Vegas to Reno is consistantly packed full of strong competition and challenging terriain. This year wasn't any different. 11 Trophylite trucks started and only 6 finished. The course took its toll on the teams and the trucks.
Children of the Dirt Owner & Driver, PJ Guglielmo and co-dog Shon Hepler endured the entire 545 miles in just over 12 hours and 8 minutes to take the win for the second time in consecutive years at V2R! Soutwest Boulder Andrew McLeod finished strong in 2nd place and Jeff Proctor in the Metro Motorsports sponsored Trophylite rounded out the top 3. Stay tuned as we work on our Race Recap, Highlight Video and Photo Gallery.
The Vegas to Reno race this year has reached the largest number of entries in 19 years. Good luck to all of our Trophylite Racers and Chasers. Any and all race related information can be found at bitd.com. We will also have 2 of our House Trucks rented, 1 to a seasoned off-road addict and Baja 1000 winner, Russ Phillips, and new comer to the desert southwest, James Dyess of Austin Texas. We will be updating race events through social media. Be sure to follow us as the race unfolds.
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Trophylite's very own Baja Addict aka Russ Phillips took on this years Baja 500 in one of our House Rentals. After coming to the realization that he wasn't going to race his own truck, Russ thought he would grab a couple of buddies and head to Baja. Hoping to help out some teams, eat some great food, throw back some tequila with friends. On his way southbound, Russ was wondering if Rick L. Johnson would one of those friends he would be able to catch up with for some good times. So, on the phone with Rick, he says he has is not planning on going, but Russ can tell in his voice Rick really wants to go. Rick throws out a rental offer that was too good to turn down. - Read Full Story