Pit Bull Tires UTV
King of the Hammers $5,000 Purse Largest in
History of UTV Racing
JOHNSON VALLEY, CA, OCTOBER 10,
2009: The Pit Bull Tires UTV King of the
Hammers race will be held on Thursday February
11th, 2009 as part of the week long Hammerking
Productions event in Johnson Valley, CA.
The first place purse for this stand alone race
will be $5,000. There will also be
multiple contingency opportunities.
Pit Bull Tires has stepped up to the
challenge and is proud to be the Title Sponsor
of the UTV King of the Hammers race. “I
believe that this is the next big race.
You have to want to win this race, to even
complete it,” said Mike Green of Pit Bull Tires.
“We are very excited to be the title sponsor.”
Pit Bull Tires is adding to the purse a set of
their UTV tires for the first three finishers
and the last place finisher.
All of last years drivers, and many of the
current Griffin King of the Hammers drivers have
committed to racing. The driver
application will be online at
www.kingofthehammers.com within the month.
There is currently no cap on entries, and
Hammerking Productions expects a great field of
celebrities, seasoned racers, and enthusiasts
that just want to come out and experience this
In 2009, the exhibition UTV race was held and
completed within four hours. The five
racers took their vehicles and tested them in
the desert and in some of the most extreme rock
crawling environments. This year, the
course will be a little longer, a little harder,
and will utilize some of the King of the Hammers
rule book which includes no spectator help, only
competitor help. The length of the course
has not been determined at this time.
There will be additional information available
About Hammerking Productions, Inc
Hammerking Productions, Inc. created the “King
of the Hammers” off-road race in 2007 (www.kingofthehammers.com).
The first UTV King of the Hammers race was held
in 2009 as an exhibition to see how the UTV’s
did in these extreme conditions. In 2010
the Pit Bull Tires UTV King of the Hammers will
grow into a full fledge race.
The 2010 Griffin King of the Hammers will be
on Friday February 12th, 2010 where over 15,000
drivers and fans from around the globe will
descend on the desert of Johnson Valley for over
a week of off-road related activities. The
2009 running of the King of the Hammers was
featured on Spike TV and in the film “Second
Crusade.” In 2009, Hammerking expanded
race action to include three additional regional
qualifiers for the 2010 race. More
information can be found at
Pit Bull Tires: