The 2008 SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge had competitors split up into five different groups. One of the most exciting groups to watch race was Group #2. Group two was made up of Class 8, Pro-Truck, 7, 7sx, Stock Full, Stock Mini, Class 3, and Sportsman Trucks. This really is one of the most fun groups of race trucks since it is made up mostly of vehicles that average Joes like you and I could own and race, unlike the multi-million dollar Trophy Truck and Class One race teams.
Dan Vance, driver of the #1548 talks a little about his race and the course...
"There were no problems at all. The course is great, the truck ran good, everything was good. We're going to do a little (shock) valving change because it's going to get rougher. We're going to stiffen it up a hair. I have to get a new Parker Pumper hose. I lost that on the first lap and it was a little hot in my helmet all day. That was the only problem I had. Other than that it was a beautiful race. There was a lot of traffic, but everybody passed clean and everybody stayed out of everybody's way. It was a real good day."
14th SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge
Class Leaders after Saturday:
CLASS 8 (Full-sized two-wheel drive trucks, 6 laps, 37.5 miles, 3 entries, 3 starters, 1 finisher)
1. Juan C. Lopez, Tecate, Mexico, Ford F-150, :45:21
PROTRUCK (Limited Production Trucks, 6 laps, 37.5 miles, 1 entry, 1 starter, 1 finisher)
1, Jason Voss, Cupertino, Calif., Ford F-150, :48:33
CLASS 7 (Open mini trucks, 6 laps, 37.5 miles, 4 entries, 4 starters, 3 finishers)
1, Dan Chamlee, Carpenteria, Calif., Ford Ranger, :53:58
CLASS 7SX (Modified, open mini trucks, 6 laps, 37.5 miles, 5 entries, 4 starters, 3 finishers)
1, John Holmes, Olivenhain, Calif., Ford Ranger, :55:58
STOCK FULL (Stock, Full-sized trucks, 5 laps, 31.25 miles, 4 entries, 4 starters, 3 finishes)
1, John Griffin, Mission Viejo, Calif., Ford F-350, :50:30
STOCK MINI (Stock, Mini-sized trucks, 5 laps, 31.25 miles, 3 entries, 2 starters, 2 finishers)
1, Rod Hall, Reno, Nev., Hummer H3, :56:34
CLASS 3 (Short Wheelbase 4X4, 5 laps, 31.25 miles, 1 entry, 1 starter, 1 finisher)
1, Donald Moss, Sacramento, Calif., Ford Bronco, :53:52
SPORTSMAN TRUCK (5 laps, 31.25 miles, 9 entries, 9 starters, 7 finishers)
1, Dan Vance, Huntington Beach, Calif., Toyota Tacoma, :44:28
Be sure to check out Page 2 for even more exciting racing action from the '08 LDC!