Thursday, February 4, 2016

See You at This Year's King of the Hammers!

This year Injen Technology will be attending the event that started it all, the 10th anniversary of the toughest offroad race ever -- the Nitto King of the Hammers presented by 4 Wheel Parts!

King of the Hammers will take place Friday, February 5 - 7th, 2016. 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. The race is broadcast live on the Internet at each year. In years past, in the evenings, Roxy TV was a nightly television show from the lake bed in Hammertown.

King of The Hammers race week has expanded from one race, King of The Hammers, held each year on Friday, to a series of 5 races held throughout the week. The races include:
  • King of The Motos on Sunday 
  • The KOH UTV Race on Wednesday
  • The Every Man Challenge Race on Thursday
  • and a new ULTRA4 vs. Rock Bouncer shootout held on Monday night of race week

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 Ultra4 class is unlimited 4400, and every vehicle is custom fabricated by each team. Traditional design for the front drive-train is a straight axle design, but (IFS) or (Independent front suspension) is becoming a popular design for the high speeds achieved in the wide open plains of the desert. Most racers use highly modified GM V8 engines that can have up to (800 hp). 40" tires are common and racers use beadlock wheels.

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

Look for the Injen Technology booth at the event.  We will be displaying products for the offroad market as well as other Injen merchandise!

Tell us on Facebook that you're coming to Hammertown!

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