king of the hammers

2018 King Of The Hammers – Recap & Extended UTV Photo Gallery

2018 King Of The Hammers – Recap & Extended UTV Photo Gallery The 2018 Ultra 4 Racing King Of The Hammers has come and gone. Over 118 UTVs representing 28 states would line up to take on this years Can-Am UTV KOH Presented by HCR Racing race but only 12 would finish. A testament to […]

Beyond The Dirt – Mitch Guthrie Jr. (video)

Racing is only part of the story, when you go Beyond The Dirt, you learn more about the people and what it takes to be the best. Follow Polaris RZR athlete, Mitch Guthrie Jr. as he prepares for one of the biggest off-road races in the world, the 2018 King Of The Hammers. Follow Polaris […]

2018 Nitto King of the Hammers Preview | Schedule | Details

One of the most popular off-road events of the year is back! The 2018 Nitto King Of The Hammers Powered by OPTIMA Batteries is here and its time to get prepared! While many UTV racers are already on the lakebed, teams, companies and spectators alike are preperaring for the week of festivities inside and around […]

Crandon World Championship Off-Road Races(R) Part of New 2018 ULTRA4 Triple Crown Series

Crandon International Adds ULTRA4 Series To 2018 Off-Road World Championships New Triple Crown of Off-Road Also Includes King Of The Hammers and Mint 400 Crandon, Wisc. (January 10, 2017) — Adding even more world-class competition to its iconic World Championship Off-Road Race® event, Crandon International Raceway today announced a new alliance with Hammerking Productions to […]

HRC Returns as presenting sponsor for 2018 King of the Hammers

KOH Pre-Show Live from 4 Wheel Parts Tues. 1/9 @ 6:30PM

The KOH Pre-Show will be live January 9th at 6:30PM at 4 Wheel Parts in Compton You can join us in person or online! Drivers and Fans local to the Southern California area are encouraged to join us on site. The annual event is a great place to learn some clues to the race course […]

2017 King Of The Hammers – EXTENDED PHOTO GALLERY

Our photographers got some amazing images from this years 2017 Can-Am UTV King Of The Hammers Presented by RCV Performance race. We thought it would be cool to share our extended photo gallery with you!! Photos by: Troy Tokarczyk & Daniel Shenkelberg // To see our full 2017 King of The Hammers story, photos […]

Shannon Campbell WINS Third King Of The Hammers Title

Shannon Campbell Fights to the Finish to Capture His Third Crown at the Nitto Tires King Of The Hammers Powered by Optima Batteries February 12, 2017 (Hammertown, CA) – During the early morning hours in the Southern California desert, dust from a week of tire-to-tire competition had settled and all was calm. As alarms chimed and coffee makers […]

Polaris RZRs Sweep Podium at King of the Hammers

Polaris RZRs Sweep Podium at King of the Hammers Polaris Factory Racer Shannon Campbell Wins, RZRs take top five spots Minneapolis, Feb 10, 2017– This year’s King of the Hammers (KOH) saw 75 side-by-sides, with most being Polaris RZRs, lining up for the toughest off-road race in the world. When the dust settled, RZRs would […]

2017 King Of The Hammers – Photos | Story | Results

2017 King Of The Hammers – Photos | Story | Results The King Of The Hammers is in a league of its own. It is the ultimate test of man and machine and it is by far the most fun race to cover all year. I first attended as a spectator back in 2008 and […]

4 Wheel Parts / UTVUnderground Garage Heads to KOH!

4 Wheel Parts / UTVUnderground Garage Heads to KOH!  The 4 Wheel Parts / UTVUnderground Garage is in route to Johnson Valley, CA for the 2017 King Of The Hammers. (click here for full info on this years King Of The Hammers) This year will mark the first year that the UTVUnderground Garage will be […]

Can-Am & RCV Sponsor UTV King Of The Hammers Race

Can-Am Named Official UTV of ULTRA4 Racing & Title Sponsor of KOH UTV Race RCV Named presenting sponsor of UTV Race Hammerking Productions, Inc is pleased to announce that BRP’s Can-Am, a leader in the side by side industry, is the Official UTV of ULTRA4 Racing for the 2017 season. The sponsorship also includes title […]

2017 King Of The Hammers Preview

The King Of The Hammers is one of the biggest, best and most unique off-road races in the world and it is set to return this week, February 3rd-11th in Johnson Valley, CA. This will be our 8th year in a row attending this awesome spectacle some call the “Burning Man” of off-road. Tens of […]

