The Teryx Girls, more formally known as Sara Price and Erica Sacks, are on a mission to showcase their skills at the 2016 King of the Hammers UTV race in their K&N equipped Kawasaki Teryx
The Teryx Girls, more formally known as Sara Price and Erica Sacks, are on a mission to showcase their skills at the 2016 King of the Hammers (KOH) UTV race in their K&N Filters equipped factory supported Kawasaki Teryx side by side. The King of the Hammers is one of the toughest single day off-road races in the world. KOH is a rough, and rugged, approximately 120-mile long race held each year in Johnson Valley, California.
The King of the Hammers event is a unique race combining elements of desert racing with rock crawling and as such the Teryx build required the UTV to be to be nimble, capable, and durable
Sara Price is a Professional Motocross and Supercross racer who earned her place in history books with her racing endeavors and the Motocross Industry by being the first ever factory supported female racer under Monster Energy Kawasaki and a X-Games medalist. Sara still continues to race motocross but also plans to tackle Off-road racing as a driver
Sara's navigator and accomplice, Erica Sacks, is an accomplished gymnast and experienced off-road racer. Erica has over 15 years of off-road racing experience in the U.S. and all over Baja. Erica has raced in a variety of off-road cars from Trophy Karts to Class 1 cars, and has the experience and navigational skills required for off-road racing.
Solo experience aside, Sara and Erica have successfully worked together in the past. In fact, these two ladies make up the possibly the most well-known female duo in UTV off-road racing. In March 2015, the Teryx Girls competed in the toughest all-female sporting event on the planet known worldwide as The Rallye Ache des Gazelles and made history as the first U.S. team to compete in the Side-by-side class.
The 2016 King of the Hammers event will once again test the strength and durability of their Kawasaki Teryx. Kawasaki, as well as a host of other sponsors, has helped the Teryx Girls prepare for the event by outfitting a brand new 2016 Kawasaki Teryx side by side. Sara Price and Erica Sacks are one of the only factory sponsored UTV race teams in the world currently. The build of the 2016 KOH Teryx was a big undertaking, but they learned a lot from their previous Teryx build.
HCR Racing provided the Teryx Girl's 2016 Kawasaki Teryx with a long travel suspension system while tuned King Shocks will give the girls' confidence at full speed as well as over obstacles
According to Sara, the Teryx Girls enlisted the help of a few men, but for the most part tackle the job of build and prep themselves. The Hammers event is a unique race which will force the Teryx Girls to navigate through sandy dry lake-beds, rough open desert terrain and technical jagged rock canyons filled with rock climbing obstacles. As such the KOH Teryx build required the UTV to be to be nimble, capable, and durable; without comprising the ability to quickly get in & out.
For increased performance without risking reliability the 2016 Kawasaki Teryx ECU was re-flashed and a K&N air filter was installed to provide engine protection and increased airflow
Important modifications to the 2016 Kawasaki Teryx include a 4500LB Super ATV winch, a necessity in the field of rock crawling. A Factory UTV UHMW skid plate system was added to ensure the 2016 Kawasaki Teryx will survive the punishing California desert. Wheels & Tires are important on any race vehicle, but the KOH requires unique considerations when choosing the right set up. The Teryx Girls went with 14" Raceline Mamba beadlock wheels and 30-inch Arisun tires.
HCR Racing provided the Teryx Girls' 2016 Kawasaki Teryx with a long travel suspension system for more stability, travel, and ground clearance in order to tackle the course. This HCR suspension combined with King Racing Shocks will give the girls confidence to go full speed through the desert or tackle rocky canyons. For increased performance without risking reliability the 2016 Kawasaki Teryx ECU was re-flashed and K&N air filter KA-7512 was installed to provide engine protection and increased airflow.
Other accommodations include a Lowrance GPS, Bluetooth intercom communication system and radios courtesy of PCI Race Radios, Summers Brothers Racing custom axles, and a pair of PRP GT/S.E. suspension seats, with 5.3 harnesses, as well as hand restraints. With the hefty list of modifications and proper training, the Teryx Girls feel they are prepared for the 2016 King of the Hammers and look forward to pushing their 2016 Kawasaki Teryx.
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Build Specifications of the Teryx Girls' 2016 KOH UTV are below:
With the hefty list of modifications and proper training the Teryx Girls feel they are prepared for the 2016 King of the Hammers UTV race on February 3, 2016 near Johnson Valley, California
Model: 2016 Kawasaki Teryx 800 EPS
Builder: IMG Motorsports
Cage: IMG Motorsports
Front Bumper: IMG Motorsports
Winch: Super ATV 4500 LB
Seats: PRP Seats GT/S.E.
Harnesses: PRP Seats 5.3
Lighting: KC Hilites
Shocks: King Shocks
Wheels: Raceline 14 inch Mamba
Tires: 30 inch Arisun
Suspension: HCR Racing Long Travel
Axels: Summers Brothers Racing
Performance: K&N Air Filter KA-7512
GPS: PCI Race Radios / Lowrance
Skid Plate: Factory UTV
Extras: Slime/ Coyote ENTS
The Teryx Girls Are Sponsored By: Kawasaki, Kawasaki Genuine Parts, IMG Motorsports, BitTorrent, Super ATV, PRP Seats, K&N Air Filters, HCR Racing, F&L Racing Fuel, Summers Brothers Racing, Raceline Wheels, Arisun Tires, Slime, Alpinestars, Bell Helmets, KC Hilites, PCI Race Radios, 100% Goggles, Factory UTV, Coyote ENTS, Attain Media, & UTVUnderground.com.