The Hammers 2010

For the second year in a row I had the opportunity to attend King of the Hammers, a grueling 130 mile off road race. The venue is located on a dry lake bed in California’s Johnson Valley.  I was invited by a good friend Tom Wayes who was entering the race for his 3rd consecutive year.

Mobile City... spectators number in the tens of thousands

The Start Line

The course consists of varied terrain from high speed desert to wandering rock canyons. Each rig takes an unbelievable pounding.

here Wayes enjoys a high speed section

and he gets the pass

the rock sections can really inflict some damage

With rock crawling comes hazards. Out of the 100 competitors less than 50 will cross the finish line

going for it

like I said not many finish

Top speeds reach over 100mph, this race is no joke….

Tom Wayes with the power slide

Jason Scherer winner 2009 King of the Hammers

Loren Healy winner 2010 King of the Hammers

until next year……