New Longhorn Chassis Now Available
TRINITY, N.C. – Longhorn Chassis announced today its new and latest chassis design is now available for sale to dirt late model owners and drivers.
The new Longhorn Chassis, designed in January of this year with the engineering background of Kevin Rumley, have been raced this year by Bobby Labonte Racing (BLR) in-house driver Earl Pearson Jr. and also by Steve Shaver and Justin Labonte.
Since the beginning of this race season, the new Longhorn Chassis has four feature wins, 25 top-five and 36 top-10 finishes including two wins on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS). Pearson Jr. is currently fourth in the LOLMDS championship standings racing two new, exactly-built Longhorn Chassis.
Rumley, owner of K&L Rumley Enterprises, joined Longhorn Chassis and BLR as the lead engineer in design earlier this year. Along with input from Pearson Jr., Shaver and the Labonte family, including Bobby, Terry, and Justin, Rumley has used his engineering background to develop a strong and safe chassis that has also been very adaptive to various tracks and track conditions across the country. The in-house Bobby Labonte Racing team has enjoyed resurgence with Pearson Jr. racing the new Longhorn this year.
“Kevin and the entire Longhorn Chassis staff have really built a solid foundation for a new level of chassis design in dirt late model racing,” said Pearson Jr. “I have been very impressed with the new Longhorn and I am very confident wherever we race that we have a winning chassis underneath the car.
“This is a very easy, turn-key solution for local, regional and national dirt late model racers,” continued Pearson Jr. “The Labonte family has a tremendous staff, facility and equipment to duplicate the same Longhorn Chassis that we’re winning with today. I think any racer can win with the Longhorn Chassis and also sustain a grueling schedule without the Chassis losing any of its structural integrity.”
Co-owner of Longhorn Chassis Bobby Labonte has been satisfied with the engineering design and results of the Longhorn Chassis this year. He is also satisfied that it’s ready for the racing public to purchase.
“Before we really started to promote the sale of the new Longhorns, we wanted to ensure that this design was capable of winning, being competitive under various conditions at various tracks and also durable enough to sustain a grueling schedule,” said Labonte. “After nearly an entire race season, we’ve seen positive results with different drivers and driving styles.
“Earl, Steve and Justin have all had positive feedback with the ‘feel’ of the new design all year,” continued Labonte. “Earl has really been impressive on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and other national events with the Longhorn. That has given us the confidence that we’ve built a winning product that we can offer to other dirt late model teams and drivers.”