King Shocks racer Robby Woods left Glen Helen raceway in San Bernardino, California with a matching set of 2nd place trophies after rounds 9 and 10 of the Lucas Oil Offroad Racing series. Robby races in the Pro-2 class for unlimited, two wheel drive trucks against some of the best drivers the sport has ever seen including King Shocks teammate and 7 time champion Carl Renezeder. Robby’s success is a welcomed sight to many fans and even a few fellow competitors who love to root for the underdog. Only a few years ago, Robby made a commitment to himself that he would design and build his own Pro-2 race truck and hit the track in what is arguably one of the most intense and challenging forms of racing on the planet.
Competing with a small team at the top echelon of professional motorsports takes much more than a lead foot and a sack full of money, especially if you are new to the game. Determining preventative maintenance procedures and having enough spares and the right tools to do trackside repairs is typically learned through experience. Running a team at this level can quickly turn into a logistical nightmare that interferes with the drivers most important job, racing the truck. When you take into account that Robby designed and built his own race truck, you begin to see what makes him unique. Robby has always had the sheer determination to accomplish his goal but is quick to credit the support of his family and crew, the backing of Lucas Oil owner Forrest Lucas and the many people who have helped him out along the way.
The first time I met Robby, I found him in the back of his trailer swimming in transmission fluid; thrashing to get his truck ready for the next days competition. In our brief conversation, I was impressed by his confidence that emanates from strength of character, not self-importance. Even in a pool of fluid and no spare transmission he was determined to get back on the track and to run up front. He had lofty goals then as he still does today but unlike many of us, he is well on his way to reaching them. At King Shocks we are proud to have had a part in Robby’s success and look forward to many more exciting race weekends like we saw at Glen Helen in the future.
You can also count on King to give you the support you need to compete at the top level. King Shocks got their start building revolutionary, custom race shocks for a few racers who went on to become legends in the sport. King now has a complete line of products for bolt-on OEM performance, Sand cars, Prerunners, Jeeps, you name it. True to their roots, King still builds revolutionary, custom race shocks for the future generation of racing legends. For more information on all King Shocks products go to: www.kingshocks.com or call 714-530-8701