The week of racing in Johnson Valley, California starts off with the King of the Motos race.
The moto race is held over multiple stages, all featuring a land-rush start.
This year was made that much harder by the first ever night stage.
Each of the 107 moto racers exemplify badassery as they make their way over the roughest terrain California has to offer.
Only the strong survive. This year Colton Haaker took the King of the Motos crown.
After the motos had their fun, the UTVs take their chance. Here a vehicle finds itself ass over teakettle in a section of rocks known as Backdoor.
Co-drivers must get out and direct drivers through some of the roughest sections, even winching the UTVs over obstacles.
A bevy of co-drivers working in Backdoor. Finally Shannon Campbell, in his first ever UTV race, takes the first place trophy.
Thursday brings the Smittybilt Every Man Challenge. Stock-ish vehicles and limited yet still modified rigs all take their chances in the Hammers
In total 133 racers took the green flag, traversing not only rocks but also the open desert.
The winner of the Smittybilt Every Man Challenge is Brad Lovell, adding another trophy to his already full cabinet. This is his third win.
The final race of the week is the big one: The King of the Hammers.
120 racers start two at a time, all hoping to complete the 181 miles of rocks, silt, sand and boulders.
Speaking of sand... it gets soft out there.
Bailey Campbell, who became the first woman to finish in the top five in 2016, had some mechanical issues that put her down to 26th.
Crowd favorite Tom Wayes also had some mechanical problems. Many thought it was his year to win, but he finished 22nd.
Some folks crashed in the infield.
Fan favorite JP Gomez took a respectable 5th place. I wonder how long he drove on that flat.
Last year's winner Erik Miller hoped for a repeat in his freshly built rig but ended up in 4th place.
Third place Jason Scherer showing the world how it's done.
Wayland Campbell, who came in 2nd despite crossing the finish line first, getting it done.
Wayland Campbell in the #3 rig overtook Jason Scherer in a section known as Chocolate Thunder and held him at bay for the rest of the race.
Shannon Campbell took the crown for the 2017 King of the Hammers race. And yes, he's the same guy that won the UTV race earlier in the week.
Shannon Campbell crosses the finish line for his third King of the Hammers title. He's the only racer to win three times.
Shannon finished on a front passenger flat.
And was missing his driver's side front tire all together.
Shannon completed the 181-mile race in six hours, 46 minutes and four seconds, beating his son Wayland by a mere 28 seconds.
Though 120 racers competed, only 50 crossed the finish line in the 14-hour time limit. Click through to see some close-ups of the rigs.