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Episode Transcript

(NARRATOR)>> TODAY WE'RE HEADED TO VEGAS BABY FOR LS FEST WEST. WE'RE CHECKING OUT ALL THE LS POWERED RIDES INVADING LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY, AND WE'RE TAKING OUR OVERLAND SCOUT OUT ON THE ULTRA FOUR TRACK FOR A LITTLE TEST DRIVE. IT'S ALL RIGHT HERE ON XOR.

(ELIZA)>> HEY WELCOME TO XOR. WE JUST MADE IT OUT TO LS FEST WEST HERE AT LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY.

(JEREMY)>> THAT'S RIGHT AND YOU KNOW WE PUT AN LS IN OUR INTERNATIONAL SCOUT, AND EVERYTHING OUT HERE HAS AN LS IN IT. SO LET'S GO SEE WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT.

[ engine revving ]

(ELIZA)>> HOLLEY'S LS FEST HAS BECOME THE PREMIER EVENT FOR FANS OF GM'S HIGH PERFORMANCE DO IT ALL LS ENGINE PLATFORM. THIS YEAR HOLLEY IS BRINGING THIS WHEELED EXTRAVAGANZA BACK TO THE SPRAWLING LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY JUST OUTSIDE OF LAS VEGAS, NEVADA.

(JEREMY)>> OUT ON DISPLAY IN FRONT OF HOLLEY'S PRODUCT TRAILER WAS OUR VERY OWN OVERLAND SCOUT PROJECT FOR GEARHEADS TO GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH. WE OPENED UP OUR INTERNATIONAL BASED BUILD FROM THE TENT TO THE STORAGE, AND OF COURSE THE HOLLEY EFI FED LS TWO UNDER THE HOOD.

(ELIZA)>> THIS IS THE REASON WHY WE ARE HERE, THE CHEVROLET LS. SINCE ITS INTRODUCTION IN 1997 THIS HAS BEEN A COMPLETE GAME CHANGER, AND ITS LOVE FOR THE ENGINE IS OBVIOUS.

(JEREMY)>> THAT'S RIGHT, EVERYTHING YOU SEE BEHIND ME HAS GOT AN LS IN IT. SO EITHER IF YOU'RE ON THE ROAD COURSE, YOU'RE ON THE DRAG STRIP, OR OUR FAVORITE, YOU'RE ON THE DIRT TRACK YOU'RE GONNA FIND AN LS UNDER THE HOOD.

(ELIZA)>> JEREMY IS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT, AND THE SHOW AND SHINE AREA IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF THAT THOUGHT. OUT HERE YOU CAN FIND MASTERPIECES OF MECHANICAL ARTWORK THAT GUYS HAVE BUILT AROUND AN LS ENGINE, AND SOME OF THEM AREN'T EVEN ORIGINALLY GM BASED OFFERINGS, LIKE AN LS POWERED PORSCHE PERHAPS. IT WAS A SEA OF REALLY NICE PAINT JOBS AND FLAWLESS CHROME.

(JEREMY)>> THERE WAS EVEN AN UNDER CONSTRUCTION CLASS FOR THOSE BUILDERS WHO WEREN'T QUITE DONE WITH THEIR RIDES JUST YET. [ engine revving ]

(JEREMY)>> AND LIKE I SAID, EVERYTHING OUT HERE HAS AN LS IN IT BUT NOT EVERYTHING'S MADE FOR THE DIRT. SO WE'RE AT THE STRIP AT LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY. [ engine revving ]

(JEREMY)>> THE STRIP IS WHERE YOU CAN FIND SOME OF THE QUICKEST AND FASTEST CARS ON THE PLANET, FIGHTING SIDE BY SIDE AND DOOR HANDLE TO DOOR HANDLE ON 1,320 FEET OF SUPER STICKY CONCRETE. TODAY IT WAS PAIR AFTER PAIR OF GROUND POUNDING ACTION FROM SOME OF THE QUICKEST LS POWERED CARS IN THE WEST.

