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King of the Hammers

JEREMY 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 lesser-known adventure, McGrath entered the infamous Erzberg Rodeo…

PROJECT UTV: DIRT WHEELS RZR TURBO S

Built for abuse By the staff of Dirt Wheels 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 machine’s…

BEST CRASHES FROM 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. https://youtu.be/ojX3a7PStco

RZR BUILT FOR BIG ROCKS

-- Sara Price's King of Hammers UTV -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels 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 top finish at the infamous annual King of the Hammers UTV race. Last year’s KOH was tough, and this…

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…