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Championship Off Road Racing Round 13 and 14 - Sportsman Desert Race Truck Class

Posted in Features on October 17, 2006
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The Sportsman Truck Class at Round 13 and 14 consisted of Desert Race trucks that typically run in the 1400/1450 and 7/7s classes. Due to the number of entries these classes were combined into one group. Class 1400/1450 trucks are production mini-trucks and full size trucks, most of which are either Ford Ranger's or Toyota Tacoma's, but the class is open to all trucks, two wheel drive or four wheel drive. Engines are unlimited, but being a sportsman class most run the stock production engine and transmission. Front and rear wheel travel are virtually unlimited and typically run anywhere from 16 to 30inches, class 1450 is however limited to running leaf springs in the rear while 1400 may run a link type rear suspension. Weight is unlimited.

Class 7 consists of mini and mid size trucks. These trucks must retain their original frames with no material added or removed. Wheel base must remain within 2inches of stock and have a track width of no more than 78 inches. Engine is limited to 6cylanders and a maximum displacement of 4.5liters. Front suspension must retain the original stock concept, and rear suspension is open. Class 7s is more limited than class 7. Front and Rear suspension must be of the same manufacturer, shape, size and configuration as the stock vehicle being used. All suspension components except shocks and rear leaf springs will remain in original stock locations and mounting methods. Engine must use the stock block and cylinder heads as delivered for highway use from the manufacturer and contain no more than six cylinders with a maximum displacement of 3liters.

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