DRAG AXLE 2019

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JOE GILBERT

Joe Gilbert, aka Metchosin Joe, aka The Mayor, is a wheeling legend! 

This man child is responsible for destroying most of the island's stash of Toyota parts. 

He  has since installed 100% pure 'Murican' muscle in the form of 5.3LTR LS  V8 with all the Vertechy's, a massive Dana 60 front end and 14 bolt  rear end! 

He also smashes gears with a manual trans, who does that?? 

They say "You can't loose on 42's" but Metchosin Joe will find a way! 

He will also be available at any hour of the day if you need a belly button shot.


SPONSORS  

Hydroforce Excavating
WIFE Britany 

Cory Hinds

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ROHAN ERCK

 Rohan Erck or "Robum Shovel" as he likes to be called on a Friday night, is Mr.Consistent. 

He always keeps a cool head and keeps moving forward, even if it's at a snails pace! 

Rohan  has built his Suzuki using mostly used factory Jeep parts, being from  the little island he is all about recycling.  While Rohan always drives  the wheels off of his 13 hp Suzuki he  always comes up a little  short... 

Always the brides maid, never the Bride. 

Sponsors

The people that recycle! 

Westshore Spring

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TARREN HALAREWICH

Taran and the BCC crew will be returning to the Island Cup this  year for more belly button shots from Metchosin Joe. Taran has decided  not go to boy band concert this year and come hang with the boys! Taran  runs one of the biggest/oldest custom 4x4 shops in BC and has been  supporting the Cup since day one.  Can Taran put down  the chi-tea latte  and keep it on 4 wheels?  

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ALEX HINDS

 The only 2 time Champ! 

Alex will literally drive the tires off his LS powered cut up 87 4runner. With 40" treps attached to a Dana 60 and a 14 bolt. 

Watch for him this year as he goes for his 3rd title!

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JUSTIN BISSONETTE

Justin Bissonette will be entering his 1st Island Cup.
Running a Twisted Customs cloned buggy with some 39" Reds attached to Dana 60s front and rear.  
Engine is a LS3 and he will use every bit of horsepower its got. 
Co pilot Justin Nau

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SPENCER HUGHES

Spencer Hughes and his life partner 'ICE MAN'  will be out there to prove you don't need a good looking rig to hang  with the boys. Spencer's turbo powered Suzuki will be  bouncing off the  rev limiter all weekend. 

If you need any solid advice at 4AM this is your guy

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SEAN WILLIAMS

 Sean  williams, aka 'Seany Rotten', aka 'Roll-Over Rotten' is running a LSL  engine with a TH350 trans, atlas 2 speed, Dana 60 front diff with a  spool, RCV axles and 4.88 gears. 

The rear diff is a Dana 60 with Yukon axles, spool and 4.88 gears. 

King coil overs all around and 42" Treps. 

They don't call him 'Roll-Over Rotten' for nothing, the question is how many times will he roll.


Sponsors 

Perrier Roofing 

Sandpiper Roofing and Sheetmetal

New Age Mechanical 

Integra Tire

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DUSTIN WEBB

 Dustin Webb, aka 'Chappy' is the owner of Back Door Fab and is a long time supporter of Island wheeling and the Island Cup.  

Chappy  is running all the boost to his Toyota 4cyl engine and it is not always  happy about that, but he will keep it on full send and try to keep the  rods inside the block

When you see Chappy line up be ready for a show! 

Contact Back Door Fab for any plasma brackets or custom fab work.

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ANDY BOEHM

 

Andy has been driving buggies for over 10 years based out of Langley BC. 
His rock crawler is a single seat tube chassis buggy. The drive train is trans axle with a mid engine design. 
The  motor is a 3.8L supercharged V6 from a 2000 Pontiac GTP along with the  transmission. He runs front and rear flipped Dana 60s with ARB air  lockers. 
The suspension is a 3 link setup, aluminum links using sway away shocks.
Watch out for this main-lander as he competes in his first Island Cup.

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CODY THERRIEN

 Cody is rocking a mint 1999 Toyota Tacoma V6 with a 3 link front suspension and a 4 link in the rear. 

Dual Toyota t-cases with a dana 60 front and 14 bolt rear. 

Running on 40s watch for Cody to drive the wheels off his very clean 99 Tacoma.


