NEW MEXICO DRIVER WINS KING OF HAMMERS FOR SECOND TIME

NEW MEXICO DRIVER WINS KING OF HAMMERS FOR SECOND TIME

It was a nail-biting race at King of the Hammers Friday, as driver after driver dropped out of contention due to mechanical problems or penalties. Tom Wayes was the first to cross the race, on just three tires and a rim, but he was disqualified after it was determined he missed checking in at some of the checkpoints. Front runners Erik Miller and Randy Slawson suffered breakdowns on the punishing course and were out of contention. Derek West and Loren Healy arrived at the finish line within seconds of each other, but since West had started a minute after Healy, he pulled out a white flag and let Healy cross the finish line first, giving the driver from Farmington, New Mexico, his second win at King of the Hammers. Loren Healy also won King of the Hammers in 2010.

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