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World Hare & Hound Championship Wraps Up a Great 2022 Racing Season for Best In The Desert

Posted November 9, 2022

Dalton Shire Takes Best In The Desert World Hare & Hound Championship

The final race for the Motorcycle and UTV classes took place this past weekend in the high desert and mountains surrounding the historical silver mining town of Tonopah, Nevada. Featuring one race for the Motorcycles and another for the UTVs, it was a great day full of tight and challenging competition.

Open Pro Dalton Shirey rode to the overall win.

One Man, One Machine, One Way.
The Motorcycles took the “land rush” start early Saturday morning on the 110-mile single track racecourse. At the end it was Dalton Shirey riding to the Open Pro and overall victory with a time of 02:52:13.569, followed by Trevor Hunter and Jeremy Newton to round out the top three overall. Other winners included Zach Myers Ironman Pro, Steven Machado Open Expert, Robby Brockman Over 30 Pro, Aiden Poulson 399 Pro, Kimberly Loppnow Women Expert, Tony Nolen Lites Expert, Kevin Trygstad Open Amateur, Joe Kidd Ironman Amateur, Vance Allen Over 40 Expert, and Taylor Baker Ironman Expert.

Zach Myers took first in Ironman Pro

Kimberly Loppnow took the victory in Women Expert

UTV Race
The second race on Saturday showcased the UTV classes on a 140-mile tight and technical racecourse. Can-Am’s Dustin Jones was first across the finish line to take the Turbo Pro and overall win with an impressive time of 02:33:31.184. Joe Terrana followed Jones by a little over one minute for second Turbo Pro. Finishing third Turbo Pro and overall was Vito Ranuio less than two minutes behind Jones. Ranuio’s third place finish was enough to secure the 2022 Turbo Pro Class Championship for himself.

Dustin Jones grabbed the overall win in his Turbo Pro
Vito Ranuio’s 3rd place finish put a lock on his 2022 Turbo Pro Class Championship

Other UTV class winners included Michael McFayden taking Trophy Unlimited, Mitchell Alsup in Super Stock, and Josh Row grabbing N/A Pro.

Michael McFayden took the top spot in Trophy Unlimited
Mitchell Alsup grabbed the Super Stock win
Josh Row took home the N/A Pro Victory

Best In The Desert racers will now celebrate their season and take a well-deserved break during the holidays before getting back to the dirt for the 2023 Parker 250 and Parker 425 January 4-9.

“Life is an Adventure. Come live your adventure with Best In The Desert!” – Casey Folks

We hope to see you all in Parker.