King of the Hammers race report

Banks Power is proud to sponsor a Jeep that competes in the “King of the Hammers” race, and we’re super proud of their results!

For those of you who didn’t know, the King of the Hammers race is the largest off-road race in the world. According to one Banks Power employee, it’s “a million times bigger than the Baja 1000.” We might have to do some fact checking on that claim, but we feel safe in asserting that this event is indeed huge, with over 30,000 spectators flocking to Johnson Valley, Ca, for a whole week. The race is 165 miles long, with both high-speed section as well as technical rock crawling portions.

The Banks-sponsored Team NAXJA/Petty Cash Racing finished second in their class at last week’s KOH race. The Jeep Cherokee is equipped with a Banks Revolver Header and a Banks Monster Muffler. Our own CAD designer James is the crew chief. Congratulations team!

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king of the hammers at speed Leaving 10th off the line, the team knew that they would have a tough day ahead of them to complete the 115 mile course with 10 rock trails.
king of the hammers crawl By mid-morning the number 4643 of Team NAXJA/Petty Cash Racing was 3rd on the course, and at the end of the day they crossed the line as the second 4600 class car to finish the race.
king of the hammers finish line Richard Gauthier and Cal Tuttle cross the finish line in the Banks sponsored Team NAXJA/Petty Cash Racing Jeep Cherokee.
king of the hammers trophy Only two teams finished out of 25! Pretty darn impressive if you ask us. 25 Competitors in the “Smittybilt Everyman Challenge – Pro Comp Stock Class” – Ultra4 – 4600 Class and the Banks sponsored team took 2nd place.

Event photos courtesy Dave Taylor Photography.

UPDATE: Please enjoy “2013 Highlights: Griffin King of the Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire”

 

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