AUSTIN WEILAND AND CAN-AM WIN VEGAS-TO-RENO PRO TURBO UTVS

CARSON WERNIMONT AND KAWASAKI WIN V2R PRO NA UTVS

On Friday, Aug. 13, Can-Am Off-Road won the Best-in-the-Desert Vegas to Reno Race for the fifth consecutive year. Can-Am racer, Austin Weiland, was the first one to cross the finish line in the UTV Turbo Pro category in his Can-Am Maverick X3 with a time of 8h49m.  Just behind him in second place, was Can-Am Off-Road Racer and Ambassador, Dustin Jones, who finished three minutes behind Weiland.

 

Weiland was pumped after the race and said, “We had no major issues all day, and after 9 hours of grueling racing, the car is still flawless.  We could turn around and do the course again!  This Maverick X3 is perfectly designed for grueling environments like this. This was a true team effort and it’s awesome to bring home the win for the longest off-road race in the USA. ”

Austin Weiland, Justin and Kurtis Wragg, and Garrett Stone of El Cajon, California, finished first overall UTV and Pro Turbo; they were 29th in Group B behind 11 Trick Trucks and 17 buggies.

 

Carson Werimont won the Pro NA 1000 class in his Teryx KRX by 1.5 minutes over JD Marsh (Pol), with Dodge Poelman (Pol) another six minutes back. After a race-long battle between UTV Unlimited pilots Randy Raschein (C-A), Jim Beaver (Pol) and Michael Isom (C-A), Raschein took the win by less than two minutes for Can-Am with Beaver second and Isom third.

Jim Beaver diced with Randy Raschein and Michael Isom for the UTV Unlimited win, but he had to settle for second.

 

Jack Olliges (C-A) won the UTV Rally class, Jonathan McVay won the RS1 class, and Akira Miura (Pol) won the Sportsman UTVs.

The course totaled 489 miles and started at Bonnie Claire off Nevada 95 and north to Tonopah, snaking west to NV773, then backtracking to Blair Junction. Course heads north to Gabbs and west, wrapping around the Walker River Reservation to Weeks, before meandering to the finish at Dayton. It was the gnarliest V2R ever.

The next BiTD race is the UTV Legends on September 9th-12th at Laughlin, NV.

BEST IN THE DESERT UTV RESULTS

Rd3: Vegas-to-Reno

Pro Turbo UTVs

1. Austin Weiland/C-A…08:49:43.434

2. Dustin Jones/C-A…08:52:49.412

3. Branden Sims/Pol…08:59:33.493

4. Brett Sourapas/C-A…09:08:23.008

5. Mitch Guthrie, Jr/Pol…09:11:55.964

6. Lance Chournos/C-A…09:34:08.239

7. Matt Burroughs/C-A…09:44:26.376

8. Ryan Piplic/Pol…09:48:55.268

9. Russell Bowers/C-A…09:54:55.691

10. John Kawell/Pol…09:57:10.763

Pro NA 1000s

1. Carson Wernimont/Kaw…09:49:54.581

2. JD Marsh/Pol…09:51:29.120

3. Dodge Poelman/Pol…09:57:45.919

4. Elias Hanna/Hon…10:08:09.574

5. Dallas Gonzalez/Pol…10:13:34.785

6. Joe Bolton/Pol…10:32:33.899

7. Ricky Johnson/CTM…10:42:18.203

8. Cody Mitchell/Pol…10:59:17.979

9. Troy Wall/Pol…11:04:59.859

10. Zachary Sims/Yam…11:08:34.844

UTV Unlimited

1. Randy Raschein/C-A…09:50:54.832

2. Jim Beaver/Pol…09:52:40.205

3. Michael Isom/C-A…10:10:30.486

4. Nicholas Gurries/Pol…10:34:18.126

5. Nicholas Shearer/C-A…10:36:17.392

UTV Rally

1. Jack Olliges/C-A…10:34:34.655

2. Jacob Zuccone/C-A…10:52:19.671

3. Donald Cerrone/C-A…11:01:44.764

4. Tucker Smith/C-A…11:03:11.044

5. Cameron Romin/C-A…11:24:50.360

UTV RS1 NA

1. Jonathan McVay/Pol…11:04:48.353

2. Jimmy Rodriguez/Pol…12:29:26.868

3. Jared Cozzocrea/Pol…17:09:28.860

UTV Sportsman

1. Akira Miura/Pol…11:14:49.045

2. Chris Park/CTM…15:17:12.957

UTV Open Pro

1. Dan Fisher/C-A…11:19:40.905

UTV Pure Stock NA

1. Jamie Campbell/Hon…10:36:41.081

BEST IN THE DESERT 2021 UTV SERIES

1. Parker (250), AZ…PT M. Guthrie, Jr/Pol, PS C. Wernimont/Kaw

2. Silver State 300/Alamo, NV…PT P. Blurton/C-A, PS JD Walsh/Pol

3. Vegas-to-Reno, NV…PT A. Weiland/C-A, PS C. Wernimont/Kaw

4. Sept. 9-12…UTV Legends/Laughlin, NV

5. Sept. 23-26…Desert Classic/Laughlin, NV

6. Oct 29-31…Bluewater Dez Challenge/Parker, AZ

Contact…(702) 457-5775, www.bitd.com

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