Clackamas, OR (2/10/16) — Warn Industries is proud to have multiple podium finishers running a WARN winch during the Nitto King of the Hammers races. Nine out of the top ten King of the Hammers finishers on Friday night had a WARN winch at the helm, including winner Erik Miller, second Jason Scherer and third Raul Gomez. At Thursday’s Every Man Challenge Race, Legends class and Overall winner Brad Lovell led with the field with a WARN. Jessi Combs the Mod Class winner, third overall, and Jordan Pellegrino second in Mod Class, fourth overall, rounded off the top of the field equipped with WARN. At Wednesday’s Polaris RZR KOH UTV race winner Blake Van de Loo used his WARN winch to aid in his first place finish.
The winners and the drivers of the toughest race on the planet choose WARN winches because of their legendary reliability. Warn Industries winches equipped 84% of Friday’s 2016 Nitto King of the Hammers race starters and 82% of the 2016 Smittybilt Everyman Challenge racers starting on Thursday morning. In 2015, fourteen of the seventeen 2015 Nitto King of the Hammers finishers had a WARN winch, equaling 82%. In 2016, twenty-six of the thirty-one finishers had a WARN winch, equaling 81%.
According to Erik Miller, now two-time King of the Hammers winner, “The new WARN ZEON 10-S Platinum with wireless remote is a game changer in Ultra4 racing. With this, we were able to quickly winch the 4421 out of trouble three times en route to our 2nd King of the Hammers victory.” The ZEON Platinum wireless remote features a controlled free-spool clutch with visual indicator of winch motor temperature, including vehicle battery condition.
Jason Scherer, second place King of the Hammers finisher, who pilots a single seat car with a WARN Zeon 10-S Platinumwinch said, “The winch was a lifesaver when I was stuck, and I got out of the car four times to winch. I have the new WARN Zeon Platinum winch with the remote control. Being able to use the remote to activate it and having more than enough power to winch even the biggest obstacles was a reassuring feeling!”
Jessi Combs, equipped with the WARN prototype winch ZEON Platinum R-SPEC, finished first in the 2016 Smittybilt Everyman Challenge Modified Class, and third overall, on Thursday. The R-SPEC features a proprietary brake design and high-speed transmission capable of 67 ft/min line speed – our fastest planetary gear no load truck winch. “To have the best car in the race, we need to have the best equipment and our Savvy Off Road team wouldn’t settle for anything less. Precisely why we chose a WARN winch,” said Jessi. “We simply wouldn’t use any other winch.”
Blake Van de Loo finished first in the 2016 Polaris RZR KOH UTV race sporting a WARN 9.0Rc competitive rock crawling winch on his winning RZR. “We got the lead in the desert, and our WARN Winch kept our lead in the rocks,” said Blake after getting out of his JaggedX Polaris RZR.
Other notable Team WARN finishers include two-time King of the Hammers winner Campbell Enterprises Shannon Campbell in 4th, his daughter Bailey Campbell in 5th and son Wayland Campbell in 15th all equipped with WARN winches.
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