Runnit Racing in partnership with Blood Brothers foundation is building a Race & Test Track to facilitate the Blood Brothers Foundation driving program.
April, 24th, 2019 at 10:33 am
Announcement! Runnit Racing has the best trophy truck build in the Grand Valley!
How do we know that we have the best trophy truck?
Because we are assembling it!
If you haven’t been keeping up, visit our blog post here. We posted a sneak peek and promised a full picture later on. Well, here at Runnit Racing, we like to keep our word!
We are gearing up for the 2020 season with our trophy truck build. Currently, we are planning on competing in the Best in the Desert Series, the NORRA 1000, and the Baja 1000. This truck is destined for some big adventures!
Some more about our truck:
We have a Brenthal trophy truck chassis, which we chose based on positive recommendations. It has a Nogrady 472 small block, which is Chevy block with a full custom motor. Our truck runs at 950 horsepower. We are running King Shocks suspension, per the accepted industry standard. The shocks have 26 inches of travel in the front and 32 in the rear; we got these two numbers based off of the calculated droop. We will be using forty-inch BF Goodrich tires on Method Racing wheels. Our auto-jack system is very high-quality to make racing easier; we use the Howe steering auto-jack system. This system allows pit stops to move at a much faster pace because we do not have to deal with jacking the truck up in order to work on it.
Our driver, Andrew Blood, suffered a traumatic work injury that resulted in paralysis. That doesn’t slow him down any! In fact, Andy customizes his truck with hand controls. The driver’s side of the truck is completely unique. For example, the steering wheel is set slightly to the side in order to allow room for the hand controls. We are using a Turbo 400 transmission with a gear reduction in the back that allows us to go at high speeds with low gears, which is beneficial to Andy’s control over the vehicle.
We will be racing in the Trick Truck class, as we mentioned on our cover page, which means that we can build our car pretty much however we want.
As we are gear up for our 2020 race season, excitement is running high. We are applying for sponsorships (let us know if you are interested in partnering with us) and planning our schedule (see above). If you liked this post and all the details, check out Runnit CNC where we are building the truck on location in Grand Junction, Colorado. It’s perfect: we have all the tools in the shop to build the truck, and all the desert you could ever ask for outside the shop to go test out our newest gadgets!