Mall Crawling Racer...... #4410

ol'Jeeps

Dirty Jeeps...Done Dirt Cheap!
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Location
Hickory, NC
That's a great picture, Jay!
 

REDLYNER

Mall Crawling Race Rig
Joined
Oct 31, 2008
Location
Mountain Island
Hookers, cocaine, blackjack shades, skinny jeans, navy sport coat, no socks, loafers, flat biller sunglasses..... Am I missing anything from my celebrity packing list for Vegas?



The race car went straight from KOH to Vegas to undergo repairs from the fire. As of today, it is back to race ready. Cutler Fab's pre-KOH prep had the car so tight that once the fire damaged parts were replaced, it was essentailly ready to go again.


I'm getting so Minted for this.


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REDLYNER

Mall Crawling Race Rig
Joined
Oct 31, 2008
Location
Mountain Island
Maybe the most fun, most brutal, most carnage filled day of racing I've ever been a part of. #finisher #mint400

Proud to represent NC4x4, honored to show off Cutler Fabs incredible skill set in prepping a race car. His work just survived a gnarly KOH and the toughest race I've ever done. By the way Matt, how's your April looking ;).

-Jay

Ps- I drove the last 24 miles like this. It'll buff out, right?

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REDLYNER

Mall Crawling Race Rig
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Mountain Island
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Here's exactly what happened...

"Ok... I'm doing 65mph and see a giant rock in the rut, coming up fast! Analyzing, analyzing.... get out of the ruts driver and straddle it, or get out of the ruts passenger and go around... Analyzing, analyzing..."


My own fault for not committing one way or the other. I saw it, but we were bouncing through the whoops too fast for to hit the brakes.
 

REDLYNER

Mall Crawling Race Rig
Joined
Oct 31, 2008
Location
Mountain Island
The Mint400- One thing is for certain: I'll take a bad finish over a good DNF any day of the week.

The Mint was one of the wildest race weeks I've ever had, and certainly one I'll never forget.
We rolled into Vegas Tuesday night, dropped the bags off at Caesars, and imediately hit the strip. We danced until 3:00am and then decided we should get at least 4 hours of sleep for the Wednesday parade. Woke up, rolled out the 4410 race car, then lined up for what was one of the coolest experiences I've been a part of: 97 race cars parading down the Las Vegas strip.

Engines were revving, sirens squealing, police escort, topless hookers, it was certainly an event.
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The parade ended on Fremont street, where Bar Atomic was serving free Mint400 Oskar Blues beer. It was as cold as Val Kilmer in Top Gun, the tall boys went down effortlessly.

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We partied at the parade, then got the car buttoned, got a quick pump on at the gym, then went back out to close down the night clubs.
Being very responsible though, I only raved until 4:00am, I have a big race coming up after all.





Thursday was a recovery day. The big boys in their Trophy Trucks were out qualifying, so we spent the day at the gym, then drinking mimosas for our Vitamin C race prep.
Thursday night however, was a whole other party unto itself! All of the vendors were out on Fremont street and I got to be a part of the Rugged Radios autograph session. We gave away a ton of swag and I had the good fortune of being sandwiched between two real, legit racers. So I got to sign hero cards by default ;).
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Thursday night we mixed up the routine a little. Instead of just going out glow stick raving all night, we decided to hit the casinos first.... then glow stick rave all night.
One of the table dealers confused me for someone famous, I tried to explain that I'm not actually famous in real life, just on the internet. This seemed to confuse and disappoint her enough to call the pit boss over to check my A-list table credentials. He was like- "Hey YouTube, if you take one more selfie in here, you're out". Soooooooooo.........
I took a selfie with the Pit Boss-

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I see 5:00am on my watch, and knowing we have to be up in 3 hours for tech and contingency, we call it a night.



Friday...... O... M... Goodness!!!
I've never seen 150,000 horse power move so slow. 370 cars have to go through tech, and you have to PUSH your race car down Fremont St to the tech station. We were in line for over 9 hours! It was madness, but ultimately a TON of fun.
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As we creep through the line.... I hear in the distance "Fucking Handsome Jay!!!! Well, they'll let anybody in this race I guess!!"

I turn around and see the King himself- Mr Shannon Campbell, he and his crew were just perusing through the line. Always here for the fans, I let him have a selfie ;). Shannon's advice- "the whoops will suck, just hang on and don't crash and you'll have a hell of a time".
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After Tech, I met up with my co-driver for the Mint: Travis Hatchet, driver of the 4873 car for a strategy session about Saturday. Travis and his girlfriend helped prep the car during the week, worked on race strategy, and generally just did everything an entire team would do. I could not have raced without them and my wife's help. They were awesome!!
We get to bed around 11:00pm Friday night, but have to set the alarm for a 3:00am race day wake up to get the car down to Primm, NV for staging..........

The alarm goes off as planned, and we are headed down to Primm.........
 

Kamel

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Joined
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Location
Gladys, VA
As we creep through the line.... I hear in the distance "Fucking Handsome Jay!!!! Well, they'll let anybody in this race I guess!!"

I turn around and see the King himself- Mr Shannon Campbell, he and his crew were just perusing through the line. Always here for the fans, I let him have a selfie ;). Shannon's advice- "the whoops will suck, just hang on and don't crash and you'll have a hell of a time".
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After Tech, I met up with my co-driver for the Mint: Travis Hatchet, driver of the 4873 car for a strategy session about Saturday. Travis and his girlfriend helped prep the car during the week, worked on race strategy, and generally just did everything an entire team would do. I could not have raced without them and my wife's help. They were awesome!!
We get to bed around 11:00pm Friday night, but have to set the alarm for a 3:00am race day wake up to get the car down to Primm, NV for staging..........

The alarm goes off as planned, and we are headed down to Primm.........


I saw this photo yesterday on Mr. Campbell's Instagram page, and was like.... OMG!!!! that is so cool!!!!! Congrats, you are among royalty!!!
 

REDLYNER

Mall Crawling Race Rig
Joined
Oct 31, 2008
Location
Mountain Island
The 4410 car is back into people's hands who fix things, and out of people's hands who break things....

Thanks to Kyle and DJ at Carolina Auto Concepts for meeting me on a Saturday. Time for an engine refresh, hoping for minimal repairs, but looking at all options once the guys get the oil drained.

Also, thought I'd post up a shot Kyle sent of the Spidertrax Pro outer. I still can't believe I managed the final 24 miles on this-



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brandon.

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Jun 16, 2013
Location
Raleigh
On the 4550 jeep how long are the links in the rear? It looks like the upper links are longer than the lowers with the uppers triangulated but not the lowers.
 

REDLYNER

Mall Crawling Race Rig
Joined
Oct 31, 2008
Location
Mountain Island
Headed up to see Kyle at Carolina Auto Concepts, he has a nice surprise waiting :). Early estimates are looking like +100hp and +100ft/lbs over what it started with.... more details to come.

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REDLYNER

Mall Crawling Race Rig
Joined
Oct 31, 2008
Location
Mountain Island
Carolina Auto Concepts met incredibly tight deadlines and worked through multiple road blocks to get the 4410 roaring again. Headed to U4 OK!!

Tuning on Friday, break in will begin on Lap 1 Saturday :).

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