RockCrawler 4x4 and Offroad Magazine http://www.rockcrawler.com Covering the world, one rock at a time! Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:12:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 GEARWRENCH INTRODUCES LOCKING FLEX HEAD RATCHETS FOR GREATER CONTROL AND IMPROVED ACCESShttp://www.rockcrawler.com/2015-03/gearwrench-introduces-locking-flex-head-ratchets-for-greater-control-and-improved-access/ http://www.rockcrawler.com/2015-03/gearwrench-introduces-locking-flex-head-ratchets-for-greater-control-and-improved-access/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:12:53 +0000 http://www.rockcrawler.com/?p=9027 New Tool Joins Extensive Range of GearWrench Ratchets

SPARKS, MD (March 24, 2015) – GearWrench®, a premier hand tool brand known for tools that deliver speed, strength and access to automotive technicians, today unveiled its new Locking Flex Head Ratchets.

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Built upon the original GearWrench 84-Tooth ratchet design, the new flex head ratchets feature a locking lever mechanism for multiple-angle access. This offers technicians nine lockable positions, allowing a high level of control. The locking mechanism keeps the handle secured in position when the head is angled and a load is applied, so the ratchet does not shift in position during use. The low profile head may also be left unlocked for applications where a range of positions is needed. The longer reach handle provides superior access to fasteners in even the tightest of spaces.

“This new GearWrench ratchet is in high demand from automotive professionals and enthusiasts alike,” said Jim Stewart, product manager for GearWrench. “With today’s introduction, we now offer one of the most complete and extensive ranges of ratchets in the market, providing reliable tools for every job.”

Technicians have a need for speed and this new tool delivers. The 84-tooth gear provides a 4.3-degree ratchet arc so users can quickly turn fasteners in tight quarters. With an enclosed head design, the Locking Flex Head Ratchet is also extremely resistant to dirt infiltration, extending the life of the product. The teardrop low profile head and flush mounted on/off switch ensure access is optimized. The new Locking Flex Head Ratchets are available in the following open stock skus:

  • SKU 81015: 1/4″ Drive Locking Flex Head, Full Polish 7″
  • SKU 81016: 1/4″ Drive Locking Flex Head, Cushion Grip 8-1/4″
  • SKU 81266: 3/8″ Drive, Locking Flex Head, Full Polish 11-1/2″
  • SKU 81267: 3/8″ Drive, Locking Flex Head, Cushion Grip 13-1/2″
  • SKU 81362: 1/2″ Drive, Locking Flex Head, Full Polish 17″
  • SKU 81363: 1/2″ Drive, Locking Flex Head, Full Polish 24″

Additionally, the Locking Flex Head Ratchets are also available in the following sets, which all come in a vacuum-formed tray for storage:

  • SKU 81276: 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″ Full Polish – 3 piece set (81015, 81266, 81362)
  • SKU 81275: 1/4″, 3/8″ Cushion Grip – 2 piece set (81016, 81267)
  • SKU 81274: 1/4″, 3/8″ Full Polish – 2 piece set (81015, 81266)

New GearWrench Locking Flex Head Ratchets feature a locking lever mechanism for multiple-angle access. Available in open stock SKUs as well as sets, these ratchets deliver superior access and control.

“This ratchet will save technicians time in a variety of applications. The flex head design and swing arc increase access, while the locking position keeps the ratchet secure when pressure is applied,” added Stewart.

The 84-tooth gear design of the Locking Flex Head Ratchet also exceeds ASME torque performance requirements. For more information, please visit www.GearWrench.com.

About GearWrench:

GearWrench is a premier hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, one of the largest hand tool manufacturers in the world. Since the launch of the original patented five-degree ratcheting wrench, the GearWrench brand has continuously led the industry with breakthroughs in pass-thru ratchets, sockets, screw/nut drivers, pliers and specialty tools. Millions of GearWrench products have been “Professionally Tested” throughout the world. Additional information about GearWrench is available online at www.gearwrench.com.

About Apex Tool Group:

Apex Tool Group, LLC, based in Sparks, MD, is one of the largest worldwide producers of hand and power tools, tool storage, drill chucks, chain, and electronic soldering products. Directly and through its subsidiaries, Apex serves a multitude of global markets, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, energy, hardware, industrial, and consumer retail. Apex markets its portfolio of diverse products under its own brand names in addition to being the principal manufacturer for several key private label products for certain retailers for many years. Additional information about Apex Tool Group is available at www.apextoolgroup.com.

