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Jay Leno (pictured, Larry Chen photos), the former host of “The Tonight Show” and reknowned automotive enthusiast, took a 7300 class win in his Mint 400 debut with a nearly stock Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro (below). Leno drove the first loop with navigator Ryan Millen before handing off to his co-driver, builder/racer Jerry Zaiden, for the final leg.
Leno’s Mint 400 experience will be featured in an upcoming episode of the Emmy-winning “Jay Leno’s Garage.”

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We are proud to release our new line of KINETIK Series billet aluminum uniball upper control arms.

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CAD designed and CNC machined in-house from aircraft quality aluminum gives the ability to bring additional design elements and features to the table. The arms correct suspension geometry for better handling and drivability both on and off-road by correcting camber and caster for lifted applications. Replacing the factory ball-joint with a much larger FK 1.25” or 1.50” uniball bearing allows for more useable wheel travel with a much higher strength rating needed for the rigors of off-road use. Having FK 7/8” rod ends at the frame pivot allow for additional adjustment and zero deflection under hard use and braking. These are available for current model Toyota, Raptor and Chevy trucks.camburg_taco13

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Unfortunately our plans for the 2016 Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno race didn’t pan out as we planned. With our KINETIK 6100 Spec TT at it’s best and dialed in for the race, we were hoping for a podium finish. The start the race became a quick bottle neck of trucks and buggys stuck in the silt beds. Getting around one group at race mile 5 we came into another jam at race mile 8 where we weren’t able to pass by and had to come to a stop. Soon after we were hit from behind by another 6100 truck at race speed in the blinding dust. Luckily driver and co-driver were still in the truck and belted in. Only having the wind knocked out of them, the situation could have been much worse as they were about to get out. Once it was safe to proceed, they got out and found the other truck up on top of them. Once the dust settled, they had to wait for a BITD support truck to tow the trucks apart. 1.5 hours later, they determined the race was over for us and would have to limp the truck off course. The crash damaged the engine radiator and both transmission coolers among other things.

We’ve already started repairing the truck and getting it ready for the next BITD race, the Bluewater Desert Challenge in October. Thanks to all our sponsors, team members, supporters and fans, we’ll get them next time.