Thank you past Presidents, who supported public lands for use by the fine citizens of the United States of America and their visitors. Because of you we have Federal and State OHV lands like Johnson Valley where the famed Nitto King of the Hammers is held and where we can go to enjoy the same terrain on our own. We’ve still got plenty of photos left from this year’s King of the Hammers so check them out below. If you missed any of them so far, we’ve got links to all the galleries below as well.
Every year, Hammertown, USA is build as the Fastest Growing City in America as over a week it goes from zero to eleventy jillion enthusiasts. With them come side by sides, quads, dirt bikes, Jeeps, buggies, trucks, SUV’s, home built contraptions, and much much more. And while some of them drive out to the festivities under their own power, the majority show up on trailers, inside toy haulers, or behind motorhomes of some form or fashion. It’s awesome to see.
And while criss crossing the valley behind the wheel of my Nissan Frontier four door pickup, with 4-wheel drive, I drooled over all of it. But the real reason I was there, and the thing you’ll get to check out in 10 galleries featuring 1000 photos, is the Nitto King of the Hammers powered by Optima Batteries. This year’s race was just over 180 miles, featuring three lapse around Johnson Valley and Lucerne Valley, across lake beds as speeds over 100 mph, up sand hills, down rock canyons, up rock canyons, through dirt and dust and terrain that put every vehicle to the limit. It is commonly revered as a race that is a victory if you finish. It starts at 8 am and the fastest guys will finish around 3-3:30 pm. There are pit stops, and lots of repairs, but ultimately it’s about going over whatever is in front of you as quickly as possible. And not getting lost along the way.
Gallery #1 a mix of photos from the event and can be seen below. Some of the cool stuff we saw, the great action, and more. We have 9 more galleries after this, with 900 more photos!
Here is the complete list of photo galleries as we post them.