General Tire “Vegas to Reno” presented by FOX

Unofficial Results



By Class

Penalties & Credits – these are just what was reported Friday, more may come next week as we hear from our Team.

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.

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

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!

Radio Frequency – Best In The Desert will be using 151.060 from the start in Beatty to Pit 4 Goldfield for all communications. This is for emergency only, please see the Pit captain for Status updates. After Pit 4 Goldfield it will go back to our normal channel 151.490.  We will use 151.060 for Time Trials On Wednesday 8/15.

Time Trial Results 

Trick truck 1500


Draw Order – as of 8/8/18 – 366 Entries!

Entry List – as of 8/13/18

2019 Schedule – Here is our Full 2019 Race Line-up! Hotel information coming soon.

Car/Truck – Entry Form

MCQ – Entry Form

UTV – Entry Form

Jeepspeed – Entry Form

Class 7100 – Entry Form

1st Letter – Some quick info about race

Frequently Asked Questions

FIP – Final information

Schedule – Full Schedule of Events

Pitbook – each team will receive one in their Final information packets.

Dangers – Revised 8/14/18 – Revisions will not be on GPS. We will have one printed for you at Registration but make sure you are aware! – Changes noted with **

Pit Closing Times

Texas Diagram – Off-loading for Tech & Cont – Please follow the map!

Nugget Diagram – Reno hotel parking – please use East Parking lot only!

Pit Crew – Please make sure your Pit Crew signs waiver. They need to have armbands while working in the Pits.

Fueling – Make sure to have a fuel mat!

Mandatory Meeting

Tire Rule 

Mandatory Stop Pits – Must stop at beginning of each pit. 25 MPH Speed Limit

Time Trial Inst – All Trick Trucks, Class 1500 & 6100

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.

Sunoco – Order form

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 8/16, 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.

BFG Pit Support –  BFGoodrich® Tires will once again support the event with 2 full pits and communication service.


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!