Polvoorde Kicks off the 2023 Season with King of the Hammers - 1st Place in Qualifying
Polvoorde Kicks off 2023 with King of the Hammers Toyo Tires Desert Challenge in his Spec Trophy Truck (T2)
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The 2023 desert racing season kicks off in Johnson Valley, CA for King of the Hammers where Christopher Polvoorde will race the #294 Optima Batteries powered Ford Performance Raptor Spec Trophy Truck in the Toyo Tires Desert Challenge Sunday February 5th. The highly anticipated event will bring in well over 100,000 people over the course of the 2 week time span.
“This event is so fun, there is really nothing like it! The days are full of awesome spectator events and a lot of activities going on. I’ll be doing an EV ride with Optima Batteries, we have some fun adventures with the Ford Performance team and Rigid Industries has their beacon scavenger hunt which will be fun. That's just some of the events plus all the racing we have going on!”
Photo of Hammer Town USA from King of the Hammers Website
CP will look to defend his 2022 Toyo Tires Desert Challenge title where he won 1st place in the T2 class and also took 2nd overall against a stacked Unlimited Trophy Truck class.
Photo taken after 2022 Toyo Tires Desert Challenge Win
“As far as the race goes, I’m just sticking to the plan to have a clean and smooth race. I'm logging as many miles as I can in my Polaris Pro R. This course is super fun and so fast. It’ll make for an awesome race come Sunday.” -Christopher Polvoorde
Race Format The Toyo Tires Desert Challenge will take place over 2 days, Saturday & Sunday.
Saturday will be the Prologue which is the qualifier. The Prologue is a 35 mile loop that will determine the start position for Sunday's Race. On Sunday, the racers will complete 2 95-mile laps. The total of the prologue and the race will make up the racers' overall time. ** Follow Christopher's Instagram and YouTube for live race updates and the latest announcements & videos ** * Click for Free Live Stream *
CP's King of the Hammers Schedule Feb 2nd - Pre Running / Team Move in Feb 3rd - Pre Running & Driver's Meeting Feb 4th - 7:00 AM - Tech & Contingency Feb 4th - 8:00 AM - Prologue (Qualifying) - 1st Place - Live Streamed Feb 5th - 12:30 PM - Desert Race - Live Streamed Feb 7th - 6-9pm Ford Chocolate Thunder Ride Feb 8th - EV Ride with Optima Batteries Feb 8th - 6pm - Rigid Beacon Scavenger Hunt Feb 9th - 6-9pm Ford Chocolate Thunder Ride
About Christopher Polvoorde & CP Racing Team
Christopher Polvoorde was born on July 28th, 2000 and raised in the Racing mecca of Southern, CA. From a young age, Christopher had an adventurous spirit and a passion for the outdoors and racing. That passion leads Christopher’s life to this day where you can find him chasing sunsets year round on the hills of Mammoth Mountain or the waters of the Colorado River. Surrounded by a team of Experts including Christopher’s father, Chip Polvoorde, who handles anything and everything, Crew Chief Jimmy Davidson who provides the fastest truck on the course week in and week out and driving coach Cory Kruseman who works with Christopher on his race craft and as his race spotter. With Christopher’s natural speed and a team like this, expectations are high. Christopher found success in the inaugural season of Great American Shortcourse, where he took home the Pro Lite Championship for 2021. In 2019, the CP94 team raced the Lucas Oil Midwest Short Course League where Christopher swept the whole series winning all 7 races and the additional Red Bull Pro Lite Championship race making it a perfect 8 for 8. In 2021 the CP94 team ventured into the world of desert racing with a brand new Mason Motorsports 6100 Spec Trophy Truck. In 2022, Christopher accumulated 3 class wins in the Optima Batteries powered Ford Raptor Spec Trophy Truck. He won the Toyo Tires Desert Challenge at King of the Hammers, where he took 2nd overall, San Felipe 250, and the Baja 400. The future is bright for Christopher who takes it all in stride focusing on working hard and enjoying the ride.
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