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.