Vegas To Reno Unofficial Results
|1. Jason Voss||09:13:05|
|2. Jesse Jones||09:19:51||+00:06:46|
|3. Bryce Menzies||09:29:47||+00:16:42|
|4. CJ Hutchins||09:34:53||+00:21:48|
|5. Steve Sourapas||09:37:13||+00:24:08|
|6. Jon Walker||09:41:31||+00:28:26|
|7. Steven Eugenio||09:45:06||+00:32:01|
|8. Steve Olliges||09:56:57||+00:33:52|
|9. Kory Scheeler||09:50:11||+00:37:06|
|10. Greg Foster||10:00:09||+00:47:04|
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From day one (Thursday’s qualifying), the #35 Trick Truck of Jason Voss looked the fastest of all fifty eight unlimited vehicles that came to race Best in the Desert’s General Tire Vegas to Reno. After hitting a cone in qualifying and receiving a fifteen second penalty, Voss started twelfth off the line today, instead of first. Upset, yes. Deterred, no. Voss put his foot down and finished nearly seven minutes ahead of the first physical finisher, Jesse Jones, on corrected time.
Jason Voss won this race in the last one hundred miles. Coming out of pit 10 around mile marker 360, race leaders Justin Lofton, Bryce Menzies and Jesse Jones were all within a minute of each other, with Voss hot on their tail. Voss had already made up some time and knew that if he continued to run a blistering pace, he’d be in it.
Within eighty miles from the finish, Bryce Menzies found himself stuck in a ditch, not moving. With Jesse Jones charging, Jesse didn’t see him in the dust and hit Menzies from behind, knocking him loose and away the teammates went. In doing so, Menzies’ jack fell off and had to drive the last 60 miles on a flat. At this point Lofton had fallen back and Jesse went on to finish the race out in front (physically). However, upon seeing Voss cross the finish line soon after, Jesse knew BITD’s 2013 General Tire Vegas to Reno Overall Win went to Jason Voss.
While Justin Lofton and Harley Letner were the the frontrunners in the 1500 Class most of the day, hats off to CJ Hutchins for proving consistency pays off in the long races. Second place in 15000 goes to Jon Walker followed by Greg Foster.
We also witnessed Andy McMillin come out of retirement and finish Steve Sourapas and Rob MacCachren’s #23 Trick Truck in fifth place overall. “Steve texted me Thursday morning and I said, I gotta get up there and race. Took me maybe 3 miles to get back warmed up, I still got the feel of it,” said Andy at the finish line.
Best in the Desert returns October 11th-13th for the Bluewater Desert Challenge in Parker, AZ.
Photos by Jason Zindroski of HighRev Photography