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2019 King of The Hammers Dates Released

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Jason Scherer Makes History As The First Back To Back King They say that nice guys finish last, but Jason Scherer flew in the face of that cliché by making history as the first back-to-back winner of the Nitto King of the Hammers powered by Optima Batteries (KOH) and taking his third crown. Friendly and …

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Third Generation Racer Luke McMillin Makes His First Win A Memorable One  The best desert racers in the world converged at Johnson Valley OHV Area for the invitation-only Toyo Tires Desert Invitational presented by Monster Energy. Nitto King of the Hammers week in Johnson Valley has a reputation for being the most brutal racing on …

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Casey Gilbert Holds Off Brad Lovell For His First EMC Victory There are three distinct classes in the 4WP Every Man Challenge (EMC), but only one racer can cross the finish line first, regardless of whether they are in the Yukon Gear Modified Class (4500), Spidertrax Stock Class (4600), or Branik Legends Class (4800).  Last year, …

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Holley EFi Shootout presented by KMC, King & ASC Will Stewart Wins In His Southern Rock Racing Bouncer King of the Hammers started in 2007 as an informal competition among friends.  The Holley EFi Shootout is no different.  Formerly known as the Backdoor Shootout, rockcrawling enthusiasts would gather at the huge vertical climb known as Backdoor to challenge each …

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UTV technology is improving in leaps and bounds each year, just like Ultra4 cars.  To rise to the challenge of increased horsepower, bigger shocks, and larger tires from the manufacturers, Hammerking promoter Dave Cole promised to make the 2019 Can-Am UTV King of the Hammers presented by HCR the toughest in history.  Just four years ago, only …

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Mark your calendars, the dates for the 2019 King of The Hammers are set and Hammertown will come alive in California’s Johnson Valley from February 1st through February 9th, 2019. The week-long off-road race and festival begins on Friday, February 1st, 2019 with the opening of Hammertown. The event builds in momentum, starting with off-road …

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2016 Vision X Ultra4 vs. SRRS Presented by KING Shootout Highlights

A huge crowd lined Chocolate Thunder to watch as Ultra4 and SRRS drivers battled it out for the $7,500 prize and bragging rights. Scott GoForth, a rock bouncer from Tennessee, blew through the course and took the title home for SRRS.   RESULTS – TOP 5 Name Class Number Time   Scott GoForth SRRS 33 …

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Both Aussie teams have run qualifying at King of The Hammers this morning. On the short and sweet course, which included the huge drop down the Nitto waterfall Pete Antunac clocked a 2min 12.96sec in the #679 OPW – Offroad Performance Warehouse Ultra 4 early this morning which had him sitting 5th on the leader board. Ben Napier from BNMotorsports had …

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King of Hammers week in California’s Johnson Valley provides a spectacular mix of scenery, racing action and personalities. With racing about to commence for 2016 we’ve gathered a few of our favourites for the 2015 installment to whet your appetite for the week ahead. Remember to follow us on Facebook and Instagram @dirtcomp for more …

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Making it’s competition debut at the 2015 King of the Hammers, the Australian built OPW Ultra 10.4 was unveiled to the field as the first Ultra4 with fully independent suspension. While owner/driver Peter Antunac and navi Mal Van Ysseldyk got off to a good start at KOH in 2015, qualifying 26th, the teams efforts were …

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February 1, 2015 (Johnson Valley, CA) – With 2014 King of the Motos’ winner Cody Webb racing in Europe, all eyes were on Colton Haaker, age 25, of Hollister, California to lead a stacked field during Sunday’s King of the Motos competition. And Haaker–an X Games medalist who frequently podiums on the AMA Endurocross series–delivered. …

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