Team HUMMER sweeps production classes with 2008 H2 SUT, H3 Alpha and H3
Emily Miller earns second place in Safari Class in debut race
Team HUMMER earned first place in every production class in
Saturday’s Best in the Desert Racing Series Terrible’s 250 at Primm,
marking the first time the team has earned three victories in a race.
In addition to the stock class wins, Emily Miller earned a Safari
Pre-Runner class second place finish in her inaugural race, driving the
Team HUMMER H2 SUV.
Team HUMMER owner and 40-year Baja 1000
veteran, Rod Hall, and his sons Josh and Chad entered their stock-class
H3, H2 SUT and H3 Alpha in this year’s race, which consisted of three
84.2 mile laps .
“The entire team did a phenomenal job of
securing Team HUMMER wins in every production class,” said Rod Hall.
“Today’s results demonstrate the off-road capability designed and built
into every HUMMER vehicle.”
Team HUMMER races Best in the
Desert’s 8100, stock production full-size truck; 4100, pure-stock
production full-size SUV; and 3100, pure-stock production midsize SUV
classes. Each class features production-based vehicles with stock
frames, stock suspension designs and production-based engines.
Josh Hall and Sam Cothrun piloted the #8111 2008 H2 SUT to a commanding
victory in the production full-size truck class, finishing in 6:03:39,
at an average speed of 41.75 mph. The team ran a near flawless race,
with stops only for fuel and to make a minor suspension repair.
“The team has done a great job preparing and tuning the new H2 race
truck,” said Josh Hall. “It has gotten better every race and I think
we’re just starting to tap into the truck’s true potential.”
The Team HUMMER #4111 H3 Alpha was piloted to victory in the production
full-size SUV class by Chad Hall and Thad Stump. The pair piloted the
vehicle across the finish line with a final time of 6:18:52 and an
average speed of 39.98 mph.
“The H3 Alpha continues to
demonstrate the capability and reliability of Hummer’s production
trucks,” said Hall. “That truck is a strong runner in every type of
Team HUMMER’s third victory came from team of Rod
Hall, Mike Winkel and John Chapman in the #3111 H3. The trio combined
to race the H3 to victory in the production midsize SUV class,
finishing the 252 mile race in 7:27:48. The team ran the grueling
course at an average speed of 33.83 mph, beating the nearest competitor
by more than 48 minutes.
In addition to the three production
class entries from Team HUMMER, Emily Miller made her desert racing
debut, by piloting the #1810 Team HUMMER H2 SUV to a second place
finish in the Safari Pre-Runner Sportsman class. The sportsman class is
open to any type of race vehicle and consisted of two 84.2 mile laps.
With a finishing time of 4:49:52, Miller and co-driver Jake Povey
finished the two-lap sportsman class race at an average speed of 34.84
Team HUMMER’s next scheduled race is the SCORE
International Baja 500, May 30 – June 1, 2008. The 2008 Baja 500 marks
the 40 th Anniversary for the infamous off-road race in Ensenada, Baja