(ELIZA)>> AND JUST LIKE IN THE SHOW AND SHINE, THERE'S A WIDE VARIETY OF VEHICLES HITTING THE TRACK BECAUSE ONE REALLY COOL ASPECT IS THERE WAS SO MANY CLASSES. SO EVEN IF THEY DIDN'T BUILD THEIR RIDE FOR THE TRACK OWNERS COULD STILL UNLEASH THE FURY OF AN LS POWERED RIDE ON THIS OTHER FAMOUS LAS VEGAS STRIP.

(JEREMY)>> AND JUST ONE MORE THING AT LS FEST IS THE THREES CHALLENGE. THAT'S SPEED UP AS FAST AS YOU CAN, STEER THROUGH THE CORNER AS FAST AS YOU CAN, AND STOP IN THE BOX AS FAST AS YOU CAN, AND THE FIRST ONE THERE WINS. [ engine revving ]

(JEREMY)>> THE COMPETITION OF THREES COMBINES ELEMENTS OF AUTO CROSS AND SPEED STOP INTO ONE SINGLE EVENT THAT WILL TEST THE ULTIMATE LIMITS OF BOTH CAR AND DRIVER. CAR BALANCE, POWER, SUSPENSION SETUP, BRAKES, ALONG WITH DRIVER SKILL AND FOCUS WILL BE KEYS TO FAST TIMES. IT'S FUN FOR BOTH PARTICIPANTS AND SPECTATORS ALIKE. [ engine revving ]

(BILL)>> LS FEST BOWLING GREEN IS NOW NINE YEARS OLD, AND EARLY ON WE STARTED HEARING FROM PEOPLE OUT WEST THAT HEY, THAT'S A LONG HAUL FOR US TO COME ALL THE WAY ACROSS COUNTRY AND WE'D LOVE TO COME PARTY WITH YOU BUT WE CAN'T TAKE TWO WEEKS OFF TO TRAVEL OUT AND COME BACK. SO WE JUST DECIDED TO GO WEST YOUNG MAN, AND IT'S WORKING.

(ELIZA)>> BUT WITHOUT A DOUBT THE BEST PART OF GETTING TO COME TO LS FEST WEST FOR US IS THE CHANCE TO HANG OUT AND MEET YOU GUYS.

(JEREMY)>> YEAH, ALRIGHT! IT'S FUN TO HAND OUT XOR TSHIRTS AND TALK OVER THE SHOWS AND PROJECTS WITH YOU GUYS. ALSO WE LOVE TO SEE AND HEAR ABOUT THE PROJECTS YOU GUYS ARE WORKING ON. SEE THEM FOR OFF ROADING OR ON THE PAVEMENT.

(ELIZA)>> THIS IS MY FAVORITE PART OF THE LS FEST, DIRT TRACK, AND COMING UP IS THE DIRT LAUNCH. [ engine revving ]

(ELIZA)>> WOO!

(JEREMY)>> ON THE TRACK TODAY ARE A GROUP OF DESERT RATS BRINGING THEIR FLEET OF PRERUNNER STYLE TRUCKS. THIS LARGE JUMP CONSTRUCTED ON THE FRONT STRETCH OF THE OFF ROAD CHALLENGE TRACK WILL ALLOW THESE TRUCKS TO AIR IT ALL OUT.

[ engine revving ]

(JEREMY)>> AND THE AWESOME THING ABOUT BEING OUT HERE IS IT GIVES US SOME GREAT IDEAS FOR OUR PRERUNNER RANGER.

(ELIZA)>> THAT'S RIGHT BECAUSE OUT HERE YOU CAN SEE FOR YOURSELF JUST WHAT IT TAKES IN TERMS OF HORSEPOWER AND SUSPENSION TO MAKE THESE RIGS SURVIVE THE HUGE JUMPS AND THEN RETURN GENTLY BACK TO EARTH, AND THEN BACK AGAIN TO FULL THROTTLE.

(NARRATOR)>> UP NEXT WE'RE HANGING WITH THE HOONIGANS AND FLYING AT THE OFF ROAD CHALLENGE, AND LATER ELIZA'S GOING FLYING IN AN ULTRA FOUR!

