Hot off of their win in February, the team at Dean Schlingmann Motorsports (DSM) headed to the SNORE Motion Tire 300 this past weekend in Ridgecrest, California ready to do battle. After having won the first race of the 2015 season, the team worked hard to prepare Layla (race truck) for the grueling punishment she was about to see in the California desert. Transmission help from Hughes Performance and Derale Performance helped to cure the torque converter/overheating issues which had plagued DSM during their February race.
With one hour to race time, race navigator Mike Davis had to withdraw from the race due to illness. An emergency wake up call to Mark Sasaki was answered with a positive “yes, I’d love to race in an hour.” Off the line first in class, Dean and Mark set their sights on pacing one of the faster class vehicles in order to keep a sufficient pace for the day while making sure not to do unnecessary damage to the race vehicle. All day long, the BFG tires and Raceline Wheels put the power to the ground while the Swayaway shocks kept things under control. During lap three, Dean lost the front brakes when a flexible brake line blew. He was able to limp Layla into Main pit (9 miles away) where the DSM crew made quick work of replacing the line, bleeding air from the system, and Layla was back out on the course.
After 8 hours of racing, the DSM Injen Technologies sponsored Ford F150 crossed the finish line in 1st place in Class 8. That makes DSM two for two so far this season in the SNORE series. These results are possible because of the support of this dedicated team of individuals (known as DSM) and the support of Injen Technology, Hughes Performance, Derale Performance, Raceline Wheels, Southwest Racing Engines, Frank’s Auto Body & Paint, Hannemann Fiberglass, Currie Enterprises, DC Shock Services, Beard Seats, KC HiLites, Temper-Mental Racing, Comp Cams, TCI, Grand Tire of Covina, Ed’s Auto Parts, Eibach, Kartek, theGMR.com, Auto Meter, Manny Moreno Enterprises, Hedman-Husler, BF Goodrich, Sway-A-Way Shocks, Air Flow Research, MSD Ignition, DC PowerEngineering, Big Ern’s BBQ and especially Bill Jacobson.