Gladiator racing at King of the Hammers (by Savvy Off Road)!

  1. Malarkey21

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    #1 Jan 16, 2019
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    Found a post this morning about a team that is going to be racing a new Jeep at King of the hammers (KOH). The Jeep looks a lot like a JT and KOH is only in a few week, starts on February 1st. Drivers are stated to be Casey Currie and Erik Miller. They also state that they will be entering in the Everyman Challenge. Having a quick look at the rules, there is a stock class that basically allows only safety modifications (roll cage, racing seats..). I Think this is exciting because it will give a pretty great indication of the capabilities and durability of the Gladiator. If you don't know, KOH is no joke. Its a mix of high speed desert racing and rock crawling in one race with 40% to 60% attrition rate.

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    How did they get a JT?
     
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    The marketing department I would think.

    I hope we can watch this live somewhere.
     
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    Please keep us posted on any photos/videos of this event =)
     
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    Its is not uncommon for pre-production / non-salable vehicles to end up as race cars. Since most end up in line for the crusher, some teams (most of the time factory backed) can get their hands on a body or vehicle to campaign off of public roads. I'm guessing since Currie Enterprises does a lot with Jeeps, and probably good friends with a lot of Jeep management, there was a deal made with FCA / Jeep that they would get a vehicle to race.
     
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    Casey Currie has raced a Jeep J8 conversion in the past. I am guessing this is being referred to as a Jeep pickup for KOH, and not the Gladiator.
     
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    Casey Currie is probably the most well known offroad racer that is assoicated with the Jeep brand. Its no surprise that he would get a preproduction unit. I can't wait to see if built out.
     
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    It would be pretty awesome to see a full on Jeep trophy truck (or "trophy Jeep" as Casey calls his) or a Ultra 4 build but I think the timing is too short for that much fabrication and development for a vehicle of that caliber. 16 days until race weekend, I think you are about to see the first Gladiator race truck.


    Also, Jeep will be there. They have a spot on the map in "Hammer Town". First ride and drives?

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    And then we get to enjoy some more footage before they're available. =)
     
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    Funny - just this past weekend I was watching the Dakar Rally race, and was dreaming about racing a Gladiator in it :jk:
     
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    Same here. Can't wait to see this KOH Gladiator!
     
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    Anyone watch the old Dakar rally with the British (or somewhere) announcer? That was so great. Hours of it. As of this news today I am officially a fan of CC the JT racer. We get to see a JT go airborne!!!! Climb hills. Run creeks. See what that bed does under duress. F-ing Great.
     
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    Okay, so what is the best way to watch footage of this race?
     
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    Whatever it costs!!! YES PLEASE!!
     
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    I emailed ultra4racing to find out some details.
     
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