SEARCH BY VEHICLE

K&N Sponsored Deaknbuilt/Lucas Oil Ranger Earns Silver at SNORE Midnight Special

       Printer Image
Feeling extremely confident with his new truck setup, for a brief second, Jeremy Deakins contemplates running it on an extreme roller coaster track.
Feeling extremely confident with his new truck setup, for a brief second, Jeremy Deakins contemplates running it on an extreme roller coaster track.
It was Jimi Hendrix that claimed if a six turned out to be nine, he wouldn't mind, but it was Team Deaknbuilt LLC that poised yet another whimsical "new math" equation - when does three-plus-three equal two? The answer, when you go racing and finish third on back-to-back nights in the 1450 Class, giving you the second best overall performance at the two-day SNORE Midnight Special event.
Two third place finishes added up to silver for Deaknbuilt Racing at the SNORE Midnight Special event.
Two third place finishes added up to silver for Deaknbuilt Racing at the SNORE Midnight Special event.


The Southern Nevada Off-Road Enthusiasts (SNORE) is a family of off-road desert racers helping to promote desert racing in and around the Las Vegas, Nevada area. The Midnight Special is one of groups more unique events, attempting to escape the brutal day heat of the desert, the race begins at dusk and runs well past midnight. The 2011 race included two nights of competition over an 8.6 mile layout that started and finished behind Buffalo Bill's hotel casino just east of I-15 in Primm, Nevada.

"The course was the same both Friday and Saturday night," Jeremy Deakins, driver of the Lucas Oil/Deaknbuilt Ranger told K&N Race News. "Friday evening however, there was a thunderstorm which created a lot of mud and rain and obstructed vision. Saturday night was the opposite. The mud dried up and the first couple miles were full of blinding dust and the course was pretty torn up by then."

For Jeremy and Deaknbuilt Racing this race was a real-time shakedown for the new setup on No. 1481 and by every indication it was all systems go. With 42 other trucks on the tight course at once, Jeremy had to hold off some mighty tough competition on both nights, proving once more that persistence, consistency and a heaping helping of some old fashion "wheelin it" pays off. "It was a slugfest out there," added Jeremy. "All glory to God and great work by the entire team."
After struggling with growing pains in the beginning of the season due to the upgrades on their truck the K&N sponsored team feels it has all paid off now towards the conclusion of the year.
After struggling with growing pains in the beginning of the season due to the upgrades on their truck the K&N sponsored team feels it has all paid off now towards the conclusion of the year.


"At the beginning of the year we did a truck upgrade," explained Jeremy. "We upgraded to a three-link rear suspension, thanks to Dillion at ICON for engineering the setup and helping out with a set of ICON rear coil covers. Also, we upgraded the front end to a Threat Motorsports equal length race suspension built by Dave at Threat Motorsports. The second place finish at the SNORE Midnight Special was our first race on the new combination of suspension and for the maiden voyage it worked awesome."

Jeremy says he really enjoys the night racing format, adding, "Vision is not really ever a factor in the night race because of the light set up on the truck provided by Light Force, and it makes night racing a lot of fun."

When talking about how the 2011 race season is shaping up overall for Deaknbuilt Racing, Jeremy says, "It started out slow. The first race at 'Battle at Primm' we struggled with growing pains and due to the upgrades on the truck we missed two races prior to the Midnight Special, but it seems to have paid off. We have moved from 33rd in points to 12th."

There are two races remaining for Deaknbuilt Racing, "Ridgecrest" in October, and "Rage at the River" in December. "We are looking forward to both races," Jeremy adds.

Find K&N products for your vehicle using the K&N application search then use the K&N dealer search to find a K&N dealer in your part of the world.

Horizontal Advertisement


Did you like this story? Select 1 to 5 stars to rate it.

K&N Engineering in Riverside California is the world's leading manufacturer of washable performance air filters and air intake systems. K&N invented the reusable high flow cotton air filter in 1969 and has been perfecting the technology ever since. K&N is a world class filtration company selling air filters, oil filters, and intakes in over 30 countries. K&N sells over 5,000 products designed for cars, trucks, motorcycles, engines, and industrial applications. From their Million Mile Warranty to their Consumer Protection Pledge, K&N stands behind their products and their consumers 100%. The distinctive K&N logo represents performance from one of the original performance companies. For more information, visit knfilters.com.