The Monster Energy Off-Road Racing Team was at this past weekend’s Silver State 300; that took place 90 miles North of Las Vegas in the desert. The race was a 300-mile loop race through some of the most striking terrain that Nevada has to offer. It was an amazingly close race as top 11 finishers were all within 10 minutes of each other. Here’s a recap of how the Monster Energy Racing Team fared:
“Ballistic” BJ Baldwin qualified second for the race, and used his position starting out front to set a blistering pace. In fact he was clocked doing 133mph over the desert on the dry lakebed. He managed to remain the front-runner for the entirety of the race and did not get passed, and physically finished the race first. Unfortunately, he had a couple of mechanical issues which cost him time, and he finished fourth in the overall standings 4:21 behind and finished second in Trophy Truck just 42 seconds behind the leader. “We had a great run out front,” stated Baldwin, “we just had a few minor issues that cost us the win.”
Rock-Crawling Legend, Shannon Campbell, raced in the highly competitive 4400 Class, which had over 40 entries. Shannon was extremely fast all day and won his class easily by over 32 minutes over the next competitor. In fact, Shannon finished the race 24th overall, which is highly unusual for his class versus some of the faster classes.
Mikey Childress, in the THR Porter Class 1, had a solid day finishing the race 6th overall and third in class, just under 5 minutes behind the eventual winner.
The Camburg Racing Team, featuring Jerry Whelchel behind the wheel had a rough day on the course and eventually called it quits around race-mile 276.