tapeworm

Well-Known Member
Car accidents aren’t contagious. 🤦🏻‍♂️
How many SIG alerts end up with minor fender bender’s from other people rubber necking the main accident?

So far CDC has the positive Covid cases at 4.8 million in the U.S. The 2009 H1N1 swine flu is estimated at 60.8 million cases of infection in the U.S.

I’m not trying to downplay Covid because it does have a higher mortality rate than the Swine Flu did, but still not as deadly as driving a vehicle. Unfortunately BITD as a business is feeling the pain from the governmental agencies and politics involved.
 

MTPyle

Well-Known Member
Hell yeah. Let’s go racing.

Mike
 

ht racing

Well-Known Member
How many SIG alerts end up with minor fender bender’s from other people rubber necking the main accident?

So far CDC has the positive Covid cases at 4.8 million in the U.S. The 2009 H1N1 swine flu is estimated at 60.8 million cases of infection in the U.S.

I’m not trying to downplay Covid because it does have a higher mortality rate than the Swine Flu did, but still not as deadly as driving a vehicle. Unfortunately BITD as a business is feeling the pain from the governmental agencies and politics involved.
LETS RACE !!
 

MTPyle

Well-Known Member
HT

what are you racing at V2R?

Mike
 

Curtis Guise

Administrator
Full PR.

LAS VEGAS, NV (Aug. 3, 2020): After lengthy discussions and the submission of a ground-breaking COVID-19 Safety Plan, the BLM is officially issuing the permit for the 24th Annual Maxxis Tires “Casey Folks” Vegas to Reno Presented by Fox. The race will run as originally scheduled Aug. 12 -15, 2020. A record field of entries including all the top names from every segment of the sport will be competing, eager to win the famously-grueling 550 point-to-point race from Las Vegas to Reno, Nevada, the longest off-road race in the United States.

The BLM is granting the permit under the condition that Best In The Desert and its racers adhere to additional COVID-19 mitigation guidelines. These conditions will be spelled out in greater detail in an email to all racers entered in the event within the next couple of days.

With the 2020 Best In The Desert race season just past the halfway point, fans can expect some close racing as competitors challenge for series points championships and bragging rights as champion of this legendary off-road event.

“We are happy to report the race will run as scheduled,” said Best In The Desert CEO Daryl Folks. “We sincerely appreciate the work done by the Nevada BLM State Office and the Battle Mountain BLM District Office along with their hard-working team to help us arrive at this point. It’s only fitting that the race named after our father and the founder of Best In The Desert will be run after all. In the end, it came down to the fact that we were able to prove that our racers know how to follow rules and will comply with the special measures we have put in place to make sure we run a safe race and respect the special COVID-19 safety protocol we’ve established.”

“I too am very grateful for all the hard work and cooperation by the BLM,” said Best In The Desert CMO Bryan Folks. “I cannot stress enough how crucial it is for the racing community to follow the new COVID-19 guidelines that will be set forth in the next announcement. The future of Best In The Desert depends on everyone putting aside their personal views and following what is being asked of us. I feel like this is an opportunity for the off-road community to come together and shine and prove that we can follow the rules. We want to thank our racers, sponsors, and staff for their support as we worked through this situation. Finally, we would like to thank our Nevada elected officials and for many other prominent voices for also supporting our event.”

Best In The Desert Race Operations Manager Donald Jackson added, “It has been challenging from all fronts to get the permit approved to run on the original date. There were many obstacles to overcome but ultimately it was a huge team effort that got us to this point. I want to especially thank all those that took time to write letters of support, make phone calls, give medical advice and help us put together a solid COVID-19 mitigation plan especially Medical Director Doc Lippmann, Silver State Offroad Alliance (SSORA), and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Without all of us collectively working together, we wouldn’t be able to see all the best off-road racers go head to head in the ‘Longest Off-Road Race in the United States.’”

