A little bit more about our build and what we did:
A little background about me. I've got no business owning this thing. I have been a passionate racing fan my entire life. All of my knowledge is theoretical, not practical. I grew up in a white collar neighborhood with white collar friends. The closest thing I came to racing experience is the local go-kart track and golf course.
My entire mechanical experience consists of the time when I was 14 and hooked a briggs and straton 5hp engine to a scooter. I tied a kite string to the choke, zip tied the throttle open, and push started this death scooter. The only way to stop it was to lift your leg, which had the string tied to it(duh), which killed the engine. But if you didn't coast to a full stop before letting your foot down the engine would restart. It was quite the balancing act and that's how I learned about engine braking. It was fun until the kite string broke. That was the first and last engine I worked on.
Despite not knowing where the headlight fluid goes, I do know a thing or two about planning and preparation. I went to the Sonoma race last year and attended the driver's meeting. I learned a lot, met some cool people, and tried my damndest to buy the Jakalope, but they changed their mind.
So I bought my buddy's brother's lemon's truck, a '90 ranger right around when the cybertruck was unveiled. It's raced 3 races and was sold race prepped. When we came up with the theme we started doing some drawings. I also asked a dirt track and some off-road fabricators their thoughts. We landed on 1x1x.05 tubing to make an exoskeleton. Something that is strong, but will collapse in a collision. The rear is tucked within the bumper and the bumper should be the first contact on any rear collision. The cage is strong enough that I can jump on it, no problem. The sheetmetal is attached via channel nuts welded to the tube and 1/4" bolts. I’m lucky that our chief electrician is also a solid fabricator. https://www.instagram.com/cyberfukd/
Our #1 power consumer is a bit of a wild card. he's an Aussie with a heavy foot.
If you see me in the pits, say hi. Always looking to make new friends.
If you see me on the track, I recommend social distancing. I have almost as much time under my belt driving a stick shift as I do wrenching on Briggs and Straton engines.