The longest and hottest off-road race in the U.S. is only a few days away and the Children of the Dirt team is finishing up some of the details before they make the trip to Las Vegas, Nevada from their home in the Santa Ynez Valley. PJ and the team are taking on 540 miles of some the most difficult terrain and weather conditions found in all of off-road racing.
PJ, his co-drivers Shon Hepler and Joe Herrera have had a lot of success when it comes to racing the Vegas to Reno course and it's safe to say this team knows their way around. PJ won the race in back to back seasons (2014,2015) in the TrophyLite class and are looking forward to the challenge of another ultra competitive race in the SPEC-TT 6100 class.
PJ preps the truck himself along with the help some of his crew and some late nights in the shop. One of the team sponsors, Mob Armor came out to the shop to make sure everything was set up properly for Joe and Shon. A trip out to the OHV area in Barstow to shake down the 6124. Making a few suspension adjustments to get the ride right for their adventure to Reno, Nv. The truck also made a trip over to the Armada Engineering facility where a few issues were also addressed.
We asked PJ what concerns him the most about this V2R course? He replied, "There aren't really specific areas of concern, but the distance is what cannot be taken lightly." PJ feels this truck is running better than it ever has and at just the right time. The team is ready to chase the 6124 through the silt, desert and pine forest to help put this truck on the top of the podium in Reno.
PJ is more than thankful for all of the contributions from his killer sponsors, these people and companies continuously help get the Children of the Dirt team get to each race to compete for a championship.
"Special Thanks to my Dad and Southern Cal Seafood, BFGoodrich Tires, KC HiLites, Currie Enterprises, Armada Engineering, Flippobuilt, KING Shocks, Method Race Wheels, Mob Armor, PCI Race Radios Pro Eagle and Safecraft Safety Equipment. Please check out these companies, they produce some of the best equipment that keeps the COD team competitive." - PJ Guglielmo