Coming from limited classes jumping to play with the big toys is a natural path to success, with this in mind Pj Guglielmo of Children of the Dirt coming from motorcycle background and after a successful seasons on TrophyLites winning a championship on 2013 and two second places on the Best in the Desert ’14 and ’15 championships it felt natural to take another step and now with help of Armada Engineering they started the ’17 season with a brand new 6100 truck.
Armada Engineering is relative new in Off-Road, Youtheory comes to our minds when we talk about this trucks but this time they put together a beautiful piece of engineering for Children of the Dirt race team who hopes continue their success in the 2017 Best in the Desert racing season.
The aesthetics of the Armada Engineering trucks are simply unique. 37″ BFGoodrich’s with custom painted Method Wheels, perfect combo for most of the racers out there.
Under the fiberglass this machine counts with the stock LS3 engine (425HP) pushing a 4’200 pounds and if you add 24″ of travel front and 28″ in the back this machine has everything to be at the top of the 6100 Class.
Following the trend in Off-Road racing, the truck counts with GPS plus an Ipad with GPS app, more and more popular among racers.
Speaking of lights, it runs 9 KC HiLites pro6 light bar. “I believe this is the first pro6 light bar installed on a race truck.”-says Joseph Herrera, codriver of the team. It also runs KC HiLites flex lights as a light bar in the grill and Psyclones through the truck for work lights.
We from Race-Dezert wish the best of luck in this new challenge for the Children of the Dirt Team, see you at The Mint 400!
Owner: PJ Guglielmo
Builder: Armada Engineering
Chassis: Armada Engineering
Weight: 4200 lbs
Wheel Base: 121”
Track Width: 91”
Front Suspension: Armada Engineering Double A arm
Rear Suspension: Armada Engineering Reverse 4 Link
Engine and horsepower: GMLS3
Transmission: Gearworks Turbo 400
Fuel Cell: Pyrotect 90 Gallon
Tires: 37” BFGoodrich Baja T/A KR2
Wheels: Method Racing
Graphics: Rex Designs and wrap installed by Wrap Life
Brakes: QTM 6100 package
Communication: PCI Radios
Wiring: ProFormance Engineering
Navigation: iPad with Mob Armor GPS App