BEST IN THE DESERT RACING NEWS

2015 BITD Season Finale PR

Tavo Vildosola Takes the Win,
Rob MacCachren Secures the Championship at Best in the Desert Henderson “250”
Presented by Supercross.com

With many Class Championships still on the line and waiting to be decided, a record turnout of 220 teams showed up to race the last running of Best In The Desert’s Henderson “250” presented by Supercross.com.

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Deciding just a few days before the race, Tavo Vildosola entered the “Henderson 250” to wanting test a few things out on his Ford Trick Truck. He ended up qualifying 11th in Time Trials then went on to win the race. Vildosola finished a mere 58 seconds ahead of Tracy Graf after pole winner Josh Daniel, dropped out of the race with rear end failure only six miles from the finish line.

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Coming into Henderson, Rob MacCachren was the Trick Truck points leader. He started out on the third row and ran hard all day, keeping pace with Daniel and Graf with hope for a strong enough finish to secure the Championship. However, disaster stuck when Rob’s engine let go on his Ford midway through the third and final lap. From that point all he could do was watch and see how the finishing order ended up, paying extra close attention to two time defending Champ, Jason Voss. Voss ended up taking the third overall spot which really tightened up the year end standings. After the final points were tallied, then throwing out the one allowed race, Rob MacCachren ended up winning the 2015 Trick Truck Championship by only 8 points over Voss. Steve Olliges had a good year as he finished third in points, just four behind Voss.

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Steve Olliges’ average speed of 55.94 MPH, earned him the Camburg “Best In The Desert” Award for running the fastest average speed over all combined miles of every race of the season. Steve’s nearest competitor was over 3 MPH slower.

Congratulations to all of the 2015 Best In The Desert Class Champions:
Trick Truck and Grand Champion – Rob MacCachren
Class 1500 Champion – Cody Parkhouse
Class 1000 Champion – Roger Starkey
Class 2000 Champion – Nathan Martino
Class 2400 Champion – Bryan Folks
Class 6000 Champion – Andrew McLeod
Class 6100 Champion – Brett Sourapas
Class 7200 Champion – Steve Kovach
Class 8000 Champion – Don German
Class 1900 UTV Pro – John Angal
Class 2900 UTV Unlimited Pro – Lacrecia Beurrier
Open Pro Motorcycle – Ricky Barbec
250 Pro Motorcycle – Clayton Hengeveld
Over 30 Pro Motorcycle – Chris Brown
Over 40 Pro Motorcycle – Chad Thornton
Open Expert Motorcycle – Tim Fitzpatrick
250 Expert Motorcycle –Tyler Harvey
Over 30 Expert Motorcycle – Clint Chew
Over 40 Expert Motorcycle – Mark Davidge
Ironman Expert Motorcycle – Richard Gray
Quad Pro – Jeff Hancock
Quad Expert – Steven W. Carver
Quad Ironman Expert – Carlos Valencia

2015 Rookie of the Year – Roger Starkey

2015 Camburg “Best In The Desert” Award – Steve Olliges

2015 Trick Truck Challenge Cup Champion – Rob MacCachren/Steve Sourapas
As soon as the dust had finally settled on the 2015 season, racers quickly shifted their focus on the highly anticipated and exciting new 2016 Best In The Desert schedule that awaits them just ahead:

THR MOTORSPORTS PARKER “250” presented by Polaris RZR
JANUARY 8-9, 2016

BLUEWATER RESORT & CASINO PARKER “425”
presented by IMPACT
FEBRUARY 4-7, 2016

POLARIS RZR UTV WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
February 18-20, 2016

POLARIS RZR MINT “400” presented by GENERAL TIRE
MARCH 10-13, 2016

MOTION PRO NEVADA “200” TRAIL RIDE
APRIL 1-3, 2016

METHOD RACE WHEELS LAUGHLIN DESERT CLASSIC presented by CANIDAE TAP IT
MAY 5-8, 2016

GENERAL TIRE “VEGAS to RENO” The Long Way!
presented by FOX
AUGUST 17-20, 2016

BLUEWATER DESERT CHALLENGE presented by Polaris RZR
OCTOBER 6-9, 2016

PAHRUMP NUGGET “250” presented by Supercross.com
DECEMBER 1-4, 2016

Follow the action of the Lucas Oil Production Studios broadcasts of Best In The Desert events on the NBC Sports Network and MAVTV.
2015 Best In The Desert official sponsors: Ford Motor Company – official truck, General Tire – official tire, Lucas – official oil, VP Racing Fuels – official fuel, KC HiLiTES – official light, Polaris RZR – official UTV, Beta Motorcycles – official motorcycle, Fabtech – official Suspension, Rugged Radios – official communications, 212 Performance Gloves – official gloves, Method Race Wheels, McKenzies, Kartek, Sportsman Cycle Sales, Rockwell Watches, Slime, Azunia Tequila, Fall Advertising and Prerunner Maniac.

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Top: Tavo Vildosola photo provided by MikesRacePhoto.com
Middle: Rob MacCachren photo provided by Bink Designs
Bottom: Steve Olliges photo provided by DirtFocus.com