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RJ Anderson Comes Out Swinging in 2015http://www.rockcrawler.com/2015-03/rj-anderson-comes-out-swinging-in-2015/ http://www.rockcrawler.com/2015-03/rj-anderson-comes-out-swinging-in-2015/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:55:48 +0000 http://www.rockcrawler.com/?p=9017 New Season, New Look, Same Championship Spirit

Riverside, CA 3/23/15  – Excitement peaks going into the first race weekend of the year but the 2015 season began months ago for the RJ37 Team. Never has Anderson worked so hard to prepare for a season. Countless hours of testing and prep went into the #37 Pro2 & Pro-Lite trucks in support of this year’s championship quest. 

The 2015 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series (LOORRS) kicked off this past weekend in Lake Elsinore, CA. Here, in front of RJ’s home crowd, a new look would be unveiled to the public. A fresh new red & white graphics scheme inspired by last years look and RJ’s Polaris RZR viral video series XP1K, would adorn this years #37 Pro2 & Pro-Lite trucks. With this fresh look came a new level of confidence both in the team and himself. 2014 was challenging as the 22 year old RJ Anderson, then 21, ran his 2 truck program for the first the time all on his own. Combine that with it being his rookie season in the elite Pro2 class and you have enough pressure to break even  the most experienced racers. RJ battled all year long proving himself as a team owner and learning as much as he could as a driver in a new division.

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This year the RJ and the RJ37 team are all about results and in Round 1 & 2 this weekend RJ proved that he is back and will be a force in both divisions all year long. RJ would earn 2 podiums in the Pro-Lite division putting his #37 LoanMart, Walker Evans Racing, South Point Pro-Lite on the box in 3rd place both for Round 1 & 2. The Pro-Lite got a much needed face lift by Holz Racing Products after last seasons beatings. The truck was pretty worn out until Mark Holz and his guys got ahold of the #37 and gave it new life! The former Pro-Lite champion came out and showed that he and his team are coming to reclaim their championship title.

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Friday’s run in Pro2 would present some challenges, however RJ and the team never gave up. Qualifying would end as RJ would be collected by a spun out truck in front of him over a blind jump. The collision would result in a destroyed drivers side front-end that the team would have to completely rebuild before the evenings race. The poor qualifying run would result in a 14th place start and when the green flag dropped RJ immediately opened the eyes to many in the crowd and in the sport that this years RJ Anderson was a new and improved version. RJ sprinted to the front of the field battling for 2nd place before contact would send him out of podium contention and to the back of the pack. He would quickly make work of 5 trucks before finishing the night in a disappointing 13th position. However, RJ was the fastest truck on the track until race winner Bryce Menzies would narrowly surpass his lap time late in the race. With the second fastest lap in Pro2, RJ had high spirits as he and the team prepped for Saturday’s Round 2 event.

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On Saturday RJ would qualify 7th putting him in the middle of the herd as the green flag waived and racers fired off into Round 2. It didn’t take long for RJ to impose his will on the competition. He once again showed he was one of the faster trucks on the track and made quick work of as many trucks as he could. As RJ reached the top 3, he Jeremy McGrath and Patrick Clark would go 3 wide down the front strait away and as they flew into the air contact between RJ and Patrick Clark was made sending the #37 Polaris RZR Pro2 sideways and into a violent 360 spin as it landed. RJ remained on the throttle and after being tagged by a couple of trucks found himself back on course and still running. The yellow flag waived putting RJ into 4thwhere he would remain despite a last minute push to overtake McGrath for the 3rd position. RJ rolled back to the RJ37 pits where he was greeted by his team and fans who all were riding high both on the weekends performance but more so on the promise of success in the 2015 season.

Rj teamed up with UTVUnderground.com to put together this short video showing off the new livery and talking about the build up to the 2015 season and things to come. Click the Image above to check it out!

