Fans packed the slopes on either side of backdoor for the King Shocks Shootout. PHOTOS BY JOSH BURNS

Fans packed the slopes on either side of backdoor for the King Shocks Shootout. PHOTOS BY JOSH BURNS

King Shocks hosted a Monday night competition called the Shootout at Backdoor to kick off the week for the 2014 King of the Hammers. Over 50 racers signed up to tackle the ledge at Backdoor all while vying for the a $12,500 prize purse from sponsors King Shocks, 4 Wheel Parts, Raceline Wheels, RCV and Dynomax. There ended up being 43 racers taking runs during the event, with a great deal of carnage on the rocks that saw many racers leaving chunks of their cars out on the trail – or at least a little fluid.