2017 SNORE Battle at Primm Race Review
By Mike Henle
PRIMM, Nev. – Southern California automobile executive Dan Myers powers his overall and Class 1 entry to the victory in the annual King Shocks Battle at Primm Feb. 10-12.
For Myers, the event was a huge success. The fixed operations director for Toyota of Escondido in Southern California decided at the last minute to compete in event.
“This is my third SNORE race,” said the 38-year-old Myers. “I had no problems whatsoever. The car ran beautifully. I think that I will run the rest of SNORE’s races for the season. We’re building a spec Trophy Truck and I should be racing at the Baja 500 and Baja 1000 along with the Mint 400.”
Myers praised SNORE’s event adding that the Battle at Primm produced excellent wheel-to-wheel racing.
“I think this was one of the most professional races that I have raced,” he said. “I really like what SNORE has been doing, so I decided at the last minute to run the Primm race.”
Off-roading is a natural especially considering Myers’ affiliation with the Toyota dealership that is owned by his father.
“Right now, I’m running with TE Motorsports and the performance shop is part of the dealership,” he said. “When they wanted to open that, I decided that I wanted to run it.”
Considering the multitude of other off-road events both before and after the Battle at Primm, a starting field of 181 entries was considered a giant victory in itself.
Myers scored a resounding victory over Cody Robinson in a division that also included a top five of Pat Dean, Blake Wilkey and Emil Downey.
SNORE BAP 2017 TE Motorsports Class 1 Desert Race Off Road Racing
SNORE RATR 2016 Dan Myers TE Motorsports Desert Racing
Team: TE Motorsports / Toyota of Escondido Action Sports
Owner/Driver: Dan Myers
Navigator: Don Brown
Vehicle: 2017 Class 1 Unlimited Buggy
Race Chassis: 2003 Porter 2 Seat Class 1 Buggy
Livery: General Lee
Race Prep: TE Motorsports
Motor: TE Motorsports Built LS7
Horse Power: 605
Engine Oil : Torco 5W30 SR5 Racing Oil
Transmission: Fortin 4 Speed H Pattern
Tires: 35" BFG
Power steering: Howe Performance / Fortin Steering Rack
Batteries: Jetworks KB35XC
Seats: Beard Racing
Fuel Cell: Fuel Safe
Seat Belts: Simpson 5 Point
Race Suits: Motorsports Safety Gear
Radio and Intercom: PCI
Front Hubs: Pro Am
Rear Hubs: Jamar
Torque Converter: TCS
Dan Myers Racing Wins
1st Class 10 BITD Nevada 2000
1st Class 10 SCORE Baja 2000
3rd Place Class 1 2004 SCORE Baja 500
2nd Place Class 1 2007 SCORE Terrible Las Vegas III
2007 Toyota Mile Stone Award
2017 1st Overall / 1st Class 1 Snore Battle at Primm