Going Good Til It Wasn’t At The PCI 300

Everything was going great for the race until a silt section close to main pit changed the fate for the entire team.
Off the starting line at the 2022 MORE PCI Race Radios 300.

The MORE PCI Race Radios 300 was definitely one of those races where things were going good until they weren’t. This was the fourth race of the 2022 MORE season and took racers out to Johnson Valley, California.

I started fifth off the line and immediately got into dust and lost some positions. Despite the low visibility I continued to fight through and make our way through the field. The truck was running great and the best all year and it didn’t have any issues on our first two laps.

Hitting the bumps during the PCI 300 in Johnson Valley, California.

I was running in third place as we came into the silt section at the end of our third lap. Hitting the silt the truck pushed me right into a berm or rock. The hit caused the inner tie rod bolt to rip out of the center link.

I was able to limp it back to the pit in hopes to get it fixed and back out to finish our last half a lap. I was able to get it patched but needed to have it welded and could not find a welder near us. I ended up having to call the race at that point.

Hitting the silt coming into Soggy Dry Lake in Johnson Valley.

Overall, despite that issue, the truck and the team did great and I couldn’t be happier. The truck continues to improve with the changes that the team has made all year long.

I will be back out racing in December at the last MORE race of the season in hopes to finish the year out strong and get redemption from rolling the truck at this race last year.

I couldn’t have done the race without the help of Clinical Racing’s partners, which include Bend-Tech, Raceline Wheels, Falken Tires, Motul, Gravel Kings, FK Rod Ends, Rigid Industries, Atlas Suspension, Fuel Safe, Evans Coolant, JE Reel and Bartact.