In case you haven’t noticed, Jeepspeed has been a thriving class which produces off-road champions such as Ray Griffith and Casey Currie. Structured as a start from stock class, Jeepspeed is the brainchild of off-road racing luminary Clive Skilton. After spending years racing multiple formats including drag racing, road racing and so on, Clive went off-roading at the legendary Dakar Rally. It was there he discovered the “Toyota Challenge” and spawned the idea for Jeepspeed here in the States.
“We had a long relationship with Jeep. First as a dealer, then as racers. I knew if I could give people an easy way to come race off-road on the Jeep platform it would work,” stated Skilton.
He was right and the Jeepspeed Class now thrives and is growing with twenty three entries at the Parker 425 and twenty four at the 2015 Mint 400. This is a great entry point class with copious amounts of competition.
Rookie #1793 Garrett Allred won his first ever off-road race at The Parker 425, took 3rd at Mint and is now leading the Jeepspeed Challenge points.
New for Jeepspeed is the 3700, 3750 and 1700 respectively, which allow racers to move up from the limited 1500 class into vehicle with more suspension and horsepower.
Jeepspeed Class Specifications
|Class 1700 Specifications||Class 3750 Specifications||Class 3700 Specifications|
|Any 6 Cylinder Jeep||Any Jeep/Dodge SUV/truck||Any Jeep/Dodge SUV/truck|
|250 C.I. Max||Any Jeep/Mopar 6 L max.||Any make production eng.|
|Tire Max Diameter||33″||35″||37″|
|Front Suspension Travel||10″||12″||15″|
|Rear Suspension Travel||12″||14″||Unlimited Travel|
|Shocks||One shock per wheel. 2.5 bypass or 3.0 smooth body.||One shock per wheel. 3.0 bypass or 4.0 smooth body.||Open|
|110.5″ max wb. (Grand Cherokee WK series 108.5″ +/- 2″)||Stock WB if whole chassis is retained or 117″ max if back halfed. Rear leaf spring if over 117″.||Stock WB if complete chassis is retained or 117″ if customized.|
With over 1 million Jeeps sold last year, this class could prove to be a sleeping giant for off-road racing on the global scale.
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