Hall Racing Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Starts Third Year of Off-Road RacingPosted in News on August 17, 2019
The Hall Racing Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 has started its third year of off-road racing with the grueling Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno race. The truck made its debut in the 2017 Vegas to Reno race just months after Chevrolet launched the ZR2 in Los Angeles. Piloted by Chad Hall, the Hall Racing ZR2 has logged over 3,275 miles in 11 Best in the Desert races across Nevada.
The ZR2 is one of only four vehicles to complete every single race in the last three years. Chevrolet attributes the finishing rate to the craftsmanship of the truck and its parts. The production-based ZR2 competes in the stock 7300 class. The same truck can pretty much be picked up at any Chevrolet dealership with the same off-road performance parts. Hall Racing added a rollcage on the inside and modified the seats to comply with Best in the Desert's safety rules.
"Our goal with the Best in the Desert competition is to push the engineering and development of the Colorado platform in the most extreme conditions imaginable," said Mark Dickens, chief engineer, Government Programs, Performance Variants, Parts and Motorsports. "We've already learned things over the past two years that have shaped our off-road portfolio, including the performance parts and motorsports catalog, production vehicles, and GM Defense projects."
The Hall race version the Colorado ZR2 was recently upgraded with ZR2 Bison skidplates underneath the engine, transmission, and differential. Additional AEV accessories were added to the truck, including an air filtration snorkel designed for dusty conditions. Crestone DualSport beadlock wheels were also added. The truck uses Cheverolet's 3.6L V-6 engine. Prototype race-tuned front and rear DSSV Multimatic shocks were originally installed on the truck. Chevrolet also developed a steel driveshaft, tie rod sleeve system, and a plunging ball halfshaft system for the truck. All of these prototype parts are now available through Chevrolet dealers and can be added to your own ZR2.