Mitch Guthrie Sr. earned his sixth UTV King of the Hammers victory. Photo: Valerie Douglas

Mitch Guthrie Sr. earned his sixth UTV King of the Hammers victory. Photo: Valerie Douglas

After last year’s victory, Mitch Guthrie Sr. told us that he and son were simply running their own pace. Whatever that pace is, it clearly seems to be working, as Team Guthrie took home yet another UTV King of the Hammers victory – and with it, a brand-new Polaris RZR.

“It was a smooth race with no issue,” Guthrie Sr. said at the finish. “Junior had to get out a few times to winch, and the first time we pulled winch cable was on Jack [Hammer].”

Considering only a few drivers made it to the finish line before timing out, it’s no surprise Guthrie felt this year’s course offered quite the challenge, in spite of the fact that he won the race by a margin of more than 1 hour and 28 minutes.

The father-and-son duo of Mitch Guthrie Sr. and Jr. won again. Photo: Valerie Douglas

The father-and-son duo of Mitch Guthrie Sr. and Jr. won again. Photo: Valerie Douglas

“The course was hard – much harder than last year,” Guthrie said. “We did the sand hill on the front side the first lap, had no issues, but we opted to take the bypass the second lap.”

Finishing in second place behind the father-and-son Guthrie team was Dean Bulloch. Bulloch and Guthrie were the only two Pro Class drivers to finish the race before timing out.

Dean Bulloch finished in second place in the Pro Class. Photo: Valerie Douglas

Dean Bulloch finished in second place in the Pro Class. Photo: Valerie Douglas

Branden Sims, last year’s runner-up, was in the mix yet again with Guthrie but was unable to avoid trouble on the brutal KOH course.

“We battled it out all morning with Mitch and were right behind him down Sledgehammer,” Sims said. “We were able to get by him on a different line on Jackhammer, which worked well because we both had to winch Jack. Down Jack North we had an issue with the tire and wheel. Got that handled and headed to Chocolate Thunder where we got to the gate keeper obstacle and that took us out of the race. We were waiting for cars to come through Chocolate Thunder and it was amazing because it was an hour between cars – a whole hour.”

Not many made it to the finish line before timing out today, as this year's course really took its toll on the UTV racers. Photo: Valerie Douglas

Not many made it to the finish line before timing out today, as this year’s course really took its toll on the UTV racers. Cody Currie managed to make it back to Hammertown though, and in the process he won the Sportsman division. Photo: Valerie Douglas

Be sure to check back for more coverage of the 2015 Nitto King of the Hammers presented by 4 Wheel Parts.

2015 Polaris RZR KOH UTV Race Results
Pro Class
1. Mitch Guthrie – 6:20:22
2. Dean Bulloch – 7:48:45

Sportsman Class
1. Cody Currie – 7:27:04

MORE 2015 KOH COVERAGE
Live: 2015 King of the Hammers Coverage

2015 KOH Photo Gallery

2015 King of the Hammers Day 1 Qualifying

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