OPTIMA Sponsors Jason Blanton, Loren Healy & Erik Miller at the 2019 King of the Hammers

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The Nitto Tires King of the Hammers, powered by OPTIMA Batteries is known as the world's toughest one-day offroad race, taking place on the mountainsides and lake beds around Johnson Valley, California in the Mojave Desert each year. This year OPTIMA Batteries will sponsor three of the top contenders Jason Blanton, Loren Healy and Erik Miller as they return to the desert to battle it out under the sun.

Jason Blanton has raced in every King of the Hammers since 2010 and finished third in national points in 2013.

Loren Healy took home the tile of King during the 2010 and 2014 competitions and is a five-time Ultra4 champion.

Erik Miller has raced in King of the Hammers for close to a decade, taking home the title of King in 2016 and 2012. He is the current Ultra 4 National Champion and East Coast Champion. He was also the 2016 West Coast Champion as well as being the 2016 Off Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Rising New Star.

Each competitor enters the 2019 King of the Hammers eager to win in an event where most are just happy to finish.

All vehicles will be fitted with OPTIMA’s new H6 DIN YELLOWTOP battery, helping power the competitor’s vehicles throughout the week. Follow along with King of the Hammers news and updates on OPTIMA’s Facebook and Instagram.