Nach dem das schwäbische Team „The Crazy Germans“ unter der Führung von Bernd Schäfer die Bestplatzierten ihrer Nation bei der Ultra4 Europe Rennserie 2019 waren, gab es einen festen Qualifikationsplatz beim legendären und größten Offroad-Spektakel auf dem nordamerikanischen Kontinent: KING OF HAMMERS.

Diese Rennveranstaltung ist kein Wochenend-Schnupperkurs mit dicken Motoren und leicht bekleideten Frauen, sondern die wohl schwierigste und anstrengenste Offroad-Veranstaltung ihrer Art. Zehn Tage lang heißt es Fahrer-Meetings, Technische Abnahmen, Prologrennen, brutale Finalrennen und Afterpartys zu absolvieren. Dabei stehen über 500 Teilnehmer verschiedenster Klassen am Start. Wieder mit von der Partie ist die Zweiradfraktion beim King of Moto. Nicht weniger als 200.000 Zuschauer sollen laut Veranstalter dem Event jährlich beiwohnen. Damit ist für Action und Afterparts definitiv gesorgt.

The Crazy Germans

Unsere deutsche Abordnung kam durch ihre hervorragende Platzierung in der 4400er Königsklasse (3. Platz in der Gesamtwertung der Ultra4 Europe 2019) in den Genuss eines kostenfreien Transports für Fahrzeug und Material per Schiff nach Übersee.

Insgesamt war ihr Race-Truck wie drei weitere Fahrzeuge aus Europa (England & Spanien) gut 28 Tage in einem Container auf See, um dann in  fünf Tagen unter kalifornischer Himmel die Reise vom Hafen zur Hammertown im Johnson Valley zurückzulegen. Dort erwartet die europäischen Kampfmaschinen kalifornischen Staub und rießengroße Felsen.

VIDEO: Beladung des Containers mit V8-Sound – jeder Zentimenter zählt!

Race-Truck Spezifikationen „The Crazy Germans“

Ultra4 Racetruck 4400

  • Tribe-Gitterrohr-Rahmen CroMo4 aus den USA
  • LS3-Motor, 620 PS, 418cui = 6,85 Liter Hubraum
  • Reid Racing Getriebe TH400
  • Atlas Race Case 1.5 und 3.0 – Verteilergetriebe
  • Spidertrax-Achsen 35 Spline vorn / 40 Spline hinten
  • Gear-Works Differentiale
  • KING-Shocks-Fahrwerk
  • PSC Lenkung, vollhydraulisch
  • Willwood 6-Kolben-Bremsanlage
  • Bawarrion-Felgen
  • MB-Corse Seilwinde Gladiator mit Doppelmotor
  • Carbon-Body-Kit

DAS TEAM „The Crazy Germans“ beim KOH 2020

  • Bernd Schäfer (Teamchef, -Inhaber und Fahrer)
  • Alexander Schönborn (Co-Pilot)
  • Torsten Brück (Fahrwerksspezialist „ORE“)
  • Manfred Briatore (Seilwinden-Spezialist MB-Corse Gladiator)
  • Henris Powertransmission (Getriebe-Spezialist TH400)
  • Manfred Budjien (Mechaniker, CNC-Spezialist)
  • Thorsten Lengwenus (Modellbauer, Carbon- und Chassis-Spezialist)

Programm „The Crazy Germans“

  • Dienstag, 4. Februar 2020
    8:00 Uhr Start Prologrennen zur Ermittlung der Startaufstellung
    Prologstartreihe: 6
    Prologstart: 3:00 PM (15 Uhr)
  • Freitag 7. Februar 2020
    6:00 Uhr Startaufstellung Hauptrennen King of Hammers
    8:00 Uhr Start Nitto King of Hammers
  • Samstag, 8. Februar 2020
    19:30 Uhr Siegererhrung mit Überraschungs-Live-Band

RÜCKBLICK 2019 -- KOH

2019 Nitto Tire King of the Hammers presented by Optima Battery _ World of X Games episode


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Streckendaten

  • Streckenlänge Nitto King of Hammer: Zirka 210 Meilen (336km)
  • Durchschnittliche Fahrzeit: 6,5 Stunden !!!
  • Rundenanzahl: 3
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad: BRUTAL

Untergebracht sind die europäischen Teams in einem großen Zelt in Hammertown, Spidertrax Street 132!

