King of the Hammers has been called the toughest single day off road race on the planet. Held in Johnson Valley, California the race combines the speed of the Baja 1000 with the technical aspects of rock crawling. Racers compete against the course and their own cars as much as each other. Breakdowns are not only common, but expected and true competitors are prepared to do whatever it takes to fix their rigs and cross the finish line. Only 40% typically make it. Haines Alaska Heli Ski Guide and Tahoe City resident Tom Wayes has completed the race five years in a row and finished in the top twenty four times.