Anything Mechanical Motorsport is a Gold Coast based team made up of the driver Matt Jillett and Kerrod Willson.
We stared off just social wheeling and doing small comps. But with the ultra 4 scene really starting to advance we decided to jump on board and build a pro lite.
Together they built a 2001 Toyota Hilux running a 3.8L V6 with 14″ 2.0 Profender coilover shocks on each corner. With Nissan GU diffs it still runs a Tuff Truck spec chassis with and without panels so they can compete in all types of events.
Like most drivers the team aims to get as much seat time as possible and have recently been racing the AUST4 racing series in QLD, but to race at King of the Hunter, the team has made a milestone decision…
I’m really looking forward to King of the Hunter due to myself and my wife Karlie having cancelled our honeymoon just so I can race in September.
Now that’s commitment… to ULTRA4 Racing!
Karlie will be navigating for her dad – Brett from Thorpe Motorsport. So no doubt there will be some friendly family completion. She’ll also be there, with the rest of the family, supporting her brother Mitch (Thorpe Motorsport) racing in the ULTRA4 class.
We wish the newly-weds the best of luck for the King of the Hunter and life beyond.
We know there are many teams out there prepping for racing this coming 25-27 September at King of the Hunter but they are yet to fill out any entry form. Why wait?
Enter your team now and start letting us build exposure for your team and sponsors. If you’re not ready yet, we still want to know. Keep us updated with your build progress and we’ll be your platform to a large and growing audience of 4×4 offroad racing fans.
With the addition of the “Kingpin Bonus” the total prize pool has grown to over $10,000 ($10,700 actually) making this one of the wealthiest offroad race events in Australia. You’ve got to be in it to win it!
We welcome Offroad Performance Warehouse (OPW) in Sydney as Naming Rights Sponsor for Qualifying Day at the 2015 Tough Dog King of the Hunter. Qualifying takes place all day Friday and will be a huge day with lots of action all day long as cars are let off in intervals to explore the course under race conditions to determine the race starting order for the feature races the following days. As this is a new course (at a new event), the qualifying session will also be used to finalise the course design and number of laps. We want a tough track, but we don’t want to make it impossible – the aim is to have exciting 4×4 racing action for the full length of scheduled race times – no one wants a course full of broken vehicles half way through lap one.
OPW has worked closely with Tuff Events over the years and has been a long time stage sponsor of the OPW Travel Ramp at the annual Tough Dog Tuff Truck Challenge. OPW will also be on the course with the Team OPW ULTRA 10.4 driven by company owner Pete Antunac. This impressive vehicle took 12 months to build and debuted earlier this year at the famed King of the Hammers in America. Peter has entered the 10.4 in a few local events and stunned everyone at the sheer speed & capabilities of this IFS + IRS, front & rear steer beast – but unfortunately has yet to finish a race due to minor teething issues. He’s hoping for a clean sweep at the Tough Dog King of Hunter and aims to have crack at the ULTRA4 class Kingpin Bonus.
The Offroad Performance Warehouse is a natural fit for ULTRA4 Racing Australia, apart from having their own ULTRA4, they are importers of many high-performance competition grade offroad 4×4 parts – Interco Tyres, PRP Seats, Fox Shox, Advance Adapters Transfer Cases, PSC – Performance Steering Components, and even the tools from JD Squared to bend and notch rollcages. All serious offroad competitors buy from OPW – visit online (opw.com.au) or phone 1300 679 494.
From the team behind the highly successfully and consistently-growing Tough Dog Tuff Truck Challenge, Tuff Events & Promotions Australia brings ULTRA4 Racing to Australia with “King of the Hunter”.
“King of the Hunter” is the Australian leg of the toughest single day race in the world – the “King of the Hammers” (from the Johnson Valley, California USA).
The Tough Dog King of the Hunter is at the same great location in the Hunter Valley used by the Tough Dog Tuff Truck Challenge for over a decade. At Welshes Road, Milbrodale utilising 2 huge paddocks and rocky mountains shadowed beneath towering cliffs both camping and motorsport combine for 3 days of exciting offroad 4×4 racing action. See driving instructions.
The last weekend in September (25-27th) with gates opening to fans on Friday at 8am. With racing action everyday you’ll want to stay the entire weekend. See the proposed schedule.
Entries have opened to racers for the first ULTRA4 Racing Australia event: King of the Hunter in Milbrodale this coming September. With 3 different class categories available we are expecting a wide variety of vehicle types to take on Australia’s Toughest 4×4 Offroad Race.
Bringing ULTRA4 Racing to the Hunter Valley is sure to prove popular with both teams and spectators alike. This easily accessible location is just under 3 hrs north Sydney and just under an hour from Newcastle. The location is well know for offroad events, both racing (Milbrodale Classic) and rock-crawling (Tuff Truck Challenge) of which #KOHunter will feature both. Nice cleared paddocks make weekend camping enjoyable – while the teams camp away near the pits, spectators have a choice of 3 distinct camping grounds to cater to their style and budget; Premium, General & Feral. All public grounds are within walking distance of the dedicated spectator areas.
Using a combination of both offroad racing and rock crawling courses, the course will offer a variety of tricky rock sections, steep climbs, open trails and fast paddock dashes to test out the full capabilities of the vehicles and the skills of the teams behind them. UTVs will run slightly different course from the Tuff Truck/Winch and ULTRA4 classes with lower rock clearances.
King of the Hunter 2015 is aiming for a healthy cash prize pool with over $10,000.00 initially planned. See Prize divisions.
Enter now to see if you’ve got what it takes to be crowned “King of the Hunter“!
Before entering ensure your familiar with the Rules and will be available to compete at Milbrodale for 24-27 September 2015.
To signify your commitment to the event, payment will be required in full up-front. When adding the entry to the online stores cart you will be requested details about your Team and Vehicle. After verifying your entry we will contact for more details including high-quality photos. Entries close 31 August 2015.