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Best in the Desert

THE CHAMP’S HONDA TRX450R

-- CT Racing  builds a "Best In The Desert" winner --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels CT Racing has been a dominant force in off-road endurance racing since the 1990s, winning three SCORE off-road championships and 11 Best in the Desert (BITD) championships. Seven of those BITD championships were in a row! For two years, CT quads placed first, second and third in the championship. All of the BITD titles have been won on Hondas—a TRX250R, TRX450R and a hand-built XR650-powered Laeger quad. Eight championships,…

KYMCO USA Best In The Desert Vegas to Reno Race Recap

Halfway between Vegas and Reno, Nevada: Team KYMCO KEP (KYMCO Extended Protection) WARP Offroad Factory Racing began the best test of off road endurance agility and ability, known as the Best in the Desert General Tire Vegas to Reno Presented by FOX, with great expectations. Nearly to the halfway point of the race, the team was beaming with sun-burnt enthusiasm built on its strong second-place running in the Expert Quad Class. But, you know, if it were easy the traffic would be impossible, and the team’s…

Vegas to Reno: Gastel Racing Factory Can-Am

Great Podium Finish for Logan and the Gastel Racing Team Dirt Wheels Magazine: What kind of mods were made to your team’s Can-Am for BITD’s Vegas to Reno? Logan Gastel: Believe it or not, the lower half of our car is completely stock with the exception of reinforcing suspension pick-up points and steering rack mount. For suspension we are running LoneStar Racing’s long travel suspension kit. For three years now we've been running the ITP UltraCross tires and Raceline bead lock wheels, and we've had nothing but success…

Vegas to Reno’s top 5 Turbo UTV Finishers!

Best in the Desert's Vegas to Reno is the longest off road race in America. At a whopping 540 miles, this race took out nearly half of the record 88 UTV entries running the course this year. This years top five finishers in the UTV turbo class for Vegas to Reno consisted of two RZRs and three CanAms. It was an impressive lineup of drivers and race teams who all worked hard to earn their spot. First place was gained by Phil Blurton of the No Limit Race Development and Manufacturing team. This was their second year in a…

PROJECT UTV: Lonestar Racing RZR

In the world of NASCAR, you have race-car builders like Childress and Hendricks that offer great packages to get you going. In the big-money off-road world you have names like Jimco, Geiser Brothers and Racer Engineering that will build you a ready-to-race car or truck. If you want to make your start as a driver racing RZRs, there is a shop that can offer the same services like those you get in the big leagues. Phoenix, Arizona-based Lonestar Racing (LSR) has been building competitive machines for top riders for 20 years…