5 ARRESTS, 182 CITATIONS DURING 2018 “KING OF THE HAMMERS” OFF-ROAD EVENT

The motors may have been roaring during the King of the Hammers week-long off-road race, but it was a relatively quiet week as far as law enforcement was concerned. The off-road race brought more than 50,000 visitors to the area between February 3 and February 10. Sheriff’s deputies, and officers

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TODAY IS THE BIG RACE AT KING OF THE HAMMERS

Today is the big day at King of the Hammers, when competitors battle it out to be named King. The best bet for spectators to follow the action is at Backdoor, Chocolate Thunder, or the new spectator area at Cougar Buttes. If you’d rather watch from the comfort of your

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MAN SUFFERS SEVERE FACIAL INJURIES DURING BELLY FLOP CONTEST

A man suffered severe facial injuries at Hammertown yesterday during a belly-flop contest at Hammertown. County Fire Captain Jerry Abshire said the man was doing a belly flop off a diving board into a private pool in Hammertown when his face hit the diving board. (This was not an official

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EVERY MAN CHALLENGE TODAY, KING BATTLE TOMORROW, AT KING OF THE HAMMERS

More than 45,000 visitors have packed the Johnson Valley off-road vehicle area for this year’s King of the Hammers competition. Today, it’s the Every Man Challenge at King of the Hammers today (Thursday, February 8, 2019). The EMC contains three classes. The 4500 class, The 4600 class, and the 4800

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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

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OFF-ROAD ACTION AT THE “KING OF THE HAMMERS” EVENT IN JOHNSON VALLEY

Organizers of the “King of the Hammers” off-road event are estimating attendance at 45,000, up from last year’s 40,000. The annual event has grown exponentially at the Johnson Valley ORV area over the past 12 years. The event started when 12 friends got together for a light-hearted competition. Today, (Tuesday,

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WHAT’S GOING ON TODAY AND TOMORROW AT KING OF THE HAMMERS

In King of the Hammers off-road events in Johnson Valley’s off-road area today, it’s the Shootout. This event is as entertaining to watch as the King of the Hammers main event itself and may be why so many people show up early to Hammertown. Rigs ranging from homebuilt rock crawlers

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SHOOTOUT AT KING OF THE HAMMERS ON MONDAY

In tomorrow’s King of the Hammers, it’s the Shootout. This event is as entertaining to watch as the King of the Hammers main event itself and may be why so many people show up early to Hammertown. Rigs ranging from homebuilt rock crawlers to southern rock bouncers to SRRs compete

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KING OF HAMMERS STARTS FRIDAY

In terms of both competitors and spectators, King of the Hammers is the largest off-road racing event in North America. The event combines desert racing and rock crawling to come up with what its promoters say is the world’s toughest one-day off road race. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says there are

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KING OF THE MOTOS AT KING OF THE HAMMERS THIS WEEKEND

This weekend in King of the Hammers is Schampa King of the Motos. The 20-mile race, now in its seventh year, starts at 6 p.m. tonight under the blanket of darkness. It continues 9 a.m. tomorrow morning with a technical five-mile race. Later Sunday, it concludes with a desert loop

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40,000 EXPECTED FOR KING OF THE HAMMERS IN JOHNSON VALLEY STARTING FRIDAY

In terms of both competitors and spectators, King of the Hammers is the largest off-road racing event in North America. The event combines desert racing and rock crawling to come up with what its promoters say is the world’s toughest one-day off-road race. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says buckle up and

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KING OF THE HAMMERS SET THE DATE FOR THE 2018 WEEK-LONG EVENT

The organizers of King of the Hammers have set the dates for week-long race next year. The opening of Hammertown in Johnson Valley will be February 2, with a week of off-road racing, and culminating in the 12th annual King of the Hammers race February 9, 2018. King of The

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ONE KILLED ONE MAJOR INJURY AT KING OF THE HAMMERS JOHNSON VALLEY

UPDATE: Victims were not participants.

A 55-year-old Perris man was killed in the Johnson Valley Off-Road area just after the King of the Hammers off-road race Saturday. According to the California Highway Patrol, about 1:30 p.m., Todd McLaughlin was driving a 2013 Can-Am 1000 side-by-side westbound along the ridge of

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THERE IS STILL TIME TO GET IN ON THE FUN AT THE KING OF THE HAMMERS

With the end in sight of the weeklong King of the Hammers desert mega-race and rock crawl in Johnson Valley, this is your last chance to get in on the fun at this year’s 11th annual event. Reporter Mike Lipsitz has more on what to expect … This Friday will

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CHP ADDING EXTRA OFFICERS FOR KING OF THE HAMMERS TRAFFIC CONTROL

The King of the Hammers is in full swing, and the CHP is anticipating heavier than normal traffic flow on State Routes 62 and 247 through Sunday. The event draws a high number of slower-moving vehicles, motorhomes, fifth wheels, travel trailers, and toy haulers. The event concludes with most participants

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KING OF THE HAMMERS’ FIRST RACE TOMORROW, HAMMERTOWN OPENS TODAY

The annual King of the Hammers series of off-road competitions opens today and starts tomorrow at the Johnson Valley Off-Road area. Managing Editor Tami Roleff says up to 35,000 people will be in attendance… The 11th annual King of the Hammers off-road races is a week-long event that pits off-road

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KING OF THE HAMMERS’ “HAMMERTOWN” OPENS TOMORROW

Tens of thousands of fans and participants will be coming to our Morongo Basin this week for the “King of The Hammers” event at the Johnson Valley off-road area. Kirby Davis says get your motor running… One of the major off-road events in the country, “The King of the Hammers,”

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“KING OF THE HAMMERS” COMING TO JOHNSON VALLEY FEBRUARY 3-11

Tens of thousands of fans and participants will be coming to our Morongo Basin the first week of February for the “King of The Hammers” event at the Johnson Valley off-road area. Kirby Davis says there is still time to register… One of the major off-road events in the country,

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“KING OF THE HAMMERS” COMING TO JOHNSON VALLEY FEBRUARY 3-11

Tens of thousands of fans and participants will be coming to our Morongo Basin the first week of February for the “King of The Hammers” event at the Johnson Valley off-road area. Kirby Davis says there is still time to register… One of the major off-road events in the country,

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KING OF THE HAMMERS TO BE FOCUS OF TV SHOW

A 6-week television show featuring King of the Hammers will be shown on NBC Sports, starting August 25. King of the Hammers is a week-long off-road race that takes place in late January in Johnson Valley. The series, titled “Journey to the Hammers,” will feature three episodes that are focused

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