Rob-mac-bitd-off-road-4-29-13The Canidae Tap It Silver State “300” scheduled for May 3-5, 2013, is a race rich in Eastern Nevada’s most scenic high desert beauty and history.  The 300-mile single loop race course starts 15 miles north of Alamo and features a mixture of high-desert mountains, sand-washes, and awesome panoramic views. It crosses through the vast cattle ranching pastures, past towns where railroading was the primary way of life in the late 1800s, and through the mountains where some of the wildest gold and silver mining camps in the West were located in the 1870s.  The Canidae Tap It Silver State “300” gives racers an opportunity to go back in time and experience what it might have been like to live as a cattle rancher, a miner or a railroad man.  However, there won’t be much time for taking in the spectacular sights of the surrounding landscape, as the course is a fast one that demands 100% of the racers’ attention.  The 2012 event turned into a 300-mile long drag race where the top three finishers were separated by a mere 34-seconds. This is not only a great race to experience, but also a great event to bring the entire family to. Best In The Desert racing is about creating memories and the Canidae Tap It Silver State “300” will definitely live up to your wildest expectations.  The Canidae Tap It Silver State “300” is a grand event, not just another great desert race!

The Silver State “300” course is a fast track that serves up an incredible variety of scenic and challenging terrain.
More than 200 excited racers and crew gathered together the weekend of March 20-21, to check out the Silver State “300” course at the escorted pre-fun run. By race day, this event is expected to draw a huge field of competitors running in 31 classes of cars, trucks, UTVs, quads and motorcycles.

Rob Mac shoots for 4 in a row…
Rob MacCachren will be looking for his fourth straight “Team Ford Pole Award” when he lines up for qualifying at the combined Time Trials for Trick Trucks and Class 1500 unlimited buggies. Best In The Desert is the only desert racing organization the allows these two classes to run heads up for an equal shot at the first starting position and a chance at the overall race win. Rob has dominated the Time Trials in the number 6 Corona Ford F150 Trick Truck by not only winning 3 in a row, but by also taking 6 out of the last 8 dating back to the 2012 Parker “425”. However, MacCachren will have a lot of company, as 43 open class trucks and buggies line up for a shot at the coveted first starting position. Time Trials take place on a specially designed track in the Las Vegas area desert on Thursday, May 2nd.

Rob MacCachren has been dominating the Time Trials, winning the “Team Ford Pole Award” 3 times in a row.
Registration, Contingency and Tech Inspection will be held on Friday, May 3rd, at Aliante Station Hotel parking lot in North Las Vegas. Here, fans will be able to check out all the awesome desert race vehicles as well as the latest off-road parts and accessories on display. The 2013 Canidae Tap It Silver State “300” will get under way at 6:00 AM Saturday morning, May 4th, when the first pro motorcycle leaves the line. The car and truck classes will follow, as they take the green flag at 9:30 AM. Best in the Desert has again worked closely with the Bureau of Land Management to develop a course with minimal impact to the natural environment and to avoid any potential issue with the endangered desert tortoise. The start line is 15 miles north of Alamo, approximately 120 miles northeast of Las Vegas. The finish line area is located about 25 miles east of the town of Caliente.

Ford leads Manufacturer’s Points after 2 rounds of Best In The Desert races…
Heading into the Canidae Tap It Silver State “300”, Ford has a commanding lead in the Manufacturer’s Points for vehicle type and engines in Classes 1000, 1100, 1200, Trick Truck, 1500, 6000, 6100, 7100, 7200, 8000 and 8100.

Here’s how it stacks up so far:
Ford – 103
GM – 78
Volkswagen – 17
Toyota – 12
Honda – 9
Lexus – 6

Best In The Desert is also fortunate to have some of the best companies in the off-road world as our sponsors.  Thanks to Ford Motor Company, General Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Lucas Oil, KC HiLiTES, Fabtech, John Deere, Beta Motorcycles, Slime, McKenzies, Azunia Tequila, PCI Race Radios, Kartek, Rockwell Watches and Sportsman Cycle Sales.  Also, a special thank you to our Title Sponsor, Canidae Natural Pet Food and Tap It Brewing Company. And thanks to Scott Whipple and his great team of people for their continued support of off-road desert racing!

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