A little video that kicks off the 2017 King of the Hammers week. Brought to you by our good friends over in the Ultra4 European circuit, they’ve come over this year in record numbers to help support and be part of the biggest Ultra4 event in history. Watch out for more videos throughout the week, and as always best of luck to all drivers and teams come main race days Thursday & Friday (2/9 & 2/10).
While we’re still getting ready for the 2nd 2016 Ultra4 race, dates for next year’s 2017 Nitto King of The Hammers just dropped. Mark your calendars for Friday February 3rd, 2017 through Saturday, February 11th, 2017 as you’ll need to be either on the lake bed or glued to your computer screen watching the live coverage. For you computer organized racers, we created a calendar file for all the races we’ll be at (which includes Ultra4, of course), that file can be downloaded HERE. File should play nice with iCal formatted calendars.
At first glance, releasing dates for next year’s race so early seems a bit of a surprise. However, given the solid commitment KOH has with the BLM and land needed for the race, why not book it now. So there you have it, KOH 2017 here we come.
What a way to kick off the new year! King of the Hammer’s race week just ended, and we couldn’t be happier not only with the performance of our Spider 9 axles but for all the drivers and teams who poured their hearts and souls into the world’s toughest off-road race.
Some top honors congrats go as follows: Erik Miller is your new KING of the Hammers, demonstrating from start to finish that a perfect sync of driver, co-driver, team & race components is what it takes to win this race. He was followed by Jason Scherer in 2nd and Raul Gomez in 3rd. We also have an overall EMC win by non-other than the Lovell Brothers, who has been inching toward that overall win now for years. Congrats to all of these top place finishers, as well as all of those who managed to cross the finish line which is an honor in its own right.
For two years running, Spider 9 Axles and components SWEEP the KOH podium. To prove is to win. With that, back to work we go.
The buzz is certainly in the air, and this year’s King of the Hammers is set to be the biggest race yet. Juggling office and field work can be tough, so this year we’ll be making some tweaks to our phone and shipping schedule. We appreciate in advance everyone working with us on the modified schedule, it will make running around the California desert that much easier! Our modified schedule goes as follows:
- Our phones will be offline from February 3-5, everyone at Spidertrax who answers phones will be on the lakebed. We’ll be back on phones and returning to post KOH normalcy February 8.
- All online orders placed between February 3-5 will require up to 1 additional business day to ship.
- All orders emailed or faxed in (this applies to our fantastic Wholesalers) will require up to 1 additional business day to process & ship.
You know it’s a big deal race when you have to tweak a business schedule that pretty much never changes. If you’re out on the lake bed and bump into one of us Spiders, be sure to say hi. With that, back to work we go.