Tire Cutting 101

When it comes to scale trail runs, mud bogging, competition crawling and racing, tires are one of the most important aspects of your vehicle. Without proper traction it can be tough to hold your intended line in the rocks or around the track. Having multiple sets of tires in your arsenal is always a good idea in order to be prepared for any and all conditions. But, for the budget crawler, basher and racer having numerous sets of tires and wheels isn’t always a feasible option. There are ways to improve your existing tires and wheels though, and all it requires is a little time at the work bench. For this tire cutting article we will show you a few ways to get more traction out of your stock or existing tires, with little to no money out of your pocket. There are numerous ways to cut tires for better performance. Siping, read cutting, tires is a technology used in the 1:1 off-road world for everything from rock crawling to baja, mud bogging and even full size monster trucks. Tire cutting can be used to get better forward bite, better lateral bite, and even help to avoid mud from packing into certain tread patterns. You can also cut the side wall lugs to soften up the overall feel of the tires carcass as well. There are many aspects to this technology/art form.

A good example to start with for the scale crawlers is the stock R40 compound Axial Ripsaw tires that are original equipment on the RTR Wraith and new RTR Ridgecrest. These tires have a great tread pattern with aggressive lugs for hardcore off road terrain. But, the compound on these is quite a bit harder than the softer R35 Axial Ripsaw tires. Here are a few different methods you can use to get the most out of your stock RTR Ripsaw tires. Only tools needed are a good pair of small wire cutters, a Dremel with a cutoff wheel and a little bit of your time.

Wire cutters used.

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Dremel and cutoff wheel used.

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A stock uncut tire before we get started.

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First thing I wanted to improve upon was forward bite, and the ability to clean sticky mud out of the tire lugs. The tires I am using for this article will be bolted up to a 2.2 scaler/rock racer which will see a wide variety of terrain. I started by cutting the smaller rows of lugs completely out of the tires for a super aggressive tread pattern that will have the ability to shed mud and wet dirt, using a small pair of wire cutters. This cut will also soften the carcass up and allow for more forward bite in technical rock sections, similar to airing a 1:1 tire down for more grip and better ride. If your wire cutters are too small to span the entire lug you are trying to remove, you can cut half of the lug and slide the cutters along the base of the lug for a second cut as needed. I had to use this method on the biggest lugs.

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Next cut the smaller center lugs out on the same row.

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Here is how that same tire looks when the first round of cutting is complete.

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A profile shot after the first round with the wire cutters.

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A photo of all the lugs removed from the 4 tires.

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Next I want to improve the tires performance on the rocks in off camber situations. To do this I will use my Dremel and cut the existing tire grooves in the center lugs down to the tire’s carcass. Here you can see it grooves before I modify them.

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Position the Dremel over the lug to be cut and follow the existing groove to make it deeper.

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Keep your RPMs on the Dremel high enough to cut the lug without bogging the motor down. Gently apply pressure until the cutoff wheel cuts the full depth of the lug. Be careful not to go too deep and cut all the way through the tire, take your time and be patient. You can also do this to the outer lugs if you find you need more bite, or sidewall flex. Another way to get more flex out of your tires is to open up the breather holes in the wheels. I drilled out the existing breather holes in these wheels to twice the stock diameter.

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Finished tire

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Here’s a few shots to show the overall look on my “Project Backyard Basher Ridgecrest.” These tires really give it a lot more aggressive look, similar to what you would see on the “Rock Bouncers” from down in the southeast.

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Following these tips will improve overall performance on the stock RTR Ripsaw tires as well as other tires on the market, especially if they are molded in a firm rubber compound.

Bender’s AX10 Ridgecrest Project Backyard Basher

Now that Axial’s new Ridgecrest is readily available I wanted to show one of the Ridgecrest projects I have been working on. For this project I just wanted to build a do it all trail runner/crawler/basher. The Ridgecrest is the perfect platform for this type of build in my opinion, because of the stout AR60 axles and the well tuned suspension geometry. The purpose of this build is to have a rig that can handle a lot of various situations from sandy hills, to rocks and roots, a little water, and possibly some urban bashing. This project will also probably be a loaner vehicle on occasion as well, so I want it to work decent in all situations. Here’s a rundown of what I changed, and why.

