Over the weekend Jason McNeil proved he has what it takes to pilot a 750 HP unlimited vehicle. Racing around a very tight and technical course at the 2008 CODE Jacume ORW 120 that is better suited for a 10 car or 1600 buggy, Jason performed lap after lap with finesse and natural talent. Reaching speeds of 118 mph and going bigger then every other competitor, the spectators and crowds were thrilled as the #50 TT flew by.
The FiberwerX Team worked hard to secure as much seat time & experience in the new race truck, however business always has taken precedence over racing. We showed up late Friday night, to late to prerun. Jason was forced to start this event with no prerun, no GPS map, and maybe two hours of seat time in the #50 FiberwerX Trophy Truck.
Starting 5th off the line due to an inverted drawing order we were chasing down cars right from the start. The Oroway TT was passed at MM#4. Another dust trail was soon visible as the truck was coming up on the Affordable Rain Gutters Class 1 Car. Before we could overtake the next car the #50TT stalled out. Jason was able to fire the truck up and keep moving, but the electrical gremlin plagued the #50TT all of lap 1 and the truck kept stalling out at least 4x. Jason and co driver Nik Kraus were able to determine it was an ignition problem and relayed the scenario back to the team mechanic JuanCO.
When the truck arrived in the pit JuanCO quickly diagnosed the problem & corrected the issue. The #50 was down about 25 minutes at this point and was out of contention for a Heat 1 Victory. Jason pushed himself and the truck as they flew through laps two and three. By the end of the final lap the FiberwerX 50 passed the Class 1 Racing Car and then the Affordable Rain Gutters Class 1 Car placing 3rd in Heat 1 out of 7 entries.
Between the two heat races, Team FiberwerX was lucky enough to visit “Big Jim’s” Jacume Ranchero up in the hills above the local town. Nothing beats a swimming pool, BBQ, and ice cold Cerveza’s on race day when it is 95 degrees out. BIG THANKS to Jim!
After the refreshing break, Heat #2 started right on time like clock work as usual with any CODE Event. Jason started 1st , we were scheduled to start 2nd but the 1st heat took out the 1 car in front of us. The clean air allowed the #50 to stretch its legs and let the Ford’s ponies loose. Jason nailed lap after lap averaging 25 minutes lap times around the 21.5 mile course. 118 mph was the top speed reached in a fast 3-mile straightaway out in the west section of the course. Setting the fastest lap time of the day and finishing 1st overall in Heat #2, Jason was pumped after crossing the finish line. “We finished this 2nd race in 1 hour and 15 minutes, two minutes ahead of the next fastest time. I feel really good and my new truck held together great. I cannot wait to get the FiberwerX #50 Trophy Truck 100% dialed in so we can show everyone what we are about at the SCORE Primm Race.”
The FiberwerX Crew is made up of friends and family and without their dedicated support we could not enjoy success or the excitement of offroad racing.
FiberwerX Racing is a professional offroad race team that competes in SCORE, BITD, CODE, and MDR. The FiberwerX #50 Trophy Truck is sponsored by Toyo Tires, Fox Racing Shox, LightForce, DJ Safety, TORCO Race Fuels, ATX Wheels, Spy Optics, Rockstar Energy, JuanCO Performance Engineering, and Bink Designs. We are extremely grateful to all our FiberwerX Team Partners for their support and contribution. It is truly a team effort.