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Vegas to Reno

CST Athlete Spotlight: Cory Sappington

Cory Sappington has been riding since 1978. Since then, he has competed in over 200 off-road races. In 2005, Cory combined his Arizona origins and love of off-road racing to create the sport of UTV desert racing. This past weekend, Cory took on the legendary Vegas to Reno race in his freshly built Can-Am Maverick with the help of CST Lobo tires.

A Living Legend Steps onto the UTV Scene

Safecraft driver Larry Roeseler is a legend in off-road motorcycle racing starting with his early years racing a Harley-Davidson 100cc two-stroke in the desert to later rides with Husqvarna, Yamaha and Team Green Kawasaki where he won both the Baja 500 and 1000, multiple ISDE medals and finished as top American in the ISDE. He even raced the ISDE (International Six-Day Enduro) on an 80cc motorcycle. LR, as he is known, also has class wins at Vegas to Reno on a motorcycle and in a truck. After his motorcycle career…

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…

Team RZR’s Kristen Matlock Takes First Win at “Vegas to Reno”

 Travis Pastrana shreds in RZR Star Car Polaris RZR demonstrated why it is the recreational side-by-side leader and overwhelming choice of desert racers by representing 60-percent of the field at Best in the Desert’s (BITD) General Tire “Vegas to Reno” presented by FOX. When the dust settled, Team RZR’s Kristen Matlock had her first Pro Production win in her No. 1954 RZR XP4 1000. “I did it!!! I got my first win in the UTV Pro Production class,” said Matlock. “I can't stop smiling, I'm so pumped right…

Pastrana to Rip in RZR XP 4 Turbo at “Vegas to Reno”

Professional action sports legend and stunt performer Travis Pastrana will take his mad skills to the starting line when he races the Polaris RZR Star Car at the longest off-road race in the U.S., Best in the Desert’s (BITD) “Vegas to Reno” race on Aug. 18. Pastrana, a 13-time X-Games medalist, will push a 2017 Polaris RZR XP 4 Turbo EPS to its limits, maximizing the ultimate combination of power, suspension and agility as he looks to add to his long list of motorsports accomplishments. Pastrana will be…