RJ would like to thank the entire RJ37 team, his family, fans and sponsors!! Come see RJ compete next month April 14th &15th in Chandler, AZ at the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park for Rounds 3 & 4. See more at www.LucasOilOffRoad.com

Instagram @TheRJ37 | Twitter @TheRJ37 | Facebook.com/TheRJ37 | RJ37.com

For Sponsorship Information, Media Inquiries & High Res Images Email:
Joey DiGiovanni -joeyd@utvunderground.com

About UTVUnderground.com
The worlds fastest growing all inclusive UTV site contributed to by both enthusiasts and manufacturers alike. UTVUnderground is the go-to site for fresh, original content and is known for its dedication to hosting all of the latest news and insight surrounding the UTV industry. Thousands of monthly visitors from over 100 different countries around the world go to UTVUnderground.com for their daily dose of UTV news and information.

About Mad Media
Mad Media (www.madmedia.com) is a San Diego based marketing and creative agency, with in-house film and television production. We craft authentic, culturally engaging brand messages, and deliver them across print, web, photography, and film platforms. Mad Media has been leading the online content revolution since 1995 producing major commercial, television, online content and viral film projects such as The Gymkhana Series and XP1K Series.

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Longfield™ Gun Drilled 30-Spline Super Sethttp://www.rockcrawler.com/2015-03/longfield-gun-drilled-30-spline-super-set/ http://www.rockcrawler.com/2015-03/longfield-gun-drilled-30-spline-super-set/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:23:52 +0000 http://www.rockcrawler.com/?p=9011 The Longfield™ Gun Drilled 30-Spline Birfields are made out of 100% chromoly and are precision polished to remove any imperfections that may cause stress risers. The internals of the birfield are also made from 4340 chromoly and are dual heat treated for superior strength. The birfield has a M8 grease zerk at the end of the stub shaft and is gun drilled through the center of the birfield to allow for grease to pass through the zerk fitting and into the internals. This will save you precious time by eliminating the need to disassemble your axle just to service your birfields.

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The Gun Drilled 30-Spline Birfields also have a shallow relief near the splines on the stub shaft known as a Machined Spline Saver. The Machined Spline Saver eliminates stress concentrations caused by grooving from the tool that makes the splines on the stub shaft. The stress concentration from the spline groove is a common failure point on birfield stub shafts.

The axle shafts are also made out of 4340 chromoly steel.  We understand that once you upgrade your axles, the next weak link is your hub gears, so we decided to include our Chromoly Inner and Outer Hub Gears and Creeper Drive Flanges at no additional cost!

Available Options:

 Longfield Gun Drilled 30-Spline Birfield, 303397-1-KIT, $229.95

 Longfield Gun Drilled 30 Spline Super Set, 303398-1-KIT, $628.95

 Longfield Gun Drilled 30 Spline Super Set (+3 Pickup/4Runner), 303399-1-KIT, $628.95

 Longfield Gun Drilled 30 Spline Super Set (+5 Pickup/4Runner), 303400-1-KIT, $628.95

 Longfield Gun Drilled 30 Spline Super Set (LJ70/RJ70/Bundera), 303401-1-KIT, $628.95

 Longfield Gun Drilled 30 Spline Super Set (FJ40), 303402-1-KIT, $628.95

 Longfield Gun Drilled 30 Spline Super Set (Long Spline E-Locker) (FJ40), 303403-1-KIT, $628.95

 Longfield Gun Drilled 30 Spline Super Set (FJ60), 303404-1-KIT, $628.95

 Longfield Gun Drilled 30 Spline Super Set (Long Spline E-Locker) (FJ60), 303405-1-KIT, $628.95

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BFGoodrich presents Race-Dezert Legends and Heroes: “Lightning” Larry Raglandhttp://www.rockcrawler.com/2015-03/bfgoodrich-presents-race-dezert-legends-and-heroes-lightning-larry-ragland/ http://www.rockcrawler.com/2015-03/bfgoodrich-presents-race-dezert-legends-and-heroes-lightning-larry-ragland/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 20:23:04 +0000 http://www.rockcrawler.com/?p=9001 Off-road racing legend “Lightning” Larry Ragland has had a long and illustrious career in off-road racing, having won every major off-road race overall including The Baja 1000, Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and The Mint 400.

