Fort Mill, SC - General Tire’s off-road contingency of drivers descended on the Nevada desert to tackle the Canidae Tap It Silver State 300. This year’s course was fast and dusty and the competition was fierce. Just eight minutes separated the top 10 entries for the overall win with Team GT occupying three of those 10 spots. Cupertino, California-resident Jason Voss led the way for Team GT finishing fifth overall and third in class 1400. A huge victory for the stand-out driver who’s hit a patch of bad luck as of late.
“We had a good strong day of racing for the No. 35 Voss Motorsports, General Tire Trophy Truck,” said Voss following the weekend’s race. “However, so did our competition. The wind was blowing the dust off course, which created a very competitive race. We gave it all we had and came up a few minutes short for the win. The course was much faster than we anticipated and we didn’t have enough gearing to reach the top speeds that we needed.”
As for the next off-road race, Voss is confident he can continue his momentum stating, “We learned what we need to improve and took home a lot of valuable information from this race. We will be better prepared to put the No. 35 truck on top of the podium at the next race because of it. Overall it was great day of racing.”
Eighteen-year-old Justin Davis looked strong throughout the five-plus hour event claiming a third-place finish in Class 1500 and a sixth-place finish overall. In addition to two third-place finishes, Team GT drivers took wins in both the 8000 and 6100 Classes. Chiropractor by day and racecar driver on the weekend, Macrae Glass, captured the win in the 8000 Class with fellow Team GT member, Kent Kroeker, coming home second.
“This win bolsters our points lead as we head into the second half of the season which is great,” said Glass. “Kent’s (Kroeker) got a great team, and we were really pushed to the limit trying to stay out front. I had great tires this time around. The SS 300 consisted of wicked high-speed roads, where cornering and braking were key. The Grabbers were the hot ticket.”
The Azunia Tequila team also posted a win in the 6100 Class on some General Grabbers with Patrick Dailey navigating a good majority of the way.
Look for Team GT to be back in action the first weekend in June at the Baja 500 then at the General Tire Vegas to Reno event in August.
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