Media day at the 1995 Laughlin Desert Challenge with Team Chevy on display. Photo: Rory Ward collection.
By Rory Ward
The year was 1995, the Trick Trucks (TT) were now into their 2nd year and the series was booming. Larry Ragland was just starting to get comfortable with his new Chevy TT affectionately known as “Arnold”. His old class 8 truck known as “Butch” would be raced by some rookie driver.
With the factories really getting involved, Chevy wanted a double threat in the desert so they called some kid up from the minor leagues who was running one of their stadium trucks in the Mickey...