Jack Koberna Albuquerque NW Death, Owner of Jack Koberna Racing & Specialty Vehicle has died

Jack Koberna Albuquerque NW Death, Owner of Jack Koberna Racing & Specialty Vehicle has died

Jack Koberna Death – Owner of Jack Koberna Racing & Specialty Vehicle Jack Koberna of Albuquerque, New Mexico has sadly passed away. He died on Friday 5th January 2023 leaving behind his family, friends and the entirety of the racing community. He was confirmed dead through a Facebook post that reads “Dear Friends and Family of Suika Circuit and Sandia-Speedway; It’s with a heavy heart that we write this post.On January 5, 2024, our friend Jack Koberna and a friend to so many in the auto racing community passed away”.

Jack Koberna Career

He was famous as the owner and driver of the monster truck Tuff E’Nuff. Koberna started off in mud bogging but made the jump to monster trucks in 1982 with The Beast, taking fans on an exhilarating roller coaster ride. Most notably, in 1990, Jack built and drove Dennis Anderson’s Grave Digger 4. His triumphs with Grave Digger 4 extended throughout the western states and culminated in a noteworthy victory in Tokyo later that year. Koberna introduced Cyborg, a one-of-a-kind two-wheel drive monster truck, in 1991 after deciding to separate from the Grave Digger crew.

Despite its unique characteristics, Cyborg had trouble competing in freestyle events since it was more likely to become stuck than other characters. A major addition to Jack’s monster truck arsenal came in 1992 when he bought the original Tuff E’Nuff chassis from Pablo Crusz. An important turning point in Koberna’s career came in 1999, when he and his truck took part in “World Finals 0,” which was his only appearance at the renowned World Finals event.

What you need to know about Jack Koberna

Koberna sold Crashmasters Racing the second Tuff E’Nuff chassis in 2008 as a business move; Crashmasters Racing kept racing with the Tuff E’Nuff name until the truck was rebranded as Ice in 2010. Resurrected in 2015, Cyborg had its chassis rebuilt to become a 4-wheel drive machine, switching from its initial 2-wheel drive setup. The Cyborg truck, however, was put up for sale in 2020 after Cyborg retired and went on an indefinite pause in 2017.

Jack Koberna was inducted into the International Monster Truck Hall of Fame in 2018, further confirming his legacy in the business, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the monster truck world. He was a force to be reckoned with and will be deeply missed by all.

Jack Koberna’s obituary will be released by the family

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