(ELIZA)>> HEY GUYS, WELCOME BACK TO XOR AND OUR COVERAGE OF LS FEST WEST AT LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY. WE'RE HAVING A BALL HANGING OUT WITH ALL THE GEARHEADS TODAY, AND THERE ARE SOME PRETTY CRAZY ONES HERE.

(JEREMY)>> AND SOME OF THE CRAZIEST ARE THE HOONIGANS. A HOONIGAN IS DEFINED AS A PERSON WHO OPERATES A MOTOR VEHICLE IN AN AGGRESSIVE AND UNORTHODOX MANNER, CONSISTING OF BUT NOT LIMITED TO DRIFTING, BURNOUTS, DOUGHNUTS, AS WELL AS ACTS OF AUTOMOTIVE AERONAUTICS. THEY'RE HERE THIS WEEKEND WITH THE MOBILE RECREATION OF THEIR DOUGHNUT GARAGE, COMPLETE WITH PACKED GRAND STANDS.

(ELIZA)>> THESE CHEERING FANS ARE EGGING ON DRIVERS IN SOME PRETTY AWESOME CARS AND TRUCKS.

(JEREMY)>> THEY EVEN PLAY A GAME WHERE YOU HAVE TO DRIVE IN CIRCLES TO TRY TO KNOCK POOL FOAMIES FOR POINTS.

(ELIZA)>> AND SOMETIMES DRIVERS LEAVE PARTS BEHIND ON THE TRACK.

(JEREMY)>> THESE TWO HOONIGANS ARE IAN MCDOUGAL AND RATHYNA GOMER.

(RATHYNA)>> I'VE BEEN WANTING TO GO TO LS FEST FOR MANY, MANY YEARS. WAS SUPER STOCKED WHEN THEY CAME TO VEGAS LAST YEAR. I WAS OUT HERE IN VEGAS LAST YEAR. SO THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE EVENTS BY FAR. I FEEL AT HOME BECAUSE IN DRIFTING WE'RE KINDA OF OSTRACIZED FOR PUTTING LS' IN OUR JAPANESE CARS. SO I'M LIKE WELCOMED HERE WITH OPEN ARMS AND IT'S NICE. [ crowd cheering ]

(JEREMY)>> IN THIS FUN CROWD IS BRITTANY AND HER BOYFRIEND CHRIS, AND SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL HAPPENED FOR THIS CAR CRAZY COUPLE.

(BRITTANY)>> AND HE ASKED ME TO MARRY HIM IN FRONT OF ALL THE PEOPLE AT HOONIGAN.

(CHRIS)>> WHAT SHE DIDN'T KNOW IS THAT I'D BEEN PLANNING IT FOR ABOUT A MONTH AND A HALF PRIOR. I GUESS I JUST SENT OUT EMAILS TO THE RIGHT PEOPLE AND GOT IN TOUCH WITH THE HOONIGAN GUYS, GOT IN TOUCH WITH BILL FROM HOLLEY, AND HE'S LIKE YEAH, LET'S MAKE THIS HAPPEN. AND SO FOR ABOUT A MONTH SHE WOULD ASK ME WHAT I WAS DOING ON MY PHONE. I'D KIND OF LIKE TURN AWAY FROM HER WHILE I WAS TRYING TO REPLY BACK TO EMAILS AND STUFF, AND SHE GOES, WHAT ARE YOU DOING? I SAID, OH I'M CHEATING ON YOU. SHE GOES, OKAY!

(JEREMY)>> BACK ON THE DIRT TRACK THE OFF ROAD CHALLENGE WAS HEATING UP. LS ENGINES ARE TAKING OVER THE OFF ROAD WORLD AND ARE POWERING ALL THE VEHICLES IN EACH CLASS. THE TRACK WAS SET UP BY NONE OTHER THAN THE CREW AT ULTRA FOUR RACING. THE GUYS BEHIND THE KING OF THE HAMMERS.

