The 42" BFG Tires were awesome. We had to call it quits at180 miles but for those miles we were ruling the desert. The Drive train package with the 42" Tires is the Ticket! My co-driver, RJ just keeps saying WOW! Clearance the truck for the massive 42" tire was easy. We just had to trim some fiberglass. Beefing up the drive train and developing a wheel with TrailReady Wheels in such a short time frame, from when we saw the opportunity to run the new Development Tire, took a lot of work. TrailReady made the wheels custom for my truck, they held up great with no issues. We ran hard and heavy with 2 spares and 75 gallons of fuel. With the help from Geiser Bros. and Nate at Blitz Creed, we upgraded our lug pattern to 6 on 6 1/2 and a new TubeWorks housing. We now utilized overdrive on our 4L80 built by Zero Gravity Transmissions at speeds over 100-110 miles per hour. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd gear are so close that the motor never stops pulling strong. Jason at TubeWorks developed a new output shaft for the 4L80 that allowed the transmission to connect to his under drive. The transmission and under drive package is the key to running the 42" BFG tires. Because of all the upgrades and the amount of time we had to work with, we were not able to test the drive train and tire package before qualifying. Our first test session was going to be qualifying, but during the practice lap a cap on the third member broke due to previous fatigue. After not being able to qualify we had to start in 39th position. During the first lap at the Mint 400 the Truck felt dominating. 1 Cars and UTs just kept coming to us as we passed them. We passed several formidable Unlimited Truck competitors in the BIG stuff. I am told that we picked up more than 30 positions in the first lap. Frankenstein was charging through the dust and holding pace with the leaders. The approach angle of the 42" tire on the terrain keeps the tire from flailing around. It just rolls over the rock instead of bouncing over the rock. The clearance down the middle allows you to center the obstacle instead of having to drive around it. When you hit the soft silty stuff, they just go right through it. Half way through the second lap the bolts holding the converter to the flex plate sheered and we lost an ear off the converter. We made the mistake of going for a quick fix. We put back in the 2 bolts and welded the converter to the flex plate in place of the third bolt. Having not compensating for the lost weight of the converter ear, the motor vibrated. We took a guess at how much weight was lost and welded a piece of steel to the flex plate. The weight was close but the vibration was still there. After we went back to racing the vibration caused the harmonic balance to loosen and on its way off, it destroyed the key way on the crankshaft. After several attempts to fix it we reluctantly had to pull the plug on the race! I want to thank the sponsors who made the most incredible 100 mile lap of my life possible! Geiser Bros., Rick and Jeff for everything they do for me; BFGoodrich for the privilege and honor to be the first to race on 42" tires; TrailReady Wheels, Larry for developing the 20' wheel in such a short time that made this possible; TubeWorks, Jason the under drive; Zero Gravity Transmissions, a transmission that has held up to my abuse going on five years; King Shocks, for helping customizing the shocks to control the 42” tire and giving me 2” more bump in the rear; and my family for all the time I was not able to spend with them, because I had to dedicate so much of my time to put this package together. WOW, what a ride!!! The Desert Just Got SMALLER!!! Our next event will be displaying Frankenstein at the Lucas Oil Race at Speedworld in Surprise, AZ. This year we will be racing for Fuel the Cure, which is a foundation to raise awareness and money for Type 1 Diabetes. We were brought into the world of Type 1 Diabetes 6 months ago when our 7 year old Wyatt, who is my inspiration to me when it comes to toughen things out. If anyone would like to help by displaying Fuel for the Cure stickers on your race vehicle or be a part of this foundation please contact me (602) 463-0936, or Kristin (602) 677-4084.