We started third off the line at the MORE McKenzies 250, and the Steel Cab Series second race of the year. The first lap started good, but we began to feel the front shocks start to fade and by the halfway mark the front of the truck was dropping on every dip.
Coming into the pit at the end of the first lap we planned to stop and adjust the shocks to see if we could get any improvement, but upon coming in we started to lose our brakes. Stopping in the pit we discovered a broken line at the firewall.
We were stopped for 30 minutes, but with the help of UGM Racing we had it replaced and bleed the system. We headed back out on Lap 2 with a better feeling truck. We had no issues and our lap time showed that.
On Lap 3 roughly five miles in we started to feel a metal clank that felt like the drive line. We stopped to check it, but did not notice anything and continued on. The noise continued and got worse, we had part of our team near RM 22 where we stopped again to have them look and they discovered we had ripped the passenger side frame shackle mount out of the frame.
The mount had moved, but was pinched in part of the roll cage so we were able to continue on. We were timed out at the end of our 3rd lap. Overall, it was a great race and we had a blast like always out there.
We couldn’t have done the race without the help of Clinical Racing’s partners, which include Bend-Tech, Raceline Wheels, Falken Tires, Motul, FK Rod Ends, Rigid Industries, Atlas Suspension, Fuel Safe, Evans Coolant, JE Reel and Bartact.