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Shannon Campbell earned his third King of the Hammers victory over his son by a mere 28 seconds.

After earning the win ahead of son Wayland at Wednesday’s Can-Am UTV King of the Hammers, Shannon Campbell again bested his son by just edging him out on corrected time to be the first racer to earn three King of the Hammers victories.

Wayland was the first across the finish line in Hammertown in Johnson Valley, and father Shannon was hot on his heels and crossed a short time after. In fact, Shannon was in such a hurry he finished the race without a front left tire.

Once across the line, the proud father couldn’t hold back his excitement and emotion about his battle with his son.

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Wayland Campbell crossed the finish line first but lost the overall victory to his father on corrected time.

“That was the best damn time I’ve ever had,” Shannon said of son Wayland. “He just proved himself. He’s one bad dude.”

Wayland Campbell leading Tom Wayes through Aftershock on Lap 2 of the three lap KOH main race. Photo: Valerie Douglas

Wayland Campbell leading Tom Wayes through Aftershock on Lap 2 of the three lap KOH main race. Photo: Valerie Douglas

Shannon Campbell crossed the finish line with no left front tire.

Shannon Campbell crossed the finish line with no left front tire.

Shannon edged out Wayland on corrected time by 28 seconds, finishing with an official time of 6 hours, 46 minutes and 4 seconds. Wayland finished the race in 6 hours, 46 minutes and 32 seconds.

Jason Scherer was in the mix but appears to have finished third overall behind the Campbell duo.

Jason Scherer was in the mix but finished third overall behind the Campbell duo.

With Wayland unofficially finishing in second place behind father Shannon, third place went to Jason Scherer, who earned the pole position for the race and was hunting for his second King of the Hammers win. Scherer was in the mix and appeared to posses the lead a few times, but in the end he couldn’t hold off the Campbell duo. Scherer finished just 3 minutes and 4 seconds behind Shannon. Erik Miller, a two-time King, was the fourth finisher in this year’s KOH with a time of 7 hours, 14 minutes and 13 seconds. JP Gomez earned fifth place with a time fo 7 hours, 24 minutes and 36 seconds.

2017 Nitto King of the Hammers Official Results
1. Shannon Campbell – 6:46:04
2. Wayland Campbell – 6:46:32
3. Jason Scherer – 6:49:08
4. Erik Miller – 7:14:13
5. JP Gomez – 7:24:36
6. Josh Blyler – 7:27:06
7. Levi Shirley – 7:27:21
8. Cody Waggoner – 7:50:21
9. Clay Gilstrap – 7:54:47
10. Raul Gomez – 7:58:59
11. Tony Pellegrino – 8:20:23
12. Jessi Combs – 8:32:24
13. Pete Antunac – 8:39:34
14. Jason Shipman – 8:43:29
15. Dustin Isenhour – 8:53:12
16. Corey Kuchta – 9:07:36
17. Jeff Russell – 9:32:19
18. Keenan Leatherwood – 9:35:05
19. Matt Trebino – 9:43:22
20. Jon Cagliero – 9:57:08

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