Matney’s Rigid Industries 4×4 Trophy Truck May Well Be The Future
By Dan Sanchez
Photos Provided By Rigid Industries
SCORE Unlimited Trophy Truck racer Justin Matney debuted his brand new number 4 Rigid Industries Trophy Truck, at the SCORE Imperial Valley 250 race in September.
The Geiser Brothers-built truck is unique, as it is a four-wheel drive vehicle that has some of the latest drivetrain technology available in a desert racing vehicle at this level.
Although this four-wheel drive Trophy Truck is state-of-the-art, incorporating this type of drivetrain isn’t new. The Herbst/Smith Motorsports number 19 Ford F-150 was one of the first successful 4×4 vehicles that competed in SCORE’s Unlimited Trophy Truck class. While CV-joint problems and other drivetrain issues have seemed to plague attempts to continue to run four-wheel drive Trophy Trucks in the past, this new Geiser-built Trophy Truck, has the advantage of new materials, stronger drivetrain components, and other factors that made it worth another try.
“This truck is a totally new creation,” says Justin Matney.