Deaknbuilt LLC Racing Experiences First Race of 2014 at Prim

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Deaknbuilt LLC Racing recently opened their season at Primm, Nevada, in the Battle At Prim

Deaknbuilt LLC Racing recently opened their season at Primm, Nevada, in the Battle At Prim

For the past six years, Deaknbuilt LLC has been competing as a team in the sport of racing. In fact, the crew is likely somewhat closer connected than other teams. It goes much deeper than a group of people with a passion for the sport.

"Our entire team is family and close friends," shared Jeremy Deakins. His team consists of his father and mother, wife and daughter; his brother, Trever, uncles Glen and Gary. The team had grown accustomed to and found strength in the spiritual leadership of his grandfather, Shelby Wise, as well. However, this race would be a great deal different.

In fact, each and every member entered this event with a heavy heart, as they had learned earlier of his passing. One could only imagine the sadness the team was feeling. Nevertheless, in spite of the terrible news, they opted to remain and compete in the Battle at Prim at Nevada, if for no other reason, out of respect for him.

"We knew that he would have wanted it no other way," explained Jeremy. "We had known of his (bad) health for a while, and he had prepared us for that day." Looking back at previous events, he continued, "It was definitely the hardest emotionally, but we encounter different challenges every race. So as long as we work as a team. . . we manage."

Lining up in the 1400 unlimited sportsman's class of the Competition 1400 series, they were prepared to embark upon a two day event consisting of a succession of four, 16-mile laps before the races were deemed over.

Prior to the Battle at Prim, the Deaknbuilt LLC Racing team learned of the passing of a family member. However, they remained to race in the event, as they were confident that’s what he would have preferred

Prior to the Battle at Prim, the Deaknbuilt LLC Racing team learned of the passing of a family member. However, they remained to race in the event, as they were confident that’s what he would have preferred

Pulling a 16th spot starting position, Jeremy Deakins and his fellow team members were confident of what would transpire in the laps to come. "We know we prepare the truck well for the races," ensured Jeremy. "The team does all of the work ourselves in the shop. So we don't like to think about how many trucks are in front or behind." When asked the key to success at this particular event, he reiterated, "Having a well put-together team that preps the truck well for every race."

According to Deakins, the truck handled fairly well during the first day of racing. However, they considered the front suspension somewhat soft and the rear tires weren't grabbing optimal traction. That in mind, the crew made a few adjustments and added a little weight to the rear of the vehicle prior to day two. When the waving of the green flag deemed the final day underway, it didn't take long to conclude they had made the proper decision. "It made a big difference," recalled Jeremy.

Starting 11th on the final day of racing, Deakins' had managed to roll into 7th place by the third lap. Things were looking promising. However, in the world of racing, it's not over until it's over. As fate would have it, bad luck would soon thereafter rear its ugly head. With in the neighborhood of three miles separating them from the finish line, all chances of success quickly dwindled upon experiencing transmission failure.

Although the team faced adversity during the opening race of the season, they are anticipating what lie ahead during the remainder of 2014. Jeremy Deakins and the crew have an acute understanding that the team's close-knit relationship is the backbone of their program. They also understand the importance of keeping their truck perfectly maintained. In turn, they depend upon K&N products to ensure the internal components of their engine remains contaminant free.

In reference to proper maintenance he said, "it's just as important as everything else. It all has to be consistent in order to do well." One would suspect that consistency is one of the attributes that they appreciate most about the K&N products they use on their race vehicle.

"We use K&N air filters, oil filters, fuel filters, and the fuel filter housing," he explained. "We use the K&N mini filters for the oil breather and their degreaser for cleaning. We've been using them for about four years now and have never had a problem."

"It's a great product," he continued. "Like earlier stated, we have yet to have a problem. We put hundreds of miles on these products every year and have always had great results."

Looking forward to the remainder of 2014, Jeremy Deakins directed a gesture of thanks to the fans for their support. When asked what their plans are for the remainder of the season, he concluded, "Competition 1400 Series championship and some good racing."


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