Alumi Craft Racer Jared Teague Wins Longest Offroad Race In The US
August 23, 2017
At 550 miles, the Best In The Desert series, Vegas to Reno race is the longest offroad race in the United States. Travelling through incredibly tough terrain in Northern Nevada, the race is a torture test for cars and their drivers. Loose rocks, deep ruts, and endless silt beds stretch on for miles. In the ultra-competitive class 10 that Teague was competing in, races are decided by seconds, but his team managed to put a 30 minute gap on the second place finisher at the end. As the sun set and others were fading, Teague put a fresh Josh Beyer behind the wheel and he was able to drive away from everyone. Teague got in the chase truck with the crew, and was barely able to beat the car to the finish line driving on paved roads.
“It was back and forth all day,” said Teague, “We would stop to pit and two or three cars would go past. We would chase them back down and get around them. It was so dusty, you had to be careful. We could never really lay into it all day. There were a few dry lake beds where you could spread out and open the car up, but most of the day was spent driving in blinding dust; it was miserable. Our Alumi Craft was flawless. Not a hiccup from the Redline Performance motor and our BFGoodrich tires are sitting in the shop right now with full pressure. I know we hit a lot of rocks out there in the dust. Our average speed was around 50 MPH. Normally, we would run closer to 60. Even though our car is the oldest Alumi Craft out there, it outpaced the field for us.”
Jared Teague’s car got some upgrades in 2012, but it is the original chassis that Alumi Craft’s John Cooley raced back in 2004.
His car proves that every Alumi Craft made is built for the long haul. The intelligent design and meticulous craftsmanship pays off when it counts, on the race course. Alumi Craft provides race proven performance that wins races and championships. Alumi Craft is committed to providing you with a competitive, safe and reliable race vehicle, prerunner or play toy that exceeds your expectations. If you demand the best, give Alumi Craft a call at 619-596-9841 to find out more about our race products and services.