SCORE Journal Issue 8 - 2015

SCORE Journal - The Official Publication of SCORE Off-Road Racing

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I n the world of desert racing, records are broken and legends are born, and most agree that few teams have left their imprint in the sport like Terrible Herbst Motorsports, led by Off- Road Hall of Fame inductee Jerry Herbst and family. For more than 40 years, team Herbst has exhibited a steely- eyed passion for competition with a desire to win that runs deep in all aspects of the Herbst enterprises. With one competi- tive truck in SCORE's Unlimited Trophy Truck class, the Herbst family is getting ready to enter another class within SCORE. SCORE Journal tracked down fabricator Herbst-Smith's co-owner, Mike Smith to find some answers after we learned that Terrible Herbst team is gunning for TT Spec, the relatively affordable forerunner to the more powerful Unlimited Trophy Truck class. And since Terrible Herbst Motorsports, or Smith, hasn't recently set a tire tread in SCORE's TT Spec prior to making their announcement to compete, all eyes will be on this one fabricator and red- shirted teammates to see if they got it right. On a recent visit to the Herbst-Smith secured headquarters in Huntington Beach, California, Smith is well UNLEASHING THE HERBST-SMITH TOYOTA Mike Smith At Herbst-Smith Motorsports, Prepares The Team's First TT Spec. Toyota Tacoma Race Truck. STORY AND PHOTOS BY STEVEN ROMERO prepared to take on TT Spec like he has taken on many challenges before. In fact, by all accounts, Smith already has devoted considerable time and 058 SCORE JOURNAL

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