A couple shots with the body removed. I swapped the electronics and battery trays around so the battery now sits in front for better weight distribution.

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Swapping the two trays around was easy, the only thing required was a servo extension wire. The steering servo wire lead on this rig was a bit too short for me to reach the receiver after swapping the two trays around. Servo extensions can be found at most hobby shops and online retailers for less than $5, so it is a cheap and easy solution.

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Here you can see the junction where the servo wire and the servo extension meet. I used the stock wire guide to keep the wires out of harm’s way. Also notice I moved the on/off switch to the opposite side of the chassis, just to keep wires cleanly tucked away.

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I stretched the wheelbase on this Ridgecrest to help on big rock obstacles, and hill climbs. A longer wheelbase usually helps a rig’s capabilities in these situations. So, I installed our 106mm grey links, part number AX30516, to replace the old stock plastic lower links. Then, I used our grey machined high clearance links, part number AX30469, to replace the stock upper links. In order to stretch the wheelbase as much as possible I used our long curved XR10 rod ends on all the suspension links, part number AX80057. You will need 4 of the rod end parts trees total to complete the conversion, as well as M3 threaded studs to secure the rod ends to the links, part number AXA0187. You will need two packages of the threaded studs to complete the conversion. My wheelbase now sits at 13 1/2″.

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A shot of the link set-up.

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Here you can see I also installed our new AR60 machined link mounts, part number AX30830, on the axles as well. These link mounts are cool because they have multiple mounting points, which will help you fine tune wheelbase, ride height and shock angles as needed.

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Another modification that I made was the jump to XR10 beadlock wheels, part number AX08061, and R35 Ripsaw tires, part number AX12015. This mod is one of the best you can make, the difference in traction between the stock RTR Ripsaw tires and the better R35 compound tires is night and day.

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Last thing I changed was the springs on the shocks. The stock springs were a bit too stiff for my liking, so I swapped them out for our purple comp springs, part number AX30224.

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A few shots with the newly cut body.

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So far these few mods have really transformed this vehicle into a super capable basher/trail runner, that is extremely fun to drive. Keep an eye out for my next few Ridgecrest installments covering how to convert your Ridgecrest into a capable comp crawler.

Join Us at the 20th Big Bear Jeep Jamboree USA – May 10-12, 2012

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The 20th annual Big Bear Jeep Jamboree is coming will take place on May 10-12th and we are looking forward to participating this year.
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If you own a Jeep, of any kind, you should look into attending one of these events that Jeep Jamboree puts on in conjunction with various 4X4-Clubs all across the country! They are fun, informative, family friendly and sure to provide a good time.
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Here is a brief History about Jeep Jamboree USA:
Jeep® Jamborees are off-road adventure weekends that bring together the outdoors, down-to-earth people, and their Jeep 4x4s. These treks have been a tradition since 1953 when 4×4 pioneer Mark A. Smith organized the first ever Jeep Jamboree and voyaged across the Sierra Nevada Mountains by way of the old Rubicon Trail. In 1954, Willys Motors – then manufacturer of Jeeps – became involved and Jeep Jamborees have been an off-road tradition ever since.

This year I personally will be acting as a Trail Guide for Jeep Jamboree USA with the hosting Jeep club of Inland Empire 4 Wheeler’s, this will be my second appearance as a Trail Guide to this event. Last year’s event brought me great pleasure and excitement as I was able to use my off-roading experience and skills to help others in attendance get through the challenges and broaden their off-roading skills. Some of the attendees have never put their Jeeps in 4-Lo or even been on a dirt road.
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2011 Jeep Jamboree USA

Go to these websites for more information.
Website: http://jeepjamboreeusa.com/
Event Schedule: http://jeepjamboreeusa.com/forms/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jeepjamboreeusa
Inland Empire 4 Wheeler’s: http://www.ie4w.com/

If you’re going….See you on trail.

