The 9th Annual Griffin King of the Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire. The event will take place during the first week of February and the main event will be held on Friday, February 6th, 2015.
S are you ready for the 2015 King of the Hammers?…. I know I am and this time I wont be just standing on the side of the mountain or in the middle of the lake bed taking pictures! This year I will be in my car speeding across the lake bed and making those crazy climbs hopefully keeping it on all four wheels! The Campbell family is in full preparation mode! So come out and join the crowd of the biggest race fans you could ever meet and take on a new challenge to experience something that you have never seen before!
Here is the Schedule for the whole week down in Hammertown!
January 30, 2015 @ 8:00 am – February 8, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
2015 King of The Hammers Week Kicks of on Friday January 30th, 2015 with the opening of Hammertown! 1/30 – Hammertown Opens – Registration begins! 1/31
February 1, 2015 @ 7:00 am – February 2, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
February 2, 2015 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
February 4, 2015 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
February 5, 2015 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
February 6, 2015 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
#KOH2015 will be February 6, 2015. The week long events will start on January 30th and go through February 7th, 2015.
Link to Homepage of Ultra4 Website for more information: http://Ultra4rRacing.com
Save The Date!
January 8th, 2015 will be the Live Show at 4 Wheel Parts in Compton, CA
We’ll be doing the live show to draw names for the UTV, 4500, 4600, 4700, 4800 classes at 4 Wheel Parts in Compton, CA on January 8th, 2015 in the evening. This year only the 4400 class will be qualifying for start position. All other classes will be selected via a random drawing, and all the names will be drawn at 4 Wheel Parts on January 8th, 2015! Teams are invited to join us at the store for the drawing or they can follow along online at www.ultra4racing.com/live
Well the summer has come to an end and school is ready to begin!
My new Digital Photography class is going to be starting and I can’t wait to share all the new projects that will be coming my way! It’s time to learn new stuff and enjoy another great school year!
Stay tuned for more blog posts on Photography Class is in Session.
Gilbert, AZ (June 16, 2014) – On Father’s Day weekend in Colorado Springs, CO I took part in the 2nd Dirt Riot Mountain Series race. Coming off a 3rd place finish in Moab I was excited to get some seat time in the new solid axle car we built for me to qualify in for the 2015 King of the Hammers. All week long I had been hearing how this track had a lot of jumps and sharp turns, well, nobody was joking! This was my first time driving the new car and taking on a completely different kind of course. The car was a lot more smoother then I thought it would be but the jumps and sharp turns on the other hand are a whole different story. All of Friday afternoon I got to practice and feel out the car even though we kept running into some mechanical issues. There was no doubt that I scared my dad a couple times because I scared myself too but I kept going and preparing myself for anything I messed up on, on the next lap around. I picked up the pace each time around with my dad talking me through each section of the course and teaching me the right amount of gas to use, not to much brake and how I should hit a jump.
Qualifying came around fast the next day after the drivers meeting at eight. I was ready to roll after we did some last minute things to the car. My window net was up, my ear buds were placed and my helmet set with the parker pumper and Rugged Radio attached. We pulled up to qualifying where big Rich counted down from 5 and my visor went down just a few seconds before he waved his flag. I took off and hit the first jump, making my way around to the big berm and completing the course as fast as I could to get a good time. Not knowing that I missed the turn off of the course, my dad and I accidentally completed the whole thing instead of just our short qualifying lap. No harm was done though and my fast qualifying time got me to start in 4th position for the main race. Two o’clock finally showed up and this time my dad and I were really putting in our ear buds, throwing on our helmets and hooking up our window nets. Rich gave me a smile and I sent him back a thumbs up as he again began to count down from 5. Those five seconds went by fast and within no time I was speeding down the hill and then soaring over the two set of step ups at the beginning of the course. For the first few laps of the race I was sitting in 2nd already but due to mechanical issues still I had to pull into the pits to get the car cooled off. I kept myself in the game and my dad was patient with me through out the whole race. I moved my way up again and again by passing people while my dad worked the horn and made my way through the obstacles at a fast smooth pace. After a long two hour race I had finished my 2nd Dirt Riot race in 6th place! With it being my first time driving the car and taking on this kind of course I didn’t think I would be finishing within the top 10! I was so excited when my dad and I finally crossed the finish line.
