Race #4 of the TrophyLite Short Course Series sent us to Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino Ca. Surprisingly cool weather in the middle of July made for some great practice and qualifying sessions and an even better main event under the lights. Qualifying 1st was Jeff Mortis with a 1:02.398, nearly a full second faster than Braden Abatti and brother B3. The main event would have Ben Abatti III slicing his way through the TrophyLite pack and taking the win followed by Jeff Mortis and Braden in 3rd. - Story and Event Photos Coming Soon
TrophyLites got down and dirty this past weekend at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park. 5 trucks battled it out to see who would emerge atop the podium at the second short course race of the season, the first of which in Southern California. Of the 5 drivers it was P.J. Guglielmo who flew over the finish line first with Ben Abatti III coming in 2nd place by less than 1 second. Coming in 3rd would be Braden Abatti followed by Jeff Mortis for 4th and Mike Meachum in 5th to round out the class for the day.
Metro Honda / Metro Acura Hard Charger Award – 1000 dollars of cold cash awarded to a team or teams who push the limits, overcome insurmountable odds to finish, or just plain out drive the wheels off their truck during the race. At the this years Silver State 300, the top 3 trucks finished within 3 minutes of each other making the award too close to call. So it was decided to roll the prize over to the 2014 Vegas to Reno! $2000 in the pot for the longest off-road race in the US - August 14-16.
If you have been following the progress of Chassis #37 you have seen the truck come to life as tubes are welded, mounts being created for various components and their installation and finally the body was mounted. The truck gets its final check up then is loaded up and on its way to its new home. Todd Jackson and Mike Slater have some work to do getting it ready for its maiden voyage, the Best in the Desert - Vegas to Reno.- View Progress Photos