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Damen Jefferies Debuts New Trophy Truck in SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge
The 14th annual SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge is the first of five SCORE off road races. It mixes desert racing with a spectator friendly man made short course.
Laughlin Desert Challenge is the first of five SCORE off road races
SCORE Off-Road Series Racer Damen Jefferies
K&N sponsored racer Damen Jefferies was ready for two days of racing on the rugged terrain. Racers start drag race style which is two vehicles wide. They also must face a notorious man made jump named the Laughlin Leap in the harsh Nevada desert.
Jefferies Racing No. 22 Trophy Truck in SCORE off road race
Damen Jefferies will compete for the first time at King of the Hammers in the California desert
The new Jefferies Racing No. 22 Trophy Truck made its debut at the SCORE Laughlin Desert Challenge. It placed 10th in qualifying and as a result, started in the fifth row. Jefferies truck ran most of the first day trouble free. “We lost second gear towards the end of the race on Saturday,” said Jefferies. “I could only shift from first to third. That left us down on power and made the tight turns in the infield hard to maneuver. The next day we battled additional transmission problems, but managed end with a respectable 8th place finish.”
The K&N Trophy Truck uses a K&N designed air induction system and a K&N performance oil filter. This provides Jefferies with the power and protection he requires for racing. “The K&N filters continue to attest that they can withstand any environment,” he said. “The desert is hard on our motors and K&N filters protect them time and time again.”
Next on the agenda for Jefferies was the Best in the Desert Parker 425. He raced there as a substitute driver in the 1500 class. The 1500 class is the same as class 1 in the SCORE Series. Jefferies also was able to race one of the class 1 cars he built. As a result he was very comfortable with the car. He piloted the vehicle from the 49th starting position to a 4th place finish.
The next SCORE race for the Jefferies Racing No. 22 Trophy Truck is the 23rd annual San Felipe 250 on March 13-15. Jefferies drew a first place starting position, and the team is very excited. “We have put in a couple hundred miles of testing since Laughlin,” said Jefferies. “Our truck is ready for San Felipe.”
In the meantime the Jefferies Racing Team is headed for the King of the Hammers Extreme Desert Race and Rock Crawl at the Means Dry Lake area in the California Desert. He will compete against other K&N sponsored racers at the second annual event.
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K&N Engineering, Inc., with headquarters in Riverside, California, has been the world's leader in performance filter technology since 1969, serving the needs of the automotive, motorcycle, marine, industrial and military markets. K&N is heavily involved in nearly every form of motorsports from off-road and powersports to drag racing, stock cars and road racing. For more information about K&N Filters, please contact K&N Engineering, Inc., P.O. Box 1329, Riverside, CA 92502-1329, (800) 213-4182 for a dealer near you, (800) 858-3333 for technical service/questions, (951) 826-4001 Fax, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.knfilters.com.
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