Jeff and Perry Coan decided to get back into the great sport of Off Road in 2007 after a 17 year break choosing Jeepspeed as the class to race in because of the steady car counts and consistent leadership by Clive Skilton.
The rules had just opened up to allow TJ and LJ Jeeps which are more appealing than a station wagon.
Fortunately a brother in law had just had an accident in his 2004 TJ and the insurance company totaled it. The Jeep was bought from salvage and most of the damage was to parts that were to be replaced anyway.
The Jeep was taken to Barry Karakas at BK Fabrication and a plan was formed to build the best looking, most solid, and fastest vehicle possible.
First race for the team was Terribles 250 2008 and we came away with a second place finish.
The team mostly played pick and choose races without making too much of an effort to chase points and has had some pretty solid runs, eventually hooking up with Skyler Gambrell and Jon Krellwitz for prep and help at the races, they have since become great friends and have co drove many races.
Vegas to Reno the Long Way
Bluewater Desert Challenge
Due to an illness that has stricken Jeff Coan he is no longer able to drive the Jeep so Perry and Skyler have continued to race the Jeep in selected races and are racing for the inaugural Wrangler Cup in the Jeepspeed series.
Photography by Vincent Knakal of Mad Media
Thanks to Jeff & Perry Coan and Skyler Gambrell
|Owner:||Jeff & Perry Coan|
|Chassis:||2″ chromoly TIG welded cage by BK Fabworks|
|Engine:||Jeepspeed Crate Motor ATK built|
|Transmission:||Culhane prepped TF904 3spd. auto
Transfer case: Anaheim Gear built NV249
|Shocks:||Shockseals.com prepped and tuned KING 2.5 triple bypass|
|Seats & Safety:||Mastercraft 3G’s with Crow 5pt harnesses|
|Axle:||Rear: Ford 9″ w/ Mitler Bros. floater hubs. PPM gun drilled axles, Currie 3rd member with 5.14 R&P
Front Axle: Currie Enterprises Dana 44 5.14 R&P
|Brakes:||Wilwood 4 piston calipers. CNC master cylinders|
|Steering:||Momo steering wheel, PSS prepped box,pump,reservoir|
|Wheels:||KMC XD122 Enduro series|
|Tires:||General Tire Grabber Red Labels 285/75R16|
|Body:||2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited|
|Special Notes:||2009 BITD class champion
2012 Score Baja 1000 Class champion