Ready To Tackle Baja
Having a family that builds high-quality racing engines means your race car is inevitably going to be fast. Recently, Scott Kincaid decided it was time to step up his game and compete in the pinnacle of off-road racing classes: Trophy Truck. Scott made up his mind to spare no expense building this awesome machine, which is why he turned to Danny Porter of Porter Race Cars, known for building some of the fastest dirt-destroying vehicles on the scene, to create his dream truck. Porter Race Cars and Kincaid Racing Engines is a powerful combo that would prove to build a ride in which most of us could only dream of getting behind the wheel.
Given the family business, if anyone is going to put a big-block engine into a Trophy Truck, it's going to be Scott. Kincaid Racing Engines of Lake Havasu hand-built this massive 548ci engine producing over 900 hp and 813 lb-ft of torque. You read that right - 900-plus horsepower. The engine was built by Gary Kincaid, and a few of the notable components include aluminum Trick Flow heads, a 1050 Holley Dominator carburetor, a custom-made K&N intake system, an MSD 6ALN ignition system, and HVC2 coils all pushing power through a TH400 transmission built by Transaxle Technologies. Also present is a Barnes dry-sump oiling system, Ron Davis radiators, Gibson exhaust, and an Aeromotive fuel pump.
In a build like this, the chassis is truly the bread and butter. Porter designed yet another race-worthy ride in Scott's truck. Trophy Trucks all have to be constructed basically the same according to class rules, so in keeping with those rules this truck's construction consists of 2-inch by 0.120-wall 4130 chrome-moly tubing throughout. Vehicle dimensions are a wheelbase of 125 inches, a 217-inch overall length, 88-inch track width, 72-inch overall height, and a race-ready weight of 5,980 pounds.
Moving on to the suspension, we found a Porter-built J-arm setup boasting a whopping 22 inches of travel. The rear suspension system is a four-link that cycles 34 inches from bump to droop. A sway bar boasting monster-size arms goes between the chassis and the rear suspension to control body roll in the turns. A pair of hydraulic bumpstops maintains control during extra-hard hits.