Bryce Menzies has taken the unofficial overall win at the 2020 Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno race. Menzies, who knows the Nevada desert well, qualified second in the Trick Truck class. Cameron Steele’s Desert Assassins team started out front and had clean air for the first part of the race. The pressure was on as Menzies moved to the front. Harley Letner and Luke McMillin were all scored within minutes of Menzies. Menzies won Vegas to Reno in 2019.
In Class 1500, Jake Johnson grabbed a win. Johnson also won at the Silver State 300 in June. The Stronghold Motorsports team of Brandon Bailey came in second even after stopping on the course to help Ryan Arciero after his truck burned to the ground. Bailey was given a time credit for his assistance.
Other wins went to Ray Griffith in 6100, Jared Teague in Class 10 and Phil Blurton in UTV Turbo. Best in the Desert will have official results posted this week after they review tracking data for potential penalties. The DirtSportsWorld September Magazine issue will have an expanded story and full coverage of the Vegas to Reno race.