Team Superchips Pro Mod driver, Jake Hallenbeck, came from behind to win the WE Rock Grand Nationals in Farmington last weekend. In the Unlimited class. Jesse Haines lost another tight battle with rock crawling legend, Tracy Jordan, and finished 2nd in the 13 car field.
After a mechanical issue shut his car down on his last course of day 1, Hallenbeck lost the solid lead he had over the pro mod class. He went into day 2 with a 13 point deficit to overcome. Hallenbeck chipped away at the lead with each run, but going into the last course still trailed by 12. On the final course, Hallenbeck dominated the course and finished with an 8 point win!
In the Unlimited class, Jesse Haines finished day 1 only 3 points out of the lead. Day 2 started out with 2 great runs that kept the pressure on the first place team. On the 3rd course, Haines took a risky bonus that would have moved him into the lead. Unfortunately, the gamble didn’t pay off and resulted in a rollover. Although it took him out of contention for the win, Haines was still able to hold onto 2nd place.
See both Superchips cars in action again at Supercrawl, September 24-25 in Reno, NV.
Today Superchips officially announced their title sponsorship of Jesse Haines and his off road program for the 2015 season. Jesse has been competing in professional rock crawling competitions since 2003, when he attended his first event as a spotter. Since that day, his life has been dedicated to all things rock sports. As a competitor, he has had over a dozen event wins, multiple series championships, and a national championship. As a racer, he has raced in 6 King of the Hammers races, racked up multiple Ultra 4 podium finishes, and numerous top ten finishes. As a fabricator, he built several cars that have won dozens of events from UROC, WE Rock, CalROCS, and Ultra 4.
Jesse is an enthusiast in every aspect. With a tremendous appreciate and understanding of the automotive aftermarket, Haines is well suited to represent the Superchips brand on and off the competition circuit. Many followers within the off road community are excited to see Jesse officially re-entering the sport after some time off. Few are more passionate or more involved in this industry. Since his start in the sport, Jesse has worked to develop a significant online presence through off-road forums and social media by allowing fans to follow the build of his buggies and sharing stories from his competitions. This has helped him to create an international following. He is currently sponsoring a car in Ultra 4 Europe, a car in WE Rock/Tuff Truck Australia, and previously had a car competing in Italy’s WTI series.
Superchips is excited for the 2015 season. Make sure you visit Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates regarding Jesse’s events, results, and carnage on the rocks.