Hopes were high for Drivers Inc.’s Rhys Millen entering race weekend for the Best in the Desert Bluewater Desert Challenge.

After all, the RMR Jackal had looked awesome in qualifying. Case in point:

But on race weekend, Rhys’ vehicle would be done in after losing an alternator belt. The full details from the man himself:

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Smiles for days after qualifying first at this weekends @bestinthedesert Blue water challenge in the new V8 #4wdjackal The weekend overall did not go to plan but we are fighters and will keep our heads up high. In testing we reduced the front differential pre load and that increased the amount of rear breaking effect. For qualifying we had very limited breaking but were able to change the set up on the balance bar for race day with great effect. Race day well crap….. An awesome start as this thing is a rocket ship and we held position with all the crazy amount of dust. Unfortunately we lost an alternator belt and were forced to retire. With only performing our first test with the V8 less than 2 weeks ago, 150 miles of running, we confirmed all systems and ordered a spare belt with a unique size as we run electric power steering – none anywhere were available 😱 what bit us the belt 😡 Baja 1000 up next, big thanks to all our partners @pennzoil @methodracewheels @tensortire @ruggedradios @justicebros @rcvperformance @superatv_com @fox @aemelectronics @sparcousa @alconbrakes @sealsavers @trayco.usa @dirtbagz_offroad @factory_utv @kchilites

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