The 2017 King of the Hammers is considered to be the toughest one day race in the world and is the largest off-road event in North America. This year’s race was epic to say the least. In a race where just finishing is an accomplishment the Campbell’s showed everyone the skill and determination it took to take the top spots. The father & son duo battled each other throughout the day but dad Shannon Campbell would ultimately be crowned King with son Wayland placing second by less than 30 seconds. SDHQ would like to congratulate the entire Campbell team and crew on their well deserved success.
Once again, SDHQ had the honor of providing race support to all the racers and their crews over the course of the week out at Hammers. We can’t tell you how many times a frantic racer or crew member came to our booth looking for a single part that broke and it could have ruined the whole trip. Nothing makes us happier than seeing the look of relief on their faces when we tell them we have it. That’s why we love coming out to the races, we love the sport and the hard working people that love it as much as us.
This was one of our busiest years yet and we stayed busy everyday providing parts and equipment to keep everyone in the game. We make sure to stay on top of race requirements and rule changes. We stock up on inventory to make ensure everyone passes tech. In addition to providing race support we had the pleasure of meeting with some of the estimated 40,000 spectators that came from all over the world just to experience King of The Hammers. This event is truly one of a kind, and we look forward to coming out for years to come!
In addition to on site race support we hosted a burger night to show our appreciation to our customers, fellow vendors and friends. We want to thank everyone that came out this year and look forward to seeing you guys all there next year! Keep up to date with all of our events on our Facebook & Instagram!
If you have never experienced The King of the Hammers it is definitely something that you need to cross off your bucket list, especially if you are an off-road enthusiast. Almost no other sporting event allows the spectator the accessibility and participation that this event does. For a more information visit www.ultra4racing.com and for a full in depth recap of this years event visit http://www.drivingline.com/koh-2017/ . Check out some of the sites from around Hammertown.
Spectators lined up at Chocolate Thunder waiting to watch the action.
Next up, The Mint 400 – The Great American Off-Road Race in Las Vegas! See you there!