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Raced the Ranger Again... Pics Inside

This was the second year I have raced my truck in the Tuff Trucks race at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar CA. Good times as always.

This year I finished 24th out of 40 something trucks. Trucks 10-25 were all within a second of each other. Overall a fun time again. Destroyed both of my skid plates, broke some of the lower bumper, and hurt my back even wearing a good HANS device when I stuffed the front on the last run. Really can't wait till next year!

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And some videos... pay no attention to the commentary... lol

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YouTube - Lap 1.wmv

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2010 Tuff Trucks Race Del Mar - Run 2 on Vimeo

Tuff Trucks Race Del Mar 2010 - Run 3 on Vimeo

Del Mar Tuff Trucks Race 2010 - Run 4 on Vimeo
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That's badass.
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Sweet pics man!
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Wow nice air! That is a sweet truck
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badass!

since the straights are so short, do you run in 4lo?
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That's bad-*** man!
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Great pics! That looks like a blast!!!
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Nice! That run #4 had to hurt!
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awesome!!! defiantly moving up there man!


so what was the downfalls to make 24th? was it limits of the truck or the driver?
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Nice! That run #4 had to hurt!
That was the one that compressed my back and hurt my girlfriend neck. It was a very hard hit. Between runs 2 and 3 they built that section up bigger.

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so what was the downfalls to make 24th? was it limits of the truck or the driver?
Little of both. The truck is a desert truck so it's not really set up for this kind of stuff. Like my front end is really under sprung for short course. I'd say stiffer springs up front and about 20 more HP or a set of 6.0 gears and I could knock off a couple seconds.

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Still my favorite vehicle of all time... Viva la Land Shark!
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nice jason. as always we love your truck....



btw did you drop back down to 33s?
also by one of the pics with the trucks in the chute it looks like some stiff comp. think i seen a mini corr?
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Awesome pics!
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Nice truck man. Great pics... I want to see her race in person. looks like a fun time
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Sweet Jason and whats with the new wheels and tires
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btw did you drop back down to 33s?

also by one of the pics with the trucks in the chute it looks like some stiff comp. think i seen a mini corr?
On the wheels/tires... a friend of mine and I swapped tires/wheels for the month (I've been out of town so he's stuck with my tires) so that I could run a smaller tire to get more acceleration out of the truck. I'll have the 35's back on it next week, they just weren't necessary for Tuff Trucks and I think they actually slowed me down a good bit last year.

Yea the competition was intense. I raced in the Open (pro/unlimited) class again so I was up against a Trophy Truck, several Pro-Lite race trucks, a handful of desert race trucks, and the 2007, 08, and 09 Northern California Tuff Trucks champion. Thus why I'm thrilled with where I finished.

Here's my friends Jeep Wrangler TJ that I swapped wheels/tires with. He's got a 3 1/2" lift and I think the tires look great on it.

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That is SWEET.
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gotcha lol i got a little worried haha. looks like you need some wet sanding and polishing on your rims Jason!
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Wow, awesome stuff man! Does it feel weird when you have your truck in the air like that?
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Awesome pictures! Time to make the swap to a bigger motor to go faster at the track.
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On to the pics! I didn't take them, obviously..
you got mad skills jason, but if you were also taking pics while driving i'd be uber impressed. j/k of course. i enjoy seeing your threads and pics/vids. keep up the good work.

that hit on number 4 i can relate i bounced around pretty good at silver lake and all of the sudden your stopped and like wtf!?!?
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Nice. And pretty cool pictures too!
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awesome videos jason. cool pictures as well. i agree hit number 4 had to hurt. hopefully not permanent damage to you or your girl friend.

i like your truck with the 35s better. lol

btw that trans must still be holding up ok? haha
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