THE JUMP CHAMPS: Highlights From King of the Hammers

By February 6, 2020Jump Contest, Lakebed Launch, News

The Jump Champs LakeBed Launch made the King Of The Hammers highlights on RACE-DEZERT.com. “Between qualifying runs, Jump Champs held a distance competition on the infield short course in Hammertown. Blake Wilkey and Loren Healy duked it out for the win, each flying over 100 feet through the air. While Healy was the fast qualifier, Wilkey bested the 102 feet that Healy sent his 6100 truck by jumping his buggy 106 feet through the air.”

February 4, 2020 (Hammertown, CA)- King of the Hammers week kicked into high gear on Tuesday with qualifying for Friday’s Nitto King of the Hammers Powered by OPTIMA Batteries and the return of the Pit Crew Challenge Presented by ProEagle, Buggy Whips and Boxo Tools. Loren Healy set the bar for qualifying with a blistering fast time of 2:35 in his Ford-powered Bronco buggy. While Healy has won KOH twice in the past, he has never qualified on the pole before. By contrast, Jason Scherer has qualified on the pole multiple times, and for the third year qualified second (three seconds behind Healy). This is the fifth consecutive year that Scherer will start on the first row for Friday’s race, where 97 ULTRA4 cars leave two at a time every 30 seconds starting at 8 AM Pacific.

The Jump Champs Lakebed Launch presented by Method Race Wheels, is made possible by Method Race Wheels, King Racing Shocks, Pedal Commander, Ultra 4 Racing, and King Of The Hammers.


The Jump Champs main focus is gathering the fans, the enthusiasts, the recreational off road vehicle or UTV owners and giving them a place to show off their vehicles and driving ability. With featured events such as The Jump Champs, The Time Trials, The Desert Drags, The Dirt Champs, The Fun Champs, and The Lakebed Launch are contest of skill which allows for the most participation with very affordable entry fees. This event has been long overdue and we are excited to team up with sponsors, big name racers and the iconic Glen Helen Raceway to bring this event to the masses. The goal is to bring the average spectator out to be part of the event, instead of sitting in the stands.