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2014 King of the Motos Preview

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

2014 King of the MotosFebruary 1, 2014 (Johnson Valley, CA) – The 2014 King of the Motos Presented by Trail Tech officially begins today in Johnson Valley, California.  The event, dubbed the toughest extreme enduro in the United States will combine open desert racing with the punishing rock climbs and decents the Hammers trails are known for.  This year marks the third edition of the race and kicks off the entire week of Griffin King of the Hammers Presented by Nitto. Read More→

King of the MotosJune 6, 2013 (Temecula, CA) – The organizers behind two US extreme endure races, King of the Motos and Last Dog Standing, have teamed up to promote both events. Extreme enduro races are gaining momentum worldwide and two of the largest enduro races in the US have joined forces with King of the Motos announcing this week that Last Dog Standing will be the first pre-qualification race for the 2014 King of the Motos race. Read More→

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August 20, 2012 (Temecula, CA) – Touted as the toughest extreme enduro in the United States, King of the Motos, held in conjunction with King of the Hammers announced details of the 2013 event and has officially opened pre-registration.

The “proof of concept” inaugural race in 2012 race was a self supported, twenty-one person invitational debuting in front of 30,000 spectators. Only six of twenty-one racers finished the brutal 85-mile course, adding to the mystique and reputation of the competition. Trials champion, Graham Jarvis from Great Britain won the race which combined punishing boulder climbs and descents linked with high-speed desert racing.

The 2013 race will expand in length from the previous 85-mile course, passing through many of the infamous rock climbs and descents that have made the Hammers area so famous within the off-road scene. The race will keep the spirit of the “one rider, one bike” format with no outside assistance, even in pits. Read More→

King of the Hammers 2012: Event Recap

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Promises Delivered

2012 marked a year of significant improvements & growth

  • King of the Hammers is now known and respected as the single toughest one  day off-road race in the world and has become the “no miss” event. A full  vendor show complements five stand alone racing events culminating in  Friday’s Griffin King of the Hammers.
  • Hammertown not only became a city in desert, but a full service event venue.
  • Spectators watched the action live from Hammertown via the largest mobile  HD LED jumbotron available and a strategically prepared short course and  hot pit area.
  • Cutting edge live show integrating wireless cameras to a microwave and  satellite feed was tested and successful, paving the way for expanded  future coverage. Online spectators turned out en masse to watch the action. Viewership  quadrupled from 2011.
  • Race day was a success for vendors. Hammertown was no longer a ghost  town on race day, but a major revenue and exposure opportunity for our  partners.
  • Strategic media plan focused on branding KOH and maximizing media beyond  a handful of endemic media outlets.
  • King of the Hammers continues to be a mark of credibility and durability in  automotive and racing. Read More→

2012 King of the Motos Results

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

king of the motos

1 Graham Jarvis  # 88  2:57:19
2 Kyle Redmond  #17  3:09:41
3 Destry Abbott  #8  3:29:16
4 Mike Slawson  #307  3:45:32
5 Cody Webb  #247  4:00:40
6 Jimmy Jarett  #24  4:05:28
7 Chris Ridgway  #181  DNF
8 Cory Graffunder  #115  DNF
9 Jason Smith  #20 DNF
10 Joe Kessler  #46  DNF
11 Jordan Brandt  #2  DNF
12 Kurt Caselli  #66  DNF
13 Max Gerston  #15  DNF
14 Nicholas Burson  #9  DNF
15 Tim Robel  #222  DNF
16 David Pearson  #22  DNF
17 Max Eddy Jr.  #6  DNF
18 Gary Sutherlin  #21 DNF
19 Frank Schettini  #23  DNF
20 Brad Pace  #3  DNF
21 Chris Midkiff  #18  DNF


21 Starters, 6 Finishers

2012 King of the Motos Rider List Announced

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Promoters call the event a “motorcycle survival race.”

January 26, 2012 (Lake Arrowhead, CA) – Hammerking Productions has announced the competitor list for the greatly anticipated King of the Motos slated to take place February 9th.  The event is an extreme enduro combining an updated course of approximately sixty-five miles of high-speed desert racing and ten plus miles of brutal rocks.  Co-promoters Dave Cole and Jimmy Lewis designed the race to be a fair playing field for all racers as no outside assistance is allowed. Read More→

Invitation only extreme enduro competition draws top international motorcycle racers

January 4, 2012 (Lake Arrowhead, CA) – Hammerking Productions, owner and producer of the iconic King of the Hammers off-road race is pleased to announce the newest event in the weeklong series of extreme off-road competitions – King of the Motos.

After a groundswell of support from key motorcycle racing professionals, the 2012 edition will feature a demanding course combining high-speed Baja-style desert racing and extreme rock terrain that will rival Erzberg.  King of the Motos will host an invitation only field of twenty top riders from the enduro, desert racing and trials world.   Read More→