The AXIAL Geocache #2-2012 Cache and Carry – Found!

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Congratulations to Denial W. of Cahone, CO for tracking down this Axial Geocache #2-2012.
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Daniel found the Axial Geocache #2-2012 with his brother, Brian on April 22, 2012 at 12:46PM MST.
This was about a 2 hour drive for Daniel and here is what he had to share about his adventure to AreaBFE to locate the cache.

“I managed to locate your “Axial Cache and Carry #2″ this afternoon. I was NOT expecting to find an XR10 kit! You guys (and gals) are AWESOME!
The extra goodies in the box are icing on an already fantastic prize.
Today, after seeing what my SCX10 will do, I have just got my brother hooked on Axial trucks (he likes to go fast but still wants to be able to crawl… (I told him to get a Wraith), so not only did you guys make a life long customer very happy, you got another customer in the process.

My Rig: Axial SCX10 Honcho RTR. Mods; CAC One9 12 hole beadlock rims, Novak Goat 3s 21.5T Brushless system, and a few other minor tweaks here and there, but those are the big things I’ve changed.

Hope your weekend was as much fun as you (and Axial) made mine.”

Daniel really scored this time… not only did he get some of the coolest Axial swag we offer but he got a complete Axial XR10… well almost complete. Daniel, we are sending you the purposely missing parts bag so you can fully assemble that XR10.

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We would also like to extend a special thanks to Olaf Kilthau of AreaBFE for taking the time to hide the Axial Geocache#2-2012 in such a great place. If you like wheeling/rock crawling, make sure AreaBFE is on you bucket list… if you have not been there yet

Axial Geocache #2-2012 Original Post:
Here is the second of 2012!!!! Remember it’s about the adventure you make to get there and get the goods that really makes this program fun. We like to hear from you about your experience. You will not be disappointed of this location when you get there. Grab your rigs and head out to do some RC Crawling. This is a cache and carry find, once you find it, it’s yours to take with you. Tread lightly and leave no trace.

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What we want from you:
Name / Address / Email / Phone
Photos of you and your Axial Rig at or near the Geocache site.
Time / Date of when you found the Axial Geocache #2-2012

What you get from us:
More prizes on top of the prize that you will find.

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Axial Geocache #2-2012

The AXIAL Geocache #1-2012 Cache and Carry – Found!

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Congratulations to Daniel S. of Albuquerque, NM for getting out to find this Axial Geocache #1-2012

Daniel found the Axial Geocache #1-2012 on April 27th, 2012 about 7:00PM. Out on his second attempt after not finding it the first time. Thanks to David C. of NM for hiding this cache for us in a great RC crawling location.
Here is what Daniel had to say about his adventure.
“I saw the post on Facebook about the geocache and decided I would put the Coordinates into the Google maps just to see where this one was and couldn’t hardly believe it when I saw it was right here in my own back yard. So I made a phone call to a buddy of mine and took my teenage boys and we went crawlin’ to go and find it. We looked around for quite a while and had no luck. After I got home I just kept thinking about it and how I would never forgive myself if I did not go try to find it again so I took my crawler back out and started looking again and sure enough this time I found it and only a few feet from the area we were previously searching in. It was an awesome day and I found a prize.”

“I was injured at work and I’ve been out of work for sometime, finding this was very up lifting
Thank you guys at Axial! WHOOO HOOOO!!!!!!!!”

Daniel really scored on this cache… He got some of the coolest Axial swag only found in the Axial Geocache, and he got a complete Axial XR10 kit… well almost…. there is a bag of parts missing on purpose that is on the way to him.
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Axial Geocache #1-2012 Original Post:
We understand that it is now April 2012 and we have not released any new caches yet….. But that is because we were gearing up for a good program this year. So here is the first of 2012!!!! Remember it’s about the adventure you make to get there and get the goods that really makes this program fun. We like to hear from you about your experience. This cache has most likely seen some in-climate weather recently but will still be in great shape. It’s is in another great location to do some RC crawling, so grab your rigs and head out. This is a cache and carry find, once you find it, it’s yours to take with you. Tread lightly and leave no trace.

