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TransWest Ford Henderson “250” To Be A Real Championship Shootout In The Desert

The last race on the Best In The Desert’s 2010 calendar is shaping up to be a real cliffhanger with so many season class points championships riding on it. A total of seven class championships will be decided at the end of the day when the dust settles on this last race of the season. Plus the TransWest Ford Henderson “250” is a “double points” race, so anything can happen.

Any one of four Trick Truck drivers has a chance at taking the season championship crown. Coming into this race, B.J. Baldwin, Marc Ewing, Steve Sourapas and Rick D. Johnson are separated by a mere 37 points with Baldwin holding a narrow four point lead over Ewing. So it comes down to whichever driver and team that can put together the perfect race for the win, probably goes home with the championship.

In Class 1500, the championship race is even tighter with Chris Appleton and Steve Croll coming to Henderson tied for the lead at 447 points each. So it will be a race within a race between these two drivers as they battle for year-end supremacy.

The Class 1000 championship comes down to a chase between Todd Elam and John Hsu as they are separated by only 14 points. Lee Banning Sr. and Ryan Plowman are in another tight race for the Class 1100 crown with Banning holding an 11 point lead. In Class 1200 for Protrucks, Troy Vest holds a narrow 17 point lead over Alex E. Staats for the championship. The Class 2000 chase comes down to Kevin Smith and Patrick Nirschl with only 15 points separating them.

Three drivers have a shot at winning the Class 7200 championship. Only 15 points separate David Caspino, Alan A. Hogan and Sean Backus, making for yet another extremely exciting fight for the class win.

Not only will this be a great race for the racers and teams, but it’s also going to be a great race for racing fans. The TransWest Ford Henderson “250” is a spectator friendly event, as for the first time ever, two designated “spectator only” areas on BLM owned land will be provided. The BLM gave their approval for them sitting the extreme attention to safety for all involved by Casey Folks and Best In The Desert in all their events. These two “spectator only” areas will be manned by Best In The Desert personnel and feature easy paved road access to the course with portable restroom facilities provided.

TransWest Ford Henderson “250”

December 2-5, 2010 – Henderson, Nevada

Thursday, December 2, 2010

1:00 PM – Time Trials begin for Class 1100 and combined Classes 1400 & 1500

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM – Media and Pre-Race Kick-Off Party with the announcement of Time Trials results Fiesta Henderson Hotel Casino, 777 West Lake Mead Drive

Friday, December 3, 2010

9:45 AM to 6:00 PM – Contingency & Technical Inspection for all race vehicles On Water St. in downtown Henderson

Saturday, December 4, 2010

6:15 AM – 1st Race for Motorcycles, Quads & UTVs

These classes will race around an approximate 45-mile loop three times, for a total of 135 miles, with a gran prix finish

9:00 AM – 2nd Race for Classes 1100, 1700, 1800. 2000, 3000,

3700, 4400, 5000, 6000, 7100, 7300, 8100

These classes will race around an approximate 80-mile loop two times, for a total of 160 miles – Finish Line Cut-off time 3:00 PM – Not a gran prix finish

12:40 PM (approx.) – 3rd Race for Classes 1000, 1200, 1400, 1500, 7200, 8000

These classes will race around an approximate 80-mile loop three times, for a total of 240 miles – Finish Line Cut-off time 9 PM – Not a gran prix finish

Sunday, October 17, 2010

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM – TransWest Ford Henderson “250” Awards Presentation

Henderson Convention Center – Grand Ballroom

Best In The Desert official sponsors: Ford Motor Company – official truck, General Tire – official tire, VP Racing Fuels – official fuel, KC HiLiTES – official light, Arctic Cat – official UTV, KTM – official motorcycle, FabTech – Official Suspension, Fall Advertising, Prerunner Maniac, McKenzies, PCI Race Radios, and Sportsman Cycle Sales.

The American Off-Road Racing Series…Best In The Desert!

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