$5000 Up For Grabs in King of the Hammers UTV Race

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney

Pit Bull Tires has once again taken the lead and is returning as title sponsor for the 2012 Pit Bull Tires King of The Hammers UTV Race presented by SXSPerformance.com. This year’s event promises to be bigger than last years with big prize money and more classes competing to be crowned the UTV King of the Hammers.

This year’s event will be the best yet as Ultra4 Racing has partnered with the International Side X Side Association (ISA) to sanction the UTV Race.

“The team at the ISA has worked long and hard to create a uniform rules package that gives drivers of different vehicle types and skill levels a chance at being competitive,” says Ultra4 Director Dave Cole.

The PitBull Tires UTV Race presented by SXSPerformance.com will feature five classes of competition that will allow everything from a Stock RZR to a fully modified Teryx to compete competitively in the race.

With $5,000 in prize money from Pit Bull Tires up for grabs in this year’s race the top 3 overall UTVs will split the purse as follows; 1st- $3000 2nd-$1500 and 3rd $500. All classes will receive trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd and the overall winner will receive the coveted KOH Hammer.

When the green flag drops on race day the classes will be lined up as follows; Unlimited 4, Production 1000, Production 850, Production 700, and Beginner/Stock. Drivers will leave the starting line in 30 second intervals and the Driver with the best overall time will be crowned the King of the Hammers UTV Champion.

This year’s course will be a combination of desert trails and rock trails designed to make it exciting for both the competitors and spectators alike. Tackling one lap around the rough Johnson Valley desert along with a couple of the famous Hammer trails will prove the durability of both the driver and machine.

Entry fees are $475 and IRC tracking will also be required for the race this year so your family and friends that weren’t able to make it to the lake bed will be able to watch your progress during the race.

Technical inspection will take place in downtown Hammertown on Wednesday night at the SXSPerformance.com vendor booth.

To obtain a complete set of class rules visit the ISA at www.isxsa.com.

Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

I have been working exclusively in digital media since 1997. I started out with TSN.ca, spending nearly nine years creating and editing content on Canada's leading sports website. I left to join VerticalScope, Inc., one of the world's largest online publishers, to start a number of powersports publications. While at VerticalScope, I've helped create and oversee content for a wide variety of different publications, including ATV.com, Off-Road.com, ArcheryTalk.com, Tractor.com, RVGuide.com, and many more.

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