Ok, ok, so there's been a lot of Matt Helton on our pages. What would you do if you happened across an off-roader who builds his own truck (including the A-arms up front) shows up to every grassroots-event starting line, drives hard, works a full-time job and takes care of a family? You'd probably take photos and write captions, too. We snapped the father-and-son shot after the ROR Jump Champs (see "Your Turn" December 2005).Ok, ok, so there's been a lot of Matt Helton on our pages. What would you do if you happe If you're in the pits, take a look under the front end of George Reiss's tube framed Silverado Pro-4. The truck came to life under the hand of (and was first raced by) Curt LeDuc. We dig the extended Traction Beams, which are steered by a swingset steering system, and kept level via a Cal Pre-Fun sway bar.If you're in the pits, take a look under the front end of George Reiss's tube framed Silve Chad McNeil successfully, and then unsuccessfully negotiated what we think should have been dubbed "I-beam corner." Chad joined others, including Greg Gagnon and Matt Torian, who have put their trucks shiny side down as their I-beams hooked the turn's awkward, sharp contours. Shiny side down isn't a lot of fun, but if your truck incorporates a well-built 'cage and you cover your cranium with a helmet, it doesn't hurt as badly.Chad McNeil successfully, and then unsuccessfully negotiated what we think should have bee Jack Mitman, and the rest of the Dregs Racing Company, knows the meaning of "prepared" on race day. The Dregs trailer boasts an armada of tools, spare parts, and fabrication equipment, right down to a drill press, a hydraulic shop press, and MIG and TIG welders.Jack Mitman, and the rest of the Dregs Racing Company, knows the meaning of "prepared" on If this is the angle you usually see Dan Vance's Toyota from, you're not alone. We've seen Dillon Tomky's '97 Mazda B2300 consistently make the rounds and jumps at the ROR for a while now, so we delved a little further for the details. The stock four-popper and 5-speed manual tranny continue to motivate the standard cab chassis, which has been back-halved and 'caged by Dillon himself with the help of Josh Lucas. Sandidge Brothers Racing supplied the I-beams, radius arms, and the trailing arms for the rear suspension. Dillon and Josh set the rear upper links into place along with the rest of the 'cage work. "I didn't have enough money for a nice rearend and I was getting really anxious to drive it, so we used the stock 7.5" rearend with 4.10 gears. Surprisingly, it's held up to a year of abuse." The truck's near future includes a full engine cage, a built Ford 9-inch rearend and a sought-after SOHC Ford 4.0.We've seen Dillon Tomky's '97 Mazda B2300 consistently make the rounds and jumps at the RO « | 1 | 2 | View Full Article Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!