 Spotter: Duane Neyts

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TREVOR MACPHERSON

 

Trevor's Suzuki garbage car can be seen flying through the air trying to clear some of the larger obstacles! 
Trevor took 1ST place in Island Cup 2011. 
His Suzuki garbage car is riding on new 37" Maxxis Treps.

Can Trevor bring the Cup back to the island?

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KARL LOFTSTROM

 Karl competed last year in his Ford Ranger. 
He  decided he better upgrade the diffs to 1 ton axles and after cutting  apart the Ranger to make the diffs fit he decided its time to make a  buggy. Using parts from the Ranger,  1 ton diffs, dual t-cases and 40"  stickies. 
Karl is taking on the 100  day buggy challenge, We know it can be done, So watch for Karl to debut  His brand new buggy at the cup.

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MIKE BULLEN

Mike Bullen is all about cracking cold ones  with the boys, because Saturday is for the boys!  Mike's Suzuki is more  Toyota than Suzuki with a Toyota 22RE, Toyota trans , Toyota mini truck  diffs, dual t-case, and sticky-ish 37" Toyo tires. 

Bullen could be fighting for the top spot or just fighting a garbage can... 

Come find out if Bullen can lay off the cold ones long enough to get on the podium

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SAM ERCK

 

Sam 'fully lit' Erck from Saltspring Island,   utilizes the worlds oldest type of suspension, leaf springs front and  rear and it works extremely well in this 'the world's best 4runner'.  
With  a  'bulletproof' 22RE,  Toyota Land Cruiser diffs with 4.10s and 37"  stickies on  Backdoor Fab custom pineapple bead locks. 
Does Sam have what it takes to take the cup home to the little Island?

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KYLE SMITH

 Kyle  Smith is rocking a Ford  5.0L powered Jeep with a Ford C6 trans, 1 ton  diffs and a set of 4 of the baldest BFG Red labels in the competition. 
Will he get new tires for 2019 Island Cup Or will he show up and do crazy impressive stuff on the bald Reds?.

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JON RUMLEY

 Jon Rumley was born and raised on Vancouver Island. 

Jon  is all business behind the wheel of his Toyota based buggy. This Toyota  has a linked Dana 60 front on 2.5 Radflo coilovers and a linked 14 bolt  rear on coils. 

Powered by a 22RE with a 5 speed trans and dual t-cases. Running on 40" sticky Treps.

Watch for Jon on the podium on Sunday?.

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COLE PATTERSON

 Cole is quickly building his ranger to throw his hat in the ring and compete in his first Island Cup. 
Cole has Dana 44s front and rear with 'Island spec sticky' 36" Iroks. 
Cole is a quiet guy but gets loud after crackin' a couple of cold ones with the boys. 
Can Cole keep this home build ranger in one piece and drive it home?.

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LANCE BANNER

 Lance Banner is a born Islander that moved to Alberta to chase dollar bills and freeze his balls off! 

He  is going to make the trek back over the Rocky's to compete in his 1984  Toyota turbo diesel pick up. Lance is young guy with a high drive for  building awesome stuff. When you see Lance Rollin Coal From his diesel  watch the show! 

Has Lance made enough oil money to hang with the big boys or will he be dragging a pile of parts back to Alberta?

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JESSE WINDEBANK

 Jesse Windebank from Shawnigan.
84  Toyota fuel injection, 5:29 lockers  front rear, dual transfer cases,  leaf sprung suspension, hydro assist steering and Trepadors. 
Jesse finished 3rd in the trail class last year, How will he do this year in the drag axle class?

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SHELDON WHYTE

 

Sheldon's Toyota buggy is powered by a 22re  has 3 link front on coil-overs and 4 link rears on air shocks. Full  hydro steering, mini truck axles with chromo shafts front and rear and  some giant  36" irok tires 

Sponsors 

Rack city customs 

Backdoor fab

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JUSTIN CAMP

 Justin has a TMR Customs chassis, powered by a 6.2L backed by a  th400 and an atlas. Locked 1 ton axles front and rear with some 42"  stickies Trepadors. This will be one of the last times out for Justin's  low ground clearance, bad visibility "wiener dog" buggy as he is planing  to build a new one. 

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ROD VALDIVESO

 Rod  is gonna be competing in the Island Cup in a Polaris ATV that has 6"  portals and 36" Intimidator tires with 18" beadlock wheels.  Upgraded  front Fourplay control arms with Keller ball joints and Super ATV  trailing arms. Will this ATV be able to keep up with the Buggys? in has  the ground clearance but not the wheel base.