We get a lot of questions on the forums asking “How do I get started in offroad racing?”. The answer to that quetsion isn’t an easy one but someone who figured it out is Jason Coleman.
19 years ago a 15 year old Coleman walked into the Terrible Herbst racing shop and volunteered to sweep the floors. That’s where he started learning about the sport and all that it entailed. In 2004 Coleman begain navigating and four years after that started racing Class 1/2 1600 where he would see lots of success. From there he moved up to Class 10 which he raced for a few years before taking a break from having his own team.
The last few years he’s been asked to drive for various teams such as StrongHold in Trophy Truck, and for his brother in law CJ Hutchins in Class 1. Racing with Hutchins at this years Mint 400 gave Coleman the bug again so after talking with his family the decision was made to purchase and race a Class 6100/TT Spec truck and be a team owner again.
With lots of great companies building trucks Coleman decided to go with Terrible Herbst Fab, where he got his start in racing. Keeping that loyalty and driving a truck built by Terrible Herbst is now “a dream come true” for Coleman. That along with Herbst long history in racing and building trucks let Coleman feel confident in having them build him a truck.
Colemans first race will be this weeks BITD Vegas To Reno race where he will qualifying on Wednesday. Him and the team have been putting in a lot of miles testing getting the truck dialed for the race so we’re excited to follow him along.
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Chassis: Herbst Smith Fab Trophy Truck Spec
Weight: 5,500 lbs
Engine: Turnkey LS 505HP
Cooling: C & R Custom Radiator
Plumbing: Brown and Miller
Transmission: Culhane Turbo 400, Reid case
Fuel Cell: 98 Gallons
Tires: 37” BFG
Wheels: Ultra Wheels
Body: Ford Raptor by Walker Industries
Front Suspension: 24” travel
Rear Suspension: 29” Travel
Rear Housing: Tubeworks
Shocks: FOX 4.5″ bypass rear, 3.0″ internal bypass coil overs F&R, 4.0″ bypass front.
Suspension Tuning: SDG Shocks
Paneling & Skid Plates: Herbst Smith Fab
Lights: KC Hilites
Communication: Herbst Smith Fab
Seats: Cobra Technology