The 2021 King Of The Hammers schedule was announced recently and a new $85,000 UTV Vs. Class 10 desert race has been added to the opening weekend known as “2021 Toyo Tires Desert Challenge, presented by Monster Energy” in Johnson Valley Jan 29-31.
This desert race will pit Class 10 buggies head to head with the UTVs in a fight for their portion of a 85,000 purse.
First place in each class UTV (B3) or 10 (B2) will get $10,000 for their efforts, 2nd will receive $5000 and third gets $2500. Plus the big money goes to the overall winner between the two classes which is an extra $50,000.
Other desert classes added this year are Trophy Spec, Class 1 in their own grudge match. Plus there will be an short course, Class 11 race under the lights on Sunday January 31st. Can you say “Herbie Goes Bananas” ?
Then the week of rock racing will start on Monday. UTV’s qualify on Monday, Feb 1st and race on Thursday, Feb 4th.
We predict the UTVs will come out on top if the course is as tight and sandy as the Trophy Trucks ran on last year in the Toyo Invitational.
UTV Vs. Class 10
Registration opened this week, click HERE to get started.
With the exciting addition of so many new races and racers, the typical King of the Hammers race week, powered by OPTIMA Batteries, has been updated from our previously posted schedule.
2021 KING OF THE HAMMERS SCHEDULE
Jan 28–Feb 6, 2021 | King of the Hammers Week | Johnson Valley, CA
Jan 28 (Thursday) | Hammertown opens at 12:00 PST
Jan 29 (Friday) | Hammertown open / Pre-running day
Jan 30 (Saturday) | Toyo Tire Desert Challenge, presented by Monster Energy Day 1
Qualifying for ALL Desert classes in the morning
B2 (Class 10 Cars) and B3 (UTV) race head to head in the afternoon
Jan 31 (Sunday) | Toyo Tire Desert Challenge, presented by Monster Energy Day 2
T2 (Spec TT) and B1 (Ultra4 and Class 1) in the morning
Sunday Afternoon T1 (TT) race in the afternoon
Class 11 Showdown in the PM
Feb 1 (Monday) | Qualifying for Can-Am UTV King of the Hammers in the morning and afternoon
The Holly EFi Shootout, presented by King Shocks & Action Sports Canopies + The Lasernut Rock Coronation (new event!) | PM Events
Feb 2 (Tuesday) | Qualifying 4WP Every Man Challenge in the morning and afternoon
The Progressive King of the Motos (PM Race)
Feb 3 (Wednesday) | Qualifying + LCQ 4400 King of the Hammers in the morning and afternoon
The Pit Crew Challenge, presented by Pro Eagle, Buggy Whips, and Boxo Tools in the PM
Feb 4 (Thursday) | Can-Am UTV King of the Hammers “Racing on the Rocks”
Feb 5 (Friday) | 4WP Every Man Challenge (4600, 4500, 4800, EV Class)
Feb 6 (Saturday) | The King of the Hammers, powered by OPTIMA Batteries
A more detailed schedule with specific times and additional details will be updated at a later date regarding the UTV Vs. Class 10 race.
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