Now Open: A ‘Hammertown' Built for Kings

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Hammertown is open and that only means one thing: the brutal King of the Hammers race presented by Optima Battery and ULTRA4 Racing is set to begin.

KOH week—now in its 11th year—commenced with the opening of Hammertown on Friday. The actual King of the Hammers race is set for Friday, Feb. 10. The final day of the event is Feb. 11.

All races from 2016 are expected to return for 2017, including the Smittybilt Every Man Challenge, Can-Am KOH UTV Race Presented by RCV, King of The Motos, and Vision X Shootout.z

“KOH 2016 was our biggest and most succesful King of the Hammers to date. We look forward to continuing that momentum into 2017,” said Hammerking founder, Dave Cole. “It is our goal to release dates as early as possible to give teams and fans plenty of time to prepare for their annual trip to the lake bed.” 

With 2017 President’s Day falling later in the month of February, Hammerking moved the race back to it’s traditional place in the first full week of February. During the past few years, opening day crept into late-January due to President’s Day taking place earlier in February. The holiday is one of the largest recreational wheeling weekends in Southern California, and KOH Week must be completed prior to holiday weekend.

Hammertown is the central meeting place during KOH week. It is located on Mean's Dry Lake in Johnson Valley, California. The address for most GPS Units is: Boone Rd Landers, CA 92285.

King of the Hammers Week Schedule

  • Feb. 3—Hammertown Opens
  • Feb. 4—UTV and 4600 Qualifying/King of The Motos Part 1 presented by Baja Designs
  • Feb. 5—King of The Motos Parts 2 and 3
  • Feb. 6—Vision X Shootout Presented by KMC, King and Nitro Gear & Axle 
  • Feb. 7—Qualifying for 4500, 4800 and 4400
  • Feb. 8—Can Am KOH UTV Race Presented by RCV & Qualifying (4400 Only) 
  • Feb. 9—Smittybilt Every Man Challenge
  • Feb. 10—Nitto King of the Hammers Powered by Optima 
  • Feb. 11—Awards, KOH The Experience with Genright & Axial R/C Trail Run