The TSCO “Vegas to Reno” – which is certifiably the Longest Off-Road Race in the United States at nearly 550 miles in length – is one of the most popular events on the Best In The Desert schedule. Casey Folks, Director of the Best In The Desert series, said, “In 2009 we ran a special three day race, Vegas to Reno “The Long Way!”. For 2010, we’re back to the single day format and we expect it to be another extremely exciting race. The challenge and adventure of competing in such a long “point to point” race with no stopping until you reach the finish line always brings out the top off-road racers. Not only is this going to be a big event but it’s also the 13th running of TSCO “Vegas to Reno.” This race is open to all Best In The Desert classes – cars, trucks, UTVs, quads and motorcycles and we expect over 300 entries from all across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and even Europe.”
Folks has worked closely with the BLM to set up a course that avoids endangered species, and does not harm the environment. The race starts near the town of Beatty, Nevada, with all classes off on Friday, August 20th. Originally part of the Bullfrog Mining District, today Beatty serves as an important gateway to Death Valley, and is 115 miles from Las Vegas. The course traverses a part of the legendary Pony Express Trail made famous 148 years ago, and finishes up in Dayton, just east of Reno, Nevada. The TSCO “Vegas to Reno” race takes racers from the high desert floor at 2,500 feet elevation to mountainous heights of over 9,000 feet, forcing competitors to adjust to the changing atmospheric pressures, and endure extreme hot and cold temperature variations. This course features some of the toughest, and most varied terrain in the world. On the dry lakebed portions of the route speeds over 100 MPH are typical. Racers must fight their way through narrow canyons, boulder lined paths, and deep silt beds.
Red Bull will be supporting contingency at the Aliante Station Resort & Casino in North Las Vegas, and also at the finish line at the Dayton, Nevada Event Center. Red Bull is also supporting the Vildosola #21 Ford Trick Truck race team, driven by proven competitor Gustavo Vildosola, Jr., aka Tavo.
Best in the Desert is providing LIVE internet video coverage of contingency and race day, plus LIVE tracking of every car, truck, and UTV team, sponsored by General Tire and Team Ford – the number one Ford dealer in Las Vegas. Reasonably priced sponsorships of the coverage are available for interested parties, contact Don Fall at 619 258 6225 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
TSCO “Vegas to Reno” schedule:
Thursday, August 19, 2010 – Registration, Contingency and tech inspection, Aliante Station Hotel & Casino in North Las Vegas
Friday, August 20, 2010 – Race for all classes starts near Beatty, finishes at the Dayton Event Center, same great place as last year.
Saturday, August 21 – Awards presentation in Reno at the Grand Sierra Resort.
The 2010 “Vegas to Reno”…If you’re a racer, you don’t want to miss this “battle of the best”. If you’re a race fan, you don’t want to miss this exciting adventure.
Best In The Desert official sponsors: Ford Motor Company – official truck, General Tire – official tire, VP Racing Fuels – official fuel, KC HiLiTES – official light, Arctic Cat – official UTV, KTM – official motorcycle, Banks Power – official Power System, FabTech – Official Suspension, Fall Advertising, Prerunner Maniac, McKenzies, Werdco BC Inc., PCI Race Radios, and Sportsman Cycle Sales.
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