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Big Meats — 2014 King of the Mountains

June 27th2014
 By Thom Kingston on 2014-06-27T08:00:36-06:00 | King of Italy

Big Meats -- 2014 King of the MountainsSpidertrax | Thom Kingston | CC BY 3.0

Jaap Betsema made the trip down from the Netherlands to give his massive tire outfitted Ultra4, nicknamed the Fire Ant, a go at the freshly minted Italian terrain. The Fire Ant can move at speed, but it’s true advantage is in the rocks. As such, the course of King of the Mountains was an overall good fit for the Fire Ant, unfortunately a lost master cylinder by the end of the 2nd run caused their racing efforts to take a back seat. With no spare on hand, they were simply out of options. Playing for points, Jaap did start the 3rd and 4th runs, immediately parking the rig after taking off from the line. In the end, his team finished 14th out of the field of 23 racers, not the placing he was hoping for but still far from out on┬áseries points.