BITD: Jesse Jones Pahrump 250 summary

Jones Forced Out by Engine Failure at Terrible's Town 250 Litchfield Park, Arizona (May 3, 2006) Engine failure forced Jesse Jones and his FABTECH/Toyo Tires sponsored FORD Trick Truck from the Best in the Desert Terrible's Town 250 after ...

Jones Forced Out by Engine Failure at Terrible's Town 250

Litchfield Park, Arizona (May 3, 2006) Engine failure forced Jesse Jones and his FABTECH/Toyo Tires sponsored FORD Trick Truck from the Best in the Desert Terrible's Town 250 after nearly completing the first half of the 250-mile sprint through Nevada's harsh desert. This bad luck resulted in a 16th-place finish after entering the weekend with high hopes for success as the reigning Best in the Desert Trick Truck Champion. The 31 points from this race is not what Jones expected, however, after suffering catastrophic engine failure any culmination of points towards the run for the series championship were relished. The Jones Motorsports #76 Trick Truck maintains the ninth position in the hunt for a repeat in the Best in the Desert Trick Truck Series Championship and is only a mere 47 points out of first place currently shared by Pete Sohren and Curt LeDuc.

Jones' FORD truck ran exceptionally well from the start of the race despite the difficult conditions challenging racers in the desert outside Pahrump, Nevada. Temperatures in the Nevada desert were significantly hotter than the previous weeks, however off road desert racers are often challenged by the most difficult of conditions.

In spite of the fact that other race teams suffered multiple tire flats, the #76 Trick Truck experienced only one flat that Jones described as "earned."

"The truck performed really well until the motor gave up. The flat tire we had was well-earned. I destroyed a Nevada rock pile at speed with my Toyo Tires. We really expected to perform well here at the Terrible's Town 250 and this is disappointing to say the least. We'll be ready for the Baja 500 next month and then back here in Nevada for the Vegas to Reno race," commented a smiling Jesse Jones.

Jones Motorsports has planned extensive prerunning for the upcoming SCORE Baja 500, which is slated to start from downtown Ensenada, Baja California on June 3, 2006.

-www.jjonesmotorsports.com

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Series Offroad
Drivers Curt LeDuc