General Tire “Vegas to Reno” The Long Way presented by FOX

The 2016 General Tire “Vegas to Reno” The Long Way presented by FOX, “The Longest Off-Road Race in the United States!” is the 20th Anniversary of “Vegas to Reno”.  We are celebrating our 20 years with a 2-day staged event!  The race will begin with the festivities starting in Las Vegas, McMillin Race Day 1 will go from the start line near Caliente, NV, to Tonopah and KC HiLites Race Day 2 will go from Tonopah to Reno!  Start getting ready for a spectacular, multi-day event ~ this is what you’ve been asking for; we deliver! – this is a new Satellite Tracking Company we are using for Cars, Trucks and UTV’s, it is mandatory for all these classes, CTU.  The order form is on their website,, so log on today and order your mounting bracket and unit for “Vegas to Reno.”  Motorcycles and Quads are not required to have the tracking unit.  (This is replacing IRC)  They are great guys to work with, order today!

Letters to the BLM – this is a sample letter that you can write and send in to BLM, you have 25 days from July 1 to send letters, there is still time.  This is your chance to fight for your lands to remain open and recreation free, write a letter!   BLM called (7/19/16) needs more letters, please send in something, hand write it if you have to, say we want our lands open for recreation!

We will have a Catering Company in Tonopah, Sweet Dixie Southern BBQ.  He will  be near the finish line on Friday and Saturday morning. Check out his FB page and let him know you will see him in Tonopah.

Note – as many of you know there is some controversy over 32 miles of our race course.  Just so you know we are here working it out. We will know on Aug 10 if we get our original course, which is referred to as “Plan A” here.  We have been working hard on making sure you get a race and we have planned for an option, that is called “Plan B” which will entail a transfer section, to bypass these 32 miles.  The draw will still be on July 27, which is when we usually send out the FIP.  Since we won’t know what course we are getting you will receive instructions for either Plan A or Plan B.  Plan B involves a transfer section, we know it is difficult for you, and us, but at least it is early in the race.  We are doing our best to work this out, we are working on two of everything.  We hope you have the best experience you can, it will still be an incredible adventure no matter what happens~dd)  Remember what Winston Churchill said “Never, never, never give up!”

Entry Listjust hit 302, great entry, we are so excited!!!  42 Trick Trucks, 19 Unlimited Cars, 32 Class 6100, 61 UTV’s, 29 Ironmen – wow!  Good luck to all our racers, it’s going to be an awesome two-days of racing!  (updated 7/22/16)  Have a great weekend everyone and be safe!

Camp Adventure – Diagram.  Camp Adventure is an area we have graded that gives our racers a place to park their RV’s.  There are no hook-ups/services in this area.  See “hotel list” if you want an RV sort with hook-ups (Tonopah Station.)  We need an idea of how many RV’s (etc…) you are parking in this area, just email me race # and # of vehicles to and we’ll log you in.  Camp Adventure is getting full!  You can order potable water for a fee from M&K, (775) 482-6841.

Room Option – for Tonopah!  Great idea from Kent, a Motorcycle Ironman racer in Reno, Gordigear manufacture, No Am dist in Phoenix, $1200.  Tepui Tents (Soquel, CA) and Cascadia (Bend, OR) offer rental programs.  Thanks Kent for the info, Reno people are amazing!

Revised Contact info for Baja Pits – Contact Mary Hunt (619) 647-8256, (7/6/16)

Lights ? – will you need lights?  KC HiLites to be exact.  MCQ probably not.  CTU, well, if you are having problems yes, if you’re having a great day, probably not. Sunset is 7:36 pm on Fri and 7:43 pm on Saturday.  More so on Day 2, the CT leader should get to Dayton around 8 pm, that’s our prediction, so if you are having problems be prepared to put them on at Top Gun.

Television Schedule –

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 – 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…  We will know the decision regarding the race on July 29, we will wait to mail out the FIP until July 29.  We have been working on 2 different routes, this way we can send you the correct information.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 – Time Trials for Trick Trucks and Class 1500, Registration Aliante Showroom, 8:30-10:30 am

Thursday, August 18, 2016 – Registration, Technical Inspection and Contingency, Host Hotel Aliante

Friday, August 19, 2016 – McMillin Race Day 1 – Las Vegas (Alamo) to Tonopah

Saturday, August 20, 2016 – KC HiLites Race Day 2 – Tonopah to Reno

Sunday, August 21, 2016 – Awards Presentation, Sands Regency Hotel Casino, poolside

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

1st Info Letter – general information, details, the FIP, pit book, will be out on July 28, after the draw (7/5/16)

Intent List – race entries who have entered by 6/1/16 and will receive the General Tire gift, 212 entries.  We still need entry forms, even if you are an Intent, doesn’t mean you have sent in an entry form, about 1/2 of these have entry forms.  Send in entry form!

Mileage Chart – race mileage so you can start planning your logistics.  Pit names will be added in July when we release the Pit Support Book. Have fun planning your great adventure!  Call Diane if you need help! (Revised 6/1/16, 1 mile)

Sunoco Order Form – Sunoco Race Fuel will be available.  ASB Performance Products will be dispensing fuel in Las Vegas Thursday 8/18/2016 and in Tonopah on 8/19/2016.  ASB will also be delivering fuel to BFG Pits and Baja Pits.  Please fill out the Sunoco Race Fuel pre order form and submit it to ASB Performance products so that they can have your fuel ready for you at the event. ASB Performance Products, Contact:  Terri Rodriquez, Phone/Text:  (619) 247-1797, E mail:

BFG Pit Letter

CT Entry form – this is a fillable form, type right on it, download it and send in with $300 deposit

UTV Entry Form – this is a fillable form, type right on it, download it and send in with $300 deposit

MCQ Entry Form – this is a fillable form, type right on it, download it and send in with $300 deposit

JS Entry Form – download this form, fill it out and send in with $300 deposit

2016 Hotel List – this is a complete list of hotels.  Tonopah is SOLD OUT, but you can try to see if any apartments are available for rent, phone # on list.  It will be a RV night, but to save gas you can leave in Tonopah and pick up on your way home.  5/12/16 > Food Vendor in Tonopah tba

Sands Regency –  Reno Host Hotel, Reservation Form.  ….all credit cards will be charged on Friday, August exceptions…no refunds for “no shows” after the charge.

Awards Breakfast – Order form for breakfast on Sunday, 8/21/16

Camp Adventure – reservation form

Fact Sheet

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 Aliante in the Showroom. Rule, Pilot must be a Licensed Commercial Pilot and Pilot must attend Helicopter Meeting, 3pm, Thursday 8/18, no exceptions.

Rebuttal Letter re PEER complaint

Minor Form – 2016 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 – 2016 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 Mary Hunt (619) 647-8256,, to order pit support.  Baja Pits will be hosting #14 (all pits) full service pits.  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.  For BFG pits contact Nate Hunt 864-272-3177.

Kartek is offering a Special Bonus $500 gift certificate for each race to 6 different classes; VtoR Class 6000, Class 6100.  Congratulations to all the winners of the Kartek Kash $500 Special Bonus Certificates! 

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!