Watch the King of the Hammers Off-Road Race Live Right Now

You could be watching epic off-roading competition right now...so why aren't you?

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Hey, you. What are you doing right now? Actually, don't answer that, because it doesn't matter. Stop doing it, whatever it is. Stop it, and start watching this live stream of Ultra4 Racing's King of the Hammers.

The 2017 Nitto King of the Hammers Power By Optima Batteries, as it's formally known, is a competition that fuses rock crawling and desert racing with a sticky mortar of derring-do. Every February, competitors meet up on California's Means Dry Lake bed to battle one another in off-road machines that make those vehicles from Mad Max: Fury Road look like Little Tykes Kozy Coupes in comparison. The customized all-terrain speed machines scramble over boulders, crawl up hillsides, and blast across the desert, sometimes traveling at eye-popping speeds in places most of us would be afraid to ride a mountain bike.

To put it simply: It's awesome.

So stop whatever you're doing—and yes, that includes reading this story—and click on this link to go to the livestream of the 2017 King of the Hammers right this damn second. You won't regret it.