As per tradition, Round 1 of the series kicks off at the storied Parker “425”, January 23- 26, in Parker, Arizona. “We’re all very excited for the season to start. The Parker 425 is an event that I always look forward to, because it’s an indicator of what kind of shape we’re in, mentally, physically, and technically. I’m also pumped with the modifications made to the OTSFF/MOTUL 6100 truck. Last year we had a great truck. The results we achieved on the track spoke for themselves. But thanks to some of the new rule changes we have been able to build an even better one for this year,” team owner/driver Andre Laurin noted.
The off-season meant that Laurin and Kerry King (navigator) could forget about racing for a while, but that option was not on the table for Adam Fitza (team manager/crew chief/builder). Over the past few months, the offroad racing vehicles specialist has been busy stripping down and rebuilding the team’s 2018 Ford Raptor truck. Capitalizing on some of the new rule changes implemented by the Best in the Desert Racing Association, Fitza created the baddest and meanest OTSFF/MOTUL 6100 Spec Trophy truck yet. Every single component of the truck was inspected with a fine-tooth comb, thoroughly cleaned or replaced. Nothing was left to chance.