Axial Geocache #1-2012
35.19143978602736 -106.477720800019 (paste into googlemaps and look for the green arrow)

What we want from you:
Name / Address / Email / Phone
Photos of you and your Axial Rig at or near the Geocache site.
Time / Date of when you found the Axial Geocache #1-2012

What you get from us:
More prizes on top of the prize that you will find.

Axial Geocache #1-2012

Those Left Behind

Easter Jeep Safari is the biggest Jeep Event of the year. But lets face it, not everyone can drop what they are doing and go to Utah for a week. However that doesn’t stop the rest of us from doing what we love most. So Randall from Axial Racing put together a small Jeep run to Big Bear, CA. Nine Jeeps Started out on Gold Mountain and after some breakage, seven Jeeps went on to run John Bull Trail. Here is the day in Big Bear of…..THOSE LEFT BEHIND

video by Tom Benitez

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With a personal invitation from Mike Bishop, president of ACORA, I decided to make plans to attend a BBQ at the Azusa Canyon Offroad Park which was being put on by ACORA and a few other willing compadres on March 31st, 2012. Though the course is not open to the full scale rigs yet, due to some political mess that Mike is dealing with, he had it open to RC cars and was hoping to have a classic show up and throw down comp. So with that in mind I loaded up my RC’s, chargers, parts and gate markers and the family too and headed up for the BBQ. When I got there several people were already there including Wayne from CORVA. It turned out to be a really fun event that had a laid back competitive touch. I threw down enough gates to run 3 courses that were fun enough for the variety of rigs we had on hand. I got to meet some great Axial fans at the BBQ and also make some new ones. The weather was windy and chilly at times but nothing the jacket couldn’t handle. We had burgers, dogs and carne tacos for lunch.

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It was great to see every model of Axial rig even built at the BBQ. Honcho, Wraith, AX10.

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It has been a long time since I have seen a super class crawler.

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Part of the course, including the newly built obstacle sponsored by Falken.

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If it could crawl, it could compete.

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Wayne from CORVA getting busy at the start gate of course 2.

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AX10 cousins, RTR and RTC, having a little fun.

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A little tunnel action never hurt nobody… fortunately no one got stuck.

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Mike Bishop of ACORA taking a gate… better luck next time Mike.

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Pulling the corner with dig and a little help from the rock.

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Angeles Natiaonl Forest has some really cool OHV trails. If you get the chance, get out and go enjoy what they have to offer. There are plenty of places to go exploring with RC’s and have some fun.

You can find more info about the park here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Azusa-Canyon-Offroad-Park/114943321929617

The Full Size Connection

Axial is different than any company I have ever worked with before. These guys are the real deal enthusiasts; the parking lot at the Axial offices is regularly decorated with capable off-road trail rigs. This enthusiasm for full scale adventure translates directly into the scale products we have all come to enjoy.

While hanging around the office after hours, a conversation sparked up about full size trail rigs. The VP of Axial, Jeff Johns had recently parted company with his 99 Jeep TJ and was in the market for a new rig. The debate immediately kicked off as to what vehicle he should build next, and the opinions were all over the map. Eventually the discussion led where every good 4×4 discussion leads, right into the age old Jeep vs. Toyota battle. The strongest argument going was the idea of building a full size Honcho, which would be really cool! We could model the bed and cage exactly like our 1/10 Honcho and hit the trail with a full size SCX10.

With this debate in full swing regarding a new trail rig for Jeff, I started looking into the full size vehicles owned by the guys behind the Axial brand, and it hit me like a ton of bricks. One of the reasons this brand is so successful is because they are authentic. Authentic to the point that when they are not on a scale trail run with their Axial rigs, they are on the full size trail with their 1:1 rig enjoying the outdoor life with their families. To illustrate this, I thought I would share a few shots of the rigs owned and enjoyed by the Axial staff and Axial team members…. check it out!!

Axial Employee 1:1 rigs:

Here is the 99 Jeep TJ that Jeff Johns [Axial Vice President] had to let go due to room constraints. This rig was really well prepared, I am sure he is sorry to see it go!

