King of the Hammers is definitely one epic event, several classes of machines, including dirtbikes, UTVs and Ultra4 trucks, take their toll on some of the harshest terrain the California desert has to offer. Located at the Johnson Valley OHV Area, the annual event sets up shop in an empty desert and builds a makeshift city known as Hammertown just for this big race. UTVs only run one day in this week long event, the UTV class race follows after a day of Tech and Contingency, where all the vehicles check in and are inspected. For UTVs, this race is known as the toughest one day off road race in the world, so of course we had to check it out. We showed up for the 2 days that feature side by sides, take a look at our rewind from the event.
The Polaris RZR RS1 was pretty new at the time of KOH, this was the first time we got to get up close and fully check it out.
It was cool to meet the Buggy Whips guys; they had this clean Can-Am Maverick X3 sitting in their booth.
Tech and Contingency was pretty awesome, we got to make our rounds, check out the machines and visit with some of the drivers who were competing in the event.
Don’t really remember what it was they were working on, but the No Limit SxS team was taking it seriously.
Cute girls racing UTVs? Gotta love it. It was really cool to chat with pro racers Sara Price and Erica Sacks at the event.
Weller Racing’s Yamaha YXZ 1000R, they’re always a crowd favorite.
Monster Energy pro off road racer Shannon Campbell’s Polaris RZR.
Mitch Guthrie Jr’s Polaris RZR.
It was cool to see the Madram11 guys competing.
Aaron and Maddie from PRP Seats competed in this year’s King of the Hammers, nice job guys.
Cool Textron Wildcat sitting in the KMC Wheels booth at the event.
Mitch Guthrie Jr was the first to cross the finish line with a time of 5 hours, 54 minutes and 43 seconds, taking 1st overall.
It was definitely cool to see all the action from the race, check out our highlight video on YouTube.
It was cool to see how these guys maneuvered through some of the technical areas.
Attending the 2018 King of the Hammers was a ton of fun, take a look at our event recap along with a ton of photos.