Winning at King of the Hammers is extremely tough. Winning two years in a row seems like the impossible. Not for Kyle Chaney, who secured his second win at this year’s UTV race at King of the Hammers. Chaney started seventh in a field of one-hundred twenty-two starters.
The UTV’s raced the same rock sections that the big Ultra4 superstars will race on this weekend. The smaller wheelbase still makes things challenging. for the normally nimble UTV’s that seem like they can crawl up anything. Only twenty-seven finishers made it to the checkered flag.
Can Am had a great day at the King of the Hammers UTV race. Their drivers which included Chaney finished in the top three on the podium. Hunter Miller finished second. Miller won the King of the UTV’s in 2020. Paul Wolff from Texas took third place.
I grew up racing in the woods, and you have to be very precise,” said Chaney at the finish line. “The more technical the better.”
The top twenty finishers transferred over to a $10,000 grudge match held on a 1.3-mile qualifying course. Brian Deegan, another Can-Am driver took home that big check. Deegan and his co-driver Terry Madden ran out of gas during the main race. Madden walked a mile to the nearest pit. The crew strapped a dump can to his back as he sprinted back to the disabled UTV, so they could finish the race.
Interestingly enough, the top three finishers in the main race will also race in the 4400 class with the same Can-Am UTV’s they raced today.
Images courtesy of King of the Hammers