The Baja 1000 2022 has just been run, and outright win was by Luke McMillin and Rob MacCachren in a 1100hp trophy truck. These things are NUTS. I’ve been taken for a blast in a 600hp buggy out in the desert up Cardy’s way and was left dumbfounded how hard a proper setup can go in the rough stuff, the suspension designs are next level exotic.
Trophy trucks are next level again over a buggy. This year, out of 40 starters in the Trophy Truck category, 16 finished. It’s a brutal race.
Suspension systems on the trophy trucks is bat shit crazy, this level of motorsport pushes the r&d along hard. The two big players are Fox and King. Fox has the majority of teams using their products. Coil over compression dampers, seperate rebound dampers, adjustable bottom out dampers. Big ass straps for top out limiting. They are geared pretty short, too speeds are around 160km/h with averages over 16hrs of racing around 95km/h.
Here’s some suspension working hard:
And this is what it looks like from the outside