The goal of any “SPEC” racing class is to have equal vehicles and let the drivers sort it out. Nobody gains an edge by spending more money; anyone can win. When the Trophylite series showed up to the BITD Blue Water Desert Challenge in Parker, Arizona, all eyes were on the super competitive points chase between Andrew McLeod, Jeff Proctor, Pj Guglielmo and how the points would shake out after back-to-back days of heat-race style competition. Instead of running 500 plus miles like the previous Vegas to Reno race, competitors would run three frantic laps each day on a course that was not even 30 miles long. Overall position was determined by the combined results from both days. - Read More
On a dusty Saturday morning, 12 Trophylite teams stage at the starting line anticipating the tough weekend of racing ahead. The light goes green and the trucks go off the line side by side as the head off in to the Arizona desert. Day 1 had Todd Jackson set a blistering pace as he jumped to the front and never let up and put down a 27:03 first lap. Chris Hall, Rick Mendoza, Doc Chantler and Jeff Mortis round out the top 5. Day 2 had Louis Chamberlin driving the Metro Honda TL take the overall in the second race with 1:45:10. Todd Jackson was out in front once again but the motor let go on the second lap which put Chris Hall in the lead. Despite having Louis, Doc and Jeff Mortis pass him toward the end of the race, Chris kept his pace to the finish and the Win. Doc Chantler and Jeff Mortis take 2nd and 3rd.
Trophylite's very own Baja Addict aka Russ Phillips took on this years Baja 500 in one of our House Rentals. After coming to the realization that he wasn't going to race his own truck, Russ thought he would grab a couple of buddies and head to Baja. Hoping to help out some teams, eat some great food, throw back some tequila with friends. On his way southbound, Russ was wondering if Rick L. Johnson would one of those friends he would be able to catch up with for some good times. So, on the phone with Rick, he says he has is not planning on going, but Russ can tell in his voice Rick really wants to go. Rick throws out a rental offer that was too good to turn down. - Read Full Story