RENO, NV – AUGUST 23, 2010: Chris Kemp finished first in Class 1500, second overall, at the 2010 Best In The Desert Vegas to Reno race. “With the Speed Technologies guys, I almost felt like I was cheating, this car is awesome,” said Chris Kemp. “I couldn’t have done it without this team, it was a whole team effort.”
The #1543 Speed Technologies prepared and supported Class 1500 car had a practically flawless race. “It went so smooth that we held our breath to the finish,” laughed Kevin Singleton, Speed Technologies General Manager. “The BFGoodrich tires worked perfect with no flats the entire 500 plus miles.”
Kemp started his fifth desert race 20th off the line behind both of the Herbst trucks. After 219 miles of dust, they brought him in at Pit 6 for a quick fuel dump and got him back out on course before the Herbst truck, strategically putting him into clean air. Once in the clean air, he started picking off cars and trucks and by Hawthorne he had the lead. They crossed the finish line at 9 hours and 20 minutes.
“This is for Chuck Dempsey,” said Kemp at the Finish Line about his co-driver at the Silver State 300 race. After an engine failure at Silver State 300, the car came to the Speed Technologies shop to get a full engine rebuild, transmission and converter, shock package and complete race prep to be ready for a successful run at the Vegas to Reno race. The car will now have StopTech Brakes installed, which will complete the transformation to mirroring a Speed Technologies Class 1 buggy.
You Tube Video of Finish Line Interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIjN8cN65Is
Photo Credit: Art Eugenio
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About Speed Technologies: Speed Technologies is a professional motorsports team founded in 2006 by John Harrah. The team includes exceptional drivers on the short course tracks in Unlimited 2, Unlimited 4, Unlimited Lite, Super Lite and Trophy Kart, and in the desert in Class 1 buggies and a brand new Trophy Truck debuting later this year.