Posted: Oct 31, 2017
Event 1 - Going for the Crown at King of the Hammers
“If there’s a place you can do a battery in-this is it,” Lucas Murphy said. Murphy was tasked with dropping the new OPTIMA® YELLOWTOP® into his Ultra4 at this year’s King of the Hammers race in Johnson Valley, California-one of the most brutal races in motorsports. His ultimate goal, other than winning at King of the Hammers, was to put the battery through the paces.
King of the Hammers is known as the ultimate desert race. What better place to kick off the Ultimate Torture Test? Covering desert, some of the rockiest terrain in the country and near-vertical climbs, Murphy took this battery through 181 miles of extreme dust, heat and cold at an event where only 20 percent of drivers even finish. Through speeding, climbing, winching and shaking, the new OPTIMA YELLOWTOP had quite an intense first trial.
And this was just the first stop on the battery’s Ultimate Torture Test.
Lucas Murphy and team powered through the toughest legs of King of the Hammers. The battery was then pulled from his car and sent to face the next challenge.
Watch video of the event HERE.