The scepter will stay in Raul Gomez possession for one more year. Gomez followed up last year’s King of the Hammers win with another victory adding him to the list of two-time Kings at the toughest race in the world.
Two days earlier, Paul Wolff topped qualifying for the Race of Kings, the final event held during King of the Hammers for the Unlimited horse-power 4400 class. Jason Scherer who qualified second, held the lead for the entire 3-lap race. Gomez qualified fourth and kept Scherer in his sights. It was the last lap just miles from the finish that Gomez knew he had Scherer beat on corrected time.
“I am super excited; my team did a lot of hard work. We came out here and did our homework and re-did our homework,” said Gomez after celebrating on stage. Gomez made some last-minute gearing changes to his vehicle the night before the race.
Josh Blyler finished third. When the race officially ended at 10pm Saturday night, there were only 35 finishers proving once again how tough the King of the Hammers really is.