The 2017 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 18, 2017 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, 212 Performance Gloves, Method Race Wheels, Azunia Tequila, McKenzies, Kartek, Slime, Tractor Trailer, and Sportsman Cycle Sales.
RacingTrax Flyer – 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, www.RacingTrax.com, 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! They only have 130 orders, LOG ON NOW TO ORDER YOUR TRACKER. www.RacingTrax.com
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
Saturday, August 19, 2017 – Awards Presentation, Sparks Nugget
Sunday, August 20, 2017 – no scheduled events, have a safe trip home
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!
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 Aliante in the Showroom. Rule, Pilot must be a Licensed Commercial Pilot and Pilot must attend Helicopter Meeting, 3pm, Thursday 8/18, no exceptions.
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, Bajamary46@aol.com, 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!