Best in the Desert VT Construction Silver State “300” presented by Polaris RZR
Set for First Weekend in May
Las Vegas, April 23, 2019 Best in the Desert’s 2019 season continues on a torrid pace, with record back to back entries, and as of today more than 200 teams have signed up for the VT Construction Silver State “300” presented by Polaris RZR. It’s a tough race surrounded by treacherous terrain for Motorcycles, Quads, UTVs, Cars, and Trucks. It’s a 300-mile point to point race, starting just north of Alamo, Nevada. With a high in the mid-80’s, perfect race-weather is predicted for the VT Construction Silver State “300” presented by Polaris RZR the first weekend in May.
What can be more exciting than to race on some of the most scenic desert land in our country? The VT Construction Silver State “300” presented by Polaris RZR is truly a favorite for Best In The Desert racers in the great high desert of Eastern Nevada. It offers not only scenic value, but also a very challenging race course. The course features a mixture of high-desert mountains, sand-washes, and some of the most panoramic views. Racers travel through the Pahroc Summit area where they will see unbelievable rock formations and the Delamar Valley, where the ghosttown of Delamar is located and gold was discovered in 1890. The race then passes through the Cathedral Gorge, an area of eroded spires, towers and columns of tan bentonite clay. Then on to Pioche, a city that in 1870, was considered to be one of the wildest mining camps in the West. Pit 3 is in Caliente, a town dating back to the late 1800’s! The race starts 15 miles north of Alamo, an area established in 1901 that was important for cattle ranching and still is today. From there, it continues north through Caliente, a town where in 1901 the Union Pacific Railroad and the Oregon Short Line claimed the same territory and the same set of tracks.
The course also travels to the Caselton area where silver was discovered in 1868 at the Prince Mine. The entire area is rich in history, and this race provides an opportunity to go back in time and experience what it must have been like to live as a cattle rancher, a miner, or a railroad man. This is not only a great race, but also a great event for your entire family and race team. Remember, Best In The Desert is about creating memories. That’s why the VT Construction Silver State “300” presented by Polaris RZR is a racer and fan favorite.
Race headquarters will be in the ever popular Las Vegas Texas Station Gambling Hall, close to US-95 and I-15. Registration, Tech Inspection, and Contingency will be held on Friday, May 3, and the race will take place on Saturday, May 4th. The start line is 15 miles north of Alamo on US-93, and the finish line will be in Delamar Valley. The racecourse is a loop of approximately 300 miles.
Time Trials are scheduled for Thursday May 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM behind Buffalo Bill’s Casino in Primm, Nevada. Spectators are welcome to come and enjoy the high speed qualifying at no charge.
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Trick Truck and overall Mint 400 winner Justin Lofton is one of the 24 Trick Trucks among the field of more than 200 race teams that are set to take on the challenging desert course near Alamo, Nevada.
VT CONSTRUCTION SILVER STATE “300” PRESENTED BY METHOD RACE WHEELS
Schedule of Events
Thursday, May 2, 2019 – Time Trials for Trick Trucks, Class 1500 and Class 6100
Friday, May 3, 2019 – Registration, Tech & Contingency – Texas Station Gambling Hall
Saturday, May 4, 2019– Race Day – Start line North of Alamo, NV
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2019 Best In The Desert official sponsors: Ford Motor Company – Official Truck, General Tire – Official Tire, Lucas Oil Products – Official Oil, VP Racing Fuels – Official Fuel,Rugged Radios – Official Communications, Fabtech – Official Suspension, Polaris RZR –Official UTV, KC HiLiTES – Official Light, Beta Motorcycles – Official Motorcycle, Method Race Wheels, Tactical Recovery Equipment, Trophy Tractor, R-N-R Steel, Dicks Racing Suspension, Slime, McKenzies, Sportsman Cycle Sales, Fall Advertising and TrueTravel Dynamics.
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