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Ultra4s take on Vegas to Reno.

August 16th2012
 By Thom Kingston on 2012-08-16T07:55:44-06:00 | Ultra4, Vegas to Reno |

Once again, Ultra4s take on one of the largest, if not THE largest, desert races of the year, Vegas to Reno. The legendary Vegas to Reno is exactly that, a 534 mile race from Las Vegas, NV to Reno, NV kicking off tomorrow morning (that’s Friday, August 17th). With over 300 registered drivers among the diverse set of racing classes, Vegas to Reno is not only one of the longest races milage wise, it happens to be one of the biggest in terms of driver turn out.

So, for those heading out or watching the action from home, here’s a few items worth knowing ahead of time, which should make following the race a little bit easier:

1) When again? Tech inspection is Thursday, August 16th, from 8am – 5pm PST. Race kicks off Friday, August 17th, with Motorcycles/Quads/UTVs staging at 5:15 AM PST. All vehicles should have left the start line by 9:30 AM PST. The official Schedule of Events can be found HERE.

2) So, who’s representing Ultra4s? A solid 19 Ultra4 drivers are currently registered for Vegas to Reno. While not the largest single class in the race, it’s far from the smallest. The Ultra4 drivers are listed under Class 4400, and the official Draw Order can be found HERE.

3) Coverage? In year’s past, Best in the Desert (the organization that runs Vegas to Reno) has an online live tracker which we’ve found to be the single best way to know where everyone is and if they’re still moving. As of the writing of this post, there isn’t a direct link for the tracker so keep an eye on their official website http://www.bitd.com for details. In addition, the Ultra4 live chat will be up at http://ultra4racing.com/live/ which, when combined with the live tracker, makes for a great way to follow at home. We’ll be at the race in person, capturing the action as it happens as well as posting up photos in the Ultra4 live chat where cell reception will allow, so keep an eye for our updates as well.

So, there you have it. For those heading out, we’ll see in the desert. For those that can’t make the trip, we’ll see you online!