King of the Hammers Back for 2019

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Hammerking Productions is pleased to announce the 2019 dates have been secured for the King of The Hammers in Johnson Valley, CA. The 13th annual KOH week will commence with Hammertown opening to the public on Friday, February 1st, 2019 and will continue through Saturday, February 9th, 2019. The actual King of The Hammers race will take place on Friday, February 8th, 2019.  Most races from 2018 are expected to return for 2019 including: The Every Man Challenge, KOH UTV Race, and the Shootout. New for 2019 is the Toyo Tires Desert Invitational Presented by Monster Energy, this will be a Trophy Truck Race held on Thursday February 7th, 2019.

King of the Hammers is considered the toughest one-day off road race in the world. It is the largest off-road race event in North America in terms of both competitors and spectators. It combines desert racing and rock crawling, and has expanded from one race to a series of 5 races held throughout the week that take place each February.  Top drivers from all over the world travel to Hammertown each year to take part in the race.  It has grown from the original OG 13 racing for a case of beer to an event that brings in over 50,000 spectators and countless others watching live at home.

Friday 2/1– Hammertown Opens
Saturday 2/2- UTV Qualifying
Sunday 2/3- UTV Race
Monday 2/4 – 4500/4600/4800 Qualifying & Monday Night Shootout
Tuesday 2/5 – 4400 Qualifying
Wednesday 2/6 – Every Man Challenge Race (EMC)
Thursday 2/7 – Toyo Desert Invitational Presented by Monster Energy
Friday 2/8 – Nitto King of The Hammers Race Powered by Optima Batteries (KOH)

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Chris Holland was born and raised in Mount Sterling, KY and is the publisher of UTV Revolution. He is also a driver in the Ultra 4, Pro Rock/Pro UTV and SRRS racing series. His first taste of going offroad was with his dad's 1979 CJ-7 when he was five years old and has been hooked ever since. After years of trail riding and technical rock crawling, he finally got the go fast bug and entered the racing scene. While he still has a great passion for full size rigs and rock crawling, he says there is nothing like the adrenaline rush you get from the speed and capabilities of UTVs.

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