Jason Scherer made King Of The Hammers history winning his 3rd career title and the only driver to win back-to-back at KOH. Still only six drivers have cracked the elusive Hammers code by being crowned “King” at the event’s 13-year running. Scherer, the reigning 2018 King knows that code well.
Scherer made an impressive run making the pass for the lead early in the rocks and stayed out front all day. “This is the first time anyone has won it (KOH) back-to-back. The whole thing feels like a dream, wake me up. What an awesome race. It was pretty busy from the first corner all the way through the desert. It was everything you could ask for from the pressure from the other drivers, to the obstacles, to how awesome the car ran. You can’t imagine how awesome it is when everything works together,” said Scherer.
Scherer celebrated his win with on the stage with his wife, kids, co-driver and of course a large check. He also ran a small sticker honoring “Pistol” Pete Sohren who was recently killed in a tragic off-road accident in San Felipe. With a huge smile on his face, Scherer pointed to it as we congratulated him at the finish line.
111 drivers started the race. Only 29 would officially finish the event. In typical King Of The Hammers fashion, the rough course took out most of their vehicles. Stories of broken axles, blown engines and transmission failures would circulate through Hammertown during the day.
Former Kings Erik Miller and Shannon Campbell finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.