The inside story of the King of the Hammers - part 3

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The saga continues for our intrepid reporter/co-driver!

I dreamed of having tea with the queen, but I woke up and had a coffee with Jesus… Texas Jesus, to be precise, otherwise known as Matt Fallis.

Emanuel Costa took my Dynomax Spec car out for a test run yesterday as he’ll be running it in the main race on Friday… but now the front wheels are pointing out… Me and Eric had a grumble, but what can you do? At least the car doesn’t look as bad as Shannon Campbell’s Fox liveried one. The mechanics have been trying to straighten out his front axle all morning. All that work for a 30 second qualifying margin for a 112 mile race… We’ll be taking it easier than that!

King of the Hammers action
King of the Hammers action

Photo by: Dave Morganthall

I have had a few questions about what exactly a Spec car is. This should answer!

Jimmys 4x4 designed JK tube Chassis - CNC Bent and notched

Full Jeep JK skins including windshield

SpiderTrax Pro Series Housings and 300M internals

Yukon 3rd Members and Spools

Motive Gear 10" Gearsets

Atlas 3.0 Transfer Case

Falken 37" MT Tire

Mopar Performance Chrysler 5.7 Hemi and Engine Controller

Mastercraft Seats and Belts

Griffin Radiator and Coolers

Fox 3.0 Coilovers and Bumps Branik Aluminum links

Jimmys 4x4 TH400 HD "C" with billet internals

PSC Full Hydro Steering

Jazz 32 Gallon Fuel Cell with Alltech 'no foam' baffles and pump system

F.A.S.T. digital gauge pack and system monitors

Dynomax Exhaust

Welsh Flag

And believe me, if I can do this anyone can! For the car, entry and a full pit crew it’s just $5000 per car! (that’s £3065, 3695 euros or 40,000 Guatemalan Quetzales) which by any calculation is a bargain! But there is the downside clause of if you break it, you pay for it…

We start at 8am PST. Look for the car with the backwards Welsh flag on it!

We’d like to thank Lucky Dog Racing, Maxxis and Spidertrax Offroad for their support.

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