Off Road Racing Features

2008 BITD Vegas to Reno Race

The 2008 Vegas to Reno race had a record number of entries with 322 racers leaving the line in Beatty Nevada. The start line was set up on what looked like a well maintained dirt road that swept to the right before the racers climbed up and over the mountains on their journey through America’s Longest Off-road Race.

 

Last year’s overall winner the Weyhrich team lead by Gary Weyhrich finished second overall beating Baldwin by only 9 seconds with a time of 7:49:23.

Top qualifier during time trials was BJ Baldwin, and next to leave the start line was Andy McMillin. Believe it or not it was the 17th racer to start, Rick Johnson that took the overall win and winning the Trick Truck class with a time of 7:41:43.

What makes this more amazing is that Rick Johnson left 15 minutes after BJ Baldwin and finished 8 minutes ahead.

Last year’s overall winner the Weyhrich team lead by Gary Weyhrich finished second overall beating Baldwin by only 9 seconds with a time of 7:49:23.

BJ Baldwin #97 took 3rd overall and second in Trick Truck with a time of 7:50:13

Andy McMillin #31 placed 4th overall and 3rd in Trick Truck with a time of 7:50:33 just 20 seconds behind Baldwin.

Fifth overall went to the Trick Truck driver Ron Whitton in the #39 truck with a time of 7:54:38.

Roger Norman in the #8 Trick Truck took 6th overall and 5th in Trick Truck with a time of 7:57:10.

BJ Richardson in the #1506 Class 1 buggy took 7th overall and second in class with a time of 7:58:38.

Garron Cadiente took 8th place overall and 6th in Trick Truck in his #38 truck with a time of 8:06:37.

9th overall and 3rd in Class 1 when to Steve Raskett in the #1546 car with a time of 8:17:59.

Rounding out the top ten saw Scott Kincaid in the #57 Trick Truck placing 7th in his class with a time of 8:20:24.

Here are some of the other winners of their classes, starting with the Curt and Kyle LeDuc in the 8001 class taking 1st in Class 8 with a time of 9:14:08.

Taking first in class 10 was #1087 Kyle Conlon with a time of 9:18:57.

#7220 John Swift in the Team Ford 7200 Ranger won his class with a time of 9:47:59.

Class 11 winner in the 1119 car driven by Brian Burgess had an overall time of 10:03:11.

Class 12 winner in the #1215 Dodge Truck Rob Clouser had a time of 10:30:13.

The 2006 car of Matt Gumz won his class with a time of 11:05:09.

Chad Hall in the 4100 Hummer took the win for 4100 class with a time of 11:11:00.

Stock Full-size winner Josh Hall in the 8111 Hummer SUT won with a time of 11:25:26.

Next we saw the #5011 car driven by Dave Bonner win his class with a time of 12:07:49.

7300 winner in the 7301 truck driven by Carl Fitts won with a time of 12:42:58.

Then we saw the #1829 car driven by Clint Barry take the win for the Safari class with a time of 12:49:42.

Stock Mini SUV class 3100 saw the #3111 H3 driven by Rod Hall win with a time of 13:12:39.

Aaron Dixon in the 7101 Ranger took the win in the 7100 class with a time of 13:21:39

Winning the UTV class was Brandon Schueler in the Jagged X Polaris RZR take the win with a time of 17:26:37.

Here are some more highlights of the race.

 

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