No other professional off-road racer is more revered among their peers than Ragland.  He has more overall wins than any off-road racer in history. Credited with combining rally style driving into off-road racing, Larry is known for his extremely fast and smooth driving style sliding around corners right on the edge of disaster!

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Come meet Larry at his home shop in Cave Creek, AZ and listen to why he fell in love with off-road racing and what it is like to be a pioneer of the sport. From career highlights to the special moments that defined his career in off-road racing, he did it all on BFGoodrich Tires.

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Photography by Vincent Knakal of Mad MediaAbout BFGoodrich® Tires 
With more than 100 years of heritage, BFGoodrich® Tires is dedicated to providing high performance tires for those who have a passion for driving in virtually any environment. Combining technical expertise with 40 years of motorsports experience, BFGoodrich® Tires delivers tires for a full range of driving experiences from ultra-high performance street, to off-road terrain with one common theme – extreme performance. Come upgrade your performance with BFGoodrich and see where our tires can take you at www.BFGoodrichTires.com, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/BFGoodrichTires or on Twitter at @BFGoodrichTires.

About Race-Dezert.com
Race-Dezert.com was created by off-road enthusiasts, giving off-roaders a place online to share information about the sport and culture of off-road racing.  Based in Southern California, Race-Dezert.com highlights the off-road disciplines of desert racing, short course off-road, stadium truck racing, rally raid, rally racing and rock crawling.Our goal is to connect the world of off-road racing globally, bringing people together through the common denominator of off-road culture.  Whether you are a racer, a promoter, a chase team member, a casual fan, or just interested in learning about off-road, Race-Dezert.com is a place where you can learn about the sport and culture of off-road racing.

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BFGOODRICH® TIRES STRIKES AGAIN AT MINT 400http://www.rockcrawler.com/2015-03/bfgoodrich-tires-strikes-again-at-mint-400/ http://www.rockcrawler.com/2015-03/bfgoodrich-tires-strikes-again-at-mint-400/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:03:38 +0000 http://www.rockcrawler.com/?p=8994 BFGoodrich helps Lofton Claim Win and secures nine of top 10 overall finishers

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Mar. 20, 2015) – Four for four. That is the headline for the success BFGoodrich® Tires has had in the desert in 2015 after Justin Lofton claimed the overall win at the Polaris RZR Mint 400 outside of Las Vegas last weekend. This is Lofton’s second race since choosing to rely on BFGoodrich and its Baja T/AKR2 race tire, which continues to solidify its claim as the dominant desert racing tire in the industry.

In addition to Lofton’s win, drivers on BFGoodrich Tires won accounted for nine of the top 10 overall finishers and 16 of the top 20 as well as 12 class wins. In the Class 1000 category, Roger Starkey won on the company’s new 35-inch Baja T/A KR2 designed for that class. In all, 14 of the top 16 in this class ran the new tire.

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After claiming 10 of the 11 major North American desert races in 2014, drivers on BFGoodrich Tires continue the run of success with its fourth consecutive win in these races to make the tally 14 of the last 15 desert races won on the company’s tires. More than 60 percent of the field at the race chose BFGoodrich Tires.

“To say we are ‘back in the desert’ is now becoming an understatement,” said Chris Baker, motorsports director for BFGoodrich Tires. “When you see success as we did this weekend at the Mint 400, it justifies the focused effort and investment BFGoodrich has made to bring the best race tire to our drivers. We are filled with pride when racers trust in our products like Justin Lofton did this year. It’s more than a leap of faith to switch technical partners when desert racing is so competitive. Racers are looking for the equipment to provide them whatever edge they can get. We are proud to have been able to deliver that to Justin and the racer community using our products.”

BFGoodrich Performance Team member Rob MacCachren took his trick truck in third overall just behind Robby Gordon to round out the podium.

Again the MINT 400 proved to be one of the toughest desert races held in the United States as rough terrain and winds caused difficult sightlines for drivers. For Lofton, that wasn’t going to stop his progression forward. After two laps, he trailed leader Robby Gordon by just under 10 minutes. With a fresh set of KR2 tires, he hunted down and passed the leader to claim the win.

After, Lofton remarked, “Race went great for us. We had a three step plan of making it to the finish line and it worked out perfectly. Our BFGoodrich Tires worked great. We hammered on them all day and they wanted more. I couldn’t be happier with our program this year.”

