Kyle Chaney is most known for his dominance in the desert. Chaney has used his precision in the rocks and speed in the flats to crush expectations and take the King of the Hammers UTV crown three times in a row.
We met up with the King last year in Hammertown and got a rundown of on his 4400 Pro UTV Hammer car. Check it out!
Shortened, closed tracks give way to more carnage and destruction, requiring a different mindset from the open desert passes and rocky climbs encountered in the desert. Transitioning to the world of short-course racing puts you up against the likes of CJ Greaves and Rodney VanEperen who have mastered the tight turns, triples and tabletop landings. Chaney adjusted his driving style accordingly, finishing the 2022 AMSOIL Championship Off-Road season four points shy of first place. He knew a championship was within his grasp.
Entering the 2023 season looking to earn that top spot, the Can-Am* driver took podiums in Antigo, Crandon, Elk River, Dirt City, Bark River and Oklahoma. The races were heavily contested and often came down to the final laps. The points battle remained tight all season long, right up to the final two rounds.
After his wins in Crandon, Dirt City, and Bark River, Chaney took the season when the final round was rained out in Oklahoma. He amassed three wins and eight podiums on his journey to becoming the 2023 Pro Turbo SxS champion and cemented his dominance in short-course racing.
Chaney is currently preparing for the 2024 King of the Hammers in January. Last year Chaney competed in three desert events throughout the week, with a strong showing in the Hammers race and a win in the UTV race. The three-time king continues to push the limits and lap times, no matter where he lines up.