Here are just a few of the top names that are entered:

Trick Truck: 2019 Vegas to Reno Champion Bryce Menzies, Four-Time Vegas to Reno Champ Jason Voss, Rob MacCachren, Tracy Graf, Andy, Dan, and Luke McMillin, Justin Lofton, Adam Householder, Harley Letner, Kevin Thompson, BJ Baldwin, Steve Olliges, Cameron Steele, Steve Sourapas, Tim Herbst and Robby Gordon join a talent-laden field of 34 Trick Trucks for this year’s race.
Motorcycle: Defending champion Skyler Howes on Husqvarna, Johnny Campbell Racing’s Dakar Champ Ricky Brabec and Kawasaki’s Jacob Argubright will attempt the course solo while Beta is entering two factory teams lead by Joe Wasson and Chance Fullerton as well as the ever-threatening Hintz/Hunter team on KTM.
Class 6100: A huge field of 41 Class 6100 trucks led by frequent class winner Kyle Jergensen, Kyle Craft, Dustin Grabowski, Terry Householder, Ryan Hancock, and 3rd generation Herbst family racer Pierce & Thor Herbst are all ready to go.
Class 1500: Sam Berri, Ladd and Sean Gilbert, Brendan Gaughan, Brandon Bailey, and Cody Parkhouse lead the way of 11 entries in Class 1500.
UTV Turbo: A massive list of 59 entries in the UTV Turbo class will make this one of the most competitive classes of the weekend. Phil Blurton and Beau Judge will take on Brandon Schueler, Justin Lambert, Dustin Jones, Sierra Romo, Wayne Matlock, Austin Weiland, Mitch Guthrie Jr. and a host of other top racers will all compete for the UTV Turbo class championship.
UTV Unlimited: Michael Isom and Robert VanBeekum lead a stacked deck of 25 of the best UTV Unlimited class racers in the world. Racing should be fast and furious.
The 2020 Maxxis Tires “Casey Folks” Vegas to Reno Presented by Fox will be the 24th running of the annual event since legendary founder Casey Folks first organized the 550-mile challenge in 1996. This year’s race also marks the second out of three races of the Maxxis Triple Crown which means there is $67,500 in additional prize money on top of the Best In The Desert money awarded to winners of the Unlimited Car/Truck, Limited Car/Truck, MC/Quad and UTV classes.

The host hotels for the Maxxis Tires “Casey Folks” Vegas to Reno Presented by Fox, Sunset Station Hotel and Casino in Henderson, Nevada and the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada, are eager to welcome racers, fans, sponsors and organizers. In order to move forward with a fun and safe race, Best In The Desert has adopted additional measures to protect its racers and Nevada natives including the following COVID-19 protocol in place for the Maxxis Tires “Casey Folks” Vegas to Reno Presented by Fox:

Wear a face mask or face shield on-site at all times
Practice social distancing by staying six feet apart
Use hand sanitizer and wash hands often
Park more than 10 feet away from neighbors
Please stay home and consider attending a future event if you are considered at high risk or feeling any symptoms
Please remain in pit area when not racing
Refrain from wandering or visiting neighbors
Leave no trace and pack out trash
Avoid touching the face
No camping at the start line or hotel parking lots
Fans can follow their favorite racer on race day on Best In The Desert’s website Off-Road Racing Live Tracking | Best In The Desert or by visiting RacingTrax. In addition, Best In The Desert will be posting a constant stream of posts from Time Trials and the race including extensive LiveStreams over Facebook of key action from the event. An updated itinerary will be announced in the weeks ahead. As the off-road racing community looks forward to meeting again in the desert with engines roaring, Best In The Desert staff and race organizers are hard at work behind the scenes to coordinate the best Vegas to Reno event in years.

What: Maxxis Tires “Casey Folks” Vegas to Reno Presented by Fox
When: August 12-15, 2020
Where: Race starts near Beatty, NV and ends in Dayton, NV

Registration open until August 10, 2020: "Vegas to Reno" | Zone4 Online Registration
 

MTPyle

Well-Known Member
Haha V2R pre running is over but for blue water it’s game on. Pretty sure HT has been in the Parker area since the last race.

or wait, is it OK to Pre run where you live or is that off limits also?

Mike
 

ht racing

Well-Known Member
Haha V2R pre running is over but for blue water it’s game on. Pretty sure HT has been in the Parker area since the last race.

or wait, is it OK to Pre run where you live or is that off limits also?

Mike
lol its 128deg here no prerunning for me!
 

green787

Well-Known Member
Wrong crowd to follow these rules.....

