The fabrication and experience involved in creating a vehicle that can reach speeds of over 100 mph while staying in one piece on the racecourse takes a true master of metal. Front shocks are supplied by King in the form of 4-inch coilovers and 4-inch, five-tube external-bypass units. In the rear, King also supplied 4-inch coilovers and 4-inch, six-tube external-bypass shocks. If you haven't seen a 4-inch-diameter race shock in person, be sure to stop and check out Scott's truck at the next race - they are impressive. Holding the suspension in place is a full setup of Beard limit straps.
Under the rear end is a 10-inch Chrisman third member with a Porter-built housing. This setup is otherwise referred to as "bulletproof" in the industry. Scott stuffed his with massive, 40-spline, gun-drilled 300M axles for superior strength. The braking system consists of CNC six-piston disc-brake calipers and 14-inch rotors. Big brakes are needed to stop a beast like this, especially when running 37x12.50R17 Maxxis Trepador tires. The overall tread pattern and sidewall protection will ensure that the team's rubber casualties are kept to a minimum during race time.
Porter hand-built an 80-gallon fuel cell, because as you can imagine 900 hp is going to eat through gas like it's going out of style. The entire Ford F-150 body was reworked and rebuilt using Trailer Products fiberglass components all around. The truck carries the usual goodies like dual spare tires, spare drivetrain components, a race jack, lubricants, Optima batteries, and even a complete onboard air system.
Climbing into the cab, we sat down for our test-drive in Beard RX-3 racing seats with DJ Safety harness belts. A complete Racepak gauge system is employed as well as a Lowrance GPS system for guidance, a Kenwood radio for communications, and a Parker Pumper air system to keep both occupants cool.
At the time of our photo shoot the Kincaid Racing Trophy Truck had yet to make its presence known on the racecourse, so we can only speculate on its success. Stay tuned to this year's coming desert-racing calendar, and you'll find out what Kincaid Racing is all about.