Coleman Motorsports Jimco Class 10 - Coleman Steps Up - Masterpiece In Metal

Coleman Motorsports moves up to Class 10

Boyd JaynesPhotographerShaun OchsnerWriter

Mention the name Jimco and many people in the industry already know you are talking about a quality race car build. Under the direction of company owner Mike Julson, Jimco has been building race vehicles for the top names in off-road racing for over three decades. Builds include everything from open-wheel buggies to trophy trucks and prerunners. Drivers of Jimco race cars have numerous wins and championships.

That’s the quality and experience that Jason Coleman, owner of Coleman Motorsports, was looking for when he contracted Jimco for the design and build of his Class 10 car. Coleman says, “I like their great team aspect in putting the build together.” Coleman said everybody at Jimco was easy to work with. “Anytime I wanted changes made, they were on top of it. I would have a photo of something by the end of the day,” Coleman says. “I looked at three to four other builders and spent time looking at the pros and cons of their vehicles. Ultimately, I selected Jimco because of their long list of wins and championships and reputable build quality.”

Coleman is no stranger to off-road motorsports and championships. In 2008, Coleman started racing in the 1600 Class and over the years secured two championships. Coleman says jumping into a Class 10 “is the natural progression to the next step.” The 1600 Class had 50 car fields and now Coleman says he is looking for that same experience in Class 10.

Going for a race win with the new car, Coleman will have his work cut out for him. Twenty-nine Class 10 cars will race the Best in the Desert Las Vegas to Reno, dubbed the “longest off-road race in United States.” Coleman says he plans to follow the Class 10 car count, competing in the Best in the Desert Parker 425 in 2015. Coleman also says he’d like to tackle some of the Mexico races as well as return to the SNORE Series, where it all started for him. Coleman says he wants that “big class competition.” But before Coleman had the chance to get the car dirty in the desert, we got him to bring it our studio where it still had that new car smell.

BuildSheet
Coleman Motorsports Jimco Class 10
Powertrain
Engine: Chevy Direct Injected Ecotec 2.4
Builder: Adam Wik/Wik’s Racing Engines
Max Horsepower: 200 hp
Max Torque:195 lb-ft
Modifications: Adam Wik/Wik’s Racing Engines
Induction: Fuel injected

Suspension
Front: Jimco spindles, Fortin hubs, 20 inches of travel, King 3.0 Bypass 2.0 coilovers finned reservoir
Rear: Jimco Spindles 20 inches of travel, King 3.5 Bypass 2.0 coilovers finned reservoir

Cooling C&R Radiators
Plumbing Jimco
Wiring Gary Powell, Proformance Engineering
Brakes Jamar 4-piston (front and rear)

Wheels/Tires
Wheels: 15x4.5 Method Race Wheels
Tires: 33-inch Radar Tires

Exterior
Bodywork: Jimco

Graphics
Paint/Graphics: Tim Cecil, Sign Pros

Interior
Seats: Cobra
GPS: Lowrance
Radio/Intercom: Rugged Radios 110-watt Vertex VX6000, Intercom RRP510
Dash: Walker Racing (all carbon fiber)
Shifter: Fortin
Gauges: Motec C125 Electronic System
Chassis: Jimco

General
Chassis: TrophyLite R-4
Dimensions: Wheelbase: 125 inches
Overall Length: 14 feet
Overall Height: 68 inches
Track Width: 82 inches
Weight: 2,500 pounds

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