Ladies Offroad Welding Experience at King of the Hammers with ESAB

Ladies Offroad Welding Experience at King of the Hammers with ESAB Tuesday February 7th 1-3pm at ESAB Welding Booth MESA, AZ January 27, 2017: ESAB Welding & Cutting, the official welding sponsor of Ultra4 and 2017 Nitto King of the Hammers, LetzRoll Offroad and Ladies Offroad Network have partnered to host a hands-on Ladies Offroad […]

Teryx Girls Shake It Up At King of the Hammers

Teryx Girls Shake It Up At King of the Hammers Sara Price & Erica Sacks better known as “The Teryx Girls” showed up to Hammer Town with their custom built 2016 Kawasaki Teryx ready to join the other 60 UTV’s on the start line February 3, 2016 for the coveted King Of The Hammers (KOH) […]

2016 King Of The Hammers

The King Of The Hammers is more than a race, its become one of the most iconic events in off-road. The week long event is held in Johnson Valley, CA, and has turned into what some call the Burning Man of off-road. Fanatics, racers, sponsors and enthusiasts from all over the nation and world flock […]

Teryx Girls Take On The Hammers!

From the Sahara Desert in Morroco to the high desert of Southern California, the Teryx Girls, Sara Price and Erica Sacks, are on a mission to showcase their skills as off-road racers in their factory-sponsored Kawasaki Teryx. Sara and Erica are friends and accomplices in taking on some of off-road’s most extreme challenges. Price is […]

Race Ready KOH Platform

It’s really awesome to see HCR team up with Dave Cole from King of The Hammers to put together a package like this. Everybody knows that UTVs offer some of the best value in off road racing and ready to run packages like this are only going to attract more racers and UTV lovers. You […]

Playboy Babe Takes On KOH

Playboy Babe takes on King of the Hammers! Cute, sweet, chat’s to anyone with a nice smile, everybody loves Katie Vernola. Oh, yes, and she is a former Playmate of the Month which definitely doesn’t harm her popularity in testosterone-filled places like Johnson Valley in the first week of February. If you know what the […]

2015 KOH Extended Photo Gallery

Just when you thought it was over, we have more bangers from KOH! Sit back, relax and enjoy these awesome photos while considering the incredible challenge these drivers faced! Photos By: Rusty Baptist // UTVUnderground  

2015 King Of The Hammers

Polaris RZR King of the UTVs Presented by HCR. ‘Full’ Report Mirror, mirror on the wall, which is the hardest of them all? Over the seven brutal hills, beyond the seventh rock crawl, in the Valley of Johnson is the King of the Hammers, the toughest of them all… Well, the plan was to wait […]

KOH – Quick Recap

Mitch Guthrie Dominates King of the Hammers UTV Race Polaris RZR King of the UTVs Presented by HCR As well as all the rocks, whoops, crawls, drops and sand the 120 mile race course threw at the 34 Pro class competitors and 16 Sportsmen 5-time winner Mitch Guthrie had something else to deal with for […]

How to Follow KOH!

King of the Hammers is here again and we are just as excited as you to see what happens! But, what’re you supposed to do if you can’t live in Hammertown all week? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! The schedule for the live stream is below, come back here to watch the broadcasts! Also […]

Jagged X Rock Racer XP1K

When I first laid eyes on this machine I knew I wanted to share it with everyone. Blake Van de Loo, a long time desert racer and member of the Polaris / Jagged X Racing Team set out to build his ultimate rock racer to take on this years King Of The Hammers event. Due […]

Brave Motorsports Wildcat

Owner: Brian Braun Chassis: 2013 Arctic Cat Wildcat-X Builder: BRAVE Motorsports Suspension: BRAVE Motorsports UCAs and Rear Radius Rods, Evolution Powersports LCA Shocks: Factory FOX Podium 2.0 Front / 2.0 Rear Shocks Engine: Factory 1000cc V-Twin with Evolution Powersports ECU Reflash Exhaust: Evolution Powersports Carbon “HEX” Lightweight Muffler Intake: UMP Intake Cage/Bumpers: Brave Motorsports Wheels: 14″ […]

