General Tire “Vegas to Reno” presented by FOX


The 2018 General Tire “Vegas to Reno” presented by FOX, “The Longest Off-Road Race in the United States!”  will be a 1-day race, approximately 550 miles!  The race will be on Friday, August 17, 2018 and run into Saturday morning.  We welcome all racers and would like to thank our great sponsors, General Tire, FOX, Ford Motor Company, Lucas Oil, Sunoco Race Fuels, KC HiLites, FabTech Suspensions, Rugged Race Radios, Polaris RZR, Method Race Wheels, Team Ford, McKenzies, RNR Steel, Slime, Trophy Tractor, Sportsman Cycle Sales, Tactical Recovery Equipment, and Dick’s,  .

RacingTrax Flyer – this is a new Satellite Tracking Company we are using for Cars, Trucks, UTV’s, it is mandatory for Car, Truck, and UTV classes.  The order form is on their website,, so log on today and order your mounting bracket and unit for “Vegas to Reno.”  $25 Late Fee for registering at Tech. LOG ON NOW TO ORDER YOUR TRACKER.

ATTN Clark County Residents

Attached is the proposed Clark County bill to withdraw land from the BLM for expansion. Clark County Bill

In the MAP, the Gray area is what they want to expand towards Jean and the Blue is what they would like to incorporate into Wilderness.

Both would drastically affect the off-road racing in the Jean area, most especially the Mint 400. If the proposed expansions get passed, the Mint 400 will not be allowed to use its current route and would be reduced to an estimated 45 mile loop.

The expansion of Wilderness will cut off access to the Loose Grey Mountains and the expansion of the Clark County boundaries will cut of almost the entire valley by the Jean Lake Bed.

What is not shown on the proposed map is the Dust Non Attainment Line which is currently the Sloan exit. If the boundary expansion gets approved, that line will definitely move farther south which could ultimately cut off any racing North of Jean.

Also attached is a news article in a leading off-road magazine that states the economic impact that the off-road industry is making in the US. It is on page 12 and begins with “We Matter”. Article 

There will be a county commissioner meeting held on Tuesday, June 19th @ 9:00 am to discuss the expansion.

I am asking for your support to please come and voice your opinion in support of racing in Southern Nevada and protecting this great sport: long distance off-road racing.

If you can’t attend, please email Commissioner Sisolak as this is in his district. – District A – Commissioner Steve Sisolak (702) 455-3500

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 – Draw Day for Start Positions, make sure your entry form is in to get a good start position.  You will receive your FIP (Final Information Packet) after the draw, pit book, rules, info, etc…

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 – Time Trials for Trick Trucks, Class 1500 & 6100, Host Hotel Texas Station, code TCIVTR3

Thursday, August 16, 2018 – Registration, Technical Inspection and Contingency, Host Hotel Texas Station

Friday, August 17-18, 2018 – Race Day, finish line closes Saturday morning

Saturday, August 18, 2018 – Awards Presentation, Sparks Nugget

Sunday, August 19, 2018 – no scheduled events, have a safe trip home

Entry Forms are below! Make sure to get them in by July 25th to receive the special gift from our generous sponsor General Tire!

Car/Truck – Entry Form

MCQ – Entry Form

UTV – Entry Form

Jeepspeed – Entry Form

1st Letter – Some quick info about race

Frequently Asked Questions

Pit Mileage Chart 

Reno Hotel – reservation form 2018.  Sparks Nugget is the Host Hotel in Reno.  Book early to get a room at the Sparks Nugget.  We Loved this location last year!

Las Vegas Hotel  – Link for Texas Station Reservations – Enter code TCIVTR3 in “offer code” or call 800-654-8888 (Group Cut-off  July 15, 2018)

Overflow Las Vegas – Link for Fiesta Rancho – Enter code FCIVR18 in “offer code” or call 800-731-7333 (Group Cut-off  July 15, 2018)

Past Winners – see who’s won and who to beat in “The Longest Off-Road Race in the United States”

Team Ford Pole Award – see past winners of the Pole Award since 2006

MCQ Light – mandatory light for Motorcycle and Quad racers, hang on the back of your chest protector

Helicopter Registration – If you are having a helicopter follow you, you must fill out this reg form, email back to us and the pilot must attend the mandatory meeting with the BLM at 3 pm on Thursday, at the Texas Station in the Dallas Ballroom. Rule, Pilot must be a Licensed Commercial Pilot and Pilot must attend Helicopter Meeting, 3pm, Thursday 8/17, no exceptions.

Minor Form – 2018 form, if you are 17 years or younger you must fill out this form and have it notarized, bring it with you to registration on Thursday

Membership Form – 2018 Membership application, every person on or in a race vehicle needs to be a member of Best In The Desert, (BITD is the sanctioning body.)  Please ONLY send in this membership application WITH AN ENTRY FORM, please don’t send separate, or at least put your race vehicle # on it, we need to know where to apply your membership

Pit Support – contact Carlos (619) 921-8978, or Mary at 619-647-8256, to order pit support.  Locations TBD.  All vehicle, motorcycle, atv, utv classes are welcome.  Our pits are fully stocked with all Lucas Oil lubricants, fuel, welders, generators, air tools, hand tools, compressed air, spares, tubes, filters, food, water, shelter and friendly experienced mechanics and crews.  Carlos & Mary will also offer a one (1) pit fee. Pit 12 Rawhide is the remote pit and hard to get to.

Volunteer Form – We are always looking for additional help, we just ask that you return the forms back to us by July 18th.

Volunteer Waiver – Everyone with you needs to sign this form

Trophy Policy – please read this so you know how many trophies we give out.  We trophy a Podium Finish, which is 1st – 2nd – 3rd Place, like the Olympics!