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Christopher Polvoorde Talks About His Win at 2022 King of the Hammers

By Fredy Ramirez, Jay Carpio, and Carr Winn

Just 21 years old, Christopher Polvoorde passed by friends, competitors, and some of his heroes, on his way to taking first place in the Hammers Toyo Tires Desert Challenge in the T2 class. SEMA News caught up to Polvoorde to talk about the experience.

Truly a challenge to even the most seasoned drivers, the course featured 227 miles of racing over both rocky terrain and high-speed areas. Polvoorde was thrilled to pilot his #94 Optima Batteries Ford Raptor across the finish line.

In a recent Toyo Tires press release, Polvoorde explained the challenges of the race. “This race throws every different type of terrain at you and it gets more challenging every lap,” said Polvoorde. “I am stoked to be able to have all the stars align and win the T2 class and 2nd overall."

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