Chevy Silverado Makes Off-Road Racing Debut in Best in the Desert Racing Series
The Chevy Colorado ZR2 has achieved a great deal of success in off-road racing, with Chad Hall Racing recently taking the Colorado ZR2 to victory at the Best in the Desert’s General Tire Vegas to Reno Race. Now, the Colorado’s larger sibling in the Chevrolet truck lineup — the Chevy Silverado — joins it in competing in the Best in the Desert Racing Series, with the Silverado making its off-road racing debut at this week’s Laughlin Desert Classic.
Features of the Chevy Silverado Off-Road Race Truck
The Chevy Silverado off-road race truck builds off of the Silverado LT Trail Boss model. It comes equipped with a 6.2L V8 engine, which is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and doles out 420 horsepower. Special modifications were made for the Silverado race truck, including front and rear jounce shocks, a long travel suspension, high-capacity Multimatic Dynamic Suspensions Spool Valve dampers, rear shock skids, steering gear, a front underbody, a rear differential, and 35-inch off-road tires with skid plates covering the transfer case.
“I’m incredibly proud of what the team has accomplished with the Colorado ZR2 race truck, and I’m excited to see what the Silverado is capable of. With the Colorado ZR2, we cut four hours off our race time from our first Vegas to Reno race to our second. When you marry that suspension design and expertise with the Silverado’s 420-hp V8 and even greater suspension travel, I believe this new race truck will be a beast on the race course.” – Chad Hall of Chad Hall Racing.
Racing Schedule for the Chevy Silverado Off-Road Race Truck
The Chevy Silverado off-road race truck will join the Colorado ZR2 at the Laughlin Desert Classic, which runs from October 10 – 13, 2019. It will be driven by Frank D’Angelo. Both the Silverado and Colorado ZR2 will compete in six Best in the Desert races next year, as well as the Mint 400.