All this week a relatively peaceful area out in the Mojave Desert becomes the place to be in the off-road community. Hammertown, as it’s become known, is the base for with everything for the enthusiast with off-road racing as well as a vendor show, land-rights seminars and more. Over 60,000 people flock to watch and race the King of the Hammers (KOH), bringing together race buggies on a grueling 100+ mile race through the open desert at high speeds and over hardcore rock crawling. Now in it’s 5th year, this event has exploded onto the scene and is an amazing spectacle of man and machine that shows no signs of slowing down.
The event started Sunday with UTV races and buggy last chance qualifiers (LCQs) all leading up to the main event this Friday, February 11th. The top 100 qualifying teams will take to the trail and compete to be crowned the King of the Hammers. If you’re heading out to KOH to catch the action there are new rules in effect to keep everyone safe. For a full listing of schedule, maps, rules, and more. Check out KOH