Wednesday, March 2, 2011

#61 TROPHY TRUCK UPDATE - February 12, 2011

Chad and Josh Hall took the TT to Primm, Nevada to test  the truck with Thad Stump.  Since Baja, the team doubled the front coilover spring rate, added a rear sway bar, added a viscous coupler, build axle minion seal retainers, limited the steering angle approximately five degrees and tuned the shocks.  Chad reported they still have a little work and some additional suspension tuning, but "it is really fast."

The truck is currently being prepared for 2011 races and the following events are confirmed -

MINT 400


BAJA 1000

Monday, January 31, 2011

BAJA 1000 - #61 Update

At 8:08 pm Friday November 19th, Rod Hall crossed the finish line at the 43rd Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 and continued his streak as the only person to compete in each and every edition of the legendary off-road race. 

 The 2010 Baja marked a new era for Rod Hall Racing, as Rod, Josh and Chad Hall, the most winning family in Baja with 33 wins, debuted the #61 HALL USA in the premier Trophy Truck class.  The team has spent their successful career behind the wheels of production four-wheel drive vehicles and made the decision in 2009 to take their experience across the globe in search of overall wins in the top cross-country rally raids. 

The new 4WD #61 Trophy Truck was completed a mere three weeks prior to the Baja 1000 and the team felt the demands of the race to La Paz would serve as an excellent proving ground for the vehicle.  “We encountered issues that we fully expected, given limited testing before the race,” noted Chad Hall, eight-time Baja 1000 class winner.  “We have additional tuning and work to do, but our goal was to reach the finish line, and we accomplished that.”

Friday, November 19, 2010


It has been a long night for the Rod Hall Team but things are looking brighter as the sun starts to rise. Trophy Truck #61 has removed its 4 Wheel Drive and was stuck in a silk bed for about an hour at 3:00AM. The truck is moving smoothly now after great support with Josh Hall is the driver's seat.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Rod Hall and Team Race the 43rd Baja 1000

This morning, at 11:39AM the first ever Rod Hall Racing Trophy Truck went off the line. Chad Hall and co-driver Sam Cothrun are currently running the truck and will make a driver's swtich at BFG pit 4 where Josh Hall will take over with Josh Ogg.

Sam Edgar and Emily Miller are looking good and preparing for their start later this afternoon in the Stock Full Class driving the H1 Alpha. Keep checking back here and for updates on the new truck, team and photos!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Rod Hall Racing and BFGoodrich Celebrate the Career of Off-Road Legend Rod Hall

As the 43rd Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 quickly approaches, Rod Hall Racing and BFGoodrich will celebrate the history of off-road racing legend Rod Hall through a photo and story tribute during the month of October. 

To date, Hall is the most winning driver in Baja, has raced every Baja 1000 since it’s inception in 1967 – winning it 21 times in his class.  His records are impressive and span the globe.  Hall is known for more than the Baja – for his consistency, an impressive finish record and the longest unbroken string of wins – at 35.  To date, he has captured over 220 wins, and two years ago at the age of 71 he took home the SCORE Championships, the BITD Championships and the Toyota Milestone Award. 

With the help of photographer and journalist David Vowell, the Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame and BFGoodrich, we are able to present an impressive collection of historical photos from his entire racing career highlighted with his tales unique only to the colorful world of off-road.  Throughout October, we invite you to where a new photo will be posted daily, along with facts and stories.