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.
Tuesday 2nd February was an adrenaline-pumping day in Hammertown. The All Balls Racing King of the Motos was held, won by the young Trystan Hart and in the short course took place the qualifications for the 4WP Every Man Challenge. David Hartman was the fast overall qualifier (1:52.66).
After an amazing weekend dedicated to the Toyo Tires Desert Challenge Presented by Monster Energy T1 Desert Invitational, on Monday 1st February took place the qualifying for the UTV race (Jay Shaw got the first position on the starting grid) and in the evening the long-awaited and spectacular Shootout won by Chris Kaufman.
Bryce Menzies Takes Back To Back Wins In His AWD Mason Truck.
The Toyo Tires Desert Invitational Presented by Monster Energy kicked off an action-packed week of racing featuring the biggest purse in desert racing. $270,000 in prize money was awarded across T1, T2, B1, B2, B3, and Class 11 vehicles.
2021 Optima Batteries King of the Hammers Presented by Lasernut Race Week is in its kick-off. Saturday 30th January will start this incredible week that takes us to the main event on Saturday 6th February: the King of the Hammers race known as the world's hardest one day off-road race. In this article you will find out the day by day schedule of the KOH Week.
Since 2011, the year of my first visit to Johnson Valley, I have never missed a King of the Hammers. This year, due to the pandemic, I will not be able to be there in the Lakebed to photograph the the best Ultra4 drivers. I will not miss a race like many others but a whole series of emotions that only those who have been in Lakebed can understand.