Other notable accomplishments included the win by 62-year old Sam Berri in Class 1500, in which he ran the same set of BFGoodrich Baja T/AKR2 tires the entire race.

The BFGoodrich Tires Baja T/AKR2 continued where it left off at the last race, setting the bar for desert race tires. The tire, whose design and technical attributes were the foundation for the recently released consumer tire, the All-Terrain T/AKO2, not only helped Lofton to the win but was on seven class wins, 12 of the top 16 overall and 14 of the top 16 finishers in Class 1000.

TOP 10 OVERALL FINISHERS (BOLD indicated driver on BFGoodrich Tires)
1.        Justin Lofton        (Class 1400)        5:57:38
2.        Robby Gordon        (Class 1400)        5:59:03
3.        Rob MacCachren         (Class 1400)        6:05:31
4.        Carlos Apdaly Lopez        (Class 1400)        6:12:14
5.        Gustavo Vildosola Jr.        (Class 1400)        6:14:10
6.        Dan McMillin        (Class 1400)        6:21:54
7.        Luke McMillin        (Class 1400)        6:23:21
8.        Gary Weyhrich        (Class 1400)        6:24:24
9.         Sam Berri         (Class 1500)        6:24:27
10.       Cody Parkhouse        (Class 1500)        6:24:41

BFGoodrich Tires Class Winners
Trick Truck                Justin Lofton
1500                        Sam Berri
6100                        Brett Sourapas
7200                        Steve Kovach
8000                        Dave Westhem
1000                        Roger Starkey
1800                        John Webster
2900 UTV                Logan Goodall
4500                        Steve Rountree
4700                        Robert C Johnson
1100                        Justin Buckley
3000                        Mike Bach

About BFGoodrich Tires

Using motorsports as a proving ground for more than 40 years, BFGoodrich Tires is involved in every type of racing, including sports car, short course, desert, dirt, rally and extreme rock crawling. BFGoodrich Tires combines technological expertise with vast motorsports experience, delivering a high-performance tire for every type of vehicle. Visit the BFGoodrich Tires Racing site athttp://www.bfgoodrichracing.com on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/BFGoodrichTires or on Twitter at @BFGoodrichTires.

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BANNING MOTORSPORTS Wins Class 2400 at the Mint 400http://www.rockcrawler.com/2015-03/banning-motorsports-wins-class-2400-at-the-mint-400/ http://www.rockcrawler.com/2015-03/banning-motorsports-wins-class-2400-at-the-mint-400/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 15:54:02 +0000 http://www.rockcrawler.com/?p=8984 Las Vegas, NV (March 20th, 2015)- The General Tire Mint 400 was a record setting high when over 330 entries were ready to do battle for the 2015 Great American Off-Road Race. This years race would have 5 days worth of festivities, two packed races and a new spectator friendly course that would allow fans to be able to be apart of the action. With all the hype leading up the Mint 400, Banning Motorsports was ready to grab their piece of the spotlight.

The first day of festivities would see over 100 race vehicles make their way down the Las Vegas Blvd Strip. This event was something that took place back in 70’s and 80’s when the race was at its prime. It allows the drivers, teams and fans the opportunity to see thousands of horse power roaring down the Strip starting from the south end and ending in Downtown on Fremont Street. Banning Motorsports lined up in the parade with the 6155 truck, 2488 car and the Banning sponsored 1023 car. Banning would also debut their “Lightning Larry Ragland” design on the 6155 truck in honor of this years Grand Marshall of the Mint 400, Larry Ragland.

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Thursday night was the always intense Pit Crew Challenge where the 6155 truck was the only 6100 entry into the competition. The team was set high up on stage for all to see and even though they didn’t make it into the final round, they always enjoy some friendly competition where the crews get to show off some Nascar style tire changes.

Contingency on Fremont street during the day Friday always allows for great fan interaction and a prime time for the crew to prepare for race day which always comes up quick after all the events that lead up to Saturday. Banning Motorsports made their way down Fremont early in day in order to take advantage of the afternoon. Last minute preparations and team meetings are another key to making sure everything is set up for race day and drivers and crew are all on the same page leading into race day.

