King of the Hammers is "the toughest one day off-road race on the planet," a trek through the Johnson Valley, CA desert where racers have to not only blast wide-open across unknown terrain, but also rock-crawl their way over seemingly impossible obstacles on the way to the finish line. The event draws desert racers and rock crawlers, resulting in a diversity of machines and drving styles--and an intense rivalry between the groups.
Traxxas is at the event with our Mobile Support Center, showing off our vehicles, giving racers a turn at the wheel with our Try-Me Track, and putting on a Slash R/C race with the full-size competitors (turns out a lot of these guys can wheel!)
Traxxas is also giving away a bunch of Summits as part of a contingency program; in exchange for running Traxxas decals on their rig, the winning driver will score four Summits for himself and his crew! Summits were a natural for KOH--what other R/C vehicle can rock-crawl and run wide-open like a desert racer?
It's been rainy and cold so far, so no killer shots from this year's race yet--the sunny pics above are from the 2009 event, 2010 shots below.
Jason is a king of the hammer in his own right. Actually, hitting a Slash with a sledgehammer would probably be gentler than what a lot of us do with our trucks!
The Slash race is about to begin. TQ 2.4GHz radios make it easy to set up races. What channel are you on--who cares!
Slash track under construction. PVC pipes and wooden boards are for wimps; at KOH, you build tracks out of rocks.
Spectators gather for the Slash race.
Gotta love an over-under jump. Good thing Slashes are durable!
Last edited by PeterV; 02-15-2010 at 06:57 PM.
Hijacking Pontiac's post for more pics! --Pete
The Traxxas Mobile Support Center is the place to be at KOH.
...day or night!
King Shocks also displayed at KOH. Mike and Mark Jenkins run King gear in their TORC trucks.
Just in case there was any doubt as to how "out there" this event is: here you go. It's downright lunar.
More Slash action. The race track doubled as the Try-Me Track.
In addition to the Slash track, a rock pile was setup for Summit demos.
freaking sweet. I wish I wasnt on the other side of the country. Looks like a load of fun.
Last edited by PeterV; 02-15-2010 at 07:01 PM.
Owner of: 1/10 Slash 4x4 Platinum Edition
King Of The Hammers is a rare form of racing where being slow means you become part of the race course. Competitors will literally drive over the top of you if you get stuck and block the path!
that video was freakin awesome!!! dang, king of the hammers is a sick race.
I am RTR! 2.5 Revo .18TM/loaded...
thats sweet! You guys should actually drive a summit through it! (seeing its the the official RC truck of KOH)
Are you an RC addict?
Its nice that Traxxas is getting involved with more .
Drive It Like You Hate It .
Too cool!!! we haven't got anything like this in the UK,
A+ event and track
Race for your Life Charlie Brown!!
Originally Posted by NOFX
That's because there isn't any space left!
amazing great video thats what its all about.....
RC RUNS IN MY BLOOD!
Just down the road from me. Loving it
1 summit hybrid
A big thanks to Traxxas for comming out to the KOH event. It was a lot of fun racing around the R/C course Thursday night. Amazing how fast it drew a crowd. I was driving the black Revo with the Big Block.
hi I'm Jeff Knoll's son, I just wanted to say thanks traxxas for supporting KOH. My car was the blue summit with the bronco body and on moad XLs
I remember you guys! Glad you had fun at the track. I know I had a great time meeting all of you.
Hey, I was wondering if the Traxxas truck was going to be at the Moab Easter Jeep Safari next weekend?
I havn't heard anything about that as of yet..Originally Posted by 65BAJA
I'll check into that and post up what I find out
We don't have anything going on for Moab
Looks like just Jacksonville supercross for next weekend
Just heard, we are going to have someone up there this weekend! So stop by and check it out!Originally Posted by 65BAJA
Does anyone have any footage of RC stuff from KotH? People keep talking about their rigs, and I haven't seen any pics or videos where I can see what they are talking about...
Two Rusty VXLs, M2Ks 18/83 - Tag! You're it!
You guys gonna make it out for the 2012 KOH?
Sweet pics! Yah, good question, 65BAJA! Will you make it tho the 2012 KOH?
And there he goes with the carbon...