2010 Stampede Ultra4 Race— Qualifier for "King of the Hammers", Pt.
Part 3: The Rock Crawling!
The most versatile race vehicles in the world are the Ultra4 cars! Designed for
both desert racing and rock crawling, these high horsepower, four-wheel drive, long travel
suspension hybrids represent the ultimate 4WD race car.
Horsepower in the 500-600 range is
just the beginning. Exotic, high performance gear drives, axles and suspension systems
separate winners from other competitors. Whether independent front and rear suspension or beam axles at each
end, the Ultra4 vehicles articulate widely and hurdle the worst terrain.
In the premier Stampede
Race, the 22 miles of desert speeds and galloping were offset by one of the most severe rock
crawling sections imaginable. Intended to legitimately qualify racers for the 2011 'King of the Hammers' Race
at Johnson Valley, California, the 66-mile course (three 22-mile laps) has been described by many drivers as
the toughest race they have ever run. The rock crawling area, in particular, proved more than a
facsimile of King of the Hammers!
View this video of the rock
crawling section. See if you agree with the drivers. When only 18 racers, in a field of 55, cross
the finish line, there must be something in the way. The Stampede Race rock pile easily matches the
The video is an .flv file, which opens automatically with Adobe Flash Player™ and other .flv supported programs. A
free, secure download of Adobe Flash Player™ is available at the Adobe website. For convenience, you can click this
link to access Adobe Flash Player™:
You can view
this video in either the viewer frame above or in
full-screen, lower resolution format...—Moses Ludel
2010 Stampede Race Photo
Proof Sheet: Race Photos
Racers, fans and
sponsors...Interested in purchasing select images of the Stampede Race? You can preview a
proof sheet. The PDF file will download for viewing at low
Note: These are low
resolution "proofs" only! Original images and any ordered prints are ultra-sharp and in vivid color. The
.jpg files will produce professional enlargements from 8" x 10" to 20" x 24" size if desired. B
& W 'press photos' are also available from these images. Website sizing is available as
Click here for a proof sheet PDF
Review the proof photos. "Zoom-in" on images to identify
photos. Single out the images you like and ask for higher resolution samples before ordering the digital
copies or prints.
If you are interested in photos, simply send a 'Q & A' inquiry through any of
the website 'Q & A' submission links. We will respond with details and cost quotes for
digital .jpg files or gloss prints to your size request.
photo will be finely edited for the final image. Again, the proof sheet is a only a "raw" and low
resolution image, directly from the camera and not "touched up."