Wear a face mask or face shield on-site at all times
Practice social distancing by staying six feet apart
Use hand sanitizer and wash hands often
Park more than 10 feet away from neighbors
Please stay home and consider attending a future event if you are considered at high risk or feeling any symptoms
Please remain in pit area when not racing
Refrain from wandering or visiting neighbors
 

bobylax

Well-Known Member
Wrong crowd to follow these rules.....

Wear a face mask or face shield on-site at all times
Practice social distancing by staying six feet apart
Use hand sanitizer and wash hands often
Park more than 10 feet away from neighbors
Please stay home and consider attending a future event if you are considered at high risk or feeling any symptoms
Please remain in pit area when not racing
Refrain from wandering or visiting neighbors
Dude, I appreciate your passion, and respect your sometimes misguided opinions, but holy cow, do you ever have anything positive to say? I may have missed some if you have. Donald, Brian and Darrel, and I'm sure the whole BITD crew have bent over backwards, jumped through hoops and swum through shark infested waters to make this race happen!! I'm hoping that the racing community comes together and leaves their opinions and beliefs at the door. All the big hitters should step up and set examples for everyone racing, maybe encourage some folks that may be reluctant to comply on how important it is for everyone to play by these rules. Not wanting to get political here, but for those that believe it's your right to not wear masks or socially distance, I get it. But with all the effort put in to pulling a race of this magnitude off, racers and the race org. have the right to ask you to leave your race car parked in your garage. These are very challenging times, and anytime we can show the world that off-roaders care, that we can put our big boy pants on, and that we as a community can earn the trust and respect of the government and politicians and comply with the rules and regs, then we can show that we are better than what they portray us. All it takes is a few selfish individuals to ruin it for us all. So please, comply with the rules, no matter how silly, restrictive or irritating, and prove that we are capable of making off-road racing great again!
!
 

green787

Well-Known Member
for those that believe it's your right to not wear masks or socially distance, I get it.
I have never had a problem following Race org. rules, govenor's emergency orders, courts, fines, jail..... etc.... I consider it all a tax so that society can function.... Without society there is no "function"...... You're admitted belief is at odds with society and the race org. rules at this moment in history.... I'm a lifetime off roader that leans toward the left side of the road..... It's so easy to roost people that are all lined up on the right side of the road, and suddenly they have to take a left line..... Can the off road community as a whole abide by these conspiracy theories about wearing masks and maintaining social distancing because of a fantasy virus??? I'm the one here that is qualified to put this community to task, and to for once in their lives follow the rules and not CHEAT....!!!!!

 
Last edited:

sb4pro

Well-Known Member
Funny how I’ve been to a short course race with a huge crowd and no where near the space of a desert race but for some strange reason there wasn’t a mask to be seen . I’m perfectly fine not a cough sneeze or a sniffle . So is my 70+ year old mother and my diabetic brother . 🤔 .
 

51rcr

Well-Known Member
Been to several big dirt track races. A few not to far from your area. governors orders and all. In all the races and people i seen 2 75 year old plus with masks. Thats all. The rally starts here this weekend. Iam sure there will be a few masks.
 

J Prich

Well-Known Member
This is not complicated. No one gives an ounce of dog feces what anyone here thinks about any politics. If you want to be a mask burning freedom fighter defending your liberties, stay the F home, DO NOT come to V2R. Period.

If you care about the future of our sport, the promoter, etc, then suck it up and follow the rules for two or three measly days. Come Sunday you can go back to your Moms basement and reconnect with your mask hating buddies and resume the noble quest for freedom, or whatever you think you’re doing.

And @bobylax , I sincerely appreciate your effort to spread common sense, logic, and good intentions. But just know that the agitator here is a troll who has no plans of actually participating in or even showing up to this event anyway and is just trying to get a pointless rise out of people by being a contrarian.
 

green787

Well-Known Member
Come Sunday you can go back to your Moms basement and reconnect with your mask hating buddies and resume the noble quest for freedom, or whatever you think you’re doing.
Contrarian much???

"Please stay home and consider attending a future event if you are considered at high risk"

Can't you read??? Or is it the comprehension??? I'm 65 so I have an excuse....... What's yours....?????

I don't want to hear it..... People like you that don't believe in Dr. Fauci's fantasy virus should stay home too.....

Just riddle me this.... Who's going to tell Robby Gordon to put his mask on....????
 
Last edited:
Top