Dal 28 gennaio al 5 febbraio si è svolta nella Johnson Valley (deserto del Mojave in California) la 16° edizione della King of the Hammers. Una settimana di gare, unica nel mondo dell'offroad, con i più famosi piloti a stelle e strisce delle varie discipline offroad che hanno offerto agli spettatori del lakebed e a chi ha seguito la diretta streaming uno spettacolo unico nel suo genere. Dan Fresh vince di nuovo la 4WP Every Man Challenge e Raul Gomez vince la Race of Kings diventando il nono RE.
From January 28 to February 5, the 16th edition of the King of the Hammers was staged in Johnson Valley (Mojave desert in California). A week of racing, unique in the off-road world, with the most famous stars and stripes drivers of the various offroad disciplines who offered spectators in the Lakebed and those who followed the live streaming a unique show of its kind. Dan Fresh Wins again at the 4WP Every Man Challenge and Raul Gomez wins the Race of Kings becoming the ninth KING.
La Johnson Valley è quel luogo unico dove al fianco dei potenti Ultra4 da 800 cavalli troviamo in gara piccoli team con grandi sogni. E’ questo il caso di Amber Turner che ha partecipato All’Every Man Challenge con un piccolo Suzuki Samurai ispirata dalle gesta di Jessi Combs.
Johnson Valley is that unique place where alongside the powerful 800 horsepower Ultra4 vehicles we find small teams with big dreams competing. This is the case of Amber Turner who participated in the Every Man Challenge with a small Suzuki Samurai inspired by the exploits of Jessi Combs.
King of the Hammers has a reputation as the most difficult one day off-road race in the world, pushing team and machine to their breaking point, and beyond. Attrition in 2021 was as high as ever, with only 37 of 84 competitors reaching the finish line within the 14-hour time limit. Randy Slawson wins the King of the Hammers, fast qualifier JP Gomez and his brother Raul Gomez rounded out the podium in their single-seat in second and third position.
4WP Every Man Challenge, the punishing 121-mile course consisted of whooped out roads and high-speed lakebeds on the first lap, and some of the hardest rock crawling canyons in the world on the second lap, with only 37 out of the 115 vehicles that took the green flag crossing the finish line within the eleven-hour time limit. Chayse Caprara Takes the Victory at 4WP Every Man Challenge.
There is no denying that the volume of UTVs are taking over the desert. The Can-Am UTV King of the Hammers Presented by Progressive proves that with 113 cars taking the start. However, King of the Hammers is known as the most brutal one-day race for a reason. 46 vehicles finished. Kyle Chaney Tops An All Can-Am Podium.
Sul podio della King of the Hammers, Ford Performance ha presentato il nuovo Bronco 4600 Stock Class realizzato appositamente per partecipare alle gare di Ultra4 Racing nella categoria veicoli di serie. Per portare in gara le 3 vetture realizzate, Ford si affiderà a piloti di tutto rispetto: Vaughn Gittin Jr, Loren Healy, Jason Scherer, Bailey Cole, Brad Lovell e Roger Lovell.
On Wednesday, February 3, the roar of the powerful engines of the 4400 class thundered in Hammertown to decide who would be fastest in qualifying for the King of the Hammers. This year the fastest was JP Juan Rail Gomez (1: 36.459) followed by Jason Scherer (1: 36.529) and Bryan Crofts (1: 36.689).