Johnson Valley CA: Generally regarded as the toughest single day off-road race on the planet, the 2018 King of the Hammers UTV Race lived up to its’ billing. Of the 120 UTV racers that signed up to take on the 2018 King of the Hammers race, only twelve racers made it to the finish line in the alloted time. Although the first 9 finishers were driving an equal mix of Polaris RZR’s, Can-Am X3’s and Yamaha YXZ’s, they all did have one thing in common, Factory UTV UHMW Armor protecting their race machines. . All the Top 9 and the 11th finisher used Factory UTV UHMW to protect their machines against the brutal rock infested course. Congratulations to all the competitors and #futvarmy racers on tackling the toughest 1 day UTV racing event on the planet!
Huge congratulations to the new KING Mitch Guthrie Jr. Mitch piloted his Polaris RZR XP Turbo to a near perfect run and the win.
Branden Sims came in with another 2nd place finish in his Polaris RZZ XP Turbo, his 3rd runner up at King of the Hammers.
Mitch Guthrie Sr rounded out the podium with a 3rd place finish. Although the 6 time champ is used to a better finish at Hammers, his tears of pride and joy on the podium over his sons accomplishment appeared to me as good as a win for Miitch Sr.
Casey Currie in his Can-Am Maverick X3 turned in a very solid 4th place finish.
Cj Greaves a KOH rookie took his Yamaha YXZ1000R clad in Factory UTV armor to 5th place in his first KOH race.
If you asked us what the chance of @cjgreaves33 finishing #KOH2018 before the race, we would have said 10% chance. Well he proved us and many others wrong on race day. This is Jack North, and most racers had to winch to make it. CJ picked the right lines and hammered right up in his @yamahamotorusa #YXZ1000R @ultra4racing
Marc Burnett – MB Motorsports Offroad Racing also in his 1st KOH race came through the pack for an impressive 6th place in his Can-Am Maverick X3.
Johnny Greaves took his Yamaha YXZ1000R, also entered in his first KOH and finished a very respectable 7th place. Johnny also took the Pole position in Qualifying. Johnny had one of my all time favorite quotes during his podium interview “Factory UTV plastics, I can’t even believe there is a floor underneath this anymore, that is the toughest sh!t I’ve ever seen”.
Defending UTV World Champion Phil Blurton took his first crack at KOH in his Can-Am Off-Road X3RC to an 8th place finish.
Out of the 44th qualifying spot Kyle Anderson took his Weller Racing.backed Yamaha YXZ1000R to an amazing run through the pack to a 9th place finish!
Jacob Versey put in a stellar ride to nail down the 11th spot in his Polaris RZR XP!
Factory UTV, Inc. is leading UTV parts and accessories manufacturer well known as the industry pioneers who brought UHMW protection systems to the UTV Marketplace. A family owned and run enterprise, our Sacramento CA based manufacturing facility prides itself on delivering innovative new products to the ever growing UTV aftermarket and backing those products with unparalleled customer service. We are first and foremost enthusiast and bring decades of off roading experience to UTV parts design and fabrication. Check us out at www.factoryutv.net or give us a call 916-383-2730