Billed as the longest off-road race in the US, the 2018 Vegas to Reno was another battle in the desert.
Hailing from Arizona, Angal brought on desert race veteran Jesse Jones to help him pilot his Trick Truck, and the pair finished the 531-mile race in a total tie of eight hours, 18 minutes and 31 seconds. That was enough to beat out second-place finisher Jason Voss, who completed the same run just 56 seconds behind.
The factory-backed team from Textron Off Road, comprised of driver Ray Bullock and co-pilot Kaleb Myers, took home the win in the Pro UTV NA class by a wide margin, finishing 18 minutes ahead of the next best racers. Textron says that the unit is a nearly stock Wildcat XX that completed the race with one belt change and one tire change. In total, it took Bullock and Myers, who ran the entire race, 11 hours, 26 minutes and seconds to complete the 531 miles.
The team at Polaris RZR Factory Racing had Jacob Carver finish second in the Pro UTV Turbo Class, while 15-year-old Seth Quintero took 2nd in the Pro UTV NA Class, more impressive because it was Quintero’s first Vegas to Reno ever. Third place in Pro UTV NA was also a Polaris, driven by Kaden Wells.
The Pro UTV Turbo class was won by the No.944 Can-Am Maverick X3 of Phil Blurton and co-pilot Beau Judge, marking back-to-back victories in this category for the team.
“So proud of the hard work of our No Limit RD Race Team and support crew,” stated Blurton. “They are the most dedicated team and we could not accomplish such greatness without them and the support of our sponsors.”
Can-Am also took third place in the Pro UTV Turbo class with the No.978 Maverick X3 MAX Turbo R driven by Dustin Jones and co-pilot Dustin Henderson.
More results from the Best In The Desert Vegas to Reno will be added here when they are distributed.