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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:
|4||9||Mitch Guthrie Jr.||02:44.661||3.182|
|13||56||Mitch Guthrie Sr.||02:54.169||12.69|
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.