King of the Hammers is always first on my mind after the holidays. As our world is getting back to some sort of normal KOH 2022 has been a welcome event. Johnson Valley OHV became a city once again filled with 4×4 enthusiasts. At KOH you will see every type of off-road vehicle you could possibly imagine. Raul Gomez is your 2022 King of the Hammers winner. Raul has finished third in the previous year’s race. Taking home $67,000 for the Race of Kings win. He also took home an additional $25,000 from his main sponsor King Shocks. His brother JP Gomez finished in fourth just off of the podium.
Ultra4 Racing continues to be innovative in putting on an event. This year they hosted two iconic bands having Pennywise and Sublime with Rome on two of the evenings. These concerts were free of charge to anyone attending the KOH 2022 event. This year’s track was said to be one of the toughest yet with only 44 of the 101 race cars finishing the 14-hour event.
The cost to attend King of the Hammers has slowly gone up over the years. It is now $50 for two weeks of racing. Some people prior to KOH 2022 were disappointed at the price. When you stop and think about what you get it’s a fair price. Yes, is it a bummer if you were just coming out for the main race on Saturday you still had to buy a $50 ticket. Next year plan to bring a few more friends to the Race of Kings and stay at least a couple of nights. 99% of people will then say that was crazy and SUPER fun. Visit the Ultra4Racing website to see a breakdown of some of the larger costs of putting on an event the size of King of the Hammers. KOH 2022 was the largest event yet having well over 60,000 race fans.