We have added two drivers to the line up this year. Being it is a 552 mile race the team wants to be fresh and alert. The race will kick off this Friday morning just south of Beatty, NV at sunrise, a very early start for the UTV class as is the case in most BITD races. The race will throw in a ton of challenges including large silt beds,technical mountain roads, washes, long dry lake beds, elevation changes, and HEAT!
To help us compete this year we have brought in Rusty Baptist, a veteran around the UTV industry who will be starting the race. We have also added Nick Dempkowski, a class 12 veteran who will be taking the middle section. Team owner and manager Lucas Hand will be doing the final leg of the race.
Race festivities kick off for the team on Wednesday night at Hussong’s Cantina in the Mandalay Bay resort for a fundraiser which will benefit FAST-aid. Jim Holthus and his TORR radio show will also be broadcasting LIVE (torrshow.com) so please listen in at 6pm Wednesday night. You can find us Thursday morning at the Aliante Station casino for technical inspection and contingency. We will have the Lone Kid Racing John Deere 825i Gator on display at the GBC Motorsports trailer. Make sure to stop by, say hello and check out the John Deere Gator and all of our sponsors products which we have applied to the race UTV.
We start the race at sunrise on Friday morning where unfortunately we drew the last spot in our class forcing us to be last off the line. We are really hoping the race will come to us as the day goes on. We have three chase trucks helping us navigate all the way to the finish. We will be going through some of the old west’s mining towns such as Goldfeild, Gabbs, and Tonopah. From there the course takes taking us all the way up to Dayton, NV just outside of Reno for the finish.
We look forward to seeing you all at the finish line!!!
Lone Kid Racing would like to thank all of our awesome sponsors which without them none of this would be possible:
John Deere, FOX Racing Shox, GBC Motorsports, Rigid Industries, MSD Ignition,Ringers Gloves, Elite MFG, Dirtbagz, UTVUnderground.com, Lone Kid Racing, Fast-aid.org, Simpson, Lucas Oil, Greg’s Fab Yard, OffRoadPress.com Overrevv Industries Azunia Tequila