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2021 CAN-AM UTV KING OF THE HAMMERS

 By the staff of Dirt Wheels The Can-Am UTV King of the Hammers Presented by Progressive is one of the biggest off-road events in the U.S. Last year nearly 60,000 people made their way to the lakebed—the only level and easily passable real estate in Johnson Valley. Leave the lakebed and the terrain turns to sand, rocks or boulders, which is the point to KOH. 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…

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…

2020 KING OF THE HAMMERS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtpYYijak40 2020 KING OF THE HAMMERS Front row seat for all the King of the Hammers action with our full race recap. The highs and lows of 2020’s gnarliest American race. To subscribe to Dirt Wheels Magazine in print or digital form click here https://hi-torque.com/product/dirtwheels. https://youtu.be/CMB52cZpVi0

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: THE NEW KING OF THE HAMMERS

2020: THE NEW KING OF THE HAMMERS Off-road racer and fabricator Jesse Haines defied the odds by winning the 4600 class at the 2020 King of the Hammers’ Every Man Challenge in his Mahindra ROXOR. King of the Hammers is a unique event that combines elements of desert racing with rock crawling.  The punishing 143-mile course consisted of high-speed lake beds, rollercoaster-like roads, and some of the hardest rock crawling canyons in the world.  “We had very few issues, we got out of the car a couple of times but nothing…

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…

Test Drive a Yamaha YXZ!

Jump Champs time trials were being held at Glen Helen Raceway this weekend and Yamaha came out in full force with a fleet of YXZ's to give spectators an opportunity to take a test drive. The test vehicles included the 1000R, 1000RSS and SE, as well as the lower geared 1000R and and a Rekluse clutch model. In the famed hills of Glen Helen, riders could put the YXZ through its paces and get a feel for what this machine is all about. The 20 minute ride allows for a taste of the YXZ's speed, handling, and capabilities.…

W.E. ROCK ADDS UTV CLASS

W.E. Rock Professional Rock Crawling To Include UTV Class Starting at 2015 Grand National Event and at All Events in 2016 BLACKFOOT, ID    AUGUST 28, 2015: With the significant growth of UTV’s, W.E. Rock is excited to announce a new class for 2016 offering UTV’s the ability to participate in their Professional Rock Crawling Events.  The first UTV event will be held at the 2015 Grand Nationals at Katemcy Rocks September 12th and 13th,, which will be the only time UTV’s can come and participate on the K2 rocks. …