Kyle Crouch Wins the 2017 Vision X Shootout

A late add to the roster and a first time competitor at King of the Hammers, Kyle Crouch, age 37 from Kentucky, took down rock-bouncing legends like Bobby Tanner and Richie Keith to win the 2017 Vision X Shootout Presented by KMC, King, & Nitro Gear.

 
What made Crouch’s win even more impressive is that he had never driven the Backdoor venue, and on his first pass he set a course record of 22.008, topping Bobby Tanner’s record of 22.6 seconds set in 2015. He won by almost six seconds, to take home the $7500 prize money.
 
One of the most popular events during the King of the Hammer’s week, 45 participants from more than 10 states competed in the 2017 edition. Thousands of spectators lined the sides of canyon.
 
“Backdoor is one of the most famous hills in California. It’s one of the most renowned on the KOH race course,” said Luke Wilson who finished runner-up to Randy Slawson in 2014. “It’s good-hearted rivalry. “
 
While Crouch was the fastest during the event, the crowd favorite award went to Guy Miller from California who made a dramatic climb up the rock face, even going on two-wheels before completing the course.
 
The top 10 racers from Monday’s competition have the option enter the Last Chance Qualifier on Tuesday. The LCQ is the final chance for competitors to gain entry into the King of the Hammer’s main event on Friday.   


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