Heartbreak and Triumph at BITD Laughlin Desert Classic

The Best in the Desert Laughlin Desert Classic went off without major issues despite mother nature soaking the course Saturday morning. Racers battled muddy and wet conditions. At least one race vehicle was partially submerged after driving into a mini-lake on the course. In the afternoon, it was all sunny skies for the unlimited classes.

Jason Voss took the top spot on Saturday’s podium in Trick Truck. Voss’ victory was short lived after a tire change put him down a few spots on Sunday. Apdaly Lopez was on a mission, leading all of the laps in the Smiley Motorsports truck. At one point he had over a 1-minute lead on the field. Heartbreak struck just before the finish line as Apdaly’s truck broke. Adam Householder moved into position to take the top spot on the podium just seconds ahead of Concrete Motorsports. The win gave Householder the overall trophy. Householder says he hasn’t won in Laughlin in the unlimited class in years.

The day wasn’t all bad for Jason Voss, as he picked up an overall in Class 8. Kyle Craft took an overall victory in 6100 driving a Brenthel built race truck. Other wins went to Garrett Allred in the 4700 class and Connor McMullen in Class 10. Official results can be found here. The teams will be back in the desert at the end of April for the Silver State 300.

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