Tony Pellegrino Returns to the Drivers Seat in the GenRight Flagship Jeep Wrangler JKU
December 30, 2019 – SIMI VALLEY, CA – For the last two years Tony Pellegrino, team owner and previous second place finisher of King of the Hammers, has coached his son Jordan racing in Ultra4. For the 2020 King Of the Hammers race, Tony is stepping back into the drivers seat as the driver of record for the second race vehicle in the GenRight stable, but he’s not racing his old 4400 race car. Instead Tony is racing the flagship GenRight Jeep Wrangler JKU built in 2013, named the Terremoto, in the 4400 class.
“The Terremoto has been wheeled hard since we completed the build in 2013. It has the GenRight Elite Suspension featuring Summit Machine links and FOX IBP shocks, Currie Enterprises axles front and rear, with R1 Concepts brakes, WARN winch, Factor 55 Ultrahook, GenRight roll cage, GenRight aluminum JKU dash and center console as well as bumpers, fenders and aluminum rocker guards, Rugged Radios race radio, Mickey Thompson 40” Baja Boss tires, Scosche mirrors and fire extinguisher mounts. This is all stuff anyone can buy for their JKU from our website and install. The Terremoto has wheeled hard over the years, including 102 trails across the country in 2019. The GenRight Elite suspension is trail proven and road worthy, so why not race it?” Said Tony while swapping out the old PRP seats in the Terremoto to ones that have a fixed headrest.
Tony and GenRight Racing will complete the minimum requirements to make the Jeep compliant with the rules for 4400 class. That means new seats with non-removable headrests, a bladdered fuel cell, fluid catch cans, a few additional bars for the roll cage and a handful of other small items are needed to be upgraded to pass tech inspection.
“I think the Terremoto will finish the race within the time limit. Ideally, a top 10 finish is what we are shooting for. The Terremoto just wheeled 102 trails in 2019. The only thing that I had to do was change the T-case fluid. It was solid all season, just like it was in 2018. I am taking a trail wheeled street legal full body vehicle and racing it against $150k+ specially built cars. I’ve watched these drivers all season during our VIP Experience runs at each Ultra4 event. I think we will do well.” Explained Tony.
GenRight Off Road was founded in 2006, by Tony Pellegrino. The name is derived from Genuine Ideas Engineered Right. The company focuses on Jeep Wrangler armor, suspension and accessories in both steel and aluminum.