This past weekend, Team HUMMER was determined to keep their class leads in ‘Best in the Desert’ points race. Chad Hall took second place in the #4111 HUMMER H3 Alpha while brother Josh and father Rod took first in the #8111 HUMMER H2 SUT and #3111 H3 respectively.
The battle is never easy, and this year’s Silver State 300 was no different with Team HUMMER facing many challenges along the way. Josh and the H2 had to stop in one pit to repair a stabilizer link, and later hit one area that left the steering wheel in an unfamiliar position. “We had one flat and hit a ditch that cocked the steering wheel 180 degrees, but other than that, it was a fun, fast course for us – perfect for the H2,” Josh said after the race.
After one rough section, the #4111 H3 Alpha blew the front differential, and was forced to limp into the next pit. Some quick repairs got Chad back on the course, but the H3 was stuck in low range and unable to go over 70 mph, which sounds awfully high for low range! Quite impressive is the fact Chad was able to stick it out for 2nd place in his class.
The H3 driven by Team HUMMER patriarch Rod Hall and co-driver Mike Winkel had a clean race, and even got a chance to take in some scenery. “That was the most fun race I have had. Period. It was a fast course, but also technical through beautiful country I had not seen before,” said Winkel.
Next on the list for Team HUMMER is the most famous of all off-road races: The Baja 1000. More on Team HUMMER’s preparations for the November race to come.