Raul Gomez has won the King of the Hammers twice. Each time his brother JP Gomez has come up short finishing just behind the King. At Legends of Havasu, things were different. Race director JT Taylor set up a fast-fun zig-zag course at the final Ultra4 National event out at Standard Wash, twenty miles south of the city of Lake Havasu.
The race saw several lead changes. Loren Healy was the top qualifier but ended up having a mechanical issue on the first lap that took him out of the race. Next up, Paul Horschel took over the lead. Soon it was a tale of the Gomez brothers. JP held onto the lead to finish just a few minutes ahead of his brother Raul. Both enjoyed a little smack talk at the finish line. The rivalry will continue at the 2024 King of the Hammers when JP makes an attempt to steal his brother’s crown.
Brent Harrell brought home the National win a day earlier in the 4800 Legends class. Logan Goodall and Loren Healy also secured wins in the Every Man Challenge classes.