KOH 2021 Ultra4 Racing’s Optima Batteries King of the Hammers 2021 as usual did not disappoint. These amazing vehicles continue to get faster and more technical every year. King of the Hammers 2020 race happened a couple of months before our country was turned upside down. The COVID-19 pandemic one of the most disruptive for both our country and the world. Now with KOH 2021 race happening in a time of what we hope is a departure from the chaos of 2020. Ultra4 Racing did a great job in keeping both spectators and the racers safe. Having on-site testing for all people entering the Hammer Town area out on the lakebed.
Straight Axle wins KOH 2021
With the KOH 2021 race arguably being one of the toughest races to date. It is no surprise that not only a veteran driver is on top of the box. Making him a three-time winner. Randy Slawson and his relatively low-tech Bomber Fabrication Straight axle car get redemption after coming up just a bit short in the 2020 race. Completing the 2021 race with three grueling laps of the race in just over seven hours.
Gomez Brothers Racing, JP, and Raul Gomez finished out the podium finishing second and third respectively. The Gomez brothers have either won or been on the podium a slew of other Ultra4 races in the past few years. A King of the Hammers win has been ever so close for them. Keep on charging guys you will get there. A Bomber Fabrication-built race car in the Legends class driven by Chayse Caprara also won the Everyman Challenge. These two wins will no doubt help sales of Bomber Fab chassis for both racing and trail rigs.
Toyo Desert Challenge
The T1 trophy trucks returned to King of the Hammers again for the second year of the Toyo Desert Challenge. Bryce Menzies left everyone in the dust taking the victory again making KOH 2021 back-to-back wins in the T1 class. The field for T1 trucks was not quite as stacked as the previous year. Although there were four new race classes added to the 2021 race. T2 (Trophy truck spec), B2, B1, and class 11.
EV Takes on King of the Hammers
This year’s KOH 2021 event had a huge first. The first EV (electric vehicle) was entered and finished at least one lap in the 4Wheel Parts Everyman Challenge off-road event in Johnson Valley, California. Piloted by racer Kyle Seggelin and his sister Dahlia Seggelin. The truck was a first-generation Toyota 4Runner with the electric drivetrain from a Nissan Leaf EV.
Toyota Takes Every Man Challenge KOH 2021
A Toyota truck #4619 driven by Justin Reece takes the victory in the 4600 stock class. Toyota trucks have always been a popular off-road vehicle of choice by many including myself. I have been a HUGE Toyota fan for a long time. I am not only a fan of their cars, and trucks, but of Toyota’s outstanding manufacturing success. Toyota has been a leader in LEAN manufacturing. In short, it is a system of optimizing manufacturing processes. Here is a little info on what Toyota has done for the manufacturing world.
King of the Hammers is not only a race it is an experience. If you are at all into off-road machines of any shape or size this is a must-visit event if only once in your life, you won’t regret it! Any questions about visiting the Burning man of off-road check out more here.