I came, I saw, I lost cell service. I’m still a little jet lagged from my adventure to Johnson Valley, Calif., for the 2019 Nitto King of the Hammers. And I’m potentially still a tad seasick from all the off-roading.
We all have dreams. Maybe it’s a trip across America on a Harley. Or the backcountry sledding trip of a lifetime. Maybe it’s climbing boulders and crossing ravines in a 1943 Willys Jeep. For Steve Scheuring, it was building a championship-winning Snocross team.
I’m headed to the desert, race fans. More specifically, Johnson Valley, Calif., for King of the Hammers. I’m pumped to attend, but also a little freaked out. Why? Because credit cards and cell phones are useless in Hammertown.
Carson Mumford of AMSOIL Factory Connection has dominated the amateur motocross scene. But it wasn’t long ago the 17-year-old was chasing his dream while competing in local series on the West Coast, like the Transworld Motocross Race Series (TWMXRS).
The need for power and speed is an age-old desire dating back to the chariot races of ancient Rome. It’s since inspired all manner of racing and events. Competitors today can drive everything from modified lawnmowers to top-fuel dragsters capable of more than 11,000 horsepower.
“Adventurous” is a good word to describe Tiffany Stone. The Jeep enthusiast, motorsports-programming host and model isn’t afraid to push herself to new heights (sometimes literally – more on that below).