(JOHN)>> THE TRACK'S A SUPER AWESOME SHORT COURSE. IT'S GOT A COMBINATION OF SOME WHOOPS, AND SMALL DEVILS, AND A REALLY BIG DEVIL, AND A BIG TABLE TOP OF SOME TIGHT TURNS, SOME BIG TURNS. KIND OF A LITTLE COMBINATION OF EVERYTHING, HIGH SPEED AND LOW SPEED. [ engine revving ]

(JOHN)>> TODAY'S A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT FORMAT. WE'RE ACTUALLY DOING DOUBLE ELIMINATION BRACKET RACING. SO WE WILL START WITH TWO CARS AT A TIME ON THE COURSE. FIRST GUY TO CROSS THE FINISH LINE WINS. DOUBLE ELIMINATION, SO YOU'LL ACTUALLY HAVE A LOSERS ROUND AND YOU CAN COME BACK AND ACTUALLY WIN AFTER YOU LOSE ONE TIME. TURN ONE'S GONNA BE SUPER IMPORTANT. ONCE YOU'RE IN THE FRONT YOU CAN HOLD THE LEAD A LITTLE BIT. A QUARTER OF THE TRACK HAS SEPARATED LINES. SO YOU HAVE SEPARATE LINES WITH A DIVIDER IN THE CENTER AND THE REST OF THE TRACK'S OPEN. SO A LITTLE DIFFERENT PLAY THERE. PICK YOUR OWN LINE. IT'S THE FIRST ONE THERE. INSIDE, OUTSIDE OBVIOUSLY YOU KNOW. WE TRY TO EQUAL THEM OUT WITH THE JUMPS BEING OFFSET A LITTLE BIT, BUT OUTSIDE USUALLY TENDS TO BE A LITTLE FASTER. YOU CAN CARRY MORE SPEED IN THE CORNERS. KEEPING UP CORNER SPEED IS GONNA BE REAL. EVERYONE CAN GO FAST IN A STRAIGHT LINE. SO IT'S ALL ABOUT CORNERS. STRATEGY'S GONNA BE GET OUT FRONT, AND JUST STAY IN FRONT AND WIN. WHO'S GONNA BE AT THE CURRENT FINISH LINE FIRST AND MAKE IT TO THE TOP OF THE BRACKETS?

(ELIZA)>> LOREN HEALY OF FARMINGTON, NEW MEXICO, SWEPT THE OFF ROAD CHALLENGE, TAKING THE OVERALL TITLE OVER SECOND PLACE CODY WAGNER AND THIRD PLACE JOHN GOODBY.

(JEREMY)>> AND IN THE PRERUNNER CLASS, BLAKE WILKEY WAS THE BIG WINNER, FOLLOWED BY DARREN PARSONS IN SECOND.

(LOREN)>> YOU KNOW WE LOVE THE DIRT TRACK. ANY TIME THE NOR CAL ROCK RACING GUYS COME OUT AND BUILD US COOL JUMPS, AND RHYTHM SECTIONS. I MEAN THAT'S MY GAME, THAT'S WHAT I LOVE THE BEST. SO I'M ALWAYS UP FOR THAT.

(BILL)>> THIS DOES MY HEART SO GOOD, LIKE TO SEE PEOPLE WANT TO BE HERE WITH US. WE WORK SO HARD AT PUTTING ON THIS EVENT, TRYING TO MAKE IT FUN, MAKE IT SAFE, AND FOR THESE PEOPLE TO COME OUT AND THANK ME FOR ALL THE HARD WORK MAKES IT JUST WORTHWHILE.

(NARRATOR)>> WHEN WE COME BACK WE'RE GET OUR OVERLAND SCOUT OUT ON THE DIRT TRACK, STAY TUNED!

(JEREMY)>> WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS ALL WEEKEND. JOHN HAS BEEN KIND ENOUGH TO LET US BRING OUR SCOUT OUT ON THE TRACK, AND HE'S GONNA COME WITH BECAUSE THIS ISN'T EXACTLY A RACE READY TRUCK. SHOULD WE GO DO IT?

(JOHN)>> LET'S DO THIS.

(JEREMY)>> LET'S DO IT.

(JOHN)>> OBVIOUSLY WE'RE GONNA COME INTO THE BIG DOUBLE.

