If you don’t already know what the King Of The Hammers is, it is a competition amongst the toughest 4×4 machines and drivers to see who can be crowned the king of the RockPile!
We had our monster Lexus LX450 in the Radflo suspension booth in the vendors area called “HammerTown”. In case you don’t know what Radflo is, it is simply the finest shocks and suspension components you can own. Stop by their website and learn first hand what sets them apart by seeing the full lineup and meet the wonderful staff that makes them here in the USA!!! www.radflo.com
In addition to KOH there is the Everyman competition for Street Driving Rigs, and King of The Motos competition which has been called the toughest competition in the world on two wheels. You can learn more at:
The Extreme Landcruiser Lexus LX450 features the following parts:
*2.5 Shocks by Radflo
*Front Rally , Side Slider Steps, And Rear Ultima bumper with Swings by VPR4x4
*TSL SX 43×14.50R20 Super Swamper Tires by Interco
*50″ 10watt element light bar, and 28″ Combo white/amber light bar by Lazerstar
*Tred Recovery Devices in Blue
*Rotopax Water & Fuel Containers
*5.29 Gears by Nitro
*Fuel Hostage 20×14 wheels custom powdercoated silver
*Seal 9.5 Recovery Winch by COMEUP
*13″ Custom 3 link F/R lift by XLC
* Double Cardan driveshafts by Hi Desert Driveline
*7″ Lift coils by TJM
*Custom Roof Rack by XLC
*Toyota Speedway Blue Metallic by PPG
*Signage in airbrushed paint and vinyl by Craiger of Fine Design
*Custom fiberglass work on fenders and rear corner race windows by XLC
Following is compliments of Wikipedia:
King of the Hammers is an off-road race that combines desert racing and rock crawling. This race is held in February on Means Dry Lake at Johnson Valley, California USA.
King of the Hammers, the 10th toughest off road race on the planet.
The race is broadcast live on the Internet. Each night, RoxyTV airs live from the lakebed. RoxyTV is a race recap show that also covers social happenings during the week.
The King of the Hammers was founded by Jeff Knoll and Dave Cole in 2007. Race teams started at 30 second intervals from Means Dry Lake bed and navigated through the desert on a 50-60 mile set race course to their first rock course. There were only 13 teams at this first non-spectator invitational race. They are referred to as the OG13. The OG13 are always invited back to race year after year. All past winners, or Kings, are also invited year after year.
Race Vehicles And Rules:
The race vehicles used at the King of the Hammers are known as Ultra 4 vehicles which are capable of speeds over 100 miles per hour for the desert sections, but still contain gear ratios of 100 to 1 or lower for technical rock crawling. This Ultra 4 class is unlimited, and every vehicle is custom fabricated by each team.
Competitors start side-by-side, two vehicles every thirty seconds, and must complete the 165-mile course in less than 14 hours. Each team must pass through seven checkpoints and at all times while staying within one hundred feet of the centerline of the course. KOH is a no-chase-team race; repairs can only be done on the track by the racers or in the pit area. A last chance qualifier takes place before the race on a two-mile course. 35-50 teams attempt to qualify for the big race.
2007: JR Reynolds and Randy Slawson
2008: Shannon Campbell
2009: Jason Scherer and Jason Berger
2010: Loren Healy and Rodney Woody
2011: Shannon Campbell
2012: Erik Miller and Robert Ruggiero
2013: Randy Slawson and Michael Slawson