New Spec TT Truck Victorious At Baja 500
June 10, 2014
Ensenada, Baja California
Development of the new Spec TT/6100 class truck design from Brenthel Industries continues to proceed with excellent results. In one of the toughest Tecate SCORE Baja 500 in years, Jonathan Brenthel and co-driver Jordan Brenthel overcame brutal terrain and a tough field of competitors to take the win. Brothers Jonathan and Jordan drove the entire distance without relief from teammate Jamie Galles.
The truck performed perfectly during the race despite having over 1000 miles on the clock. The team’s prerunner was sidelined with a mechanical issue during the ever important course reconnaissance leaving them without a ride. They were forced to run the entire course in the race truck the week of the race. “It was not the best thing to do but it was our only option,” says Jonathan Brenthel, “The crew changed the 3rd member and replaced the air filter after the prerun, that’s all it needed after running 500 miles. During the race it was flawless.”
Their Falken Tires made the win possible. Jonathan was forced to run one of the toughest sections of the course with no spare tire. While stopped on the course at one of the numerous bottlenecks that developed in the silt, vandals stole their spare tire off the back of the truck. “Not only did they steal the spare but they cut the strap costing us time to repair it when we reached the pits,” said Jonathan.
Falken Tires are just one of the great sponsors chosen by Brenthel Industries for their great products but more importantly their strong customer support. “We are doing intense R&D on this truck,” says Jonathan, “We rely on our sponsors to respond to our needs during development and Falken Tires, King Shocks, Rigid Industries, Method Race Wheels, CBM Motorsports, Rancho Performance Transmissions and Jamar Performance Products have all worked closely with us to improve the truck. Don at Jamar made two trips back to the shop for parts to increase our brake pressure before the 500 and has even more mods in mind build more pressure.”
In only a few short months, this same Spec TT truck from Brenthel Industries has run over 3,000 race miles and was rolled a couple times with no significant damage, earning Jonathan the nickname of “Crash.” Despite the accelerated pace of development it continues to get faster every race. They reached the podium at the Silver State 300 and have now taken a huge victory at the Baja 500. Nothing validates your hard work better than winning results. Created on the computer and then proven on the race course, Brenthel Industries leads the way by design. Any job you have, big or small can benefit from Brenthel’s meticulous engineering and careful craftsmanship; give them a call today to discuss how they can help you accomplish your next project.