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Staging for the race would happen for the first race before the sun even had a chance to peak over the mountains. The 2488 car would quickly get out front and be the first car on the road early on in the race. Folks would be behind the wheel for the first two laps of the three lap race. Attempting to be smooth as not make any mistakes they were able to drive at 85%. They would not be making up any time on the pack of cars behind them, but they had the advantage of not being in the dust.

“I struggled a bit on the first lap after starting in the dark and then the transition into dusk and daylight was a bit deceiving for me.” Stated Bryan Folks

After a nearly flawless first lap, the 2488 car did a fast co-rider change between Chris Godfrey and Adam Warren. As they got back out on course in an attempt to stretch out the lead, they would be caught by two class 10 cars. Continuing to keep pace with the 1032 car they set a good time on lap two and as they brought the truck in again for its third a final lap they were still first in class and third on the road.

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A drivers change before lap three placed Rick Graf behind the wheel and his foot to the gas pedal. Catching lap traffic would set them behind on time but they were still able to manage holding onto first place. No flats on their General Tires and only a few heart stopping moments in the dust would be just what the team needed to hold off from being passed. 2488 would finish the race in just 6 hours and 37 minutes and come away with their first win in the 2400 class.

The 6155 truck was ready to take on its second race ever and expectations were high as they had a great finish at the Parker 425. Lee Banning Sr. would stage the truck for the second race of the day. The second race would see Trick Trucks, Unlimited Cars, 6100 trucks and more all going out for three laps of racing on the the now beaten up 117 mile course.

Banning Sr. was off the start line just behind the Trick Trucks and Unlimited cars. The first lap of the race would go smooth for Banning Sr. as he would pass slower vehicles and cars off to the side of the course already broken. Coming into main pit ready to hand the truck off to Gary Williams Jr., adding fuel and putting on the KC HiLites lightbar, Banning Sr. had set them up in a great position in their class. What the drivers did not know was that race was stopped due to an accident with injured drivers.

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“The safety of our racers is paramount,” said Mint 400 CEO Matt Martelli. “Best In The Desert officials stopped the race immediately upon learning of the accident and only resumed after the injured were treated and the vehicles removed from the course.”

The 6155 truck with Williams Jr. now driving would have to wait at the start/finish for the race to get back underway. Once back on the race course the conditions were the toughest the driver has ever had to take on. The dust would limit their pace at times but as they got out of the dust and made their way to the rougher sections of the course, the truck came alive. Able to now charge through the rough and catch the trucks ahead of them. Chris Godfrey navigated with flawless notes and this allowed Williams Jr. to settle in behind the wheel but not able to make any clean passes right away.

“I quickly realized that passing would be almost impossible on the road without taking a huge risk of getting a flat or hurting the truck.” Stated Gary Williams Jr. “Especially with the course changing as fast as it was.”

Towards the end of lap two, Williams Jr. would let another competitor by that was charging hard. Just two miles up the course they would pass the truck back up as they were pulled over with significant damage, proving that Williams, Jr’s. strategy was the right one given the conditions. They finished their second lap with zero flats on their General Tires and zero issues with the truck. Williams Jr. managed to work their way up to the top 4 and handed the truck off to Lee Banning Jr. for the last lap and the chance to contend for the win.

Dark had settled over the course by the time the vehicles went out for their third and final lap. Lee Jr. took off into the darkness to run down the last few trucks that were still running the race. It would be nearly a flawless third and final lap for the team, that is until 30 miles from the finish and running second on the road, disaster would strike. The drivers side front upper shock mount would break, causing the truck to end its race. It would be a great race for the team and lots of fun, but just short of their expectations.

The 1023 car of Melton Motorsports prepped and supported by Banning Motorsports had a great race. Racing the first race, Steve Melton would start 27th in class and also behind all the 2400 cars. Running in the dark and early light Melton brought the car into pit A about a lap and ½ on the course and about 7th on the road with no problems and passing 16 to 17 cars. Melton handed the car over to Hayden for the last lap and ½ where Hayden continued to run hard and clean getting up front and taking the lead and expanding that up to about 4 minutes. A flat that completely came apart with the steel cords getting all tangled and wrapped in the rear break and hub would set them back and cause them he win. After finally getting this all cleaned up and the spare on he brought the car to the finish in 7th place. Jake Dewitt handled  the full race navigating for the two drivers.