2014 King Of The Hammers VIDEO

For the 6th strait year, UTV racers and off-road racers alike descended upon Johnson Valley, CA to the famed HAMMERS OHV area to take on the prestigious King Of The Hammers race event. spent the week with the racers and their teams as they took on the worlds toughest off-road UTV race. 36 racers […]

2014 KOH Extended Gallery / Results

Here are the OFFICIAL KING OF THE HAMMERS UTV RACE RESULTS from There was an official time limit to the race of 8 hours. Despite finishing outside of the 8 hour time limit, we still extend congrats and props to Bill Barnett in the #1948 & Wesley Gryner in the #7 who just barely […]

2014 King Of The Hammers

The 2014 King Of The Hammers (KOH) was in our opinion the best UTV KOH race ever.  Racers from all over the United States descended once again upon Johnson Valley, CA to take on what many say is the most challenging off-road race on the planet. Having witnessed this race the past 5 years, I […]

LIVE 2014 KOH Coverage

2014 Griffin King of The Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire February 2nd – February 7th, 2014 All Races will be covered live! Saturday, February 1st 2 PM PST – King of the Motos presented by Trail Tech Qualifying Sunday, February 2nd 8 AM PST – King of the Motos presented by Trail Tech Race Monday, […]

Polaris 2014 Race Announcement

Polaris Announces 2014 Off-Road Race Teams, Contingency and New Reimbursement Program Polaris Returns to ATV Racing and Expands RZR Team Minneapolis, January 2, 2014 –Polaris comes into the 2014 off-road race season with teams competing in the Grand National Cross Country series (GNCC), World Off-Road Championship series (WORCS), Best in the Desert (BITD), SCORE International, […]

UTVUG King Of The Hammers traveled to Johnson Valley to witness the most difficult King of The Hammers UTV race EVER! Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and LIKE our Facebook page! Instagram @ UTVUnderground ©2013 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED // A UTVUNDERGROUND PRODUCTION Adult models – 16 and older. Be sure to get safety training. […]

Common Ground by Jeff Knoll

Common Ground How the U.S. Marine Corps Can Meet Its Training Objectives Without Expanding Into the Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area By Jeff Knoll  Johnson Valley OHV Recreation Area Overview The Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Recreation Area, the largest OHV area in the United States, provides a rare opportunity for families to travel […]

Kawasaki T4 Vehicle Breakdown

In this UTVUnderground BREAKDOWN we head out to Johnson Valley’s famed HAMMERS OHV area and BREAKDOWN not 1, but 2 – NEW Kawasaki T4’s! One built by the boys here at, the other built by Team Green Kawasaki Senior Manager Reid Nordin. See how we tricked out these sick machines to turn them into […]

Monster Energy 2013 HAMMERS

The 2013 King of the Hammers event in Johnson Valley, CA featured one of the most brutal courses to date! The Monster Energy Off-Road Team of Shannon, Weyland, & Nick Campbell, as well as “Ballistic” BJ Baldwin and Casey Currie were up for the challenge as they smashed their way through the Hammers. Shannon charged […]

2013 KOH Polaris Racing Video

Follow along as documents Polaris RZR racers Mitch Guthrie of Guthrie Racing and Jon Crowley of Crowley Offroad taking on the 2013 King Of The Hammers UTV race. 115 miles of desert and rocks made this years UTV race the most difficult KOH race ever!! Be sure to subscribe to this channel and LIKE […]

2013 KOH Extended Gallery

Photos by Joey DiGiovanni // See the King Of The Hammers Photos, Results, and Story by going here:  

2013 King Of The Hammers

Words by: Joey DiGiovanni // Photos by: Jason Zindroski // for The King Of The Hammers, known as the toughest race in off-road has once again come and gone. For 5 years UTV’s have been invited to compete at this coveted event and now for four of them we have seen the […]

Crowley & Jagged X Team Up

Crowley Offroad and Jagged X Prepare to Conquer King of the Hammers UTV Race with Polaris RZR XP   Shingle Springs, CA (January 29, 2013) –  Just days away from the toughest UTV race in the world, the anticipation rises as Jon Crowley and Jagged X have partnered, tested and prepared for an intense battle through the […]

7 Days to Save The Hammers!

For those of you who have not seen the facebook post – we need your involvement this week. If you enjoy off-roading with your family, camping, hiking, hunting, etc and you love your freedom than YOU need to make a phone call. We are calling it 7 days to Save the Hammers, (Johnson Valley OHV […]