There has been so much press about King Of The Hammers in the last couple of weeks, because the race just completed. Having been to this race, just finishing the race is a true accomplishment. To see the brutal, and we mean brutal, course conditions, along with the giant rocks strewn around like sprinkles on a cupcake,
The Most Grueling Race of the Year! King of the Hammers is the annual desert race that puts man and machine to the ultimate test in the desert. This year, who would come out on top?!
Team RZR kept the winning momentum going at the first Best in the Desert (BITD) race of 2017, the UTV Winter Nationals in Parker, Ariz. Cool, wet weather made for a fast course, devoid of the typical desert dust, and Polaris Factory racers came out of the gate gunning for the lead.
Polaris teammates Mitch Guthrie Jr. and Branden Sims battled at the front of the pack
Yamaha’s supported Side-by-Side (SxS) racer Dustin Nelson has won the Lucas Oil Regional Off-Road Racing Series of Southern California, followed by Yamaha-supported Corry Weller in the Production 1000 class. The two held the first and second place spots in the series standings the entire season piloting Yamaha’s YXZ1000R pure sport SxS.
This year’s King of the Hammers (KOH) would see almost double the entries, 60 side-by-sides with most being RZRs, lining up to try to take “The Hammer” and a brand-new 2016 RZR XP Turbo EPS, which was offered to the Pro Class winner as part of Polaris RZR being the official side-by-side of the race. ThreePolaris Factory Racers would line up their Polaris RZRs for the toughest off-road
Yamaha introduced the YXZ1000R last fall as the first and only pure sport Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicle, and it is quickly proving its mettle on trails, dunes and race courses throughout the Southwest and across the country. This week, in its first-ever running of the ULTRA4 Racing Series King of the Hammers (KOH) UTV class, the YXZ1000R showcased the superior quality and performance built into this all-new machine.
Polaris comes into the 2016 off-road race season with teams competing in the Grand National Cross Country series (GNCC), World Off-Road Championship series (WORCS), Best in the Desert (BITD), SCORE International, King of the Hammers (KOH) and Mud racing. The company also will be offering deeper discounts to racers on select RZR models and several lucrative GNCC ACE racing programs including unit discounts, reimbursements
Racer Productions, producer of the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series (GNCC), presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, announced today the 2016 series schedule. The 13-round GNCC series takes place in eight different states through the eastern half of the United States, making stops at many of the series' traditional favorites, while adding two all-new venues to the schedule.
The anticipated return of the Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA (ATVMX), to Spring Creek MX Park was a spotlight event for 2014 with an exciting festival-like atmosphere surrounding the sixth round of the season. In the end, the same man who stood atop the podium at the previous visit to Millville in 2011 walked away with the overall victory as Wienen Motorsports/SSi Decals/Walsh Yamaha's Chad Wienen won his fourth race
Snowshoe, WV- The Snowshoe GNCC is deemed one of the most challenging stops of the season with its treacherous obstacles and unique setting atop the picturesque, yet brutal, Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia. As the ninth stop of the 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, the championship battle is well underway between Chris Borich and Walker Fowler but Saturday's AMSOIL Snowshoe GNCC wasn't
Nashport, Ohio June 15, 2014 - After a two round absence from the top step of the podium, Wienen Motorsports/SSi Decals/Walsh Yamaha's Chad Wienen returned to prominence on Saturday at the fifth stop of the 2014 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA (ATVMX), season by capturing his third overall win.
The 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, hosted the 25th running of the Wiseco John Penton GNCC on Saturday from Millfield, Ohio. In a dominant fashion, N-Fab AmPro Yamaha's Walker Fowler captured his second straight victory in the XC1 Pro Class, while his teammate Cole Richardson made it three-in-a-row in the XC2 Pro Am Class.
The 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, made its return to the legendary Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee on Saturday for the 33rd running of the Parts Unlimited Loretta Lynn's GNCC. After two grueling hours of battle in the hot and humid Tennessee woods, Chris Borich captured his fourth consecutive win of the season at Round 6, thus extending his points lead in the championship standings.
Morgantown WV (May 7, 2014) - This weekend, May 10 and 11, the 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, makes its return to the legendary Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee for the 33rd running of the Parts Unlimited Loretta Lynn's GNCC. With a three-race winning streak behind him, Chris Borich heads into the sixth round of the 13-race championship this Saturday with a commanding points lead over the XC1 Pro ATV class.
Springville, IN (April 27, 2014) - It was a beautiful day for racing on Saturday as Round 5 of the 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, descended upon the Lawrence County Recreation Park in Springville, Ind. After two hours of hard battle with the top riders in the sport, Chris Borich emerged victorious at the third running of the Dunlop Limestone 100.
Morgantown, WV (April 23, 2014) - This weekend, the 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, converges onto the Lawrence County Recreational Park in Springville, Ind. for the third annual Dunlop Limestone 100 GNCC.
