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Dear Off-Road Enthusiasts:

You’ve stopped your race vehicle at the finish line after traversing over 500 miles of tough terrain. You have battled and scraped all-day and part of the night, with not only other competitors, but with some of the most unforgiving desert in the world. You have taken your race vehicle to the high elevations of the mountains, and then back down to the dusty desert floor, you have crossed 100-mile per hour dry lakebeds, and raced in some of the most awesome tight, twisty sand washes in the world. “Yes,” you are now in Reno, Nevada, “The Biggest Little City In The World” and you are at the finish line of “The Longest Off-Road Race In The United States,” the world famous “Vegas to Reno!”

A thrill comes over you when you see the checkered flag; it’s a sense of accomplishment that is hard to explain to someone. Both you and your team realize what you have accomplished; the excitement, the risks, the challenges, the exhilaration to reach this magical place. If you can envision this scene, then you and I have a lot of things in common! We both like long distance off-road races, adventure and excitement in our lives. I envision hosting the most awesome and unique off-road race, like no other off-road race in the United States, an event that will test the skills and perseverance of even the most seasoned off-road racers. A high profile event where the extreme variations in geography and climate, combined with the history of the land would make for a very special and memorable race. Speaking of history of the land, the 2005 – TSCO “Vegas to Reno” racecourse will actually have you racing on the famous “Pony Express Trail!”

People are always asking me the question, “What motivates Casey Folks?” Easy question for me to answer, I have lived my entire life fulfilling my dreams. One of my dreams has been to create the most awesome off-road race of all time, a race across an entire state, TSCO “Vegas to Reno”. I get a great joy and a sense of pride from hosting a great race, it also makes me feel good inside to see all of the enjoyment and enthusiasium from all of you off-road adventure seeking enthusiasts. This is what motivates Casey Folks!

With more than 35 years in the off-road industry, both as a competitor, and as a businessman, I still find my fascination with the sport of off-road racing renewed on a daily basis. I’ve never been bored by the sport, or the people involved with the sport of off-road racing, how could I? Few sports require so much of an athlete – physically, intellectually, and emotionally. Off-road racers must posse’s skills in all of these areas in order to succeed, and the personal reward is tremendous! It’s not just the victory I’m talking about, it’s the challenge! To know that you’ve accomplished something that only a few will even attempt, and to know that you have used every ounce of your being just to finish the race. That’s what I mean by challenge!! It’s a feeling you can’t explain to someone who has never experienced it! What a great sport!

Now, I want each of you reading this letter to fulfill your dreams! I want you to take the challenge! I want all of you to come and join with me on a true off-road adventure! I want to shake your hand, and give you your finisher pin at the finish line in Reno! I want you to have the memories of the TSCO “Vegas to Reno” to share with your family and friends! This year’s TSCO “Vegas to Reno” entrants will experience for themselves, finding out first hand, how much the spirit of camaraderie exists and how easy it is for me to be motivated!

As in the past, please think of this letter as my personal invitation to come join me October 2005, in my off-road adventure across the State of Nevada, for “The Longest Off-Road Race In The United States” TSCO “Vegas to Reno!” Thank you for your enthusiasm and dedication to the sport of off-road racing! I look forward to seeing each of you at the Gold Coast Hotel in Las Vegas!

Sincerely,
Life is an Adventure ~
Come live your Adventure with
Casey Folks, Director Best In The Desert!
Best In The Desert

For more information, call or write:
Best In The Desert Racing Association
3475 Boulder Highway
Las Vegas, NV 89121
(702) 457-5775, (702) 241-6431 fax
www.BitD.com

Update... The Latest Info !!!!!!!!

