I’m ready to go. Who’s ready to go? Let’s send it. Let’s talk offroad. Let’s talk crazy. Let’s speak to the future. I’m here with Ben English. Head of Ultra4 Racing Australia.
— Ultra4 the force behind the toughest one-day off-road race on the planet: King of The Hammers.
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.
In the good and the bad, it has always amazed me how two people from very different worlds, or at least halfway across this one, can connect on common ground and build a friendship. 2-3 years ago in the middle of nowhere out in the desert, I happened to meet some new friends from Australia. Great laughs and certain points of focus drew us together, that was our common love for off-road racing. The desert and the rocks brought us to a point in time where we could forge a long term bond and hope of meeting once again. Here we are, brought together again, on completely different terms, and still across the world, at a time where people from places so different, are so much the same. Appreciate the time you have with those close, and also those that are far away. This is the perfect time to meet in the middle of nowhere and enjoy your time once again.
Until next time, Get a grip.