Featured Project #5  

The Mission: To compete in the 2009 SCORE Terrible's Primm 300, Sportsman Truck
The Vehicle:  2006 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab
The Team: Liberated Racing

Owner: Mike Pasznik
Designer: Bob Carroll & Dan Vaupel / Carroll’s Rod & Racecraft
Builders: Carroll’s Rod & Racecraft, Spotswood, NJ

Builders: Carroll’s Rod & Racecraft, Spotswood, NJ
The Sponsors:
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The Tour: 
2008 SCORE Baja 1000

The Build:  


  • Custom Front Bumper
    • With integral skid plate and light mounts and brush guard
  • Light Force Lights
    • 2 HID 1,400,000 TOTAL CANDLEPOWER
  • Bed cage with spare tire mounts
  • Custom Rear Bumper With Receiver and Body Protection
  • Shrockworks Rock Sliders
  • Bed Mounted Dual Optima Red Top Batteries with Power Port


  • Factory Locker
  • Gear Ratio: 3.73:1
  • Engine: 4.0 liter V6, TRD Intake, Gibson exhaust
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual
  • Wheels & Tires: BF Goodrich A/Ts mounted
  • on ProComp 7089 wheels (converting to BFG M/Ts for the race)
  • Custom 60 gallon aluminum fuel cell

Chassis /Suspension

  • Custom 10-point Chromoly Roll Cage
  • All Pro Offroad Front Upper Control Arms
  • All Pro Offroad 3” leaf springs with u-bolt flip kit
  • Total Chaos spindle gussets
  • Total Chaos lower control arm skidplates
  • BudBuilt IFS and undercarriage skidplates
  • Gusseted & Trussed factory rear axle housing
  • Front differential drop
  • Beard suspension limiting straps
  • Light Racing JounceShocks
  • Rear disc brake conversion
  • Slotted rotors
  • Walker Evans shocks front and rear (converting to Fox prior to race)


  • Lowrance 540c GPS Unit
  • Overhead Switch Console
  • Mastercraft ProSeat Suspension Seats
  • Dual Crow 5-point harnesses
  • Factory 6-disc stereo, 1000w amp
  • Pioneer TS-SW2541D 10” subwoofers