Red Line equipped Ultra4 racer Jason Scherer faced an incredible challenge this month at the 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers presented by Nitto Tires. This all out off-road triathlon requires racers to build a specialized machine that is equipped to handle high speed desert terrain and climb boulders the size of the trucks themselves. Scherer’s #76 Rubicon Express, Nitto Tire, Pirate4x4 car, with co-driver Lance Clifford, qualified for a 16th starting position. The team didn't finish the race due to severe mechanical issues, but they were excited to cheer on their fellow Nitto Tire teammates for the rest of the race.
"The car was so fast in the desert that the starting position was actually a blessing in disguise, as we moved up to 3rd place by the end of lap one. We didn't make any mistakes and the car was absorbing every hole and rock that we came across. The end of our race came in the middle of AfterShock at around RM70 when we felt the front end resisting our every move," reflected Jason Scherer, the 2009 King. “We got out of the car to see what was wrong and found both front CV’s melted, literally, they weren't there anymore."
"I couldn't be happier for Nitto Tire right now," smiled Scherer. "Two years in a row of having the pole position at King of the Hammers and having won two National Championship races; now to finally get that elusive King of the Hammers win is awesome. I am so happy to be part of the team and see all their efforts pay off!" Jason Scherer's next adventure will be in April at the 2014 Easter Jeep Safari in a JK featuring a Rubicon Express Suspension System and Nitto Tires.