(Photos by Chad) – One of the reasons lots of the country enjoys seeing photos and watching videos from events like King of the Hammers is because many of us don’t have access to the trucks, terrain, or even this style of motorsport where we live. Here in New England there are plenty of guys with four wheel drive trucks but there’s nothing like KOH here. Same goes for the plains states and the south. They have mud for days and woods but there’s not much desert action to speak of.
While desert racing is punishing over long periods of time, King of the Hammers is like the automotive equivalent to MMA fighting. You need to be fast, aggressive, and someone is usually going to get knocked the eff our or tore the eff up. When you see the guys get out of these rigs at the end of KOH they look like they have gone a few rounds with a prize fighter! Check out the photos and you will see why!