The 23rd running of the “Longest Off-Road Race in the United States”, the General Tire Casey Folks “Vegas to Reno” presented by FOX, ripped through the desert of Nevada leaving spectators in awe and racers competing against themselves, the clock and the elements thrown at them.
Racers came through Mineral County, some at speeds over 130 miles per hour while heading to Gabbs where they ripped through the streets of the small town.
Bryce Menzies AWD truck would take first place overall victory and a win for the first AWD vehicle.
He told Best in the Desert, “We started first, but it was definitely a day of ups and downs. Early on we were locked in 4th gear as we watched Rob MacCachren, Justin Lofton and Justin Matney pass us by, but were able to fix the issue in the pits. Then we lost a cooling fan, but this gnarly AWD charged back through the dust, and the unbelievable rocky portion at the very end, to bring us the victory. Thanks Best in the Desert!”
Jason Voss, a long-time off-road racer who finished second last year and started at the back of the trick trucks due to time trials, would finish second.
Racers from all over the world would enter the race and even an all woman’s race team would participate and finish.
The next Best in the Desert event is the Laughlin Desert Classic held Oct. 10-13. The organization hands out over $3.7 million in contingency and awards throughout the year.