Wir werden LIVE, also möglichst zeitnah Bericht erstatten, um euch über den Rennverlauf und die Bedingungen vor Ort sowie die Ergebnisse unseres deutschen Teams zu berichten. Dazu werden auch gesonderte Infos über unsere Social-Media-Kanäle veröffentlicht: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr & Flickr.

KING OF HAMMERS 2020 -- LIVE Vorberichterstattung

2020 Nitto King of the Hammers live pre-show!


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Auf diesem Weg wünschen wir dem deutschen Team „The Crazy Germans“ alles Gute, viel Erfolg und natürlich enormen Fahrspaß bei diesem sehr speziellen Abenteuer!

ULTRA4: ‚The Crazy Germans‘ on the way to the USA for KING OF HAMMERS 2020 -- the adventure begins!

After they best-placed of their nation in the Ultra4 Europe racing series 2019 the german team ‚The Crazy Germans‘ earned a permanent qualification place at the legendary and largest off-road spectacle on the North American continent: KING OF HAMMERS.

This racing event is not a weekend trial course with big engines and lightly dressed women, but probably the most difficult and most strenuous off-road event of its kind. For ten days, it’s driver’s meetings, technical approvals, prologue races, brutal final races and after parties. There are over 500 participants from different classes at the start. The two-wheeler group is back in the game at the King of Moto, too. According to the organizer, a crowd of more than 200,000 spectators should attend the event annually. So action and afterparts are definitely taken care of.

The Crazy Germans

Because of its excellent placement in the 4400 premier class (3rd place in the overall ranking of Ultra4 Europe 2019), our german delegation was able to crab a free transport for vehicles and materials overseas. Overall, like three other vehicles from Europe (England & Spain), their race truck was in a container at sea for almost 28 days, and then in good five days under fresh California sky to travel from the port to Hammertown in the Johnson Valley to collect California dust there  and take huge rocks under the wheels.

THE TEAM „The Crazy Germans“

  • Bernd Schäfer (team managar, -owner und rider)
  • Alexander Schönborn (co-pilot)
  • Torsten Brück (suspension specialist „ORE“)
  • Manfred Briatore (winch specialist)
  • Henris Powertransmission (transmission specialist)
  • Manfred Budjien (mechanic, CNC specialist)
  • Thorsten Lengwenus (modeler, carbon- & chassis-specialist)

RACE-TRUCK 2020

  • Ultra4 Racetruck
  • Tribe spaceframe CroMo4 from USA
  • LS3-Engine, 620 HP, 418cui
  • Reid racing transmission TH400
  • Atlas race rase 1.5 & 3.0 – transfer case
  • Spidertrax axles 35 spline front / 40 spline rear
  • Gear-Works differential
  • KING-Shocks suspension
  • PSC steering, fully hydraulic
  • Willwood 6-piston-Brake system
  • Bawarrion wheels
  • MB-Corse winch „gladiator“ with douple engine
  • Carbon body kit

The European teams are accommodated in a large tent in Hammertown, Spidertrax Street 132!

„The Crazy Germans“ program

  • Tuesday, February 4, 2020
    8:00 a.m. Prologue race to determine the starting line-up
    Prologue start row: 6
    Prologue start: 3:00 PM
  • Friday February 7, 2020
    6:00 a.m. Main grid Nitto King of Hammers
    8:00 a.m. start Nitto King of Hammers
  • Saturday February 8, 2020
    7:30 p.m. Award ceremony with surprise live band

Race course

  • Route length Nitto King of Hammer: Around 210 miles (336km)
  • Average travel time: 6.5 hours !!!
  • Number of laps: 3
  • Degree of difficulty: BRUTAL

We will report LIVE, as soon as possible, to tell you all about the course of the race and the conditions as well as the results of our german team. For this purpose, separate informations are also published on our social media channels: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr & Flickr.

In this way we wish the german team all the best and of course a lot of fun with this adventure!

