Simply, normally the Screamin' Bobcat Team had the plan to drive with a new big Hemi powered Tractor in the Unlimited / Heavy Mod class in Europe, but the new Tractor wasn't ready for this season and the Team is known to run with 2 Tractors. They had some Bobcat Jr. Mini Chassis in stock and made another one ready for this season.
The rear axle has a Ford 9´´ inch center section with a aluminium built diff, a billet ring and pinion gear, CNC-machined planetaries carrier housing with special made planetaries and special built brake discs with Willwood brake calipers. The completely rear axle come from Vampire Gears in Neede, the Netherlands.
Also the driveline and the single speed gearbox was built by Vampire Gears.
The Vehicle also received a Molinari 8" inch centrifugal clutch with a Browell aluminium bell housing and a set of new Real Wheel aluminium rims with new Pioneer Giant Puller tires. The new rims and tires were purchased by CM Pulling tires in the USA.
The rest of the engine is the same as on the US Bobcat Jr, a BAE billet aluminium block with a Winberg crank, aluminium MGP rods and Sassy Racing pistons, a homemade fuel and oil tank, a dry dump lubrication with System 1 oil pump, a Sassy Racing fuel pump and fuel system, a Racepak data logger and a MSD 44 Pro Mag ignition.
All in all the first hooks of the new EU Bobcat Jr in front of the sledge were pretty good. On the first dutch Championship round in Stroe, driver Bart van der Sluis couldn't keep the Mini in bounds because of a brake problem on his single wheel brake system. At the last 4 Pulls in Holland they could finished always under the first 3 in the Mini Unlimited division.