Boys Of Summer: New Fastball Jimco Dragon AWD Trophy Truck
Baseball and off-road are two things never heard in the same sentence, but Jimco and Fastball Racing set out to change that.
Baseball and off-road are two things never heard in the same sentence and something that only gets close in a cornfield in Iowa. Changing that notion, Jimco Racing is proud to announce the launch of the new Dragon all-wheel-drive Trophy Truck platform.
The Dragon is a new design by Jimco from the ground up. Chassis #001 was custom-built for LA Dodgers owner and avid off-road racer Bobby Patton of Fastball Racing. The Dragon moves to capitalize on the benefits of the extreme acceleration and grip that all-wheel drive platforms are known for.
Part Trophy Truck, part rally car, the Dragon features a specifically engineered CAD verified front engine chassis design with a wheelbase of 125 inches and a track width of 93 inches to maximize horsepower to ground and give the driver unrivaled acceleration. Everything was meticulously designed to survive any environment.
The Dragon drivetrain features the perfectly matched duo of the Xtrac five-speed wide cluster sequential transmission with an integral transfer case, matched to an Xtrac Spool Type CTR Torque Split front diff, powered by a massive Dougans Custom 555 ci Big Block 8 Stack V8 Engine Package pushing out 1050 horsepower with 850 pound-foot of torque.
All of this is achieved while maintaining 24 inches of travel in the front and 32 inches in the rear. The Dragon’s distillation of over 40 years of off-road warfare defines the new pinnacle of off-road racing performance.
Jimco and Fastball Racing revealed this fantastic build at the legendary Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles, California, nicknamed Blue Heaven on Earth by baseball legend Tommy Lasorda as a nod to the owner and connection to the 7x World Series champions, The LA Dodgers.
Take a closer look at this incredible evolution in off-road racing vehicle design. The New Fastball Jimco “Dragon” All-Wheel Drive Trophy Truck SPECS List:
Owner: Bobby Patton
Builder: Jimco Racing Inc
Lead Designer: Barry Karakas
Date Completed: 8/1/2022
Chassis #: J0030
Track Width: 94″
Weight: 7000 lb
PWR: 6 x 1 – 0.157 hp/lb
Engine: Dougans Custom 555ci Big Block 8 Stack V8 Engine Package
Horsepower: 1100 hp
Torque: 875 ft lbs
ECU: MoTeC M190 ECU engine management system
Wiring & Prog: James Lin
Transmission: XTrac 5 Speed Sequential w/converter
Shifting Paddle: James Lin, OMP Wheel
Front Diff: Xtrac
Rear Diff: Gearworks
Rear Housing: ID Designs
Portal Hubs: ID Designs
Front Suspension: (A-Arm) FOX 3.0 Coil / FOX 4.0 ByPass /24″ Travel
Rear Suspension: (4-LINK) FOX 3.0 Coil / FOX 4.4ByPass / 32″ Travel
Steering: PowerSteering Solutions
Tires: 40″ Tall BFGoodrich KR3 Tires
Wheels: 18″ Trail Ready Beadlock Race Wheels
Brakes: 6 Piston Brembo Race Braking System
Cooling: C+R Racing / PWR
Exhaust: Header King/Borla
Plumbing: Custom Jimco
Driveline: JE Reel
Fuel Cell: 105 gal Carbon Fiber Pyrotect
Body: ‘22 Ford Raptor Custom Fiberwerx Fiberglass
Seats: Impact Carbon Fiber HS1
Nets & Belts: MasterCraft Safety Nets + Impact Camlock Restraints
Paint/Graphics: Sign Pros and Long Live Design Labs
Jack System: AGM/Howe Performance Jack System
Paneling: Custom Jimco Racing
Lights: Baja Designs
Navigation: Lowrance 9”&7”GPS
Communication: Palomar Communication
Extras: Kustom Komponents – driver & navigator helmet AC, Fluid Logic hydration system
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