The TOUGHEST race in the states!
The Can-Am UTV race at the 2019 King of the Hammers
Another year has passed already and the 2019 Nitto King of the Hammers delivered great rock and desert racing action. Hammer town opened on February 1st, and once again holds some of the best products on display by vendors with live footage of the racers battling through giant boulders, deep sand and flat out desert sections.
Last year, over 60,000 spectators, racers, pit crew, vendors, and more set up camp at KOH and each year the numbers grow, just like the UTV competitor numbers do. Over 100 teams entered the race, and as usual, half of them and more never finished in the time period. This years podium was full of Polaris RZRs.
#9 Mitch Guthrie Jr. bested his father Mitch Sr. once again to land the win this year! He crossed the finished line of the 160+ mile race over thirty minutes ahead of the next closest competitor, which was last years second place finisher Branden Sims.
Sims battle hard to finish the line in second, but unfortunately a penalty landed him and his #913 Polaris on the third step of the podium.
Wayland Campbell races Ultra 4 rigs, and utilizes the UTV race as his practice. It’s no surprise that he torqued his way onto the podium in his Monster sponsored #3 Polaris RZR.
Racers piled in as the sun started setting, some teams getting towed, others under their own power. The racing was exciting and brutal as always with KOH. We already cannot wait for next years event! Go to www.ultra4racing.com to keep up with next years schedule.
Photos & Editorial by Collin Duffy