King of the Hammers Starts Next Week: What You Need to Know

King of the Hammers is upon us again, and it starts on Friday, February 1 and lasts for a full week.

The gates officially open to Hammertown on Friday the 1st of February, which is set aside as an arrival day. The first weekend is all about UTV racing, with qualifying on Saturday the 2nd for the UTV race on Sunday the 3rd.

Qualifying for the 4500/4600/4800 vehicles will go Monday, before the Monday Night Shootout. Tuesday will be qualifying for the 4400 unlimited trucks.

The Every Man Challenge happens on Wednesday, while the all-new Toyo Desert Invitational will go on Thursday. To finish off the week, the Nitto King of the Hammers Race goes on Friday, Feb.8.

The Desert Invitational is one of the most exciting races this year, as it is an unlimited trophy truck race in the traditional open desert style. Four-wheel drive isn’t required for these trucks, another first for KOH, and the winner will takes home a $100,000 grand prize.

The list of drivers confirmed for the race are Rob MacCachren, Tavo Vildosola, Robby Gordon, Andy McMillin, Bryce Menzies, BJ Baldwin, Troy Herbst, Justin Lofton, Cameron Steele and more.

For those of you lucky enough to be attending, you can see a map of Hammertown right here.

Spectators must buy tickets online or at the main gate. If you plan to camp, a camper pass is $20 and can be purchased here.

Be sure to come back to TFLOffroad as we bring you continuing coverage from Hammertown and all the races in Johnson Valley.