Racing off road has always been in the Jergensen family. It started with Todd racing motorcycles and holding the #1 plate in the vet class for a few years. Todd’s son Kyle started riding motorcycles at 7 years old and later they both teamed up for District 37 enduro races.
Eventually they decided to try something with four wheels and bought a single seat Smith built car. They had some good finishes in the car but also had many learning experiences like clipping a tree, blowing a motor from over reving the engine, CV’s breaking and more.
In 2008 they bought a Desert Dynamics TT but had many problems so they went back to the single seat car. Fast forward to 2012 they decided it was time for a new Trophy Truck to get away from the CV problems they have been plagued with over the years. Todd and Kyle shopped around for 6 months and wanted something lighter than the Geiser’s and Jimco’s that allot of teams are running. Eventually they met up with Racer Engineering to talk about a new lighter Trophy Truck they had been desigining but hadn’t built yet. Most TT’s weigh around 6500 lbs but this new Racer built truck weighs in at 5400 lbs race ready with 85 gallons of fuel. The idea is that it will be easier on parts (transmissions, tires, suspension components, etc.), and will have closer to a class 1 feel coming out of the corners.
Todd and Kyle have 250 miles of testing on the new truck and couldn’t be happier. They are ready for the HDRA 500 race in July.
Stay tuned later this week for video from the first test session.
|Weight:||5400lbs race ready|
|Front Suspension:||25″ travel, J-Arm with 4.0 King bypass|
|Rear Suspension:||31″ 4 link w/King 4.5″ bypass and 4″ Racer rear end|
|Engine:||Nogrady 472 ci, 840hp|
|Transmission:||Culhane TH400 w/Tubeworks Underdrive|
|Fuel Cell:||Racer can with Harmon Racing Cells bladder – 85 Gallons|
|Wheels:||Trailready 17 x 9|
|Brakes:||Stop Tech 6 piston w/14″ rotors|
|Communication:||PCI 110W Kenwood|
|Navigation:||Lowrance 10″ GPS|
|Lights:||Rigid Industries LED Bars|