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King of the Hammers

CAN-AM TAKES 2021 KING OF THE HAMMERS

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. …

McGRATH’S KRX 1000 KOH PRE-RUNNER

By Staff of DIRT WHEELS McGRATH’S  KRX 1000 KOH PRE-RUNNER. Few people would question Jeremy McGrath’s dedication as a racer. His Supercross career is unrivaled with two 125cc SX championships and a championship—the first of eight—in his rookie year in the 250cc (then the Premier class) class. Some of our staff watched as he attempted the nation’s toughest motorcycle hill-climb in Billings, Montana, where he missed winning the event by one-tenth of a second riding borrowed bikes he had never sat on before. In another…

DIRT WHEELS RZR TURBO S

By the staff of Dirt Wheels DIRT WHEELS RZR TURBO S Building a project machine is always rewarding, but we like it best when we get to start with a great machine. Collin Duffy is our project specialist, and he set his sights on Polaris’ RZR XP Turbo S Velocity for an epic adventure build. The goal for this RZR, which we have named “Rocky,” was to tackle nasty desert obstacles like you’d find in Southern California’s Johnson Valley, home of the infamous King of the Hammers UTV race. To do so, you must protect the…

BEST CRASHES FROM KING OF THE HAMMERS

BEST CRASHES: KING OF THE HAMMERS At King of the Hammers it all about the wreckage. So we put together all the crash footage we grabbed on the rocks! Drivers and passengers were not injured in this video. To subscribe to Dirt Wheels Magazine in print or digital form click here https://hi-torque.com/product/dirtwheels. https://youtu.be/ojX3a7PStco

2020: CAN-AM SWEEPS KING OF HAMMERS PODIUM

2020: CAN-AM SWEEPS KING OF HAMMERS PODIUM Can-Am has sponsored the UTV race for King of the Hammers for a few years now, but this is the first year they swept the podium. The Miller brothers have been dominating short course for quite a while, but this is their first time taking on the Hammers. Hunter Miller took the crown in a great time with Kyle Chaney and Phil Blurton following behind. The Can-Am team was determined to get their winners across the finish line first this year and that they did. Can-Am had more…

RZR BUILT FOR BIG ROCKS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels RZR BUILT FOR BIG ROCKS Sara Price is one of the most driven, capable, and impressive ladies we know in the off-road industry. We have featured her racing machines and adventures throughout our magazine, social media, and web presence. Sara and her remarkable co-pilot, Erika Sacks, have raced in Africa, competed in high-horsepower Baja trucks, and continue to battle for a top finish at the infamous annual King of the Hammers UTV race. Last year’s KOH was tough, and this year’s event…

In Case You Missed It: KoH

King of the Hammers began 12 years ago in Johnson Valley with 13 guys racing or a case of beer. Today KOH has grown to have over 45,000 spectators and 118 entries just in the UTV class alone. The week-long event began last Friday when Hammertown officially opened to the public. However, racers came out days before the event was even set up, so they could pre-run the course and prepare for the brutal 181 mile race. This year was promised to be the toughest KOH course in history for the UTV drivers. But before the racers could…

2015 King of the Hammers: Insane UTV Racing

King of the Hammers, presented by Polaris RZR, is considered to be one of the most difficult off-road racing events in the world. The terrain changes constantly—from flat highspeed lake beds to crawling up and down hills filled with giant boulders and rock faces that require the use of a winch and a navigator willing to climb in and out of the UTV to traverse. It doesn’t just take a well-built machine to race KOH; preparation and planning are key. Only five of over 50 UTVs completed this year’s race, and Mitch Guthrie once…