OFF-ROAD COMPETITION AT THE “KING OF THE HAMMERS” FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW

OFF-ROAD COMPETITION AT THE “KING OF THE HAMMERS” FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW

Competition continues at the “King of the Hammers” off road event in Johnson Valley with some 45,000 spectators and contestants in attendance Today’s race (Wednesday, February 7, 2018) at King of the Hammers is for utility vehicles, also called side-by-sides. The average Ultra4 vehicle uses 40-inch tires; the average UTV uses 29-inch tires, and they race on many of the same trails. Few UTVs finish each year, but that hasn’t stopped the UTV class from exploding in popularity.
 
Tomorrow (Thursday, February 8, 2018). It’s the Every Man Challenge at King of the Hammers The EMC contains three classes. The 4500 class has a factory-appearing body, partial frame, mechanical steering, two shocks per corner, and 37-inch DOT-approved tires. The 4600 class has a factory engine, stock frame, full body, single shock, and 35-inch DOT-approved tires. The 4800 class, also known as the Legends class, has a front engine, two seats, solid axle, single shock, and 37-inch DOT-approved tires. The Legends class is the second-fastest growing class at King of the Hammers, second only to the UTV, with close competition at every race. Each class has specific rules to ensure a level playing field, which makes the EMC a true drivers’ race. This year, the starting order will mingle 4500s and 4800s, putting the fastest cars at the front of the field.

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