Nitto Rolls Over The Competition At The MetalCloak Stampede
Team Nitto drivers Shannon Campbell, Jason Scherer and Erik Miller fight through the rain and mud to sweep the podium at the 2016 Nitto Nationals Ultra4 MetalCloak NorCal Stampede.
Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc. has swept the podium at the MetalCloak Stampede Ultra4 off-road race for the second year in a row thanks to the talents of the Team Nitto drivers and the incredible traction afforded by their Trail Grappler M/T tires. This occasion also marks the second consecutive Ultra4 Nationals race in which Team Nitto has swept the podium; the last being the Reno Nationals at the end of the 2015 season. This incredible victory was achieved despite extremely uncooperative weather causing traction issues and mechanical failures for many other teams.
The Ultra4 4400 Unlimited class was swept by Team Nitto drivers Shannon Campbell, Jason Scherer and Erik Miller.
Campbell is one of off-road racing’s most winning drivers, a two-time King of the Hammers winner (2008 and 2011), and was recently inducted into the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame.
Jason Scherer is a former King of the Hammers champion (2009) and has since scored numerous Ultra4 wins, consistently finishing near the top of the field.
Erik Miller is also a two-time King of the Hammers champion, having won the signature event of the Ultra4 series in 2012 and 2016, and was also second in points during the 2014 Ultra4 National Championships.
“The NorCal Stampede is always an incredibly challenging event for any driver and with the inclement weather this year, it required some incredible talent from our drivers and an equally incredible tire to bring home the win,” said Chris Corbett, Nitto Tire U.S.A.’s Events and Motorsports Manager. “The mud on the course really illustrated the capabilities of our Trail Grappler tire and the 1-2-3 finish for Team Nitto showed why the Trail Grappler continues to be the choice of champions.”
The next race of the 2016 Ultra4 season will take place on May 6, 2016 at Hot Springs ORV Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas.