JASON VOSS TAKES THE WIN AT THE 2017 GENERAL TIRE “VEGAS TO RENO” presented by FOX
Taking his fourth Vegas to Reno win in five years, Jason Voss was first to finish this epic 550 mile race. Voss started from third and was physically out front at about the halfway point, and stayed there to take the overall win with a time of 09:02:27. Justin Matney took second nearly catching Voss, finishing a little over 3 minutes behind. Taking the third spot was Bryce Menzies, about 14 minutes behind Matney due to a series of flats. Unofficial results, subject to final review.
UNOFFICIAL RESULTS 2017 GENERAL TIRE “VEGAS TO RENO” presented by FOX
Best In The Desert Office will be Closed Wednesday 8/16 to Tuesday 8/22. If you need to with draw your entry please call 702-416-6948, this is not information line, it is for emergencies only.
RacingTrax Flyer – this is a new Satellite Tracking Company we are using for Cars, Trucks, UTV’s, Motorcycles & Quads, it is mandatory for all classes. The order form is on their website, www.RacingTrax.com, so log on today and order your mounting bracket and unit for “Vegas to Reno.” Motorcycles and Quads are required to have the tracking unit for any event with Cars/Trucks. LOG ON NOW TO ORDER YOUR TRACKER. www.RacingTrax.com
AlertTraX – The New Device for Motorcycle & Quads
Television Schedule – updated 5/25/17
Camburg Standings – updated 7/5/17 -sorry this is late.
Stock UTV Rules – Starting with our Silver State “150” we will be offering a Stock Sportsman UTV class. Please see rules for more information.
Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel is the Las Vegas Host Hotel for 2017!
Special Accommodations Texas Station is offering our Racers:
Wednesday, August 16 – 7pm Welcome Party Garage Bar inside Texas Station
Thursday, August 17 – 7pm Pre-Race Party South Padres Show Room inside Texas Station – Live Band Crown Avenue (Cover Band that plays wide variety)
Friday, August 18 – 5 am – Feast Buffet will be open early to accommodate racers!
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 – 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 16, 2017 – Time Trials for Trick Trucks and Class 1500, Host Hotel Texas Station, code TCIVTR1
Thursday, August 17, 2017 – Registration, Technical Inspection and Contingency, Host Hotel Texas Station
Friday, August 18-19, 2017 – Race Day, finish line closes Saturday morning – VFW Hall will be offering Pancake Breakfast at Start Line
Saturday, August 19, 2017 – Awards Presentation, Sparks Nugget
Sunday, August 20, 2017 – no scheduled events, have a safe trip home
Entry Forms are posted below. Make sure to mail them in with your Deposit before The Draw on Wednesday July 26th!
****Construction on Hwy 95 Between Millers Pit #7 & Coaldale Jct, Pit Crews please expect at least a 30 minute Delay****
Pit 8 – New Pit 8 Diagram. NDOT is asking that the racers only use this Pit’s for Emergencies. Please Print this out for your Pit Crews. And please use the new entrance and exit. It is very important that we do what NDOT is asking us to do. Also remind your Pit Crews that it is a 55 MPH Speed Zone, please be SAFE and WATCH your speed. Police will be in the area giving tickets! Baja Pits will be at Pit 8 and they are offering help to every race entry at no Charge! This should save most of you from having to go to Pit 8.
Entry List – as of 8/15/17
Draw Order – 346 Entries, 47 Trick Trucks, 25 Class 1000, 33 Class 6100, 49 Turbo UTVs; updated 8/4/17
1st Letter – General information – July 26th we’ll post the Final Information
FIP – 3 pages of information you need to know!
Schedule of Events – Revised 8/3/17 – TT Registration Location Change & Pre-Race Party added.
Dangers – check back after 8/10 for possible updates
Texas Station Vicinity Map – PLEASE follow this route for Tech!!
Nugget Vicinity Map – Hotel in Reno
Pit Crew Release – All Pit Crew MUST Sign to get their armband
MC/Q Light – Mandatory Light for all MC & Quads
Low Underpass – For any vehicle over 7′
Fuel – Fueling guidelines in the Pits
Tire Rule – Please pick up you spare tires!
Driver’s Meeting – Mandatory for one arm banded entrant to attend.
Pit Stops – Mandatory Stop & 25 MPH Speed Limit
Time Trials – For Trick Trucks & Class 1500 Only
Car/Truck – Entry Form
Jeepspeed – Entry Formi
UTV – Entry Form
MC/Q – Entry Form
Mileage Chart – This will help you plan out which pits you will need to stop at, We will provide more information on Pits on July 26th.
Reno Hotel – reservation form 2017. Sparks Nugget is the Host Hotel in Reno. There is a city wide convention in Reno these dates and no Reno hotel is available. Book early to get a room at the Sparks Nugget. They are known for their food, you will love it! **** Peggi is out of the office this week due to an emergency. Please contact Ann Reiff at the Nugget for all Reservation questions or cancellations 775-356-3319 ****
Looking for a Place to camp Clark’s Custom Camp, in Goldfield, is offering a Racer Discount – Call Today to book your space! 775-485-3460 560 N Fifth Street, Goldfield, NV. 89013 50 Amp pull through, Inside shower, Rec room, Laundry, Free Wi-Fi
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 – 2017 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 – 2017 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, email@example.com or Mary at 619-647-8256, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
BFG Pits – BFG Pit registration
Volunteer Form – We are always looking for additional help, we just ask that you return the forms back to us by July 19th.
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!