Backdraft • February 28, 2013
Tallahassee, Florida-Team Backdraft Enterprises kept the momentum from Pittsburgh and used it to their advantage this past weekend in Tallahassee, getting stellar results out of the truck despite some adversity.
After making the finals of racing in the first night, Backdraft could not fire and get to the line in time for the big race. Officials had elected not to give time in between rounds for the trucks to be put on chargers.
"It was frustrating losing over something we couldn't control," said Jeremy. "I wanted to run and please the fans, and I felt like that could have happened."
Despite that disappointment, Slifko was able to make the best of the situation, with lights flashing and the big red fire truck rocking the rest of the weekend, taking a clean sweep of the donut competition and a wheelie victory to add to a freestyle victory. The capper, though, was getting revenge in racing the next night.
Backdraft is fast, and now that many of the new truck issues are worked out, Slifko feels quite comfortable. That was never more evident than watching him mow through the field, blazing to the quickest finishes of the night. When the noise subsided, Backdraft was the racing champion in Tallahassee.
"It was great seeing all those Backdraft fans cheering for us," said Jeremy. "We are never happier than seeing smiles on peoples' faces because of something we just did out there on the track."
Next up is a continuation of the mini-Florida tour for Backdraft, with a visit to Pensacola in the cards. We will keep you updated on all the details as Jeremy looks to continue his winning ways.
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