Hall Racing Finishes Vegas to Reno With New Chevy Colorado ZR2Posted in News on August 24, 2017
Hall Racing finished America’s longest off-road race this weekend…in a stock pickup truck. Well, almost stock.
The Chevy Colorado ZR2 tore across 539 miles of the Nevada desert in the Vegas to Reno race this weekend, completing the course in just under 19 hours, and taking a beating. “This truck is a lot tougher than I thought it was going to be,” said Chad Hall, pilot of the Chevy. “I clobbered some things on the course that would’ve broken the many of the vehicles we competed with in the past.”
Though Hall Racing competed solo in the 7300 class, finishing the race is an accomplishment, especially when heavily modified vehicles couldn’t cross the finish line. Only 204 of the 336 competing vehicles managed to survive the punishing course.
The ZR2 is both wider and taller than its cousin, the standard Colorado, with a 3.5-inch wider stance and 2-inch suspension lift. The ZR2 comes with armored rocker panels to defend against unwanted body modifications, and high-clearance bumpers keeping the ends from bottoming out over desert obstacles.
All ZR2 trucks leaving the showroom come loaded with those features, but to compete in Vegas to Reno, the truck was outfitted with racing seats and harnesses, a 44-gallon fuel tank, an array of KC HiLites racing lights, GPS navigation system, and a full rollcage.
To see highlights of the Colorado ZR2 at the race, check out Chevy's new video.