The time has come to part with Sparky. While racing is a complete blast, the pandemic through a massive monkey sized wrench into my interests. It introduced a meteor sized whole into my schedule which I inevitably filled with other interests.
Sucks to be me, but it’s awesome to be one of you. It means I will sell Sparky and most of what I have associated with the race rig to someone interested in Ultra4 racing.
A little History on Sparky
Sparky was originally part of the Desert Turtle Racing (DTR) team. I purchased the rig sometime in May of 2019. You can a really cool video of how the rig was originally built here:
Since the purchase in 2019, it has seen 4 races (rigs full history of racing):
- 2020 – MORE PCI 300 – 4579 – Finished 40 minutes late, flagged as a DNF
- 2020 – King of the Hammers (EMC) – 4579 DNF
- 2019 – Best in the Desert (BITD) Vegas to Reno (V2R) – 2nd Place (4400 Class)
- 2019 – SNORE Knotty Pine 250 – 1st Place ( 4400 Class – DNF)
Since the purchase, it has spent a majority of it’s time being rebuilt by RGP Offroad in Orange County, California. Between 2019 and 2020 the entire rig has been turn down and rebuilt.
The total cost was North of $250k between parts, labor and other goods and services (e.g., consumables, rebuilds, etc..).
Yes, in hindsight, it would have been better to buy a 6100 or 4400 car, but it introduced me to a world I was not familiar with. For that, I am grateful. I don’t like to use the term “race ready” because what I have learned is that being “ready” is really on the owners aspirations. This rig, however, is well built and ready to party.
Before any race, I recommend a full race prep.
What’s in the Race Rig?
Here is a pretty comprehensive list of what the race rig has today and what will come with the purchase. It has already passed Ultra4 Tech inspection, and will also pass SNORE and MORE tech inspection.
|Engine||LS3 6.2L 638HP / 590 Ft Lb Torque (New)||Tuned to Pump Gas 91|
|Engine Harness||RacePak (New)||Bought new in 2020|
|Switches||SPod 8 button||Multiple Switches|
|Wiring||Upgraded||Rewired in 2019|
|Transmission||Turbo 400 Toy Box Transmission TH400 (New)||Maximum Transmission|
|Transfer Case||Atlas 3.0 Race case|
|Exhaust||Magnaflow||Recommend Race Fuel|
|Fuel||91 pump gas||Recommend Race Fuel|
|Fuel Cell||FuelSafe 44 Gallon (New)|
|Fuel Delivery||Dry Break Coupling System (x2) (New)||Multiple nozzle couplers inc/Fill cans|
|Power Steering||PSC (New)||Two spares, require a rebuild|
|Suspension||Fox Shocks & Bypass 3.0||Rebuilt 12/20 AllTech Motorsports|
|Axle Housing||Custom SpiderTrax 4 in Pro (New)||Built by RPG|
|Axle Shaft||Pro Series 300M Inner Shaft 40 Spline Gun Drilled (New)|
Pro Series 300M Stub Shaft 40 Spline (AXLLSKU40M) (New)
|Knuckles||Pro Series Knuckles w/ High Steer (New)|
|Gears||Gearworks, 3rd Member, 1480 Yolk, High Pinion, 40 Spline, 5.38 gears (New)|
|Lockers||ARB COMPETITION AIR LOCKER FORD 10″ 40 SPLINE (New)|
|Unit Bearings||Pro Series Unit Bearing 8 on 6.5 9/16 stud 40 Spline (FUBR861291640)|
|Links||Wide Open Design 2.25 Lower / 1.74 Upper (New)||1 race|
|Joints||Johnny Joints (New)||1 race|
|Wheels||RaceLine Monsters (New)||Used in races|
|Tires||BFGoodrich Krawler T/A KX 37” (New)||Used in races (Includes 12 total tires)|
|Radiators||CBR Dual Fan (New)|
|Safety||Nets by PRP||Rebuilt 2019|
|Seat Belts||PRP (New)||Bought in 2019|
|Jack||Low Profile Mounted Jack (New)|
|Bolts||List available of all bolt requirements and dimensions|
|Winch||Warn Zeon10s (New)|
|Radio||Zenwood 110||Tuned by PCI|
|Lights||Baja Design 30″ and 10″ lightbars, and LP6 in the head lamps (New)|
Pictures as of January 2021
Here are some current images of the rig:
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