It’s just like the King of the Hammers main event, only in side-by-sides. The UTV class is one of the largest classes that raced all week. In addition to some of the most capable machines, the drivers are more talented at the Hammers than ever. There were 113 starters with only 46 finishing.
When everything was said and done, Kyle Chaney took the win. He completed the 121-mile course in 3 hours, 47 minutes driving a Can-Am. This is Chaney’s third attempt at King of the Hammers UTV event. Last year the UTV rolled on top of Chaney’s foot dislocating it. Chaney got back in the car to finish the race in second before heading off to have his foot looked at. Chaney is also racing in the Hammers main event this Saturday. He is coming off a Desert Challenge win last weekend.
Cody Miller came in second. Miller’s brother Hunter won the UTV event in 2020. Cody finished just 12 minutes behind Chaney. Phil Blurton rounded out the podium in third place. Blurton lost valuable time when he got a flat tire and discovered his jack had fallen off the vehicle. Blurton and his co-driver used a rock to get the tire changed.