Official results are in, Mortis, Arciero, Cobb, Spitz, McKnight, Jackson, Horner and Pace as finishers. DNFs would include just 3 entries, Harber, Bragg, Ferrari. Mortis and Wacker Team got to the front quickly and never gave it up. Finising up in about 12 and a half hours the race just behind them was ongoing. Cobb, Spitz, McKnight, Arciero would all battle back and forth switching positions most of the day. Another great day of racing in the BITD racing series and click the link below to read our V2R Race Recap.
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The 4th race of the Best in the Desert 2017 schedule brings us to the longest race in the US. The General Tire "Vegas to Reno" presented by FOX will challenge 11 of our TrophyLite teams through 540 miles of the Nevada desert. Last year's winner, Josh Cobb in the 6066 will start 10th with a stacked field of competitors and 2 of which are a couple of the fastest drivers in the class on either side of him. Just behind, the 6017 of Brandon Arciero and just in front, the points leader and 2016 Champ, Todd Jackson. Currently holding the 3rd spot in points the Cobb team will need to run a strong race if they want a shot at the podium due to the high level of competition in the field this year. Stay Tuned as race week approaches and follow our social media channels for race updates starting Friday 8/18.
Growing up in Southern California, Todd Jackson started riding and racing motocross bikes at a young age but after a serious crash it was either give up racing on bikes or get into a caged vehicle. Rather than give up on his his love of off-road racing, Todd rented a Trophy-Lite truck and came out with a win at his very first race at The Best in The Desert Parker 425. After that initial success, Todd was hooked. He purchased his own truck and began racing The Best in The Desert series. The TrophyLite class is an ultra competitive spec class where all the vehicles are identical so the focus is on driver skill rather than who has the biggest budget. This allows the average person to get behind the wheel and try their hand at off-road racing.
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