FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: February 04, 2004
Contact: Kreg Donahoe
Donahoe Racing Enterprises
Donahoe Racing Enterprises
562.802.7880 ext 26
Donahoe Racing takes on the 2003 SCORE/Tecate Baja 1000
Anaheim, CA – Donahoe Racing heads this week to the first race of the season on their 2004 racing calendar. The team will be competing in the Best in the Desert’s Parker 425 in Parker, AZ. The team takes their 2001 Toyota Tacoma to compete in the Stock Mini Class.
Donahoe Racing’s racing calendar for 2004 includes: The Best in The Desert Parker 425 (Feb. 6-8); The Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Rim of The World Rally (May 7-9); The SCORE/Tecate Baja 500 (June 4-6); and The SCORE/Tecate Baja 1000 (Nov. 18-21). This schedule is designed to put the 2001 Toyota Tacoma Stock Mini to the test. The different races chosen will effectively test Donahoe Racing’s after market suspension systems, as well as the stock Toyota design.
Donahoe Racing is looking forward to the 2004 racing season after a good debut for the truck and the team at the 2003 SCORE/Tecate Baja 1000, the toughest in the race’s 36 year history. Kreg Donahoe said “It blows my mind how much torture that little truck can take. Being a truly stock truck, I couldn’t be happier with its performance during its debut in Baja and the dedication of the whole Donahoe Racing crew in building such a competitive truck in such a short amount of time.” Donahoe Racing received their truck from Toyota only a few weeks before the SEMA show in November 2003. Employees built the truck at night and on the weekends in three weeks to prepare not only for the race, but for the SEMA show as well. The dedication of the crew made its debut at both events possible and the Tacoma left the start line for the Baja 1000 with a mere 35 miles of test time on it.
A post race inspection of the Donahoe Racing suspension system showed no sign of wear during the 378 miles that they raced during the Baja 1000. Kreg Donahoe said, “If these new coil-over shocks can work this good without any fatigue in Baja, they should be unstoppable in the hands of any off-road enthusiast.”
Though the team didn’t make it to the finish line, (a Volkswagen size rock impeded their ability to continue forward motion as it snapped the stock rear axel) their debut of the new race truck showed them that Donahoe Racing’s aftermarket suspension systems for the Toyota Tacoma and Tundra can survive in the tough Baja terrain.
Donahoe Racing would like to thank it sponsors without whom the Stock Mini Toyota Tacoma would not have been possible: Goodyear Tires, Walker Evans Racing Wheels, Toyota Motor Sales USA, Toyota Racing Development (TRD), Delta Lights, Kartek, SuperDuty Headquarters (SDHQ), Norwalk Toyota, Deaver Spring Manufacturing Company and Santiago 76.
In addition to a full racing calendar, Donahoe Racing also sponsors several teams in the SCORE/Tecate and BITD racing series’. In 2003, Donahoe Racing sponsored trucks that swept the mini-truck classes in the SCORE/Tecate points championship. Those teams include: Class 7 Champion, GT Motorsports; Class 7S Champions, Bob Grahm and Mike Horner; and Class 7SX Champion, Daniel Fresh. All of these class champions were equipped with Donahoe Racing’s suspension technology and components. Donahoe Racing has always prided itself on providing suspension technology to the general consumer straight from the proving grounds of the toughest deserts in the country; and the three championships last year will allow them to continue providing that technology to their customers.
Donahoe Racing Enterprises, leader in off-road racing suspension and chassis development, is located in Anaheim, California. Donahoe Racing launched its SuperDuty & Excursion product line, The Edge Advanced Suspension, in 2001. Donahoe Racing’s products are all based upon Donahoe Racing’s 30-years of competition in off-road racing. Donahoe Racing’s products are second to none in the aftermarket suspension arena; providing the installer with reliable, easily-installed components and the driver with the best aftermarket ride quality available and desired lift height.
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