Hall Racing has a long history of racing with General Motors vehicles and are the winningest family of off-road racers in the legendary Baja 1000. Hall Racing's modifications to the Colorado ZR2 included body-mandated safety items such as a roll cage, a 44-gallon racing fuel tank and racing seats with safety harnesses, and more. The truck still used the stock 3.6L V-6 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission, along with a modified version of ZR2’s Multimatic DSSVTM damper technology. Additionally, this crew cab ZR2's performance in the race served as an ideal testing scenario for Chevy and the rugged ZR2 as well as the standard Colorado.
“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 DSSVTM dampers and the front and rear locking differentials that are vital to stock class desert racing.”
The 2017 Chevy Colorado ZR2 was the only stock truck to both compete in and finish the “Vegas to Reno” race, and was named 1st in its class by the Best in the Desert organization. Chad Hall and the Colorado ZR2 crossed the finish line in Carson City, Nevada after completing the course in 18 hours, 50 minutes and 16 seconds. After an impressive showing in this race, the Hall Racing Colorado ZR2 will compete in the Best in the Desert VT Construction “Tonopah 250” race presented by Polaris on October 19-22.
“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.”
Tough and demanding driving environments are what the Colorado ZR2 is built to handle and the Best in the Desert’s General Tire “Vegas to Reno” race presented by FOX was a perfect place to put it to the test. The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 competed in America's longest off-road race and demonstrated incredible performance and grit. If you're interested in a 2017 Chevrolet Colorado contact our friendly and knowledgeable sales team to set up a test drive of this rugged mid-size truck. Additionally, make sure to keep your vehicle in top shape this season by following our Summer Car Care tips or scheduling an appointment at our Graff Chevrolet Durand Service Center to get any maintenance you need to be done.
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