Transamerican Manufacturing Group Brands Make Strong Showing at King of the Hammers

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Transamerican Manufacturing Group (TMG) drivers made an impressive showing at the recent Nitto King of the Hammers, led by Rubicon Express-sponsored Jason Scherer and Pro Comp-sponsored Raul Gomez seizing two out of the top three podium spots in the Unlimited Ultra4 main event on Friday, February 5. This 10th annual running of the King of the Hammers featured competitors from seven countries and 39 states as a crowd of more than 60,000 spectators descended upon the Johnson Valley lakebed for a week of events ranging from the two wheel King of the Motos to the Unlimited Ultra4 showdown.

Pro Comp Rubicon Express Xtreme MT2 Poison Spyder

Jason Scherer racing in his #76 car at King of the Hammers.

We have an incredible team behind us and would not have made it to the podium without our partnership with Rubicon Express.

Transamerican Manufacturing Group (TMG) drivers made an impressive showing at the recent Nitto King of the Hammers, led by Rubicon Express-sponsored Jason Scherer and Pro Comp-sponsored Raul Gomez seizing two out of the top three podium spots in the Unlimited Ultra4 main event on Friday, February 5. This 10th annual running of the King of the Hammers featured competitors from seven countries and 39 states as a crowd of more than 60,000 spectators descended upon the Johnson Valley lakebed for a week of events ranging from the two wheel King of the Motos to the Unlimited Ultra4 showdown.

Racing in the Ultra4 finale in the #76, Scherer completed the course, a brutal blend of open high speed desert combined with technical, boulder strewn rock climbs in an impressive 7 hours 55 minutes and 32 seconds to capture his second place result. Joining him on the podium with his third place finish was Pro Comp-sponsored Raul Gomez. The prior day, Pro Comp-sponsored Brandon Heyes captured third place in the Smittybilt Every Man Challenge Modified class.

“King of the Hammers is without question the toughest off-road race on the planet,” says Scherer. “Racing through the desert at speed and then navigating the rocks of Johnson Valley not only takes a bulletproof vehicle and intense preparation, but a tremendous level of support. We have an incredible team behind us and would not have made it to the podium without our partnership with Rubicon Express.”

“Whether they’re on rocks, sand, mud or a combination of different terrains, racers rely on TMG to excel off-road,” says Chloe Eady, TMG Brands Marketing Manager. “These guys are our true research and development team and their success in competition demonstrates the durability of our products under the most extreme conditions. We’re thrilled that our sponsored drivers made an extraordinary showing this year at King of the Hammers.”

This year’s King of the Hammers saw the debut of the Pro Comp Tire Racing support program helmed by Kevin Adler and racers Gomez and Heyes were among the more than 15 teams who put the Pro Comp Xtreme MT2 tires to the test in various classes. “This was an extremely successful launch of the Pro Comp Tire Racing Program,” says Adler. “We were able to provide a lucrative contingency fund with the program and with such a great response and strong results we expect to have more teams participating as we move forward.”

About Transamerican Manufacturing Group: Transamerican Manufacturing Group (TMG) includes Smittybilt, Rubicon Express, G2 Axle & Gear, Pro Comp, LRG Rims, Trail Master and Poison Spyder brands. Transamerican Auto Parts operations are comprised of 73 4 Wheel Parts retail locations in North America, Transamerican Wholesale sales and distribution and Dealer Services International. For more information about Transamerican Auto Parts and Transamerican Manufacturing Group, please visit: transamericanautoparts.com.

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