Team Nitto Conquers Grueling King of the Hammers

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Team Nitto Emerges Victorious in One of the Closest Finishes in KOH History

Nitto Tire manufactures some of the best quality off-road and performance rubber money can buy. In order to remain ahead of the curve, they set out to conquer the most hardcore off-road race, year-after-year.

It’s called the King of the Hammers. The all-out race tests the limits of its drivers and their custom race buggies as they navigate the 181-mile off-road course. The challenge includes high-speed desert running, technical rock crawling, and whatever else Mother Nature throws in. Oh, and it must be completed in less than 10 hours!


This year, Team Nitto drivers Jason Scherer, Loren Healy, and Erik Miller, and Wayland, Shannon, and Bailey Campbell competed at their best. That’s thanks to the tried-and-true Nitto Trail Grappler tires. Speaking of best, Shannon Campbell clinched his third King of Hammers victory with just a 28-second gap, making it one of the closest finishes ever.

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“Everyone at Nitto Tire is extremely proud of what our talented team of drivers has once again accomplished at this extremely challenging race,” said Chris Corbett, Nitto Tire U.S.A.’s Events and Motorsports Manager. “Shannon Campbell has once again shown that he is the dominant force in off-road racing and we are proud to have been a part of his unmatched success at King of the Hammers and in the Ultra4 series. It was also fantastic to see Shannon’s son Wayland become a real contender in this race, and we know it is only a matter of time until he gets his first KOH win.”


Nitto Grapler M/T tires were outfitted to each of the racer’s buggies. And needless to say, it helped them overcome the course’s many challenges. After fighting for the entire duration of the race, the scoreboard is a great testament to the quality of Nitto Tires.

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