(JEREMY)>> CAN I GO OVER THE DOUBLE SLOWLY, OR IS THERE A SHARP DROP OFF?

(JOHN)>> IT'S BE A SHARP DROP OFF BUT JUST ROLL ON THE TOP AND THEN EASE ON OVER TO THE TOP. JUST LIKE CRESTING ANY KIND OF HILL.

(JEREMY)>> NOW WE GOT JOKED ABOUT THIS BEFORE. HOW MUCH SPEED TO YOU NEED TO GET FROM THIS SIDE TO THAT SIDE?

(JOHN)>> IN A HEAVY VEHICLE LIKE THIS THAT ARE 6,000, 7,000 POUNDS. HOW HEAVY IS THIS ONE?

(JEREMY)>> WE'RE PROBABLY PUSHING 5,500, 6,000.

(JOHN)>> YEAH WE'LL PROBABLY NEED TO BE A SOLID 60, 65 MILES AN HOUR.

(JEREMY)>> I'M NOT QUITE SURE IF THE SCOUT WOULD FLY. MAYBE WE'LL GIVE IT A SHOT LATER.

(JOHN)>> OR LET ME OUT I THINK. SO YOU SEE A LOT OF GUYS YESTERDAY IN THE RACE. THEY'RE INSIDE HERE BUT THEY MAY LIKE THE OUTSIDE. SO THEY JUST CROSS OVER AT THIS POINT. THEN COMMIT TO THE LANE.

(JEREMY)>> AND THEN HIT THE INSIDE FROM HERE?

(JOHN)>> YEAH, YOU COMMIT TO THE LANE YOU CHOOSE. FIRST ONE THERE, FIRST ONE TO THE FIRST CORNER MAKES DECISIONS.

(JEREMY)>> IT DOESN'T MAKE A DIFFERENCE, INSIDE, OUTSIDE YOU CAN OBVIOUSLY CARRY MORE SPEED IF YOU TAKE THE OUTSIDE LANE, BUT THE INSIDE LANE'S A SHORTER DISTANCE. SO IT'S ALL EITHER PREFERENCE OR, I GUESS, WHERE YOU FALL.

(JOHN)>> WHAT YOUR MORE COMFORTABLE DOING YOU KNOW. SO SOMETIMES YOU CAN CARRY MORE SPEED AROUND THE OUTSIDE AND IT'S STILL FASTER THAN THE SHORTER ROUTE INSIDE.

(JEREMY)>> YEAH, THAT'S TRUE.

(JOHN)>> YOU'RE GONNA HAVE A PRETTY GOOD DROP OFF OVER HERE. SO IT'S OFF CAMBER. SO YOU WANT TO TURN LEFT INTO IT CAUSE WE'RE NOT HITTING IT AT SPEED.

(JEREMY)>> AS FAR AS BEING A TRUCK THAT WE BUILT FOR OVERLANDING AND CAMPING I THINK IT'LL GET US TO WHERE WE WANT TO GO.

(JOHN)>> THE ONLY THING WE'RE MISSING HERE IS A LITTLE OF LOW RANGE ROCK CRAWLING.

(JEREMY)>> THEN YOU'D HAVE EVERYTHING COVERED RIGHT?

(JOHN)>> YEP, THEN YOU COULD REALLY TEST THE SCOUT TO THE FULL POTENTIAL.

(JEREMY)>> EVERYTHING WORKED REALLY GOOD. I COULD PROBABLY JUST LEAN IT JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE THOUGH.

(ELIZA)>> ME, ME, ME, I CAN LEAN ON IT!

COME ON, GET IN.

(JEREMY)>> NOW COME IN SLOW.

(ELIZA)>> WOO!

OH MY GOD, THIS THING IS SO MUCH FUN TO DRIVE.

(JEREMY)>> IT IS. IT'S WORKING OUT AWESOME. IT REALLY IS DOING A GOOD JOB.

(ELIZA)>> THIS THING RIDES LIKE OLD IRON AND I LOVE IT.

(JEREMY)>> THIS WILL RUN AND WORK PERFECTLY FOR OVERLANDING. IT'S GONNA GET US EXACTLY WHERE WE NEED TO GO.