I can’t say thank you enough to Cody and Clarisa Folsom, Derek Crase, Ryan Miller, Kevin Rants, Matt Salyers, Tammy Campbell(mom), Eli Cude, Gilstraps, and Rich Mulvey.
Thank you to everyone who came out to support us and most importantly our Marketing Partners: Monster Energy, Maxxis Tires, Currie Enterprises, ARB Air Lockers, Warn Industries, Howe Performance, Fox Shox, Dynomax Performance Exhaust, Fox Shox, Advance Adapters, TurnKey Engine Supply, ProAm Racing, Hughes Performance, Ron Davis Racing Products, Walker Evans Racing Wheels, Mastercraft Safety, Powertank, KC Hilites, Arizona Driveshaft, Rugged Radios, PAC Suspension Springs, Southwest Ground Control, Motive Gear, Arrowlane, Justice Brothers, Tireballs, QTM Brakes, Grizzly Coolers, Superduty HQ, Ultraseal, Allstart Electric, Arizona Undertakers
Writen by – Bailey Campbell
This second semester has gone by fast but now it is coming to a close, I can not explain how much I enjoyed my photography class this year, it was the best! I learned so many things and I can’t wait to be apart of photo 4(advance photo) next year and learn many new things.
About a month ago my family lost my great grandma Mamo, she was short and tiny but oh man could she get feisty! We put her to rest next to my great grandpa Papo and we knew that she would now be at peace. There were so many flowers that we were not able to leave them all so I took them home and took pictures of them because they were just so beautiful! Rest in peace Mamo
Earlier this week was the Gilbert District Art show and one of, what I think is my best picture made it into the show and I was so happy! I can’t thank my family and James enough for coming and some of my grandparents were just so ecstatic! Here is the picture!
Even though there are only 2 weeks left we still have many assignments to get done! I have to do a Composition Photo, Studio Portrait, Environmental Portrait, and a Class Poster.
Composition Photo: A Composition photo from my teachers view point is a photo from different angles. Say you take a flower arrangement and take it from different angles and grab the contrast out of the photo making it pop. The photo is to be very sharp and detailed making the viewer go WOW! This picture needs to have different aspects with very few objects so it will grab the attention of that object.
Studio Portrait: A Studio Portrait is a large photograph for which the sitter is posed, typically taken in the photographer’s studio. At school we have a pretty nice size studio and I am taking a picture of my best friend!
Environmental Portrait: An environmental portrait is a portrait executed in the subject’s usual environment, such as in their home or workplace, and typically illuminates the subject’s life and surroundings. The term is most frequently used of a genre of photography.
Class Poster: A class poster is a one of my teachers traditions that he has done for years! The whole class is split into 2 groups and we are to come up with a cover for our class poster! My groups poster is called digital photo and it is kind of a surreal photo of a new york city landscape. The buildings are kind of distorted and everything is dramatically photoshopped! It looks really cool!
“We met for a reason, either you’re a blessing or a lesson”. -anonymous
Well Alec was both a blessing and a lesson. He went through cancer twice in his lifetime and he was one to never give up. There are so many great and wonderful things you can say about Alec. He was strong, he was bright and nobody could every take that away from him. Alec was a blessing to each and every person he met. Not only did he put the greatest inspiration and courage over us but he showed us the warrior he was every day of his life, on the inside and the outside. He will be missed at the dinner table, school, games, races and in our hearts but we all know that he will always be by our sides. His strong courage is what will keep us going until we meet him again.