With three victories behind him, Team Maxxis' Chris Borich leads the championship standings heading into Round 5
The 2014 season for the Best in the Desert series is shaping up to be a memorable one! The THR Motorsports Parker 250 enjoyed a huge turnout, and the racing lived up to the hype that ran wild during the off season. Parker races always bring out a host of talented racers, including those few who are hometown heroes. January’s Parker 250
Union, SC (April 12, 2014) - Round 4 of the 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, showcased yet another exciting last-lap battle between Walker Fowler and Chris Borich in the XC1 Pro ATV Championship. The duo exchanged the lead several times throughout the two-hour race but in the end, it was Borich who emerged victorious at Saturday's VP Racing Fuels Big Buck GNCC in Union, S.C.
Morgantown, WV (April 10, 2014) - Following three rounds of unfavorable weather conditions, the 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis heads to Union, S.C. with high hopes for dry terrain at the 17th running of the VP Racing Fuels Big Buck GNCC. This Saturday, XC1 Pro ATV points leader Chris Borich will attempt to maintain his top position at Round 4 of the 13-race AMA National Championship series.
If you haven’t heard of King of the Hammers, then you must have been living under a rock. Or, were you under the rock that the gnarliest rock climbing machines just trounced over? Maybe, but, while you figure that out, let’s get you up to speed on some of the most entertaining and FUN racing action this planet has to offer.
Valcourt, Québec, April 2, 2014 – Can-Am® ATV and side-by-side racers competed in roughly 17 events for more than $22,000 in prizes at the 2014 High Lifter Mud Nationals at Mud Creek Off-Road Park in Jacksonville, Texas. Team Gorilla Powered by Can-Am, Performance Power Sports / Can-Am and S3 Racing / Can-Am and others combined to earn 24 podiums and win seven classes, including both RUV classes, in the Can-Am / BRP Mud Bog and Mudda Cross competitions.
Blountville, TN (April 6, 2014) - The second round of the 2014 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA (ATVMX), season took place at a revamped Muddy Creek Raceway in Blountville, Tenn., on Saturday. Keeping with the highly competitive foundation set at the opening round a couple weeks ago, the on-track competition was fierce and after a captivating pair of motos, Wienen Motorsports/SSi Decals/Walsh Yamaha's Chad Wienen
Morgantown WV (April 1, 2014) - After a captivating start to the 2014 season that featured a thrilling battle for victory at the opening round, the Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA (ATVMX), will host its second round this weekend from Muddy Creek Raceway, in Blountville, Tenn. On Saturday, April 5, defending champion and opening round winner Chad Wienen will look to start his title defense with back-to-back wins in the AMA Pro ATV Class.
Morgantown, NC (March 30, 2014) - It's been a long time coming for five-time GNCC Champion Chris Borich, who secured a record breaking 69 career win at Saturday's FMF Steele Creek GNCC in Morganton, N.C. With steady rainfall throughout the day, Round 3 of the 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, saw challenging conditions, but that didn't stop Borich from claiming the victory and regaining the championship points lead.
Morgantown, WV (March 25, 2014) - The 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis heads to Morganton, N.C. this weekend for Round 3 of the 13-race AMA National Championship series. Not only is Chris Borich tied with Barry Hawk for the most career wins in the nearly 40-year history of GNCC, but the five-time champion also sits tied with Walker Fowler in the championship standings. While it's still early, Fowler and the rest of Borich's competitors know that the key to staying in the hunt is to keep Borich from pulling away in the beginning.
Washington, GA (March 23, 2014) - After months of anticipation, the opening round of the 2014 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA (ATVMX), season took place at Aonia Pass Motocross Park in Washington, Ga., on Saturday. After a pair of AMA Pro ATV motos, reigning back-to-back champion Chad Wienen rode his Wienen Motorsports/SSi Decals/Walsh Yamaha to the overall victory after 1-2 moto results. Wienen's closest championship rivals didn't make it easy on him, proving that 2014 will be a tough season as he aims for a third consecutive national title.
Washington GA (March 15, 2014) - The championship points lead is all tied up after Round 2 of the 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship. N-Fab/AmPro Yamaha's Walker Fowler secured his first win of the season in Washington, Ga. on Saturday, topping the reigning champion Chris Borich and a talented field of pros at the 12th running of the Maxxis General GNCC.
Morgantown, WV (March 12, 2014) - Just one week after conquering the season opener in Florida, Chris Borich will attempt to break GNCC's all-time wins record this Saturday at Round 2 of the 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis and sanctioned by AMA. The 13-round series makes its way to Aonia Pass MX in Washington, Ga. this weekend, March 15 and 16, for the 12th running of the Maxxis General GNCC.
BUNNELL, FL. (March 8, 2014) - Less than thirty minutes away from the Daytona Bike Week festivities, the 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis and sanctioned by AMA, kicked off its 13-round series with the inaugural running of the Moose Racing Mud Mucker GNCC. The event held true to its name as Saturday's ATV competition saw some of the wettest terrain of the entire circuit, but that didn't stop five-time GNCC National Champion Chris Borich from taking the first win of 2014 in Bunnell, Fla.
MORGANTOWN, WV. (March 5, 2014) - The 2014 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis kicks off this weekend, March 8 and 9, in sunny Florida with the inaugural running of the Moose Racing Mud Mucker GNCC. Taking place at Mud Muckers Off-Road Riding Park in the town of Bunnell, Round 1 of this year's 13-round AMA-sanctioned GNCC Series will take place just 30 minutes outside of Daytona's Bike Week festivities.