2017 News and Event Information
Top 5 Finish in Laughlin
The third race of the Best in the Desert Race Series would take the Children of the Dirt team to Laughlin NV. The #6124 lined up for 2 days of off-road racing action against 20 other teams chasing a win at the 2nd annual Method Race Wheels event, the Laughlin Desert Classic. Due to the close proximity of the Mint 400 to this Laughlin race, the team was only able to get in a few hours of testing, basically shake the truck down and make sure everything is operational. PJ knows the trucks suspension is not where they would like for it to be but he does feel like they are going to give it their all and still be competitive. With the help of his co-driver Joe Herrera calling out the corners and dangers, they look to run a clean race, minimize mistakes and put the SoCal Seafood SPEC-TT in the top 5 for the weekend.
4th Place at The MINT 400
The Children of the Dirt team came into the Mint 400 race week prepared for battle. Taking what they had learned about the truck from the previous race in Parker, making necessary adjustments PJ felt confident the truck would have a good run. Children of the Dirt would seemingly be at the center of the Mint 400 experinece and taking part in all of the activities that come along with one of the largest off-road races in the world. The #6124 Southern Cal Seafood, Armada Engineering SPEC-TT would participate in the "Mint 400 Parade" down the strip on Wednesday, then take out their impact guns and jacks for the Method Race Wheels "Pit Crew Challenge" on Thursday night. Tech and Contingency on Friday, the team would slowly make their way through the contingency area that would eventually take more than 8 hours on a day where temps were a little above average for early March.
2017 Parker 425
First race of the season and the first race in the brand new Armada Engineering #6124. The Children of the Dirt team had a great race going but a couple problems on lap 2 kept them from getting a finish. PJ would like to thank everyone for helping the team get to Parker and after a dnf, they are now focused on the MINT 400.
Children of the Dirt & Armada Engineering
Coming from limited classes jumping to play with the big toys is a natural path to success, with this in mind Pj Guglielmo of Children of the Dirt coming from motorcycle background and after a successful seasons on TrophyLites winning a championship on 2013 and two second places on the Best in the Desert ’14 and ’15 championships it felt natural to take another step and now with help of Armada Engineering they started the ’17 season with a brand new 6100 truck.