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Exhaust Welding Purge Plug Kits -at Trick-Toolshttp://www.rockcrawler.com/2015-03/exhaust-welding-purge-plug-kits-at-trick-tools/ http://www.rockcrawler.com/2015-03/exhaust-welding-purge-plug-kits-at-trick-tools/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:09:24 +0000 http://www.rockcrawler.com/?p=8980 New at Trick-Tools is the Exhaust Welding Purge Plug Kits by Street or Strip Concept. Designed specifically for header and turbo manifold manufacturers, these Purge Plugs will fit 1-1/4 through 1-3/4 OD tubing as well as 1-1/4 and 1-1/2 Schedule 40 pipe. Made from 6061 billet aluminum, they are guaranteed to perform in high heat applications without deforming. No more hassling with tinfoil or duct tape, just pop these plugs into place prior to welding and attach your purge hose (barbed fitting not supplied). For more information on the Purge Plugs, visit www.trick-tools.com or give us a call at 877-826-7268.

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BILSTEIN Shock Absorbers go racing with Team Lucas in 2015http://www.rockcrawler.com/2015-03/bilstein-shock-absorbers-go-racing-with-team-lucas-in-2015/ http://www.rockcrawler.com/2015-03/bilstein-shock-absorbers-go-racing-with-team-lucas-in-2015/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 13:48:10 +0000 http://www.rockcrawler.com/?p=8971 BILSTEIN to pay $500 to Modified B-Main Event Winners
Corona, CA (March 19, 2015) – BILSTEIN, the world’s leading manufacturer of monotube pressure shock absorbers is continuing its grass roots racing support with Team Lucas in 2015 with major sponsorship presence in the 12-round Lucas Oil Modified Series presented by Loan Mart, the 18-race Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series presented by GEICO, and the 51-race Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. BILSTEIN Shock Absorbers is a marquee brand that has been involved in many forms of motorsports globally and in off-road racing for more than 40 years in the United States.

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Steven Beaty, the President of BILSTEIN said, “BILSTEIN Shock Absorbers is very pleased to be working with Team Lucas again in 2015. This year we are focusing our efforts in the Lucas Oil Modified Series, the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series and Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series as this allows us to showcase our products across three different types of grass roots motorsports enabling us to create further awareness of BILSTEIN’s abilities and technology.”

“BILSTEIN really stepped up this year with team sponsorships, especially in the off road series.  Not only did they sign some new drivers, but they’re also offering full track support at every event,” said Alex Striler, Director of Sales & Marketing for Team Lucas.  “There will be BILSTEIN technicians at all the domestic Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series events to help their teams dial in their equipment.”

Greg Scheidecker, Racing Director of the Lucas Oil Modified Series said: “We’re proud that BILSTEIN sees Team Lucas as a valuable resource when it comes to displaying the quality of their products under racing conditions. In 2015, we are especially pleased that BILSTEIN will not only be the title sponsor of the BILSTEIN Shocks Super-Fast 75 at Irwindale Speedway in Southern California on June 27, but also awarding a series-long ‘give back’ to the winning driver of each B-Main event with a bonus purse of $500.”

In the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, the BILSTEIN Shocks Cut-Away-Car will feature prominently in the CBS, NBC Sports and MAVTV broadcasts technical segments – including the Show-Me 100 from Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo, on May 22, 2015.

Founded in 1954, BILSTEIN Shock Absorbers is an original equipment supplier to BMW, Ferrari, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. Today, BILSTEIN of America has grown to nearly 75 employees located in two locations around the United States and distributes over 3,000 part numbers into the US aftermarket. BILSTEIN is part of the Components Technology business unit of ThyssenKrupp. For more information, please visit www.bilsteinUS.com.

Team Lucas is an alliance between Lucas Oil Products and select marketing partners that enhances brand awareness, maximizes television coverage and produces live, family friendly event experiences for fans. Lucas Oil Products is the world leader in high-performance lubricants and problem-solving additives, and distributes hundreds of unique formulations in 40 countries with continued growth every year. Its television production arm, Lucas Oil Production Studios, manages high-def facilities that create more than 300 hours of programming for CBS, CBS Sports, NBC, NBC Sports Network and the Lucas-owned MAVTV Network.

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