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“Show Stopper” Conquers Shootout -Kaufman wins popular King of the Hammers event on Mickey Thompson Baja Pro X tires-

Industry News   |   Posted: 02/05/2021

Chris Kaufman is the 2021 King of the Hammers Holley EFI Shootout champion after finishing with a time of 60.5 seconds in his buggy “Show Stopper”. The Shootout features rigs ranging from homebuilt buggies to high-horsepower rock bouncers that race up a vertical rock ledge. What started as an unofficial race for bragging rights at King of the Hammers, the Holley EFI Shootout is now one of the most popular events of the week.


Kaufman won the event with a time of 60.5 seconds, beating second-place finisher Paul Wolff by 1.8 seconds. “Show Stopper" has an estimated 1,400 horsepower and won on sticky 43x14.50-17 M/T Baja Pro X tires.


“Congratulations to 2021 Holley EFI Shootout winner Chris Kaufman,” Ken Warner, Vice President of Marketing for Mickey Thompson said. “A veteran Shootout competitor, he was first off the line on Mickey Thompson’s Baja Pro X tires and set a time that none of other 21 competitors could match.”


Kaufman won $7,500 for his first-place finish. He finished seventh place in last year’s Shootout.


King of the Hammers wraps up Saturday, Feb. 6 in Johnson Valley, California. The event is being livestreamed at


About Mickey Thompson Tires & WheelsMax-Trac Tire Co., Inc., dba Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels, markets racing and high-performance tires and wheels for street, strip, truck, and off-road applications. The company was founded in 1963 by racing legend Mickey Thompson and is headquartered in Stow, Ohio, USA.

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