Weller Racing King of the Hammers Race Report
Chandler, AZ (2/2/2019) – Can-Am / Dragon Fire Racing’s Jason Weller had a fantastic finish at the 2020 Can-Am King of the Hammers UTV race. Over 130 competitors entered the race, which was record event turnout, and only 32 finished, and Weller finished eighth for an impressive top ten finish.
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Back Door is gnarly this year and has bit several experienced racers during pre-running for #KOH2020 @jasonweller tried to kill my @gopro on the first try, then went right back around to do it again and nailed it. #CountdownToHammers #kingofthehammers @canamoffroad #maverickX3
With the course spanning approximately 144 miles, the 2020 course offered a vast array of challenges from high speed whoops in the desert to tight rocks in canyons with limited line choices, and many considered this year track one of the toughest to date.
After suffering an unfortunate issue during qualifying, which dropped Weller back to an 83rd place start position, he knew that the desert was going to be a big challenge working his way through the field.
“The previous two years I never made it out of the desert, so I knew the importance of getting out of the desert to the rocks to even have a chance,” said Weller. “I kept a slow and steady pace, keeping it smooth and backing off when I wasn’t smooth.”
The new Can-Am Maverick X3 RC worked flawlessly for Weller, and eight out of top ten finishers were running Can-Ams this year, which goes to show it was the vehicle to beat.
“The Can-Am Maverick X3 RC handles so smoothly and has so much horsepower, people can be pulling up to you maxed out and you’re just cruising, so your success has so much to do with the driver.” Weller added “This Can-Am ran flawlessly without any axle failures or flats with these BF Goodrich tires and that is a testament to Can-Am, that you can have a car that’s awesome in the dunes, the trails, and awesome at King of the Hammers”.
Weller finished the race in just under five and half hours, and he made it through the rocks smoothly on lap one, and continued his dominant performance on lap two, going from 83rd to 8th place with adjusted time at the checkered flag.
“I want to thank Can-Am for an awesome car, Dragonfire Racing for their support this year along with my harnesses and seat belts, and Full Throttle Batteries for keeping the car running all day”.
Weller will be heading to the Lucas Oil Regionals in Chandler, Arizona on February 7th to start his short course championship run for 2020.
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@jasonweller coming up Outer Limits in his @wellerracing / @canamoffroad #maverick X3 RC while pre-running for King of the Hammers. The course is not out yet and there are no course markers so there is no idea is the course will go up/down or skip Outer Limits completely. #KOH2020 #kingofthehammers @ultra4racing #RockCrawler
2020 Weller Racing Sponsors:
Can-Am, Weller Racing, Dragonfire Racing, Full Throttle Battery, Lucas Oil, BFGoodrich Tires, Warn Industries, Lazer Star Lights, Raceline UTV Wheels, Fox Shocks, AIM Sports Data, Axia Alloys, Demon Powersports, Sparco, Banging Gears Door Bags