This year’s Best in the Desert off-road race took two days to complete. In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the event began Friday with a layover in Tonopah before heading onto the finish line located outside of Reno.
The 640 plus mile race challenges the best of equipment, drivers and chase teams. The terrain poses the largest threat on an ever changing race course where accidents and injuries are common. Fatigue takes toll on both machine and man during the event as there is no training that can prepare you for obstacles that you may face along the way.
The race brings out many fans, especially in Mineral County, who line up along the course and in pit areas to watch the racers in high speed pursuit of the win. Mineral County can also boast having one of the largest groups of volunteers who take time out of their lives to travel the state, working two areas, all in the love of the sport.
Official results as to the winner have yet to be posted by Best in the Desert, but unofficial times can be found on their website.