1) Host Hotels for the 2005 TSCO “Vegas to Reno” events! Now is the time to start making your hotel reservations, not only for the TSCO “Vegas to Reno” race but also for the Pre-Fun Run! Enclosed in this packet is a hotel reference list for both events. The RACE is on Friday, October 7, 2005
Thursday, October 6 - The Host Hotel in Las Vegas is the Gold Coast Hotel – 800-331-5334
October 7, 8 - The Host Hotel in Reno is the Reno Hilton – 800-648-5080, (775) 789-2000

2) The TSCO “Vegas to Reno” Pre-Fun Run is a two (2) day event, Saturday and Sunday –
September 17, 18, 2005. Make your hotel reservations now!
September 16 – Pahrump Nugget – (866) 751-6500
September 17 – Tonopah – Tonopah Station (775) 482-9777, Best Western (775) 482-3511
September 18 – Sunday Night – Reno Hilton – (800) 648-5080
For more Hotel Information, see back of enclosed “Vegas to Reno” flyer
The Pre-Fun Run is going to be a great event, DON’T MISS IT! Get your entry forms and deposits in now to be eligible for the Pre-Fun Run!

3) New Sections of Race Course for the 2005 TSCO “Vegas to Reno” !!! For the 2005 TSCO “Vegas to Reno” event, there will be some new sections never raced on to Reno! The race will be starting west of Las Vegas and will be ending south of Reno in the Dayton area. At this time, we are waiting for the final approval from the BLM, but all looks good! Race course and pits will be approved by BLM in time for the Pre-Fun Run.

4) There will be fourteen (14) pit locations for the 2005 TSCO “Vegas to Reno” race!

5) GOOD NEWS –PIT SERVICE for the HONDA 4-STROKE MOTORCYCLES & HONDA 4-STROKE QUADS - Call Bruce Ogilvie at 310-783-3748 to make arrangements!

6) The DRAWING OF START POSITIONS for the 2005 TSCO “Vegas to Reno” event will take place on Wednesday, September 21! Get your entry forms and deposits in by Sept 20th to be eligible for the Draw!

7) The AFTER RACE PARTY and AWARDS PRESENTATION for the 2005 TSCO “Vegas to Reno” event will be Saturday Night, October 8, at the Reno Hilton! We want everyone to show up and celebrate your great accomplishment! It’s going to be a fun party, don’t miss it!

8) Good news for the Car/Truck entries. BFG will be on hand with their outstanding Pit Support Team! Also, the BFG Radio Team will be on hand to assist the racers and pit support crews with their world famous BFG Relay. A big thank you from all of us to the awesome staff of BFG for all of their support! For more information on BFG pit support, contact Frank DeAngelo at (330) 889-9577.

9) Everyone is always talking about the importance of off-road race coverage on television. We all know how important TV is to our sport. Well, now it’s time to step up and make your own deal to get on the TV show for the 2005 ~ TSCO “Vegas to Reno” race. You need to call Beat In The Desert today at (702) 457-5775, if you want your sponsor, yourself, your team, your motorcycle/quad, your car/truck on television, you need to call Best In The Desert NOW! Make sure you get on TV by calling Best In The Desert today! Every race is telecast on The Outdoor Channel’s SpeedZone Television!

10) SPECIAL FANTASTIC GIFT for all entries, courtesy of TSCO. This gift is not available for purchase, and offered only to entries of the 2005 TSCO “Vegas to Reno”. When you’re at the TSCO "Vegas to Reno" event, be sure to walk over and thank Mark and Gary Weyhrich, the owners of TSCO, for their generosity.

11) SPECIAL NOTICE to CAR/TRUCK entries only: There will be Time Trials for starting positions on Thursday, October 6, 2005, early AM. The Time Trials course will be very close to Las Vegas and will be approximately a 4-mile loop with 1 practice lap. The top 20 fastest qualifiers will start in the top 20 positions overall for the TSCO "Vegas to Reno" race. Only 3 classes will be allowed to compete in the Time Trials for the top 20 overall positions. All other classes will be in a draw for start position on September 21st. The classes that will be allowed in the Time Trials will be: Class 1400, Class 1500, and Class 8000.

12) Volunteer help needed! The Best In The Desert is always looking for off-road enthusiasts that would like to help man check points, road crossings, pit stops, 1st Aid, HAM radio operators and flagman locations. If any of you have friends that would like to get involved in helping to man off-road races, please have them contact Best In The Desert at (702) 457-5775.

For more information, call or write:
Best In The Desert Racing Association
3475 Boulder Highway
Las Vegas, NV 89121
(702) 457-5775, (702) 241-6431 fax
www.BitD.com

For Sponsorship Information, contact:
  Mark Handley (760) 750-1905


 
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