The 2019 Ultra4 Series race schedule has been released. Executive Director Dave Cole made the announcements at the recent Off-Road Expo. The series kicks off February 2019 with an action-packed week in Johnson Valley at the King of the Hammers. The Hammers event is the biggest and most attended event on the schedule.
Ultra4 then splits off into three regional series—East, West, and North. Each of the three regionals will have three events throughout the year. New on the schedule is a race in San Felipe on the Baja Peninsula in Mexico for the West Series. The area is normally known for desert racing and will feature the purpose-built Ultra4 cars racing through sandy washes and over large boulders. The East Series will also see a new venue added. Ultra4 will race at Adventure Park in Pittsburg, Tennessee. The park boasts 500 acres of land for use with over 120 trails of varying difficulty.
Ultra4 North features a group of Canadian drivers who have been competing at races in Canada. One race will be held in Alberta while the other two are in the U.S. in Montana. All three series come together in October for the National Championships held in Reno, Nevada.
“Ultra4 is making really cool moves with more opportunities,” said driver Loren Healy. Ultra4 racer Bailey Campbell said, “I am loving the new variety of races for next year.”
Ultra4 Europe also continues to expand with five events. A race in Galicia, Spain, has been added to the schedule. Ultra4 will continue to race in France, Portugal, Britain, and Poland with their popular “King” format modeled after King of the Hammers.
Nitto King of the Hammers- Johnson Valley, CA - February 1-9
Ultra4 West Series
Rancho Cordova, CA - March 22 & 23
San Felipe, Baja, MX - May 17 & 18
Ridgecrest, CA September 13 & 14
Ultra4 East Series
Pittsburg, TN- April 12 & 13
Davis, OK - June 14 & 15
Bedford, KY - July 27 & 28
Ultra4 North Series
Billings, MT- May 11th & 12
Alberta, CA - August 17 & 18
Columbus, MT - September 20 & 21
King of Spain – Galicia, Spain - May 24 & 25
King of France – Narbonne, France - June 21 & 22
King of Britain - Glynneath, Wales - July 19 & 20
King of Portugal -Vimioso, Portugal - September 6 & 7
King of Poland Olszyna, Poland - October 11th & 12th
Nitto National Championship - Reno, NV - October 18 & 19