King of the Hammers 2013

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King of the Hammers 2013

Unread postby Ashman » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:26 am

Who is going?

Ill be leaving Jan 30th, My starting position race is Tuesday 5th and the race is Friday Feb 8th.
http://ultra4racing.com/category/2013_koh/

Im looking for more dedicated pit crew if you going and want to help out, let me know.
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Re: King of the Hammers 2013

Unread postby gpn » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:48 pm

Hey man, I left you a voicemail. I think. Depending on a few things I'd be willing to give ya hand. Give me a call this weekend: 928-864-8226
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Re: King of the Hammers 2013

Unread postby Ashman » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:54 am

I got your message I was buzzy yesterday today ill be around in the garage ill give you a call. I have two dedicated pit guys and two girls to help. We just learned that the course layout will block off pit 2 from main pit and remote pit 1.
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Re: King of the Hammers 2013

Unread postby gpn » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:42 am

Cool. I should be heading out to the shop in a little bit to get some work done. I'll try to be around my phone.
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Re: King of the Hammers 2013

Unread postby Ashman » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:13 am

Our KOH Story:
Only 23 of 129 cars finished within the 14 hour time limit.
We ended our race at 12 hours completing 150miles of 185. A broke suspension 3/4in bolt caused our DNF.

We ran a clean lap 1, starting #72 of 129 and passed alot of cars in the woops.

We decided to run backdoor lap 2, gave it 5 tries but it was covered in dirt and had no traction like our earlier pre running where we could drive it every time. Had to winch it.

On lap 2 at wrecking ball after one shooting the waterfall we flopped where Robby rolled. I was blocking the trail and asked the odd angle guys to help winch us but they decide to
try it. They flopped into the belly of my rig and broke off their rear wheel. We were then dragged back away from the odd angle guys and righted before they had the spare on.

Onto elvis we noticed our rear drive shaft was bent limiting us to 45 in the fast section. Brian Shirley pulled away from us, A quick drive shaft change at main pit but we got
passed by Letzroll Andew. We pass Wayland waiting at the back door traffic jam.

We catch up to Andrew at spooner where he is part of a two car road block. We finally clear them then Im up and notice my rear ARB is not on. A simple line fix. Wayland catches up
and passes us. Curt deluke is next up and flops blocking the trail again. We winch him over then crawl the line and pass Wayland and Ryan diffed out.

On lap 3 about 150 miles in just before pit 2 a front upper link 3/4in grade 8 bolt sheered. We were driving down the exit road it almost ripped the steering and brake lines and
bound up the drive shaft. We used a 1/2in socket extension as a bolt to get us to pit 2, but didnt have miss alignment spacers and without them could not finish the last 29 miles in
the 2hours remaining. Wayland and Ben (Home Grown) pass us while doing our trail fix. limped to pit 2 doing 30mph.

We had a good race, The ADS shocks and tuning we did made us fast in the woops, the 42in Pitbull tires at 7 PSI held up not a single flat after pre running the whole course and 150
miles completed on race day. The Trail ready wheels took the abuse. The Rigid light bars and skinny pedal products rock lights gave us easy navigation in the dark on the last lap.
Our Yukon gears, shafts and spindles held strong, No issues with our PSC steering. Really beat our Ballistic shaved 14B and d60 covers. SDHQ supplied us with enough quick dump
jugs to finish the race, averaged 6.5 MPG in the desert and 4.4 in the rocks. Our custom splice winch line got some good use.

I couldent have done it without the support of Angela and my co driver John Fellows. Our pit crew Ryan, Steve, Nate, Aaron, Lori, and all the help from the POR wheelers team from
Oregon.
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Re: King of the Hammers 2013

Unread postby DUMASS » Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:04 pm

Well played Dave! :thumb:

...pics or it didn't happen...... :p
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Re: King of the Hammers 2013

Unread postby Ashman » Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:36 pm

Afew pics
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Re: King of the Hammers 2013

Unread postby gpn » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:54 pm

Nice pictures dave, I guess you really were there afterall... ;D
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Re: King of the Hammers 2013

Unread postby Ashman » Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:59 pm

Video from the race. Not much but came out ok...

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