King of The Hammers takes place each year in February, on public lands in Johnson Valley, CA.  The race has evolved from 12 teams racing for bragging rights and a case of beer, to more than 300 teams competing before more than 35,000 fans in person and nearly 500,000 watching online. Due to the incredible success of King of the Hammers, Hammerking has created an ULTRA4 Racing Series with seven races held throughout the country.

Each of these races is a qualifier for the King of The Hammers race each year. In addition to these races, Hammerking has established a racing class known as the ULTRA4 class. The defining characteristic of this class is that all cars must be capable of 4-wheel drive. Beyond that, the class is unlimited. These cars come in all shapes and sizes and are capable of speeds over 100+ MPH and still contain gear ratios as low as 100 to 1 for technical rock crawling.



Branden Sims:

Coming off of a 2nd place finish at the SCORE Baja 1000, Branden Sims looks to replicate his success at Ultra4's King Of The Hammers. Armed with a new Polaris RZR build and running Tensor's 35" DSR (Desert Series Race) tires, he is ready to make his presence felt in Johnson Valley, CA.

• Desert Challenge - 6th
• UTV Hammers Championship - 6th

Kaden Wells:

After securing his 3rd SCORE World Desert Championships (Pro UTV NA Class) in 2021, Kaden Wells of Risq Racing takes on a new challenge. With his Polaris RZR build, new livery, and fresh Tensor 32" DS (Desert Series) tires, he's looking to be crowned the new King Of The Hammers.

RESULTS: Unfortunately, Wells had an accident in the Desert Challenge costing him the race. He and his co-driver are thankfully OKAY, just a little banged up.


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