2009 King and Two Time Ultra4 National Championship Race Winner Last to Qualify on Wednesday
DANVILLE, CA JANUARY 27, 2014 Jason Scherer, with co-driver Lance Clifford, will be the last driver to qualify for the 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers on Wednesday during the acclaimed Power Hour. Jason Scherer’s #76 Rubicon Express, Nitto Tire, Pirate4x4 car is extremely different than what he has driven the last couple years. “Lance Clifford built this car as a high-speed family rig a couple years ago, but recently decided to cut it in half and turn it into a race car. I brought it into my shop and have changed 100 little things to make it a racecar, from small sheet metal work to adding the Nitto Tires, Method Wheels and Tireballs, to making sure that it fits within all the KOH rules. I think we got it! It is notably the fastest car I have driven in the desert to date. It only took Wayne at Fox Shox a few minutes to get us through the roughest sections at record speeds,” said Jason Scherer, the 2009 King and the 2012 & 2013 Ultra4 National Championship Race Winner.
In 2007 Jason Scherer and Lance Clifford, under the Rage4th team banner, won half the Rock Crawling Competitions during the season including the Pro-Rock Championship and had more fun than anyone in the sport. In 2008, Jason Scherer raced the King of the Hammers and won the 2009 race, while Lance Clifford pioneered the Ultra4 Live Coverage viewed on Pirate4x4.com. Jason has finished every King of the Hammers race he has entered in the top 25, finished the 2013 season with a win at the 2013 Ultra4 Nitto Tires National Finals and has won 3 out of the last 6 races while Lance Clifford has been Robby Gordon’s co-driver at the last two KOH races. In 2013, Lance Clifford has traded back up to be Jason Scherer’s co-driver. Lance had built an incredible IFS front-engine 4-seater family-rig racecar but it had never been tuned and race prepped. He asked Jason to help him dial it in and a hair brained idea emerged. Jason asked Lance, “why don’t we race this car at KOH?” That was all it took for the two to join forces once again.
This is going to be a great year for Jason Scherer’s Rage 4th team as they finish their final prep for the 2014 King of the Hammers race. As soon as they return from the race, they will be building a JK with Rubicon Express, Nitto Tires and Method Wheels that will be capable of taking to Easter Jeep Safari, Jeepers Jamboree and Sierra Trek. Then they will immediately turn back to racing and build the car Jason will race for the rest of the Ultra4 season, built entirely off models done in Solidworks thanks to Wild West Off-Road. The build time will be considerably shortened with everything being designed and all they will have to do is assemble. The progress of both these builds will be documented on the new Facebook page: www.facebook.com/JasonScherer76
2013 RECAP: Jason Scherer started on the pole position at the 2013 Griffin King of the Hammers presented by Nitto Tires and finished 21st with 25 minutes to go. Jason completed two entire laps of the race with no power steering, stating it was one of the most physically and mentally demanding races in his career. The Win at the MetalCloak NorCal Stampede, at Prairie City SVRA came with a lot of work. After placing first in his heat on Friday he could hear the front differential making a lot of noise and knew that in order to get through the main race, they would need to fix it, which took all night and were ready for the green flag of the main race just in the nick of time. The second pole position for the season came at the 4Wheel Parts Grand Prix race after having the fastest heat lap times, followed by leading every lap of the race until the transmission failed. Jason started 12th at the Ultra4 Nitto National Championship based on his season points position. He had a consistent race to finish the season with his second Win in 2013, and his second consecutive National Championship race win!
The Rage 4th Crew: Ole Stogesburg, Ben Ratto, Chad & Brett Lujan, Greg Hussey, John Webb, Brian Farris, Steve Headen, Dan Trout, Ben Bower, Gary & Gordon Uffins, Jason Willis and Doug Kennedy.
The Team Awesome Crew: Casey Scherer, Brother Al, Scronie Ronnie and Brian Kirby
Video on Jason Scherer at the Nitto National Championship Race http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10ffR7ZEYnY
Special Thanks to all the Marketing Partners that Make this Success Possible: Rubicon Express, Nitto Tires, Spidertrax, PAC Spring, Method Race Wheels, Powertank, FOX Shox, Dynomax Exhaust, Wild West Off-Road, Reid Racing, Baja Designs, High Angle Drivelines, Redline Oil, Tribe Customs 4×4
More about Jason Scherer: Jason Scherer has been racing for over 15 years and has stood on the podium at many events winning one of the most prestigious events: The 2009 King of the Hammers. He also has a top 25 finish in every King of the Hammers race since 2008 and won the 2012 and 2013 Ultra4 Nitto National Championship Race. His consistency and race car set-up is proven winning the Pro-Rock Championship in 2006, repeating in 2007. Jason’s growing list of high profile finishes have earned him the honor of being nominated for Dirt Sports “Driver of the Year” award two years in a row. Scherer embraces his racing career with a very supportive wife and children who join him on the trails of Northern California in their 1972 Jeep CJ-6.