Ryan Arciero won overall at the 2021 Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno. Bryce Menzies qualified on the pole and started out front. He led several hundred miles until a broken front differential on his four-wheel drive trick truck took him out of the race. That opened the door for Ryan Arciero who started 8th to take the win. Arciero’s truck burned to the ground at last year’s race. Going into Vegas to Reno, Arciero had very minimal test time on the new truck. Steve Olliges finished second in Trick Truck and BJ Baldwin finished third.
James Dean was awarded the Class 1 win. Over in the 6100 class, Dustin Grabowski had the highest overall finish for a 6100 truck, finishing second behind Ryan Arciero. Matt Rusich won Class 10.
The UTV finishing times went through a major adjustment after the race was red flagged. A UTV driver got out of his vehicle and began walking down the course at race mile 11. That driver was tragically struck by another racer. Best in the Desert reported they did everything they could to save the person. Austin Weiland won in the UTV Turbo class while Carson Wernimont won in UTV Pro Naturally Aspirated. Full results can be found at www.bitd.com