TROPHYLITE: ASG Racing Primm summary

ASG Racing Airs It Out at Primm Santa Rosa Valley, CA (February 22, 2008) ? ASB Racing was one of the eight Trophylite competitors to take the green flag at the ?Battle of Primm?, hosted by SNORE (Southern Nevada Off-Road Enthusiasts). The first...

ASG Racing Airs It Out at Primm

Santa Rosa Valley, CA (February 22, 2008) ? ASB Racing was one of the eight Trophylite competitors to take the green flag at the ?Battle of Primm?, hosted by SNORE (Southern Nevada Off-Road Enthusiasts). The first event of the 2008 KMC Wheels Trophylite Race Series presented by KC Hilites saw competitors run four laps around a thirteen mile long desert course, once on Saturday, and again on Sunday. The combined times of the two races would determine the finishing order.

Saturday saw Matt Armstrong behind the wheel, with Shane Scully riding shotgun. Matt drove a great race, led much of the way, only to run out of fuel about a mile and half from the finish. This happened to five other trucks in the class as well. By the time the truck was refueled, the time allotted for the class has expired. This resulted in a DNF. One consolation to the team was the fact that Matt turned the fastest lap of the class, ahead of the likes of Ricky Johnson and eventual winners Logan Knecht and Billy Worthing.

Sunday the team put Shane Scully behind the controls with Josh Baltimore as navigator. Shane literally had the #6065 Trophylite flying. There was a nice high speed jump near the start finish line that Shane hit at nearly 80mph causing the truck to fly almost a hundred feet before landing (see photo). Unfortunately it was a little too much for the truck as the left front control arm broke midway through the second lap. The caused the truck to roll over going through a slow corner. It resulted in the second DNF of the weekend.

Even though ASG Racing came home with a DNF, the weekend was considered a big success. The drivers got some good seat time with the truck and the crew learned more about the tuning of the chassis and suspension.

?This weekend was great experience for ASG Racing,? commented Josh Baltimore. ?We will be better prepared at Parker. I know there will be twice as many trucks at the next race. The past weekend helped us get us to the leading edge of the learning curve. Look for ASB Racing to land on the podium in Arizona.?

The next race on the Trophylite schedule is May 16-18, the Blue Water Grand Prix, in Parker, Arizona.

-credit: ASG Racing

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Series Offroad
Drivers Ricky Johnson