 

Here are some shots of Matt Kearney’s [Axial's VP of Product Design] 1973 Ford Bronco Ranger out on the trail.

 

This is the 1992 80 Series Landcruiser that belongs to Rodney Wills [Axial Global Marketing Director].

Here is our resident Jeep JK expert Randall Davis’ 2007 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited [Axial Logistics / IT]

 

Randall even has a “proper” custom hood ornament!!!

Brad “Bender” Dumont [Axial Marketing Department] recently let his Jeep go as well while preparing for a new addition to his family. We expect to see him back in the game soon, either way we couldn’t leave out his 99 Jeep Wrangler TJ

Andrew Obannon [Axial Sales Assistant] is one of the more hardcore wheelers of the group, he isnt scared to take his 85 Toyota 4Runner through its paces and then some!

 

And then there is your humble scribe, Scott G. [Marketing Special Projects] and my 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee (or soccer mom station wagon as it get called on the trail)
First a shot of my 93, from back in the day…

and my 98 I am working on bringing back to proper spec.

 

Dont hate on the station wagon!!

The influence and direction of this company not only comes from internal, but also from a huge support network out on the trails. Our Axial team drivers are selected for their knowlege, not only in the scale 4×4 world, but also for their depth of knowlege in the 1:1 field. It is the goal of Axial to bring the most authentic experience to our customers and fans, and we feel our team drivers really assist and compliment this mission and contribute significantly to all of our success. Check out some of these guys in action!

Axial Team driver 1:1 rigs:

The one and only Brian Parker, he is usually out influencing the market with his passion for events and the outdoor lifestyle. So where does he get his motivation from? From spending time out in nature with good friends enjoying his off-road vehicles. His 83 toyota called “Lexus” is his favorite rig, it is said to be “powered by chevy, geared by Toyota and driven by a Jeeper” … Only Parker!

It’s all about getting away from civilization and exploring earth with friends…. Parker loves his Yamaha Grizzly 660.

Ryan Gerrish…. This man has owned so many vehicles that are on our wish list…… here are just a few!

Our man Zach Chatelain, he is always at the top of the leader board in the scale comp scene, and he knows how to get around in the back woods in his 2011 Toyota Tacoma!

Here is Dean Hsiao frequenting the trails that the world famous “King of the Hammers” are held on in Johnson Valley in his beloved 1983 Toyots SR5, ya, he’s not scared either!!

Then we have Patrick Norton, another scale crawling master showing us the ultimate location for him to show off his 2004 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, We wanna go!!

 

Check out Jake Wright and his Toyota Tuber going for it on the rocks!

Our Man Mark Reel is rocking a 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Ok Jeff, you have quite the decision ahead of you. I guess the good news is that no matter what vehicle you choose to build, there will never be a shortage of friends to hit the trail with!!

RD’s Adventures – 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers – Part II

