Macy Higgins saves it after almost rolling off the hill during qualifying and cut a tire, but managed to finish. Photo: Valerie Douglas

Macy Higgins saves it after almost rolling off the hill during qualifying. He cut a tire but still managed to finish. Photo: Valerie Douglas

Erik Miller posted the fastest time yesterday during qualifying for the 2017 Nitto King of the Hammers Powered by Optima Batteries. Aside from 4400 qualifying, Ultra4 also had qualifying runs for 4500 and 4800.

Erik Miller had the fastest time of the day and is currently on the Pole for Friday’s main race. Photo: Valerie Douglas

Erik Miller had the fastest time of the day and is currently on the Pole for Friday’s main race. Photo: Valerie Douglas

Racers battled the qualifying course on Tuesday for this week’s 2017 Nitto King of the Hammers Powered by Optima Batteries. Some familiar faces were at the top of the qualifying runs for the premier 4400 class, with two-time KOH Champion and 2016 winner Erik Miller taking top honors with a time of 1 minute, 40.2 seconds.

Kyle Crouch’s virgin run launching up Backdoor managed to take home the 2017 title and $7500 prize.

Kyle Crouch’s virgin run launching up Backdoor managed to take home the 2017 title and $7500 prize.

The Vision X Shootout returned to Backdoor after its one-year hiatus move to Chocolate Thunder in 2016, and with it came the awesome racing action, carnage and rollovers up the three-tier waterfall infamously named Backdoor. The 45 competitors came from all over North America, including Canada, to vie for the $7,500 first-place purse. The top 10 finishers also qualify for the Ultra4 race on Friday at the Nitto King of the Hammers powered by Optima Batteries.

2017 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon Recon
In the last year of its run, the immensely popular JK Wrangler platform will get another special edition version for 2017 to send out the Jeep in style. The Rubicon Recon is designed to offer even more off-road capability thanks to a beefed-up front axle, and it also gets unique styling cues to make it stand out in a crowd of JKs.

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Building off of their industry-leading floor jack, Pro Eagle Products is kicking off 2017 with a bang with the all-new Big Wheel Floor Jack. “The Beast” is built off of the proven Pro Eagle 2-ton floor jack platform – a favorite of racers and garage mechanics alike. Instead of roller wheels, the Big Wheel version includes large diameter, non-pneumatic tires, which give users the ultimate capability without the worry about using their jack in multiple terrains. The Big Wheel Floor Jack is equally at home in the garage or in the desert, with it’s large wheels and full underbody skid plate.

SEMA-Logo-1-3-13DIAMOND BAR, Calif. — SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, is now accepting nominations for its Hall of Fame at www.sema.org/hof.

Created in 1969, the SEMA Hall of Fame is the most prestigious award presented to an individual by the association. It is designed to honor the leaders, innovators, creators, and enthusiasts who transformed small, burgeoning businesses into an industry worth more than $39 billion annually.

Jeep Waterfall
Sand Hollow State Park is known for having some of the craziest off-road obstacles on the planet, and that’s on a day when it’s not raining. This Jeep Rubicon walks right up this obstacle turned waterfall on Milt’s Mile as if it were dry.

Nice Save
Most of the time, when a Jeep driver feels the vehicle going over, there is rarely enough time to shift gears and save the crash.  This guy narrowly avoided a rollover thanks to his incredibly fast reflexes.

Roll Cage Hand Hold
It should go without saying that you never, and we mean NEVER, use the roll cage as a hand hold. But time and time again we see people reaching up and grabbing onto that bar as an extra hand hold. The passenger in his Wrangler is extremely lucky that he didn’t suffer a serious injury during this Jeep rollover. This is what not to do!

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The BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker 425 Presented by Impact kicks off the 2017 Best In The Desert race schedule for the car and truck classes and, with still a week and a half to enter, nearly 200 race teams have already signed up to run. The race field so far includes 52 Trick Trucks, 29 Class 6100 Spec Engine Trick Tricks and 36 Class 1000 Cars.