MURRIETA, CA — POWER AUTOMEDIA’s epic junkyard battle build-off video series, the Junkyard Challenge presented by K&N, will officially begin airing on December 5, 2019, with a special 5-episode extravaganza of the ultimate off-road competition.
Concluding the third and final Horsepower Wars series for 2019, the Junkyard Challenge presented by K&N gets down and dirty as four badass build teams go head-to-head in a junkyard arena with trucks cobbled together using equal parts ingenuity, skill, creativity, and luck as they hustle to hit the jackpot prize of $10,000 cash.
With an insanely tight 7-day timeframe and $2,500 base vehicle purchase budget, all builds were done on-location – not in a shop with lifts and air tools – adding authenticity while ramping up the degree of difficulty for the Junkyard Challenge teams as well as the Power Automedia logistics and film crews. Teams were supplied with an additional $2,500 in Summit Racing credit to order whatever they need to get their rad rigs ready to rock, and an additional $1,000 in cash was made available to each team to buy additional items – including runs to the junkyard for used parts and necessities.
With the Southern California mountains setting the stage with the perfect off-road backdrop, the Junkyard Challenge presented by K&N series will air on Thursdays at 5pm PST (8pm EST). Episode 1, which is set to debut on December 5, 2019, introduces the players, trucks, and outlines the overall challenge.
Slated for December 12, Episode 2 has been marked as “Time to Build” and showcases the burgeoning builds of each team as they put together their plans to compete in the 2019 Junkyard Challenge presented by K&N. Episode 3, “The Game is Fabrication,” follows up on December 19 with even more coverage of each team’s journey to put together the ultimate dirt monster.
Junkyard Challenge presented by K&N will take a break the following week in honor of the holiday season, and returns on January 2, 2020, with Episode 4: “The Finished Product.” Recapping the progress each team made so far and setting the stage for the grand finale, Junkyard Challenge will conclude on January 9 with Episode 5, “Send It!”
“This was a really unique series for us, first, because it is off-road. We have a few people on our staff, like our Shop Manager John Torres and OffRoad Xtreme Editor Steve Olsewski, with a tremendous amount of off-road racing experience, yet many think of us as a media company centered around drag racing. So, it was definitely a chance to prove our worth in the off-road world,” added Scott Parker, Vice President, Content at Power Automedia.
Throughout the Junkyard Challenge, made possible thanks to K&N Engineering, fans can expect wild yet insightful commentary from Bangshift’s own Chad Reynolds – host of the Junkyard Challenge as well as Pony Wars 2019 and a competitor in the $10K Drag Shootout. Special appearances by Toyo Tires driver Brandon Arthur, multi-time Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series champion, also adds excitement and unexpected twists to the programming.
2019 Junkyard Challenge presented by K&N schedule:
- Episode 1: Meet the Players, Trucks, & Competition – 12/05/19
- Episode 2: Time to Build – 12/12/19
- Episode 3: The Game is Fabrication – 12/19/19
- Episode 4: The Finished Product – 01/02/20
- Episode 5: Send It – 01/09/20
The final four teams competing in the Junkyard Challenge presented by K&N are:
- Team RaceAnything: Jeff Mello, Trevor Huiskens, Jack Tagart, and Kevin Yoder
- Team NEXGEN: Dez Knight, Don Knight, Chris Nissley, and Kris Steele
- Team Rock Solid Off-Road: Mike Francis, Tyler Francis, Billy Sykes, and James Doughty
- Team Damage, Inc.: Matt Moghaddam, Sandy Sausser, Tyler Mitchell, and Rylee Walker
Tune in to see who will reign supreme and be crowned king of the Junkyard Challenge presented by K&N as four insane trucks go all-out while going off-road.
For more information on Horsepower Wars and the Junkyard Challenge presented by K&N, please visit HorsepowerWars.com.