2012 Vegas to Reno: Freitas Does It Again

In life you have challenges put in front of you, and how you deal with them determines your journey through life. At the 2012 BITD Vegas to Reno race Freitas Motorsports had 23 of the top racers in the sport starting in front of them and they were able to come away with the overall win with a time of 9 hours and 31 seconds. It gives Freitas the crown of back to back winners of this race in Class 1500 after winning last year. Robby Gordon put his chrome front bumper to work, battling through race traffic while starting 53rd after a mechanical failure gave him a DNF in qualifying. With only 43 seconds separating Gordon from Freitas, he would have to settle for second overall and second in class.

In the Trick Truck class, Gary Weyhrich and co-driver Ryan Williams of TSCO Racing would take home the win after starting 29th overall. This would mark TSCO Racings first win in their trophy truck, and will look to take their momentum to Parker in October. The win also gives them valuable points for the year end points championship which they are now leading after the win.

This years course proved yet again that the Vegas To Reno race really is the toughest offroad race in America. With every race car that goes down the course the racer behind them faces a more difficult course then the one before them. With the top 4 overall winners from the race not qualifying in the top 20, it puts into perspective just how fast they had to be to earn those top spots.

In other classes, Troy Vest took home the win in Protruck, Tony Smiley won in Class 1000, Randy Merritt won in 7200 and Camburg Racing brought home their first win in the new 6100 class.

For all the videos and live tracking from our live coverage page click the link below.

Check out our photo gallery from the race, including two big crashes.

Photos by Jason Zindroski

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  • August 18, 2012
Amazing event! Casey Folkes is the BEST desert race organizer in the WORLD!