Alec you are heavens little angle now, a perfect little star and when you shine the world can see how amazing you really are. May you fly with magic wings, on the clouds that seem so soft and white. I hope your heart stays joyful and your days are filled with race cars. Although our hearts are broken we are staying strong for you. You lived a short life but we thank you for the happiness you brought. We will meet again and it will be worth it. Our hearts will be filled again and not one day will pass without making it worth your wild. We hope each and every day will be a good one, up there in heaven where god will keep you warm at night and take care of you. We love you Alec.
Wow can I just say how awesome it was to start out my spring break this way.
On March 7, 2014 the plan was to leave by 1:30, said my dad. But we all know that really means 4:00 when it comes down to him planning on working that day. We were hoping to miss all the traffic by taking a different route so that we were able to go check out all the courses instead of in the morning but it was to dark by the time we got there and by 12:00 we were all in bed getting rested up for a long day.
The experience that I got this weekend was incredible. To start out with my first course of the day I pulled off a score of 3 points wishing for 0 but thats ok. I actually did really good for not getting any seat time in my car for almost a year. For my first course my legs were shaky and i’ll admit I was a little nervous. Next up was my second course on A3 and my dad and I decided we would try to take both bonus lines but that didn’t really work out. We eventually timed out because we couldn’t get the car to angle up right with the direction we wanted to go. A1 came up fast right after my last course and I timed out on that one as well. I rolled over on my side and we only had a minute and 30 seconds left. I told my dad that taking bonuses were bad luck for us! We had 3 courses left and on A4 I was the only one to complete that course but I did time out…sadly by 1 second.. but I still had hope for the next course and we did complete it with a clean run. Then it was time for our last course, A6 it looked like a very challenging course and a lot of people made it look easy but when it was time for our turn to roll through the orange cones and complete the course we got through each gate clean except for the last one. As we backed through the last set of cones we only had 30 seconds left on the clock and I missed the finish gates by 3 seconds.
Although I did complete my first rock crawl of the western Series in last place I learned many things and I met so many great people. Not very many people get the chance to just go out and compete in a rock crawl on there spring break, usually its just a trip to california or mexico or even a trip to the couch to watch TV all week long, but I am so thankful to be able to do these things so I just have to say thank you to my dad, mom and of course my brother! You guys are the best. I also want to thank my boyfriend for being my camera boy for the weekend and getting some awesome pictures of me and everyone else as well, and the rest of my family that were able to make it out there.
It was also awesome to compete with a girl close to my age and know that the new generation will be taking over! So you guys better watch out! The next rock crawl is right around the corner and I can’t wait to compete again.
Here are the results:
Recently in photo class we have been working on many projects and learning new awesome things! I go home every night and mess with all the new things I have learned on my own computer and write everything down before I forget! Our assignment board has assigned that we print out or Best Picture, Surreal, Photographer presentation, Light Painting, Student Choice, Theme(action), Solarization, Depth of Feild, Bungle in the Jungle and Environmental Portrait. All of these assignments are so much fun to experiment with, with the exception of some because I have not done them yet! Spring break is in less then a week and I cant wait to get out and take pictures and then come back to school and edit them all. The environment in my photography class is so great to be around and its great being around people who love what they are doing. I can’t wait to see what comes next!
My Light painting Project turned out to be pretty interesting! For my first time ever trying it, I think I got the hang of it pretty fast though but its just making shapes that don’t look like a big blob! So here it is….
Next I worked on my surreal and that one was pretty fun! For me it was so hard to come up with something gloomy, mysterious, and weird almost! But mine didnt turn out to be either one of those really, mine just seemed to turn out cool. I had fun though trying to get ideas from others and go through the process of distorting images to solarization and even to buying a fish. His name is moonshine!
Now that I finished those I decided to move onto Student choice, Theme(action) and solarization. For student choice I had gone on a field trip to the zoo with my photography class and it was so much fun. I had not been to the zoo since i was about 8 and I had a great time. I was able to use my 70-200 lens and not just have to use it at the races.
These are all the assignments I have done so far! So stay tuned for my Photographer Presentation, Depth of Field, Bungle in the Jungle, and Environmental Portrait. Be sure to share this post and go LIKE & SHARE my Facebook page!