Hengeveld Wins big at the final round of the 2010 General Tire TROPHYLITE Race Series
The Best in the Desert Race Series hosted the 2010 General Tire TROPHYLITE Series at the Parker Blue Water Desert Challenge in Parker Arizona and a new Winner was crowned
CHANDLER, AZ - October 27, 2010- TROPHYLITE teams have been battling all season for the coveted championship of the 2010 General Tire TROPHYLITE Race Series. A new team showed muscle at the Best in the Desert event with Steve and Joe Hengeveld winning the race after 2 full days of action by only 9 seconds overall for the TROPHYLITE class. This was only the 3rd race for the Hengeveld team in their TROPHYLITE R-4 truck that was purchased from the prior owner earlier in the season.
TROPHYLITE purse money for this event paid the Hengeveld crew $6,545.00 for the win, making the TROPHYLITE class one of the richest pay out programs in all of off-road racing. A very close 2nd place finish went to Troy Messer in another newly purchased truck for the Messer team. The recent purchase gives the Messer team 2 trucks to compete with in the General Tire TROPHYLITE series. Troy finished just 9 seconds behind the Hengeveld team after the 2 days of combined racing. Rounding out the podium was Gary Messer in a close 3rd place. This finish also gives Gary Messer the 2010 General Tire TROPHYLITE series championship!
"Steve and Joe Hengeveld did an awesome job at this race. Winning a TROPHYLTE event in only their 3rd event with this truck shows you how competitive this class is. This truck was bought from another owner at the beginning of this year and Steve and Joe have been fine tuning the suspension. I guess the work paid off today for them with a Win. Congrats to the entire team. They deserve it for sure... I really belive in the TROPHYLITE program and think you will be happy to see what we have in store for everyone in the years to come. We have been working on the all new TROPHYLITE R-8 truck which will be a spec class bigger V-8 powered truck. This new truck will be awesome with 22" of front wheel travel and 32" of rear wheel travel and about 500 Horsepower. Racing these new R-8 trucks will bring a whole new level to the TROPHYLITE program for the teams that step up into the new class. Look for the first truck to be done by the end of this year." said Greg Foutz, President of TROPHYLITE