Introducing the Insane Mason Motorsports 4×4 Trophy Truck
In the world of motorsports, one of the first things that come to mind is making good horsepower. Sure, that’s a huge part of the equation. However, that horsepower isn’t going to be any good if it can’t get to the ground. By that, essentially, we’re saying that if the supporting components break, that horsepower is worth nothing.
The conversation that follows is how abusive we can be to the machines that we love. One of the best parts about a well put together performance machine is the ability to go out there and beat on it. This means that the components supporting the power need to be in tip-top shape.
With that in mind, we come to the world of the trophy truck. For those who aren’t in the know, even though these are off-road machines, they typically don’t come with a 4-wheel-drive system. Due to the pure abuse that these trucks go through and the fact that the suspension travels an absurd amount, a proper 4×4 system hasn’t been deemed possible by many.
However, when Mason Motorsports looked at the issue, they saw an opportunity.
Off-Road Racer says “4-wheel-drive technology has never been able to survive the combination of extreme suspension travel and the unforgiving brutality of the terrain. Now Mason Motorsports has come up with a new platform that combines suspension, portal hubs, differentials, a Dougans big block 8 stack engine, and a completely purpose-built Mason-Matic trophy truck transmission. 4-wheel-drive trophy trucks have won Laughlin Desert Challenge, Silver State 300, The Tijuana Challenge, Vegas to Reno, Parker 425, King of the Hammers, but now they head to the roughest off-road race of them all “The Great American Off-Road Race” The BFGoodrich / Mint 400.”
By following along with the video below, we learn a little bit about the challenge of the 4-wheel-drive trophy truck and what makes it so awesome. – Mason Motorsports Inc.