OFFICIAL SCHEDULE / OFFIZIELLER ZEITPLAN

Thursday, January 30, 2020

12:00 PM Pre-Running Opens / Course Map Released – Must be Registered

Friday January 31, 2020

Hammertown Opens

Pre Running Full Course

9:00 AM Tech Opens -- All new cars need to be teched by close of tech on Monday

Saturday February 1, 2020

Pre Running Full Course

10:00 AM Mandatory Can-Am UTV KOH Drivers Meeting

11:00 AM – 4:00PM Can-Am UTV KOH Qualifying on short course

Sunday February 2, 2020 ~ The Can-Am UTV King of the Hammers, presented by HCR

8:00 AM – Can Am UTV King of the Hammers Presented by HCR Starts

4:00 PM – Can Am UTV King of the Hammers Presented by HCR Ends

Nitto King of the Hammers Week

Monday February 3, 2020 ~ 4WP Qualifying and the Holly EFi Shootout, presented by King Shocks & Action Sports Canapoies

Pre Running Day (short course closed for pre running) & Shootout

8 AM Qualifying Driver Meeting for 4WP EMC

9 AM – 4PM – 4500/4800 Qualifying on short course

12:00 PM Vendor Show opens

4:30 PM Mandatory Drivers meeting for 4400 Qualifying

5:00 PM Mandatory Drivers meeting for Shootout

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Holley EFi Shootout Presented by King Shocks & Action Sports Canopies

9 PM Can-Am UTV KOH Awards, Shootout Awards, Entertainment (Monster Energy stage in Hammertown)

Tuesday February 4, 2020 ~ 4WP Qualifying and the Pit Crew Challenge, presented by ProEagle, Buggy Whips, and Boxo Tools

Pre Running Day (short course closed)

8:00 AM Start of 4400 Qualifying on short course

12:00 -- 6:00 PM 4WP EMC Tech and Contingency

12:00 -- 8:00 PM Vendor Hours in Hammertown

5:00 PM Close of Qualifying

5:30 PM Pit Crew Challenge Sponsored by Pro Eagle, Buggy Whips, and Boxo Tools

7:00 PM Mandatory drivers meeting for all EMC racers

Wednesday February 5, 2020 ~ 4WP Everyman Challenge (includes the Yukon 4500 class, the Branik 4800 class, and the Spidertrax 4600 class)

8:00 AM Start of 4WP Everyman Challenge Race

12:00 -- 2:00 PM Toyo Desert Invitational Race Tech and Contingency

12:00 -- 8:00 PM Vendor Hours in Hammertown

6:00 PM End of 4WP EMC Race

7:00 PM Mandatory Drivers meeting for Toyo Desert Invitational

8:00 PM Volunteer Meeting

8:00 PM King Shocks Party

8:00 PM EMC Awards, Entertainment (Monster Energy in Hammertown)

Thursday February 6, 2020 ~ 2nd Annual Toyo Desert Invitational, presented by Monster Energy

8:00 AM Prologue Toyo Desert Invitational Presented by Monster Energy

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Toyo Desert Invitational Presented by Monster Energy

12:00 -- 7:00 PM KOH Tech and Contingency in Hammertown

12:00 -- 8:00 PM Vendor Hours in Hammertown

5:00 PM T1 Awards (Main stage in Hammertown)

6:00 PM Volunteer Dinner

7:00 PM Mandatory Drivers meeting for Nitto King of the Hammers Race

7:00 PM Rigid Poker Run

8:00 PM Volunteer Staffing meeting

Friday February 7, 2020 ~ Nitto King of the Hammers Powered by OPTIMA Batteries

6:00 AM Driver Line Up Nitto King of the Hammers Powered by OPTIMA Batteries Race

8:00 AM Start of the Nitto King of the Hammers Powered by OPTIMA Batteries Race

2:00 – 5:00 Tech and GPS Download Motos

8:00 PM Riders Meeting

10:00 PM Close of the Nitto King of the Hammers Race, powered by OPTIMA Batteries

Saturday February 8, 2020 ~ The Progressive King of the Motos, the GenRight Off Road KOH Experience, the Gambler 500 / HooptieX, Closing Ceremonies

9:30 AM GenRight Off Road KOH Experience, presented by Visoin X start

8:00 AM Progressive King of the Motos Prologue Start – 1 Lap

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Progressive King of the Motos Main Start – 3 Laps

4:30 PM Gambler 500 infield festivities / HooptieX

7:30 PM Monster Energy Closing Ceremonies ~ KOH Awards, KOM Awards (Monster Energy stage in Hammertown)

Quelle / Source: King of Hammers, The Crazy Germans