Jimco “Hammerhead” Class 1 Car

Jimco Racing is proud to announce the launch of “The Hammerhead”, the next evolution in Class 1 race vehicles. “The Hammerhead” Class 1 car essentially features a Trophy Truck front end grafted onto the championship winning Jimco Class one “Champion” series chassis, increasing durability and front wheel travel by 2 inches.

The front end features 4.0 inch bypass shocks and a custom steering box improving steering geometry and handling. “The Hammerhead” also features a new mid-engine design, centering the weight in the car improving handling and responsiveness.

The rear suspension features 4.5 inch bypass shocks and 20” longer trailing arms, making this car capable of handling the roughest terrain. This next generation of Class 1 car sits on 40” BFG KM2 Race Tires and is finished with the same specialty features that go into every Jimco race vehicle.

Take a closer look at the level of detail in this remarkable vehicle build. Are you considering a new off-road vehicle? Call or visit jimcoracing.com.

Photography by Ernesto Araiza of Mad Media.

Jimco Racing’s Hammerhead Class 1 SPECS:

OwnerWilson Motorsports
BuilderJimco Racing Inc.
Date CompletedMarch 2018
ChassisJimco Hammerhead Class 1 Mid-Engine
Weight4,900 lbs / 2,223 kg
Wheel Base125” / 3,175 mm
Track Width92” / 2,336 mm


EngineWiks Racing Aluminum Small Block V8
CoolingCBR Radiator and Setrab Oil Coolers with Brushless Fans
ExhaustStainless Steel Headers
PlumbingBrown and Miller Hose and Crimp Fittings
TransmissionFortin 5 Speed Sequential with Torque Converter
Driveline934 35Spline Cv Joints & Axles
HubsID Outboard Hubs
BrakesBrembo Calipers, Tilton Pedals, 14” Rotors
Fuel CellJimco Custom Aluminum Cell with Pyrotect Bladder. 80 Gallons


 Tires40” BFG KR3
Wheels17” Method Race Wheels
Paint/ GraphicsMiller Sign Corp
BodyJimco 2018 Class 1 Composite
Front SuspensionJimco Trophy Truck Front Suspension, 24” Wheel Travel, King Shocks
Rear SuspensionJimco Hybrid Rear Suspension, 24” Wheel Travel, King Shocks
SteeringJimco / Lee Power Steering Box
WiringMotec Electronics and Chassis Harness by TRH Wiring
LightsVision X LED’s


Navigation Lowrance GPS
CommunicationKenwood 50w Radio, PCI Intercom
SeatsImpact HS1’s
SafetyImpact Safety Harness and Window Nets.
Ernesto Araiza

Being born right in the heart of Off-Road Racing, Ernesto always had a dream to be an Off-Road Racer. After finish college he ditched his engineer career to chase the dream of action photographer. It didn't took long to get spotted by MadMedia where he still works. In less than 5 years after 'going pro' he reached some of the most important peaks in his life working for several international brands and events like the Rally Dakar. After 30 years of dreaming, he still have one goal in mind, to keep his face full of dust.

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