Starting Out in Truck Autocrossing

When you think of autocrossing, you think of cars competing, but not trucks.  Well, at the SPOKES autocross of 10/5/2008 there were 2 individuals who brought 2 very different trucks.

On grid, Jeremi is getting ready

Jeremi has been having fun, driving on the street.  He wanted to see what he could do at an autocross.  I got a big kick from the dual stripes on the side of the hood – Jeremi has a good sense of humor.

The bed view

Jeremi brought his daily driver, a 1990 Chevy S-10 truck.  In the past he owned a Mazda RX-7 Cabriolet that he enjoyed, but for some reason, he’s gotten so much more fun from this little truck.

Jeremi @ speed

It’s not fancy, but it definitely gets the job done for Jeremi.  He’s done some modifications: upgraded the brakes and added a front 1″ sway bar.  In the future he wants to put a Subaru boxer engine it, but not go the 4WD route – interesting.

The S-10 engine bay detail

Jeremi had a fun time getting out there and just seeing what his truck could do, shredding his street tires & enjoying it…

In the home stretch x 2!

… see here how Jeremi has upgraded his Chevy S-10.

So you ask, what about the other truck that autocrossed?  You’ll read about that other extreme tomorrow…you’ll have to wait!

Racing Ready encourages the starting autocrosser, whether driving cars or trucks.

Dan

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