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.”