Jeepspeed-Logo-1-4-13General Tire and ATX Series Wheels are providing invaluable support to the Jeepspeed series and their racers. Their support of the series and the sponsorship of the Best in the Desert television broadcasts by General Tire are a huge asset to Jeepspeed and desert racing as a whole. The BITD TV shows expose the intensely competitive racing action in the Jeepspeed Challenge and Jeepspeed Cup to a worldwide audience.

Additional support in the form of cash payouts to racers has now come from Rubicon Express, Smittybilt and G2 Axle & Gear. These cash bonuses are especially beneficial to the racers because many already run the quality components from these manufacturers.

The week of racing known as the King of the Hammers kicked off in Johnson Valley in Southern California this past weekend runs through Saturday, February 9th.

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.

Hammer Town, the city constructed on the Means Dry Lake Bed, is bustling with four-wheel activity leading up to the 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers. Thousands of off-roaders will venture to the Johnson Valley OHV area to partake in the festivities, and many have already enjoyed the action over the past few days leading up to the main event.

The unique race has grown every year, and for 2012 new events have been added to the lineup to further cement KOH as the must-attend hard-core rock-desert race. The Smittybilt Everyman Challenge kicked off on Sunday, offering off-roaders the chance to test the Hammers course in more restrictive vehicles. John Currie took the overall victory on the 85-mile course in a TJ, while Larry McRae won the modified class in a heavily modified Poison Spyder JK.