RACE PREP:
In just 20 very fast weeks Johnny’s shop, Road Race Motorsports, with some guidance from Poison Spyder, was going to miraculously have a race car evolve from the Poison Spyder Venom 2 Chassis, built ready for the first ever 2012 Smittybilt Every Man Challenge taking place at the Griffin King of the Hammers event on Feb 3-10, 2012. Since Road Race Motorsports’ background was in on-road and rally racing some of the guys had never heard of King of the Hammers and were intrigued by the stories that Johnny and I were telling them. In their spare time (like they had any) they started watching videos on YouTube to see what it was all about. Their opinion quickly became, “You guys are nuts, but let’s do this”. The order was tall, but everyone was on-board with the challenge at hand. George called on his “go to guy”, Jimmy, and he was quickly bringing parts in to Road Race Motorsports from various vendors and from George’s dismantled “Ridiculous JK”. The pile of parts at the shop was growing and the amount of work was building. Every time I stopped by the shop there was something new from somewhere and was ready to find a home on the car. The crew at Road Race Motorsports was getting antsy and laying down some great ideas while they were doing some final finishing touches on the bare chassis. I had never been part of building a race car and was really looking forward to lending a hand no matter what it was. I had no idea that a build like this can have unknown hurdles pop-up along the way and each one brings a new challenge and learning opportunity. We seemed to be getting hit with many of them but the great part of these hurdles was being able to solve them quickly and build past them. One of the first hurdles that we hit was our 4 speed Atlas II was not going to fit in this car and we were going to have to get a 2 speed version. We had several resources to call on and were tapping into each of them as we needed. One of the resources was Rock Krawler Suspension and they built us some big stout links for the suspension. Time was simply flying by and even though we had several late night dinners provided by eNet Components the rig was not looking close to being done…. The axles were still on the welding table but every time I came by there was more steel on them, the shocks were still in the bags but I could tell that they had been test fitted on the car and some alterations were made, the race chassis still on jack stands but the roof was on and brackets for the Wurton LED Lights were on and several other components had been mounted as well, the interior parts were all over the shop but they were taking shape and getting done. The custom made fuel cell was still at the manufacturer curing. Even though it looked like total disarray, things were clicking right along. Even with time flying by all the parts were being dealt with prepared for final assembly. Amongst all the building of the car we still had to coordinate how we were going to get all the race support stuff out to the event and what we were going to do for food. So we asked for help from none better than “the girls”, Jacky, Kimmie and JK, to make sure that the 21st Century Programming sponsored meals and other over-sighted necessities were being taken care of. As Murphy would have it, we hit the struggles that would delay some key tasks that needed to be completed in order for us to have a fully prepped and race ready rig. So the scramble began and the thrashing ensued. We finally had the Transfer Case in and secured, we finally had the brakes plumbed, we got the tires on the car and the Warn winch mounted, but we still did not have everything ready so we missed our pre-running dates. We regrouped and surveyed what needed to be done to make the car safe and to pass tech. So back to the thrashing we go. The engine was fired and sounding good with our Magnaflow Exhaust, the custom steering was functioning but not completely and we finally had the Reel Driveline drive shafts hooked up, but we still missed another key day for tuning our King Off-Road shocks. And then it really hit us, Friday, February 3rd is here, it’s time to load up and get to the lake bed and the rest must be done on-site. Stay tuned for my next blog post, RD’s Adventures – 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers Part III, as I write about the experience of race day and what went on in the car while we were in the race.
Here are a some pictures from the build:

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RD’s Adventures – 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers – Part I

Since I first attended King of the Hammers in 2009 I have always wanted to compete in the event and test my skills. There has been a lot of history and stories built out of this event since it started in 2008. I have been fortunate through recent years to really work on improving my navigation and spotting skills and have become friends with several of the other competitors, including some of those OG13 (Original Racer) guys. Now I am finally getting my opportunity with George Kane, to be the co-driver in his race car. I don’t know what sparked George’s interest in getting a race car, or the details that laid the foundation for it to be built for the 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers event on Feb 3-10, but at some point Johnny suggested to George that I would be an excellent choice for the Co-Dog seat in his custom built Poison Spyder Venom 2 racing chassis. As I talked to George about the opportunity and expressed my confidence in what was taking place, we were quickly developing a great line of communication and were excited about working together as a team. So the team, Holy Moly Racing, was formed with a core of 3 people, George Kane, Randall Davis and John Rocha. George and I made some quick plans to take his Class 1 desert car out to get our in-car communications established and spend some quality driver/co-driver time together out at Johnson Valley OHV. We had been wheeling together at other events in the past, but it was always just for leisure and not for competition. Johnny started getting busy and focused on the fabrication he was going to be facing soon, and getting his crew at Road Race Motorsports ready for what was coming down the project pipeline. And so it was on!!!… Holy Moly Racing was going to bring it full force. I was set on making the most of this opportunity and I took on a few duties to help-out in the ways that I knew I could.
Stay tuned for my next blog post, RD’s Adventures – 2012 Griffin King of the Hammers Part II, as I write about the build and preparation of the race cars, and what really went on during the build.
Here are a some pictures I’ve taken from past events:
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