The longest offroad race in the United States has officially started as qualifying went today just north of Las Vegas for the 2018 Best In The Desert Vegas To Reno race. 47 Unlimited Trick Trucks and Class 1500 cars went off the line today to try and grab the Team Ford Pole Award and start first on race day.
Dust is always a factor at Vegas To Reno as the nevada desert this time of year is dry and dusty in most places, so starting up front has its advantages. Also this year BITD made the decision to give the bikes and quads more time before the TT’s start which will mean more clean air for the leader.
Rob MacCachren qualifying in his backyard would edge out another Vegas native CJ Hutchins for the top spot finishing the short qualifying loop with a time of 3:38:212 just two hundreds of a second faster then Hutchins. Justin Lofton finished third overall and Bryce Menzies in his new AWD truck two years in the making finished forth. Rounding out the Top 5 was Andy McMillin in his Mason built truck.
The 6100 class also qualified today and Terry Householder grabbed the first spot followed by Ryan Hancock in his brand new TSCO Racing built truck. TJ Tuls, Rafael Navarro and Daniel Werle were your top five.
Photos by HighRev Photography