Mitch Guthrie Wins Fifth King of the Hammers Title

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney
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Mitch Guthrie King of the Hammers

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Mitch Guthrie and Mitch Guthrie Jr. piloted their Magnum Off-Road Racing RZR XP 1000 to victory at the 2014 King of the Hammers – one of the toughest off-road races in the world. The victory was the elder Guthrie’s fifth at the event.

Twenty-six UTVs took the line to try to conquer The Hammer. Branden Sims, in his RZR, grabbed the early lead with the rest of the field in hot pursuit. By the end of lap 1, Guthrie had the lead but lost it due to a steering issue that needed repair. Guthrie’s racing prowess and ability to tame the nasty rock sections of the race saw him, once again, come away the Pro Class winner with Sims following in second. John Duckworth, also in a RZR, won the Sportsman Class.