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Deaknbuilt LLC Racing Tunes-up for 2013 Southern Nevada Off-Road Enthusiasts Series

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The Deaknbuilt Ranger was thoroughly tested at the SNORE opening event in Primm.
The Deaknbuilt Ranger was thoroughly tested at the SNORE opening event in Primm.
“Racing since 1969” is a proud fact boldly printed front and center on the SNORE website (coincidentally a stat shared with K&N). The Southern Nevada Off-Road Enthusiasts is a tight-knit family of off-road desert racers helping to promote desert racing in and around the Las Vegas, Nevada area, and it’s a series that Chuck Deakins and his Deaknbuilt/K&N Filters team are crazy passionate about.
Jeremy Deakins says the team has fixed the truck’s rear-end issues that plagued them last season.
Jeremy Deakins says the team has fixed the truck’s rear-end issues that plagued them last season.


The 2013 series got underway at the BeeHive Sports Bar Battle at Primm, in Nevada. If there were any lingering doubts about off-road racing growing in record numbers, this race put that to rest. Nearly 200 entries for the weekend’s event proved once again how successful this series continues to be. There were also new classes added to the roster this year which further helped bring out an even larger crowd than last year.

The 2011 event included two nights of hard racing over an 8.6 mile layout that started and finished behind Buffalo Bill's hotel casino just east of I-15 in Primm, Nevada. Jeremy Deakins, driver of the K&N sponsored, Lucas Oil/Deaknbuilt Ranger, finished second overall.

“This year was the largest race by far, with a total of 63 trucks entered in our class,” reported Deakins. After four, 12.7mile laps, the course was littered with Competition 1400 series trucks that were unable to complete the battle. The Deaknbuilt Ranger and Jeremy Deakins were among those that tested their trucks to the limit, yet would ultimately need to surrender and write-off the race as a real-time shakedown for the new setup.
The Deaknbuilt crew is looking forward to the night race back in Primm on June 8th.
The Deaknbuilt crew is looking forward to the night race back in Primm on June 8th.


“We always take away learning experiences for every race,” Deakins said. “Being prepared each race and teamwork are things we will take away and continue to do in the 2013 season to ensure our success.”

The 2012 off-road season was a tough one for the Deaknbuilt crew, filled with too many lows and not enough highs. But that’s racing, and precisely why you keep coming out, to learn from your experience, and to lock down more memories and good times.

“Tough season or not, our downtime is very minimal. We have a dedicated team to inspect and improve upon the truck continually, so we can go out and race every race the best we can,” Deakins said in response to how fast the team returned to the shop to start working on the new season.

“We came into the 2013 season with not too many changes to the truck. We had some troubles last season with the rear-end setup we were running, so we are in the process of switching over to a full floater rear-end to help prevent some of those troubles we had.”

The Deaknbuilt LLC Racing team went onto race the HDRA Ridgecrest race after Primm, and next on their schedule is the June 8th Snore night race back in Primm, Nevada.

“Overall we would like to thank K&N and all of our sponsors, friends and family who help us do what we love to do which is go out there and race. Without them none of the season would be possible.”

Related K&N News Articles about Deaknbuilt and Jeremy Deakins: The High Desert Racing Association Season Winds Down with the Deaknbuilt Team On Top; K&N Sponsored Deaknbuilt/Lucas Oil Ranger Earns Silver at SNORE Midnight Special; Jeremy Deakins Stands on Podium at MDR's Bilek Racing 400 K&N Product Search


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