Hey Guys-The new Porter-Built TT for Damen Jefferies is WAY COOL! Killer quality throughout. The truck IS mid-engine, V8, with V-drive confinguration. The truck also features ALOT of really trick aluminum work, especially around the engine compartment. In addition to this, Danny and his crew built a trick, "wraparound" carbon fiber dash. Should be exciting to see them run this weeknd. Jefferies and the Muller-Hood group are friends, and Danny Porter builds for both teams. It's common to see them support each other.
Hey I am back after a LONG RETIREMENT, And I have some scoop on the Porter built Trophy Truck.
It is a V-drive, It is the same body as Robbys, bought through Mark Martin, formally of Rivera Racing. The motor is being built by Keith Black, the same guy that did alot of the Rough RIders motors. transmission is buy Tony at Rancho transmission. Word is that while straight out of the box fast, Damen had a couple of concerns with the cooling and overall speed (128 MPH). He would have liked to see it at around 140MPH and cooling at 200 deg. instead of 220! Man don't we wish that this was our only problems with a brand new truck!! The truck is similar in a lot of ways to Robbys there was some sharing of ideas between Danny and Johnny Keiser, (Robbys soon to be brother in law), who helped on the building of Robbys old truck (Riveras Truck) and his current V-Drive Truck. Johnny is currently employed at Porter Race Cars and helped in the fabrication of Damens new toy. Danny and the boys at Porter Race Cars are hard at work on Damens Bronco Pre-runner, getting it ready for the Baja 500 pre-run. Look for this to be totally different from when you last saw it. It is losing the 4-Wheel Drive and going to be four linked in the back, losing the old leaf spring arrangement. That is it for now, it is great to be back and hope that I am as well recieved as I was last time,
The truck looks like it has the goods and "Demon" can be fast. Look for him to be a threat. Good to see "Off Road Insider" return. High five to Klaus for the new board attracting quality posters like Off Road Insider. Hey Off Road Insider nice address...