King of the Hammers Pre-Run

| February 7, 2011

Jon Crowley

A nice shower is always a plus in the middle of the desert, and this morning it was necessary. A hot shower (with an amazing new showerhead that I bought that doubles the pressure with half the water) went sideways when I got out and had a text message from Jon Crowley who was ready to go out on a UTV Race Pre-Run. “Sure, I will be there in half an hour!” Great…straight from wind blown potential to helmet hair!

My dad and I jumped into two Rhinos from Inland ATV’s and headed over to Jon’s camp, which also included Reid from Kawasaki, Wally from Side X Side Outfitterz and Kyle and Michelle from Rally on the Rocks in Moab, UT.

We headed out on the UTV Race Course. I felt a little underrated as we had our stock Rhinos and they were in their pimped out Teryx’s, RZR’s and Commanders. But you know what, we may have been slower, and our guts may have gotten more of a work out over the whoops, but we did everything that they did! Well, at least for the first six miles before we split off back to camp.

The Course is going to be awesome. I have heard that mile 1-6 will be the test. If you can hold it together through that section then it is desert until RM15 through Elvis and then RM30 when they go through Aftershock.  Mile 1-6 that we did today was tight, rocky and sandy. Patience will be a virtue.

With the official start of the 2011 Griffin King of the Hammers at noon today the event is in full action.  We will be watching out for all the UTV drivers and talking to them as they come by.  So stay tuned here, or stay up to date with all the information on Bower Motorsports Media Facebook page where there are pictures, videos and daily recaps.

Another perfect day on the lakebed, a little wheeling and a lot of friends.

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