Author Topic: Marlin Crawler 7th Annual KOH Thread (Feb 2013) [MANY PICS]  (Read 19951 times)

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Looking across the desert to the west, there were many people near Back door


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We heard over the radio that our rig was nearly to Jack Hammer, so we jumped in our trucks and headed over to watch it steam through

There was a small crowd at Jack Hammer. The competitors were coming down Jack Hammer

Various action pics




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We drove around a lil and saw this cool Merc



And even the Marines were checking out the action!

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It was this time unfortunately that we heard on the radio that our rig was having electrical problems. :o

It turns out that after a good 2 hours of trouble shooting, the driver and co-pilot could not get the rig to start, and finally after 7 long years the most successful King Of the Hammers team Marlin Crawler had to abandon their vehicle and for the first time not finish a KOH event.

It was really bitter sweet for me. KOH is an event that truly tests a company's product. Setting this KOH-best record has been a reward in itself, something we are VERY proud of!!

We left our rig there, and with the winds and approaching rain not looking good, we decided to leave the rig overnight.

That night the team discussed to John more of the details of what happened and John was certain that the crank positioning sensor had been knocked out of alignment.

Sure enough, the next morning they simply repositioned the crank sensor and wa-la, she fired straight up. Frustrating when its such a simple issue like that which caused the rig to DNF.

We surly can't complain: Everyone is safe, we had a great time, the rig is ready to race again, and we'll be back next year for more fun! :_order: :driving: :burnout:

Mike Hendricks reported that due to the increased power and the car handling the bumps very well, we were doing better than last year, they had passed a lot of rigs, and we certain of a top-20 finish -- which would have been our best finish. :thumbs:
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So we headed back to Hammer Town...

Saw this crazy lifted Rolls Royce...



And saw our good friends from Slee Off Road passing through Main Pits, most likely on the start of the third and final lap




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Here is TURBO showing off his extreme wind / sand eye protection. Of course it has to be yellow LOL



Here is Marlin with our great friend Andy and his wife Tracy

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Here is Marlin with Brian "The Godfather" / "Tacorunner" Osborne from 4WheelUnderground



Check out his awesome link setup that he builds and sells



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Here are all the people near main stage greeting 1st place winner Randy Slawson and 2nd place Shannon Campbell!!



Here is Randy with his family





And Randy with Marlin. HUGE Congratulations to you Sir!!!!

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King Of the Hammers 2013 was AWESOME! The most organized and safe KOH to date in my opinion. I had a lot of fun and got to see a lot of friends and customers, both new and old. Can't wait for KOH 2014!!

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Great pics Mike! Thanks for taking them all and posting for us.
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You bet, happy to finally get em all posted!
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Here are some sweet action shots from DLD Design, as posted here: http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/competitions-events/1162697-photos-koh.html







...and on our side during qualifying!! :woohoo:



Click here to see more great pictures from DLD Design: http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/competitions-events/1162697-photos-koh.html

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« Last Edit: Mar 08, 2013, 04:15:10 PM by BigMike »
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Things are only impossible until they are not.
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"An informed question. But difficult to answer. I am what you see." -Nanaki

 
 
 
 
 

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