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Unlimited Desert Trucks Added to King of the Hammers Week

Posted in News on August 1, 2018
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Hammerking Productions just announced the 2019 King of the Hammers (KOH) Week lineup. The Toyo Tires Desert Invitational Presented by Monster Energy will feature 30 elite off-road desert racers in an invitation-only, traditional open-desert, off-road truck race in Johnson Valley, California. This marks the return of unlimited off-road racing to the sport’s birthplace: Southern California. It is also the first time that four-wheel drive will not be required of trucks to compete during KOH Week. The invited teams will vie for a total of $125,000 prize purse money, making it the richest off-road race in the history of the sport. Drivers will qualify and race on the same day.

The winner of the race will take home $100,000, 2nd place earns $15,000, and 3rd place $10,000. The driver with the fastest lap time of the day earns an additional $3,750.

Confirmed competitors include some of the top drivers in the sport like Rob MacCachren, Tavo Vildosola, Robby Gordon, Andy McMillin, Bryce Menzies, BJ Baldwin, Troy Herbst, Justin Lofton, and Cameron Steele.

With the Desert Invitational taking place on the Thursday of an already packed KOH week, the Every Man Challenge featuring the 4800 Legends and 4500 Modified and 4600 Stock ULTRA4 classes will move to Wednesday, February 6, 2019. The UTV race moves to Sunday, February 3.

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