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FIGSPEED #4478 Ultra 4 Finishes Strong at Stampede

The 2010 Ultra 4 Stampede in Reno Nevada presented by Hammer King Productions and Exit 28 Motorsports (104,000 acres of private land) did not disappoint racers or spectators. The Lucas Oil – Figspeed #4478 was racing in remembrance of the Americans that lost there lives on September 11th. They started in 42nd position in the 52 car field for the 3-lap, 20-mile loop, a 10 hour timed event of extreme rock crawling and desert racing.
Driver Les Figueroa along side co-driver Joe Thompson completed the first lap with no “roll over’s or flats” gaining 14 positions from 42nd to 28th. On lap 2, at the Lucas Oil – Figspeed pit stop that was orchestrated by crew chief Jimmy Robinson, the crew who were on their toes, found a cracked upper link mount. Crew member Colin White quickly prepped and welded the broken mount with the help of Creighton @ the Maxxis race trailer. The Lucas Oil – Figspeed #4478 was back on the course for their final lap once again gaining positions one by one.

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BNMotorsports climbs onto the podium at the Lands End Hill Climb.

On the 14th and 15th of August the team from BNMotorsports were in Grand Junction, Colorado to compete in the Lands End Hill Climb, the third event in the Hammer King Grand Slam of Off Road Racing series. After a great weekend of close racing the team finished in 3rd place in Ultra 4, solidifying their position in the Grand Slam, with the final series event to be held in October.

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Over The Top Motorsports takes on Rock Jam Rock Race

or the first race in my new Trent Fabrication buggy I needed to go to a race with a lot of jumps, turns, and rocks. That was exactly what the Rock Jam course had. Before the race started each racer was allowed two practice laps to feel the course out and to give the crowd some entertainment. In the first race I was left in the dust due to transmis-sion problems. But I caught up to the other competitor at the rocks. While in the rocks the other racer received a 30 second penalty for tearing a banner, so even though I was behind him I was ahead in time by 15 seconds. For the second race I was sitting in third place, enough to get me in the finals.

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4 Wheel Drive & SUV Magazine takes an inside look at King Shocks

Shocks come in a whole spectrum of prices. We decided to concentrate on high-end shocks this time because they’re the most tunable, last the longest, and can make the biggest difference in comfort, safety, and most importantly, fun. Yes, basic shocks cost less and can usually be bolted to the same set of mounts, but you really do get what you pay for.

To hammer the point home, we consulted industry leader whose products have hundreds of thousands of off-road miles to their names. Who is the leader? King Shocks.

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TRAIL-GEAR Plows Through The Competition at Donner Ski Ranch

Team Trail-Gear’s Rover moon buggy looked solid throughout the entire weekend. Matt Messer, owner of Trail-Gear, piloted the car through the challenging group of A courses on Saturday with spotter John Gabriel doing some heavy lifting.

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