Ah, the King Of The Hammers. Easily my favorite off-road racing experience to watch. Or at least, the most immersive. Where else can you see high-speed desert action and rock crawling at the same event, from your tailgate? Well, this year KOH week is going to be wilder than ever. Today Ultra 4 Racing announced that in addition to the motorcycles, UTVs and multitude of truck types that invade Johnson Valley, California every February, the 2019 King Of The Hammers week will feature unlimited open-desert truck racing starring pretty much the most elite drivers in the sport right now. Rob MacCachren, Tavo Vildosola, Robby Gordon, Andy McMillin, Bryce Menzies, BJ Baldwin, Troy Herbst, Justin Lofton and Cameron Steele are all slated to show up and throw down in very fast trucks with a lot of suspension travel. Let me back up a little for those who may be understandably confused. Every year, thousands of off-road fans decent upon a huge tract of wasteland about three hours east of Los Angeles for what’s known as “Hammerweek.” It’s kind of like Shark Week, but the ocean is sand and the sharks are trucks. Over the course of Hammerweek, a temporary city of trailers and trucks called “Hammertown” is erected where people party and look at car parts and talk racing. Speaking of racing, every day of the week hosts an off-road race over the rocks and sand washes of the region, culminating in the final event that is The King Of The… [Read full story]
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