At last year’s Best in the Desert Bilek Racing Silver State “300” only 94 seconds separated the winner from 2nd place; and just 7 minutes was the gap among the top 7 finishers. This year will be a new challenge on a new course, only run in the opposite direction!
Late April is a perfect time of year for racing in the Eastern Nevada desert. The average temperature is 82 degrees during the day and 58 at night, so race vehicles and personnel are comfortable, and the average rainfall is just .014”. Not too hot, not too cold, and it’s dry…except for a few new water crossings! Come experience the Bilek Racing Silver State “300”, set for April 29-30, 2011!
With many pit locations once again being next to major roads you can literally “chase” the race and see some incredible action from the easy to access pit areas with dedicated spectator viewing areas – and it’s all FREE. For those racers in the chase for points, this is the second race of the Best in the Desert race season for cars and trucks; but all classes are welcome including cars, trucks, motorcycles, quads and UTVs.
Race headquarters will be in the exciting city of Las Vegas, at the incredible Aliante Station Hotel & Casino, close to US-95 and I-15, just minutes from the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Boasting the best of all worlds for hotels in Las Vegas, the sleek and modern accommodations provide a quiet retreat from the world outside.
What can be more exciting than to race on some of the most scenic desert land in our country? The Bilek Racing Silver State “300” offers not only scenic value, but a tremendous race course, with a mixture of high-desert mountains, sand-washes, and some of the most awesome panoramic views.
With locales rich in American history, the race will start in the Alamo area, a town established in 1901 and was an important area for cattle ranching, and still is today. Cattle ranching is alive and well in the deep green pastures of Pahranagat Valley. You will travel through Caliente, a town where in 1901 the Union Pacific Railroad and the Oregon Short Line claimed the same territory and the same set of tracks. The course also takes you to the Caselton area where silver was discovered in 1868 at the Prince Mine. The entire area is rich in history and the Bilek Racing Silver State “300” will give you an opportunity to go back in time and experience what it must have been like to live as a cattle rancher, a miner or a railroad man. This is not only a great race but a great event to bring your entire family to; remember Best In The Desert is about creating memories and the Bilek Racing Silver State “300” will definitely live up to your expectations. The Bilek Racing Silver State “300” is an experience, not just another race!
Registration, Tech Inspection and Contingency will be held on Friday, April 29, at the Aliante Station, and the race will take place on Saturday, April 30. The start line is in Alamo and the finish line will be south of the Alamo area. The race is a one approximately 300-mile loop. Remember, life is short, you need to live your life to the fullest each day and grasp all of the excitement and the challenges live has to offer. Don’t miss out racing and experiencing a great course and seeing what this part of Nevada has to offer.