Gnarly 1600 Horsepower Rock Bouncer Makes It’s Debut
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There are some very obvious similarities and characteristics that carry over from one type of racing or one form of motorsport to any other. Hard work, dedication, late nights, the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat, just to name a few. Then there are those specific things that it seems are confined only to racing, whether it be drag racing, rock bouncer racing, or dirt track, there are those few things that just always seem to follow any type of competitive racer. Race It. Break it. Fix it. Repeat.
That seems to be the mantra for pretty much any type of racing out there, and after watching this video from our buddies down at Busted Knuckle Films, you can quite literally see how it plays out as Matt and his partner Shane thrash to get the Gold Rush bouncer ready for their first race of the season.
It all starts with a dyno session, where the guys spent a full day dialing in the tune for the upcoming race, only to get it back to the shop and find they’d lost oil pressure completely. That meant an hour road trip (each way) for Shane to get the parts to get the engine buttoned back up, while Matt had to hack out part of the subframe to get to the oil pan without pulling the engine out, which would have cost them even more time. We finally see Shane wiping down the bouncer, as he says, drying up all the tears, as he and Matt discuss the fact that they have approximately 8 hours to get loaded and to the event, which is 4 hours away, and they haven’t slept, AND they lose an hour traveling from the central time zone to the eastern time zone.
They make it in time, though, and Shane has some great looking runs, finishing the day with a smile and an overall tenth place finish in his first time out in his brand new buggy. You can tell they had fun, and with some more practice and familiarity in the driver’s seat, Shane is confident that he will be able to get a handle on his new ride.