The King Shocks Backdoor Shoot Out is a new addition to the 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers week. The Southern Rock Racing Series (SRRS) vs Ultra4, or east vs west, competition started at the end of last season while in Arkansas at an Ultra4 Eastern Series event. When the idea came up to have an event at the King of the Hammers, it was a simple decision to make the obstacle the very well known Backdoor: a 12ft waterfall climb with a long rocky lead up section and a secondary multilevel climb. It is one of the most talked about obstacles by all the drivers at the King of the Hammers. The number of people watching the coverage of this live event on the Internet peaked higher than last years race-day coverage. It was entertaining, challenging and a rush for the drivers.
“This year’s racing season commences again with one of the most brutal challenges for racers, trucks and tires at the King of the Hammers,” said Peter Calhoun, Motorsports Manager, BFGoodrich Tires. “We’ve been proud to have provided the tire solution tough enough to endure the hazards of this race and been on the winning racer’s truck the last two years and five times total in this event. We are equally proud to provide a
Historically, BFGoodrich has been the tire of choice for five of the six past Kings:
- 2008: Shannon Campbell – BFGoodrich
- 2009: Jason Scherer and Jason Berger - BFGoodrich
- 2010: Loren Healy and Rodney Woody - BFGoodrich
- 2012: Erik Miller and Robert Ruggiero - BFGoodrich
- 2013: Randy Slawson and Michael Slawson – BFGoodrich
For more information on all the BFGoodrich Racing happening throughout the week of King of the Hammers and every weekend across the country, visit www.bfgoodrichracing.com Join the chatter on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/BFGoodrichTires or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BFGoodrichTires.
About BFGoodrich Tires
Using motorsports as a proving ground for more than 40 years, BFGoodrich Tires is involved in every type of racing, including sports car, drag, desert, dirt, rally and extreme rock crawling. BFGoodrich Tires combines technological expertise with vast motorsports experience, delivering a high-performance tire for every type of vehicle. Visit the BFGoodrich Tires Racing site at http://www.bfgoodrichracing.com on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/BFGoodrichTires or on Twitter at @BFGoodrichTires.
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