The 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers kicked off last Friday with race buggies and spectators flocking to Johnson Valley to witness the wildest form of desert racing that goes from to and through any terrain imaginable. This isn’t your deep pockets type of motorsports either, every single competitor knows what it takes to build, break and shake their race buggies and will not hesitate to jump out and swing wrenches or pull cable if it means the difference between finishing and losing. This isn’t a sport for the faint of heart; these guys are tougher than a grizzly bear wielding an axe!
The origins of the King of the Hammers started off with a group of friends who bet each other to see who could run the Hammer trails at Johnson Valley, California the fastest while also hitting the high speed desert sections. Over the course of eight years it has morphed into an all-out desert race with a serious level of competition. While you might see race trucks nerfing each other at the Baja 1000, these racers are not afraid to turn a slower competitor into a moving obstacle they have to stomp on to get through the race course. It’s one of the greatest spectacles any off-road enthusiast could ever watch.
Since we know you guys like desert racing just as much as we do, we’ve decided to give you a taste of what is King of the Hammers from last year’s race to get you ready for all the gnarly rock/desert racing action from this year’s race.
Check out the Live Feed of the 2014 Griffin King of the Hammers presented by Nitto Tire!
Check out this awesome helicopter footage Shot by our very own Fred Williams from this years Griffin King of the Hammers!