|The world’s leading off-road race teams in every class are coming to do battle at the General Tire “Vegas to Reno” presented by Fox, the Longest Off Road Race in the United States. We set yet another record as more than 365 teams have registered to compete in next week’s General Tire “Vegas to Reno” presented by FOX. It’s not just the number of entries, but it’s also who’s racing.
As of today, 47 Trick Trucks have signed up to tackle this tough 540+ mile course. Stellar competitors like Rob MacChacren, Jerry Whelchel, Tony Smiley, Justin Lofton, Jason Voss (will he win again?), Bryce Menzies, Steve Olliges (who hands the Team Ford $1,000 cash award for the fastest time in Time Trails), and the list goes on and on. More than 35 Class 6100 Spec Trick Trucks, over 100 UTVs, and 50+ motorcycles are ready to launch.
A newcomer to off-road racing, Laird Hamilton, the world’s most prolific big wave surfer, travels the world in search of the gnarliest waves and the most epic rides. He’ll be ditching his prowess on the waves to challenge the sand in the Nevada Desert in a UTV. He’s also handing out samples of his Laird Superfood products at Contingency and Racer Registration for anyone who wants to stop by..
Daryl Folks, co-owners with Bryan Folks, had this to say about the record turn-out, “Bryan and I, and the entire staff, are thrilled to have more than 365 race teams ready to do battle at the General Tire “Vegas to Reno” presented by Fox. The parking lot at Texas Station, our host hotel in Las Vegas, will be overflowing with the leading names in off-road products as these teams wind their way through contingency on Thursday, August 16th. I invite anyone interested in seeing these high-powered 800+HP race vehicles up close to come on by and meet the drivers and team members.”
This will be the 22nd running of this epic event. The General Tire “Vegas to Reno” presented by FOX also represents the unofficial kick-off to the second half of the Best In The Desert 2018 race season. “Vegas to Reno” was an absolute favorite of Best In The Desert founder, Casey Folks. It marked his first race where he added car, truck and quad race vehicle classes to his already established motorcycle classes.
Operations Manager, Donald Jackson, who worked side-by-side with Casey for over 14 years commented “The course is marked and the clock is ticking down to the start of our flagship event next week. We have hundreds of volunteers helping man the course, along with the entire Best in the Desert Staff. This will be an exciting event, representing absolutely the ultimate desert racing adventure. We are all dedicated to making sure “Vegas to Reno” will always continue in the great tradition and spirit that Casey would want.”