DANVILLE, CA MARCH 7, 2011 Jason Scherer released his normally polite and respectful personality for the possessed man that races the number 76 car and accomplished his second podium finish at the 2011 Griffin King of the Hammers. Scherer started 36th out of 100 competitors with his brother Casey co-driving. It was not long before the duo was passing the competition and out front, just as Scherer has done the past two years.
“We were the first out of the Main Pit for the third year in a row,” Jason explained. “The 20-member Trail Master crew was waiting there for us, but they hardly needed to get their Ironclad gloves dirty when we came in.” The pit crew confirmed that Jason and Casey were leading the race and they departed as if shot from a cannon, with the Fox Racing Shox and Daystar bushings keeping Scherer’s 39” BFGoodrich KRT tires planted on the ground. Their luck took a turn for the worse on Backdoor, where the pair lost 10 minutes time when they decided to be conservative and winch up the six-foot tall vertical waterfall on the trail. “I should have trusted my instincts and just drove it!” the good-natured Scherer reflected after the race.
Casey was left behind at Backdoor in an effort to make up time, and soon Jason found himself in an epic battle with Shannon Campbell at speeds exceeding 120 mph across the desert floor. Issues with the power steering belt caused Scherer to stop on course repeatedly, and when he completed the 2011 Griffin King of the Hammers in 3rd place the six-rib steering belt only had three ribs remaining. “It is amazing what these PSC components can withstand!” Scherer noted. “Their pumps and rams are absolutely bomb proof, and the whole crew at PSC was eager to lend a hand all week long.”
Intent on regaining his King of the Hammers title from 2009, Jason Scherer intends to fabricate a new dedicated Ultra4 car for next year’s race. With nine years of competition experience, multiple rockcrawling competition titles, and an ironclad drive to win, fans should make certain to keep an eye on Team BFGoodrich driver Jason Scherer in the coming months.
Video on Jason Scherer at King of the Hammers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idizyT4-t4o
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