[ engine revving ]

(ELIZA)>> OH, HA, HA, HA!

(JEREMY)>> THAT SOUNDS SO GOOD!

(ELIZA)>> YEAH IT DOES.

(JEREMY)>> IT'S A GOOD THING WE PUT GRAB HANDLES IN HERE. LOOK I DON'T HAVE A STEERING WHEEL TO HOLD ON TO. NOW I'VE GOT SOMETHING TO HOLD ON TO. IT'S NOT REALLY A RACE TRUCK BUT...

THIS ONE WE DON'T WANT TO JUMP.

(ELIZA)>> NO, NO! THIS IS ONE OF THOSE DRIVE RIGHT INTO A WHOLE LOT OF WORLD OF HURT.

(JEREMY)>> SO I WAS TALKING TO JOHN, AND I SAID WHAT WOULD IT TAKE FOR US TO CLEAR THE DOUBLE, AND HE SAID 60 MILES AN HOUR AND I SAID, DON'T THINK IT'S GONNA HAPPEN. I THINK WE'RE A LITTLE HEAVY, AND WE'VE GOT A COUPLE TOO MANY THINGS ON TOP, BUT IT CRAWLS IT, SO WE'RE GOOD. THIS IS AWESOME!

(ELIZA)>> IT RIDES GREAT JUST LIKE OLD IRON SHOULD AND IT SOUNDS AMAZING. [ engine revving ]

(ELIZA)>> OH, OH, OH, I LOVE IT WHEN IT DOES THAT.

(JEREMY)>> KIND OF OPENED UP THERE.

(NARRATOR)>> AFTER THE BREAK WE'RE GOING FOR A RIDE WITH JT TAYLOR, STICK AROUND.

(ELIZA)>> THIS IS MY GOOD FRIEND JT TAYLOR. HE'S ALL SUITED UP AND READY TO TAKE HIS ULTRA FOUR OUT ON THE TRACK, AND SO AM I.

(JT)>> GET IN.

(ELIZA)>> OKAY THIS IS WHERE EVERYBODY CAN TELL THAT I'M NOT FLEXIBLE.

WOO! DON'T SHOOT THAT ROB! HEY JEREMY, GUESS WHAT I'M DOING.

(JEREMY)>> WHAT?

(ELIZA)>> I'M TAKING A RIDE IN AN ULTRA FOUR.

(JEREMY)>> WHAT?

(ELIZA)>> JT IS NOT ONLY A STANDOUT IN THE ULTRA FOUR SCENE, HE IS THE ONLY REMAINING ACTIVE DRIVER FROM THE ORIGINAL 13 THAT STARTED THE KING OF THE HAMMERS RACE. AMONG HIS COMPETITORS JT IS REGARDED AS A FRIEND, A BIT OF AN OUTLAW, AND ONE OF THE MOST RESPECTED DRIVERS IN THE GAME. HIS RUGGED RACE RADIO SPONSORED RIDE IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF AN ULTRA FOUR. THEY ARE CONSTRUCTED IN AN UNLIMITED NUMBER OF COMBINATIONS USING TOP OF THE LINE PARTS FROM MANY DIFFERENT COMPANIES IN THE INDUSTRY. CHASSIS' ARE TYPICALLY MADE FROM TWO INCH 41-30 CHROMOLY AND CAN BE PURCHASED FROM FABRICATORS OR CUSTOM BUILT BY THE TEAM MEMBERS THEMSELVES. FED BY A 30 TO 40 GALLON FUEL CELL, THEIR ENGINES CRANK OUT SOMEWHERE IN THE RANGE OF 500 TO 800 HORSES WITH A MATCHING 500 TO 750 POUND FEET OF TORQUE. THE POWER IS MOST TYPICALLY ROUTED THROUGH A TURBO 400 TRANSMISSION AND THEN DUMPED INTO AN ATLAS TWO TRANSFER CASE. BULLETPROOF AXLES SPIN TIRES SIZED FROM 38 TO 40 INCHES, AND THEY'RE WRAPPED AROUND A MYRIAD OF WHEELS FROM JUST ABOUT EVERY MANUFACTURER. EXTREMELY LONG SHOCKS ALLOW FOR SUSPENSION TRAVEL THAT CAN SOFTEN FLYING LANDINGS, AND EVEN CRAWL OVER ROCKS AT A SLOWER SPEED.

