King of the Hammers Champ to Win Polaris RZR XP 1000

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney
Mitch Guthrie RZR XP 1000

The King of the Hammers is known as the toughest off-road race in the world, and this year, the person who conquers the course will go home with a brand-new, 2015 RZR XP 1000 EPS.

As part of Polaris RZR being the official side-by-side of the race, Polaris sweetened the deal by offering up a RZR XP 1000 EPS to the Pro Class side-by-side winner. Last year, 26 side-by-sides would vie for “The Hammer” with five-time Hammers Winner Mitch Guthrie winning in his RZR XP 1000 EPS.

Read our Polaris RZR XP 1000 Review

“A majority of King of the Hammers’ Pro racers choose to race RZR,” says Jason DiFuccia, director of marketing for Polaris Off-Road Vehicles. “So we figured they’d like a new RZR XP 1000 for winning. We look forward to presenting the 2015 Pro SxS winner with the keys.”

The 2015 King of the Hammers race will take place on Wednesday, February 4, at Means Dry Lake, in Landers, Calif. More information can be found at

Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

I have been working exclusively in digital media since 1997. I started out with, 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,,,,, and many more.

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