A win and a second-place finish in the Trick Truck class earned Justin Lofton the overall win at the Laughlin Desert Classic. This marks Lofton’s first win this season in the series. Kyle Jergensen finished second behind Lofton on day 1. Lofton had his truck dialed in qualifying P1 at Time Trials. BJ Baldwin finished physically first on the second day of racing.
The race featured a two-day format. Vehicles raced four laps on a 17-mile course that included the famous “road crossing.” The course features a high-speed straight section before it crosses over the pavement at Needles Highway. Usually by the time vehicles reach the pavement, they have enough speed to literally fly over the road. There were five heats each day. Winning times were combined into an overall finish from both days of racing.
Twenty-five trucks were entered in the highly competitive 6100 class. Andrew Meyers took a Saturday victory over Dustin Grawbowski. Sunday was the same story with Meyers getting the overall. Other overall winners included Connor McMullen in 6200, Preston Brigman in Class 10 and “single seat” king Sam Berri in Class 1500.
Results can be found at www.bitd.com
Photos by: Connor Moore