Driver: Kane Riccardi
Occupation:Domestic engineer (stay-at-home dad)
Where did you come from?:Sykesville, MD
Did you tow it out or drive it?:Towed it
How long have you been off-roading?:14 years, 6 months, 3 days
What got you into 4x4s?:My dad's '64 Scout when I was a kid
Favorite part of the trip:The sand dunes
Funniest thing you saw happen:Steve Watson spray his dad with rocks.
What was your least favorite part of the trip?:Truck overheating 5 minutes after getting to sand.
Hardtop, soft top, or no top:No top
Would you want to work for a 4x4 mag now that you've met us and seen what we do?:Totally!
Would you kick out your co-driver if we had a supermodel to ride in your truck?:Yes, if my wife didn't know.
Would you do it again next year, or would it be asking too much of your battered body?:I would absolutely do it again at any cost. So yes.
Favorite truck on the trip (besides your own):John's Bronco
Age:40 (I think he is older)
Vehicle: Jeep Scrambler
Tires/Wheels:37-inch BFG Krawlers/Walker Evans
Front suspension:Spring-over with 3-inch offset center pins, Cage shocks
Rear suspension:Spring-over, Cage shocks
Front drivetrain:Dana 60/E-locker/4.56:1 gears/Yukon axleshafts
Rear drivetrain:9-inch housing/Detroit Locker/4.56:1 gears/35-spline shafts
Driveshafts:Perry Hall Power Equipment long-travel
Transfer case(s)/ratio(s)/other mods:NP203/NP205 with Offroad Design doubler kit
Engine/Mods:408ci small-block Chevy with Dart heads and a huge cam
Bumpers/rails/rollcage:Warn bumpers/Sykesville Offroad rock rails and rollcage
What (on your truck) gave you problems during the trip?:Tuning problems with the fuel injection, truck running hot