Saturday, February 10, 2018

2018 King of the Hammers Desert Race

Always a fun event for me to attend - it is held in Johnson Valley about 30 miles from the RV Park - they turn a large piece of BLM Land into a town of about 40 thousand people and then hold a week of various races from motocross motorcycles, side by sides and one day of open class with the final race being the Ultra 4 Racers which is the ultimate Desert Challenge.

The race combines high speed desert racing at speeds of over 120 MPH and three different canyon rock climbs, so the vehicles are custom built to tackle both environments...quite a feat.

So me and about 45 thousand other spectators spend the day in the sand and sun...I took a few pics!

Managed to catch the winner going by!

And second place as well!

The terrain for the rock crawling segment is a tad rugged!

Some close racing...

Sometimes ya land on your nose...

Huge crowd at the finish line and big screen!

Over a 100 vehicles entered the race and 29 finished - it is a tough grueling race of over 120 miles and several vehicles are still out on the course waiting to be retrieved...

Great time stay tuned for more adventures now that I am feeling great and back to normal!

Capt. Jim - "The Wanderer"

Traveling and photographing the Southwest