Kyle Jergensen Wins Desert Challenge at King of the Hammers

Kyle Jergensen Wins Desert Challenge at King of the Hammers

Racing action at the 2022 King of the Hammers got underway over the weekend. The action-packed weeklong event kicked off with two days of desert racing. Saturday saw the limited classes. Sunday was all about big horsepower as T1 Unlimited Trucks took to the desert along with T2 Spec Trucks, Class 1 and 4400 Hammer vehicles.

The Unlimited race started with a morning prologue. The prologue race determined starting positions for the main race. Bryce Menzies claimed the pole position starting him out front for the first lap. Menzies claimed back to back wins in 2020 and 2022 As the trucks came around on the second lap, Menzies was nowhere to be found. An unspecified problem would take the former winner out of the race early. Kyle Jergensen moved into position to take the lead. By the final lap, Jergensen had a significant lead on the rest of the field, flying into Hammertown to take the win.

In the T2 Spec Class, Christopher Polvoorde qualified on the pole. Polvoorde and his co-driver had a flawless day in the truck, zero flats and no mechanical issues. Polvoorde began racing in the spec class last summer and with less than a year of seat time under his belt, he has already snagged a class win. It is also rare to see a Spec truck finishing so close behind an Unlimited truck to get second overall in the entire field. Dustin Grabowski finished behind Polvoorde in the T2 Spec class.

A day earlier, Chase Warren in class 10 took the overall win. Mitch Guthrie Jr and Brady Wisdom finished in second and third overall. Guthrie as driving a Polaris UTV while Wisdom was in a class 10.