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Onboard With Racer Mike Slawson at King of the Hammers 2018

Posted in News on February 16, 2018
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King of the Hammers is well known as one of the most difficult and grueling off-road races out there. Competitors blast through the desert in Johnson Valley, California, at over a hundred mph, then they crawl their rigs over sections of the race course that feature 90-degree climbs and 4-foot boulder obstacles. Out of the nearly 140 competitors, only 12 racers crossed the finish line.

Video Courtesy of MadRam11 Productions

Mike Slawson nearly made it to the finish line this year, but unfortunately he and his co-driver encountered a crash that kept them from placing during the 2018 KOH race. The footage from behind the dash of their race truck (#307), though, is still epic and provides a unique look at what it’s like to be behind the wheel of a competition vehicle at King of the Hammers. The video captures some of the most exciting moments of the race including the rock-crawling sections at Chocolate Thunder, Backdoor, and Jackhammer.

With this video we get to experience the feeling of riding shotgun in a desert racing beast accelerating to over a hundred mph across the dry lake bed in Johnson valley CA, and bouncing over the gnarly rock-crawl sections of the KOH course. Does this video make you want to compete in KOH next year?

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