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How to Watch King of the Hammers

If you love off-road racing and rock crawling then you probably already know about the toughest off-road race in America, the King of the Hammers. It’s a 200+ mile race that combines triple-digit speeds in desert terrain and technical boulder climbs, and it’s held each year on Means Dry Lakebed in Johnson Valley, California. This year there are five races: Can Am UTV on Sunday, Ultra4 vs. Rock Bouncer shootout on Monday, Every Man Challenge on Wednesday, Desert Invitational on Thursday and the Nitto King of the Hammers on Friday.

King of the Hammers Erik Miller Ultra4 car

To off-road racers and rock crawlers this is the biggest event of the year, (equivalent to the Super Bowl), and Nitto has been keeping the event alive with title sponsorship since 2015. Tens of thousands of people are expected to show up for the race, but there’s plenty of people who won’t be able to make it. Fortunately, there’s good news for people stuck at home. We’ll be covering the events here on Driving Line, and there’s a livestream of each race. For event coverage articles, visit the Driving Line King of the Hammers landing page and for live streaming you can check back here on this page at the times posted in the schedule below.

The action starts on Saturday with Can Am UTV qualifying on Saturday, February 2, and continues through Saturday, February 9. Check back all week for our daily coverage of the events. If you happen to be attending the show, we’ll see you there!

Races Date Broadcast Start Time
Can Am UTV Qualifying 2/2/2019 10:55AM PST
Can Am UTV Race Presented by HCR 2/3/2019 7:55AM PST
4 Wheel Parts Every Man Challenge Qualifying 2/4/2019 9:55AM PST
Holley EFI Shootout Presented by KMC, King & ASC 2/4/2019 5:55PM PST
Nitto King of the Hammers Powered by Optima Batteries Qualifying 2/5/2019 7:55AM PST
4 Wheel Parts Every Man Challenge 2/6/2019 7:55AM PST
Toyo Desert Invitational Presented by Monster Energy 2/7/2019 7:55AM PST
Nitto King of the Hammers Powered by Optima Batteries 2/8/2019 7:45AM PST
2019 King of the Hammers Week Awards Show 2/9/2019 9:30AM PST

For more coverage of the King of the Hammers, visit our King of the Hammers event coverage page.

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