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Guthrie Wins KOH UTV Race, Webb Wins King of the Motos
Mitch Guthrie earned his fourth win at the 2013 HCR King of the Hammers UTV race in Johnson Valley, California, but it was by the slimmest of margins. He earned the win over Jim Crowley by a mere 16 seconds – impressively close considering the racers were on the course nearly eight hours.
“It feel great,” Guthrie said at the finish line. I definitely couldn’t’ have done it without my son. He worked his butt off. We had to winch a lot. It was tough.”
Like most teams, they weren’t’ without trouble during the race.
“[We had] a fluke accident – we broke a ball joint on Wrecking Ball, and we had the parts to fix it so we did,” Guthrie said. “We had zero brakes from Wrecking Ball on the way back to [the finish].”
With Crowley finishing only 16 seconds behind Guthrie on corrected time, third place finisher Matt Enochs was only 2 minutes and 33 seconds behind Crowley. What’s most impressive for the top three finishers is they were the only racers to complete the race in the UTV class!
1. Mitch Guthrie 7:51:52
2. Jon Crowley 7:52:08
3. Matt Enochs 7:54:41
Cody Webb Wins 2013 King of the Motos
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In the second year of the King of the Motos race, Cody Webb was able to hold off last year’s winner Graham Jarvis for the win (check out highlights of last year’s event here).
Webb, on the #247 Beta, was the overall King of the Motos winner after completing the 160 miles of racecourse for two laps with an elapsed time of 4 hours, 50 minutes and 38 second.
Jarvis was in the mix with Webb until a flat tire he sustained on his Husaberg pushed him off the pace and he had to settle for second. Rounding out the podium in the pro class was the Kawasaki-mounted Taylor Robert.
Steven Deines won the Expert Class after completing 1 lap of the 80-mile course with an elapsed time of 4:26:15.
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