Jesse Jones Charges FABTECH/Toyo Tires Trophy Truck at SCORE Terrible's Cup II Litchfield Park, Arizona (August 3, 2006) Jones Motorsports rolled into the Las Vegas Motor Speedway to challenge the nation's top Trophy Truck drivers at the 2006...
Jesse Jones Charges FABTECH/Toyo Tires Trophy Truck at SCORE Terrible's Cup II
Litchfield Park, Arizona (August 3, 2006) Jones Motorsports rolled into the Las Vegas Motor Speedway to challenge the nation's top Trophy Truck drivers at the 2006 SCORE Terrible's Cup II.
This no point's event featured a 1.5 mile race course deemed by host Tim Herbst, "a chunk of Baja," at the world-renown Las Vegas Motor Speedway. SCORE International and Las Vegas Events teamed up to produce one of the most entertaining SCORE events in recent history in the middle of the Vegas summer.
Two nights of racing beneath the lights featured heat races on Friday and Saturday leading up to the main event. The #76 Jones Motorsports truck driven by Jesse Jones ran solid in the top three as Jones battled with Robby Gordon and Marty Coyne in Friday night's Semi-Main. Jones pushed the FABTECH / TOYO Trophy Truck through the big bumps and in front of a crowd of 6,000 who braved 50-mile an hour winds and a lightening storm that invaded the LVMS.
With all the marbles on the line in Saturday's Main Event, Jones diced the #76 Trophy Truck off the start line and challenged the top contenders as the followers faded after a few laps. Jones' continued his fast run, but just after the halfway mark he suffered a broken steering component that took him off the pace slightly.
Nevertheless, Jones forged ahead battling with difficult steering issues and crossed the finish line in 6th position behind winner, NASCAR's Robby Gordon.
Jesse remarked, "Racing in Vegas is a great privilege. The Herbst Family along with SCORE put together a great race and we brought two Trophy Trucks to race. My truck ran good and we had some great side-by-side racing, but in the main event I suffered a steering failure. It was tough to get that truck turned in this tight short course track once the steering failed, but we got across the finish line in mid-pack. Thanks to FABTECH and Toyo Tires for their continued support."
Jones Motorsports will next race at the Best in the Desert's biggest race of the season, "Vegas to Reno," this year a 600-mile journey featuring the blistering and unforgiving Nevada desert. Jesse drove his truck to victory at this race in 2004 and then in 2005 he was crowned the Best in the Desert Trick Truck Champion. Watch for Jesse to be blazing a trail across the Nevada landscape in search of yet another victory.