TO KEEP US BOTH SAFE SEATS ARE TYPICALLY FIVE POINT HARNESS EQUIPPED FORMED SEATS, AND OF COURSE RULES CALL FOR GLOVES, NECK RESTRAINT, AND A FULL FACE HELMET THAT USUALLY HAS A FORCED AIR SYSTEM TO KEEP THE DUST OUT.

(ROB)>> HOW WAS THAT?

(ELIZA)>> I CAN'T TELL YOU WHAT I THINK THIS IS BETTER THAN BUT OH MY GOD, IT'S AWESOME!

BEST EVER!

THAT RIGHT THERE IS THE RACE FOR $1,000 BUCKS AND ALL THE BRAGGING RIGHTS. LET'S SEE WHO COMES UP UP TOP. [ engines revving ]

(ELIZA)>> ROARING OFF THE LINE IN THIS CLASH FOR CASH ARE MATT FALAS, JOHN GOODBY, JT TAYLOR, AND LOREN HEALY. THESE ARE THE DRIVERS WHO ENDED UP PLACING IN THE TOP FOUR SPOTS AFTER COMPETING IN THE OFF ROAD CHALLENGE.

SHOWING HIS DOMINATION ONCE AGAIN AND RIPPING OUT TO AN EARLY LEAD IS TWO TIME KING OF THE HAMMERS WINNER AND OUR LS FEST WEST CHALLENGE WINNER LOREN HEALY.

THIS OWNER/DRIVER/MECHANIC IS A FIVE TIME ULTRA FOUR CHAMPION AND A TWO TIME KING OF THE HAMMERS WINNER. IN FACT, HIS VERY FIRST TIME RACING WAS AT KOH. HE ACTUALLY BROKE HIS RACE CAR IN HALF, WENT BACK HOME, TOOK A SECOND MORTGAGE OUT ON HIS HOUSE, BUILT A NEW CAR, AND RETURNED TO KOH AND WON IT ALL ONLY IN HIS SECOND TRY.

HOT ON LOREN'S TAIL WAS NOR CAL ROCK RACING FOUNDER JOHN GOODBY, WHO BELIEVE IT OR NOT, IS RACING HIS CAR FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FIVE YEARS. HE'S BEEN SO BUSY BUILDING RACE TRACKS LIKE THIS THAT HE HAS NOT HAD THE OPPORTUNITY FOR ANY SEAT TIME IN HIS RIDE UNTIL THIS WEEKEND.

BEHIND JOHN WAS MATT FALAS, ALSO KNOWN AS "TEXAS JESUS". MATT WAS THE GUY RESPONSIBLE FOR COORDINATING THE BUILD OF SIX BRAND NEW SPEC RACERS FOR DAVID COLE DURING THE 2014 KING OF THE HAMMERS RACE. SO NOT ONLY CAN HE TURN A STEERING WHEEL, HE CAN TURN A WRENCH PRETTY GOOD TOO.

RIGHT BEHIND MATT IS OUR GOOD BUDDY JT TAYLOR. THIS BRONZE STAR RECIPIENT, NOW RETIRED FROM THE US ARMY, IS THE RACE DIRECTOR FOR THE KING OF THE HAMMERS AND THE ULTRA FOUR SERIES.

BUT JUST LIKE IN THE OFF ROAD CHALLENGE TODAY, LOREN HEALY JUST COULDN'T BE CAUGHT, TAKING THE CHECKERS AND POCKETING AN EASY $1,000 BUCKS.

FIGHTING HARD AND SQUEAKING OUT A SECOND PLACE FINISH WAS JOHN GOODBY, FOLLOWED RIGHT ON HIS HEELS BY MATT FALAS, AND OUR FRIEND JT TAYLOR CLOSED OUT THIS RACE WITH A FOURTH PLACE FINISH. WOO, WHAT A RIDE!
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