GREENVILLE, SC (Feb 3, 2014) – BFGoodrich® Tires driver Randy Slawson, owner of Bomber Fabrication and the 2013 King of the Hammers, won the King Shocks Backdoor Shoot Out on Monday night utilizing the sticky compound of the new Baja T/A KR2. Second place Cody Waggner, also running BFGoodrich Baja T/A Krawlers, took second with only a half of second separating the two. Notably, the top three cars in the shootout were Randy Slawson Bomber Fabrication built cars.
The King Shocks Backdoor Shoot Out is a new addition to the 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers week. The Southern Rock Racing Series (SRRS) vs Ultra4, or east vs west, competition started at the end of last season while in Arkansas at an Ultra4 Eastern Series event. When the idea came up to have an event at the King of the Hammers, it was a simple decision to make the obstacle the very well known Backdoor: a 12ft waterfall climb with a long rocky lead up section and a secondary multilevel climb. It is one of the most talked about obstacles by all the drivers at the King of the Hammers. The number of people watching the coverage of this live event on the Internet peaked higher than last years race-day coverage. It was entertaining, challenging and a rush for the drivers.
It is worth mentioning that the Randy Slawson won $7,000 for the fastest time, and the “other coast” driver Luke Wilson won $3,000. The best of show, Matt Myrick, won $2,500 when his rear axle came off and he continued to drive forward without it. The fastest girl up Backdoor was Charlene Bower, who was running BFGoodrich 39” Red Label Krawlers. The official video of the night’s event from Ultra4 Racing is available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNOXdpeqTjU
“This year’s racing season commences again with one of the most brutal challenges for racers, trucks and tires at the King of the Hammers,” said Peter Calhoun, Motorsports Manager, BFGoodrich Tires. “We’ve been proud to have provided the tire solution tough enough to endure the hazards of this race and been on the winning racer’s truck the last two years and five times total in this event. We are equally proud to provide a
Historically, BFGoodrich has been the tire of choice for five of the six past Kings:
2008: Shannon Campbell – BFGoodrich
2009: Jason Scherer and Jason Berger – BFGoodrich
2010: Loren Healy and Rodney Woody – BFGoodrich
2012: Erik Miller and Robert Ruggiero – BFGoodrich
2013: Randy Slawson and Michael Slawson – BFGoodrich
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