This weekend over 350 contestants will race in “Vegas to Reno,” known as “the longest off-road race in the United States. Chad Hall of Hall Racing will race a modified 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 in the stock mid-size trucks and SUV production class.
The 550 mile race begins at 9:30 a.m. on Friday in Las Vegas and ends on Saturday morning, August 19, in Reno, Nevada.
Hall Racing’s modifications to their ZR2 include sanctioning body-mandated safety items such as a roll cage, a 44-gallon racing fuel tank and racing seats with safety harnesses. KC HiLites racing lights, two-way radios and a GPS system have also been added. The Colorado ZR2 is powered by a 3.6L V6 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission. It also ha a modified version of the ZR2’s Multimatic DSSV damper technology.
“The Colorado ZR2 is one of the most capable production platforms we’ve used as a foundation for our racing program,” said Chad Hall. “The base Colorado is strong and robust with the expected advantages of a midsize package. ZR2 adds great technology, like the Multimatic DSSV dampers and the front and rear locking differentials that are vital to stock class desert racing.”