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Stressed? Ken Keegal suggests desert therapy. Calling nearby Yucca Valley home, Keegal says if he's had a bad day he can "go out and rack up some miles. Then it's like 'oh yeah, life is good again!'" Keegal took the Blue Coyote Racing Toyota to Third in Class 7s. Similar vehicles made fast friends out of Keegal and Perry Fleming, who now pool resources and share pits. As with Fleming, Keegal did much of the fabrication to his Toyota himself. The truck is pushed along by an admittedly undersized 22R four-cylinder motor. Since the truck is low on power, King bypass shocks maximize suspension performance and work in tandem with Deaver leaf packs. This puts the thimbleful of power to the ground as efficiently as possible. Number 797 is run in two-wheel drive most of the time, but the transfer case is engaged if the vehicle gets stuck. Keegal finished Third in Class 7s.