“I was one of those kids who always dreamed about racing a Trophy Truck. So the best I could do at the time was to chop my daily driver into a pre-runner,” stated the young enthusiastic driver.
He continued to race 1450 with more breaks than finishes, until his father Terry, recognized his son’s passion for off-road racing, and his own long buried passion was re-ignited.
“Watching my son fall in love with the sport that I had loved as well was really rad. It’s like those movies when the son discovers his dad’s baseball card collection. It’s a new relationship, more as friends than father and son. I also had a lifelong dream of trying to win the Mint 400, and doing it with my son would be even better.” stated Terry.
Terry had a long history in racing, starting in off-road racing. At 15 years old, Terry had started co-driving a Class 2 unlimited car with Denis Platt/Dave Becket. He rode for 2.5 years, even winning a championship in Class 2. After that he worked and drove for various teams. “I was instantly addicted to off-road. As a kid, I was willing to do anything just to get the opportunity to be involved with a team.” After several years of racing in off-road Terry moved on to road racing working for a Trans-Am SCCA team until his career and commitment to his family took him in a different direction, away from racing.
The duo began to compete in Class 1 with marginal success. After struggling, the father and son team upgraded to a new Playtech Class 1 car and almost immediately saw results; finishing 2nd in class in the 2010 Mint 400. That year they also shared driving duties in the famed Baja 1000. Although the finish was nothing to brag about the experience had enriched their lives and given them invaluable seat time in some of the most remote, unforgiving terrain on the planet.
In 2009, Adam was approached by Nate Hansen from Blitzkreig Manufacturing about teaming up to build their first ever Trophy Truck. They were able to make a surprisingly affordable deal and the first Blitzkreig was born. “I was super stoked to have a Trophy Truck, but I quickly realized we had jumped way into the deep end of the pool! The speed that you could drive through bumps is mind-boggling!” It took the duo almost two years to get comfortable with the capabilities of the Trophy Truck. In 2010, they managed to finish 5th at the SCORE San Felipe 250 against a large field of vetted competitors and an ultra rough course. 2011 has started off great with a first place overall win at the Best in the Desert Silver State 300
“It is so great to race against people I consider my hero’s like; Robby Gordon, and BJ Baldwin. Now we are in a position where we are consistently top 5 and even winning races!” stated Adam.