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Polaris RZR This Week in UTV: February 2, 2020

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King of the Hammers Qualifying Results/Race Preview

UTVs have become the biggest class competing at King of the Hammers every year, with an impressive 136 entries on this year’s start list. On Saturday, 120 of them managed to set qualifying times for Sunday’s race, with a number of familiar names up front.

Cody and Hunter Miller posted the top two times in qualifying, with Cody’s 2:41.479 good for first and Hunter’s 2:44.098 just over two seconds behind him in second. Kyle Chaney qualified third at 2:44.377, while Mitch Guthrie Jr. will start his KOH title defense in fourth with a time of 2:44.661 and Nathan Wolff completed the top five at 2:48.324.

The annual UTV race at KOH always tends to bring out a who’s who of off-road racers, and the next segment of the qualifying order proves that. Ronnie Anderson, Dustin Jones, Bryce Menzies, CJ Greaves, and Phil Blurton completed your top 10, with Brock Heger, Kaden Wells, and Mitch Guthrie Sr. in the next three spots. Here’s a list of notable names and their times in the final qualifying order:

Pos

No.

Name

Best Tm

Diff

1 221 Cody Miller 02:41.479
2 190 Hunter Miller 02:44.098 2.619
3 191 Kyle Chaney 02:44.377 2.898
4 9 Mitch Guthrie Jr. 02:44.661 3.182
5 71 Nathan Wolff 02:48.324 6.845
6 4952 Ronnie Anderson 02:48.535 7.056
7 978 Dustin Jones 02:48.998 7.519
8 7 Bryce Menzies 02:49.724 8.245
9 33 CJ Greaves 02:49.798 8.319
10 944 Phil Blurton 02:50.114 8.635
11 12 Brock Heger 02:51.409 9.93
12 1995 Kaden Wells 02:51.849 10.37
13 56 Mitch Guthrie Sr. 02:54.169 12.69
16 67 Loren Healy 02:57.966 16.487
18 4994 Christopher Polvoorde 02:58.399 16.92
19 36 Rodrigo Ampudia 02:59.388 17.909
20 3 Eliott Watson 03:00.408 18.929
22 954 Austin Weiland 03:02.177 20.698
23 5 Shannon Campbell 03:02.509 21.03
24 2 Casey Currie 03:03.450 21.971
28 22 Cody Currie 03:04.260 22.781
29 78 Sara Price 03:04.280 22.801
31 16 Cameron Steele 03:05.068 23.589
32 913 Branden Sims 03:05.665 24.186
42 15 Jeremy McGrath 03:09.691 28.212
43 2971 Wayne Matlock 03:10.225 28.746
51 3az Wayland Campbell 03:13.579 32.1
57 35 Bailey Campbell 03:15.983 34.504
64 64 Robert VanBeekum 03:17.857 36.378
69 54 Kristen Matlock 03:21.420 39.941
93 615 Hubert Rowland 03:36.355 54.876

Guthrie Jr.’s race-winning time from last year was 4:52:33, more than half an hour ahead of fellow podium finishers Wayland Campbell and Branden Sims. Only 28 racers were able to finish within the time limit, leaving familiar faces like Brandon Schueler, Robby Gordon, and Sara Price, among others, on the outside looking in.

This year’s King of the Hammers UTV race is scheduled to begin at 8AM PT/11AM ET. The race can be streamed from the Ultra 4 website here.

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