Jason Coleman’s recent announcement that he will be racing the GetPipe.Com Trophy Truck of Gregg Hempel does not mean his 1600 car will be parked; especially when the chance to do battle with some of the best, limited class racers on the planet comes along. SNORE’s Battle at Primm has always been a huge draw for the 1600 racers. Five intense laps on a rough, shortcourse style track run two days, back to back is the kind of challenge they thrive on.
The Coleman Motorsports team had their Wiks racing engine topped off with LAT racing oil, the King shocks dialed in and the tank filled with F&L race fuel in preparation for qualifying on Friday. Jason took the car around the time trials course in 4:13.468, good enough for a top ten start in 9th place. “We had hoped for a better starting spot but 9th is not that bad,” said Jason, “On a shorter course you are in traffic by lap two. You don’t have a chance to build a huge lead in clean air.” The team did a quick check and then put the car away for the night.