Roger Norman Fastest Qualifier at SNORE Rage at the River, Finishes 3rd in Unlimited Truck Class

RENO, NV     DECEMBER 14, 2010  – Roger Norman attended last weekends SNORE Rage at the River as a test of his equipment, and had a great weekend with Fastest Qualifying on Friday, Second overall by 16 seconds on Saturday, and then did not finish on Sunday.  “After we finished the Baja 1000 there were some major and minor improvements that we needed to adjust for and test,” explained Roger Norman. “The goal for the weekend was not to win, but to learn and test until the car broke and what a better way to test than to race in a true environment.”

Roger Norman’s Crystal Bay Casino #8 Trophy Truck, that had just finished1061 miles of the Baja 1000, received a quick prep job before deciding to take on another 140 miles. The race weekend had a perfect start when Norman qualified first for the starting position.  On Saturday, the heat lap based event, had the Unlimited Trucks and Cars running at 12noon.   Norman started first off the line and carried the lead all the way through the race, but after adjusted time, Norman placed second overall by 16 seconds.

On Sunday, they found the wear point on the truck.  Just 100 feet off the start line of day two, the yoke on the driveshaft broke.  Within minutes, the Norman Motorsports team was under the truck replacing the parts and within 15 minutes the #8 Trophy Truck was back on course.  “We changed it, but the vibration in the transmission after the change was too much, and instead of risking imploding a very expensive transmission we pulled back into the pit on lap two and loaded up.  In all, we had a great weekend, and succeeded at our original goal of testing the truck to its limits,” said Norman. Normally the team utilizes a remote desert location to test the truck to failure, which has historically been the best method to identifying weaknesses and fix them before it happens in an important race.

The truck will now go through a complete tear down and get ready for the 2011 season.  “The 2010 Desert Season has been amazing.  We participated in 15 races and enjoyed not only the racing and wins, but also all the friends and fans that we have met along the way,” concludes Roger Norman.

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Photo Credit: Doug Hayduk, Wicked Gravity Photo

Norman Motorsports Partners: Crystal Bay Casino, BFGoodrich, KMC, Vision X, K&N Filters, Mastercraft, Fire ETC, NEO, CMI, Big Ass Fans, Safety Klean, Cruz Roja, Baja Fools, AutoVac, Fluidyne, Rod End Supply, High Angle Drivelines, Trail Glow, Galley at the Marina

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