Looking for a test to separate the men from the boys? How about trying to stop and restart on a vertical incline? This rock crawling pro makes it look easy.
Not all thrill seekers get their kicks at 100 mph or flying through the air. No, plenty of fun can be had crawling along at just a few mph. Michael Hernandez puts his Jeep on the edge as he navigates this obstacle using every bit of bite the sidewall of his tires have.
Rock crawling is not for the faint of heart. It takes lots of skill and a fair amount of courage to risk landing your Jeep on its lid. You have to know the limits of yourself and your equipment, and this guy definitely knows what his Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is capable of, as he makes quick work of the “Plan B” obstacle at Sand Hollow State Park.
GARDEN GROVE, CA: Raceline Wheels is always a major part of the Griffin King of the Hammers, and 2014 was no exception. Among the major events of the week Raceline Wheels co-sponsored the newest challenge: King Shocks Shootout at Backdoor, hosted the best-ever volunteer dinner on Thursday night, saw over half of the field of racers start on Raceline Wheels and had fun clocking 101 mph in the Raceline BFGoodrich Teraflex Jeep as it rolled 10,000 miles.
The week of racing kicked off with the King of the Motos on Sunday, February 3rd. With today being a pre-run option for racers, the Last Chance Qualifying will kick off on Tuesday, leading up to the Smittybilt Every Man Challenge Race and the HCR King of The Hammers UTV Race on Thursday, February 7th.
For live coverage of the event as well as a full list of the week’s events, check out below.
TWIN PEAKS, CA – March 21, 2012 – Hammerking Productions released the trailer for the 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers movie titled, “Rise of the East” today. The title for this year’s film is a reference to the 2012 King, Erik Miller. Miller is the first winner of the race to reside east of the Mississippi in Cumberland, MD.
The movie will document the week-long off-road racing event held every February in Johnson Valley, CA. 2012 marked the 6th year for the King of the Hammers race which featured more than 200 teams and 30,000 spectators competing in over 5 days of racing. The movie’s release date is expected this summer following a red carpet premiere.
Check out the trailer below: