The 2021 King of the Hammers is one of the biggest off-road events in the US. Last year nearly 60 thousand people made their way to the lakebed in Johnson Valley, California. During a pandemic, many were worried that this year would be canceled like almost all 2020 off-road gatherings and races. The KOH team worked endlessly to get permits, COVID-19 testing, and courses planned out. All who entered hammer town could only do so with a negative COVID-19 test and a mask to keep law officials happy and everyone safe.
115 UTVs headed out to the short course on Monday to qualify for Thursday’s race. East coast Can-Am driver Jay Shaw took first place in his debut qualifier, followed by Nathan Wolff and Ronnie Anderson. The top ten consisted of 6 Can-Am X3’s, 3 Polaris RZR’s and one YXZ.
2021 KING OF THE HAMMERS
Kyle Chaney started in 7th and ended up taking the crown and 25,000 dollars. Cody Miller came in close behind, and Phil Blurton took third. The Miller brothers have proved that they aren’t just short course conquerers, especially since they have decided to race the 4400 race in UTVs along with this year’s king Kyle Chaney. Warn winches got a work out during the event.