One thing about diesel performance is that it isn’t cheap. A lot of guys have well over $20,000 tied up into their rigs and from a magazine stand point, that is about the starting place. We regularly shoot trucks with $40, $50 and $60 thousand dollars worth of products on their trucks.
By the time you start calculating the total investment of the truck, you can reach six figures pretty easily for a top end show truck, or a competitive race truck. So, we have a question for you; how are you protecting your investment?
What a lot of people don’t know is that there are companies out there that will cover race vehicles both on and off the track. They will cover show vehicles that are worth more than what an equal year non-show vehicle is worth. If you have a lot of money tied up into your rig, it might be worth while to research some motorsports and racing insurance. It is insurance, so it isn’t free, but how much would it cost you if your rig goes up in flames like Kevin Weibe’s Straight To The Maxx?
The truck had what is believed to be an electrical fire under the hood, causing quite a bit of damage to everything from the firewall forward, as well as the cab of the truck. It is fortunate that, “The person that was in the truck at the time is OK! We are thankful he made it out safe,” said Weibe.
This is truly unfortunate no matter who you are. Straight To The Maxx was a great running truck and was able to put the driver on the podium anytime it showed up. So, for the west coast pullers, this is a major loss. All that being said, the primary sponsors, BD Diesel Performance and Randy’s Offroad are working with Weibe to figure out what the next steps should be and how to get there.
Believe it or not, they are hopeful to make the 2014 NHRDA World Finals in Texas. That race is in October which is just a little more than 3 months away!
As we learn more, we will keep you posted! Best of luck to Weibe, BD Diesel Performance and Randy’s offroad.