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MESA, ARIZONA: As the weather starts to warm up here in Arizona, spring is on everyone’s mind and with it the promises of a new wheeling season. This week Bower Power Hour gets an inside look at two, up-coming, spring wheeling weekends. From the TDS Desert Safari to the Desert Bloom Rally, this spring is full of awesome events all across the country.
The 2016 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship powered by Monster Energy with support from Polaris RZR will award four brand new Polaris RZR machines to race winners. Last year the event gave away two new RZR XP1000s at the event. For 2016, event organizers have upped the ante by dishing out over $60,000 in RZRs. The Polaris RZR UTV World Championship powered by Monster Energy takes place February 19th-20th in Laughlin, NV.
Tucker Rocky, Biker’s Choice is pleased to announce the addition of the 5,000 lbs. winch to the QuadBoss line of products. QuadBoss is a leading manufacturer of high-quality ATV and UTV gear and apparel.
This year’s King of the Hammers (KOH) would see almost double the entries, 60 side-by-sides, 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. Three Polaris Factory Racers would line up their Polaris RZRs for the toughest off-road race in the world and when the dust settled, all three would finish in the top five.
The 2016 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship (UTVWC) announced today it will include a separate class for new Turbo models in the Production race and will also add a Youth Unlimited 250cc class for modified Polaris RZR 170 racers. In addition, this year’s UTVWC will eliminate the existing Production 850cc class due to limited entries last year, but will retain the 700cc & 900cc Production classes. The desert racing classes will remain based off of the current Best In The Desert (BITD) class structure.
Ultra4 has released the official results for today’s UTV King of the Hammers race. Compared to last year, quite a few more vehicles crossed the finish line and completed the race in time, with 21 racers finishing this year compared to last year’s whopping three.
Blake Van de Loo is still the official winner, and not much changed with the top five. Of the official finishers, only two racers were penalized, and it wasn’t for any deceptive moves. Arctic Cat teammates Sheldon Creed and Robby Gordon were both penalized 135 minutes for, according to Ultra4 officials, “unintentionally short-coursing the course,” or in other words, they missed a chunk of the course.
It actually appears to be nothing more than an honest mistake. Neither Creed or Gordon had GPS units equipped in their vehicles, and while heading toward one of the pits, Creed bypassed a section. Gordon was chasing him down as both were still in contention for the race, but unfortunately they both missed a chunk of the course. Ultra4 officials took the average of five different racers completing the section and deemed it to be 27 minutes, and the penalty by Ultra4 rule is five times that amount to equal 135 minutes.
In the end, Creed and Gordon’s mistake were thought to be unintentional in nature and sound far worse the penalty would indicate. Below are the official results of the finisher’s from today’s race. For more, check out the race recap here.
Official Results – 2016 Polaris UTV King of the Hammers
1. Blake Van de Loo – 4:22:55
2. Branden Sims – 4:55:21
3. Chad Hughes – 5:05:54
4. Dean Bulloch – 5:11:44
5. Mitch Guthrie – 5:14:19
6. Rob MacCachren – 5:21:33
7. Jason Weller – 5:30:52
8. Evan Engelhardy – 5:36:55
9. Erik Miller – 5:37:23
10. Richard Bronsema – 5:43:18
11. Ross Pilgreen – 6:26:54
12. Brian King – 6:29:19
13. Tyler Greeves – 6:34:36
14. Austin Massingill – 7:01:54
15. Anthony Yount – 7:22:44
16. Brent Zimmerman – 7:22:45
17. Wesley Gryner – 7:37:58
18. Sheldon Creed – 7:42:51*
19. Jesse Johnson – 7:47:12
20. Brian Fisher – 7:54:40
21. Robby Gordon – 8:18:59*
*Both Creed and Gordon were assessed 135-minute time penalties for missing part of the course.
With nearly 60 race teams vying for the win in the 2016 Polaris UTV King of the Hammers, it was Blake Van De Loo of Phoenix, Arizona, who came away with the victory, crossing the finish line well ahead of the rest of the field.
Plymouth, Minn. (Feb 2, 2016) – Arctic Cat will enter five Wildcat UTV Teams in the World’s Toughest One Day Race – The King of the Hammers in Johnson Valley, Calif. The UTV Class competes on February 3rd before 35,000 fans and nearly 500,000 on-line viewers.
Arctic Cat partner, Robby Gordon, will be bringing his 30 years of off-road racing experience to the King of the Hammers in a 2016 Wildcat X; the same Wildcats raced in Gordon’s popular Stadium Side x Side Series. Gordon has won seven international off-road class championships, two stadium series and three Baja 500s and is expected to be one of the front-runners.