Hall Racing Places First In Class With 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Race Truck6
The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 made its race debut this past weekend and it was an excellent showing for Chevy and Hall Racing. At the Best in the Desert event in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Colorado ZR2 placed first in its class after completing the 539-mile race.
When the Colorado ZR2 crossed the finish line, it clocked an 18:50.30 time, which lent it the win in the 7300 class. Only 204 of 336 vehicles entered actually completed the race.
“This truck is a lot tougher than I thought it was going to be,” said Chad Hall. “I clobbered some things on the course that would’ve broken the many of the vehicles we competed with in the past.”
Aside from some light safety mandated equipment, the Colorado ZR2 raced by Hall is basically a production truck. The race pickup was outfitted with a roll cage, a 44-gallon racing fuel tank and racing seats with safety harnesses. Additionally, this Colorado ZR2 ran with Chevrolet Performance parts under development. Chevy says more information on what they are and how they improve the already-capable Colorado ZR2 will be revealed in the near future.
Following the class win, the Hall Racing Colorado ZR2 will tackle the Best in the Desert VT Construction “Tonopah 250” race, which takes place October 19-22, 2017.
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WOW that is awesome and I love to hear what Chevy High performance said, about some new performance stuff ,will be revealed later ! I will be waiting .
Pretty sure the Colorado was the only vehicle in its class as its class was introduced specifically for it to race. Easy to place first when you’re the only one.
Which is why the interview which featured the driver describing the finish, and the reliability and toughness needed to achieve that, was emphasized: “I clobbered some things on the course that would’ve broken the many of the vehicles we competed with in the past.”
Do you literally only care about ranking? Are you one of those employers who only reads the GPA when hiring new workers? Is that why you’re getting Norse Poetry majors to do your warehouse forklift job?
There is only 1 entry in that class, but finishing is also an accomplishment in this type of racing.
Let’s put this into perspective.
Yes it was a class of one in a race from Vegas to Carson City.
There was 336 entries in the race. Of those who started only 204 finished and of those the ZR2 finished 135th.
All the vehicles were modified but one the Chevy ZR2
Note too the ZR2 is about 85% like any other Chevy Colorado. Only changes to shocks, control arms, electric diffs and ride hight is different with a slight increase in width of axles.
The engine, tranny and gears are all as delivered in any 4×4 V6.
Not bad for a first time out in a stock truck.
There were 201 modified runners who wish they had done as well.
Things should get better with time and experience. In off road racing the greatest challange is to finish then it is to place.
That is mostly true. The DSSV dampers were tuned differently than a stock ZR2, and the tires were not stock either.
The title is very misleading, which is to Chevy’s detriment, because the fact that it finished and finished as well as it did deserves praise.