Steve-Olliges-BITD-Vegas-to-Reno-8-19-13Las Vegas, NV – After qualifying eleventh at the Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno offroad race the BFGoodrich Tires / Team Ford #27 Trick Truck finished fifth in the Trick Truck class. The team’s solid top five finish puts them in second place in the season long Trick Truck points championship heading down the stretch. To be championship contenders with a new truck and a small dedicated team speaks volumes for the crew and everyone who supports them.

“Our team is awesome,” says Steve Olliges, “I just can’t say enough about the entire crew, I’m really proud of the team 27 guys, they did great out there. We ran the FOX shocks John Marking set up for the race right out of the box and they were perfect, just fantastic. Our BFG Baja TA’s and TrailReady Beadlocks took everything we dished out and Mastercraft Safety  supplied us with their new ratcheting seatbelts that allowed me to really put myself firmly in the seats. According to the GPS we got up to 130 mph in several places and they really put me in that comfort zone.”

“We didn’t need to run our KC LED Cubes because we finished when it was still light but it was nice to use them as markers to let the cars in front know we were closing in on them in the dust. Our Dougan Race Engine put out mega horsepower and Tony at Rancho Performance Transmissions did a great job on the transmission. I drove to mile 310 where John Marking took the wheel. We had a few flats because you could not see the rocks through the dust but the truck ran strong all day. We really have a great set-up with this #27 BFG Team Ford Trick Truck.”

For a chance to see this truck up-close and personal make plans to head to Parker, AZ October 11th-13th for the upcoming BITD Bluewater Desert Challenge for two days of action packed racing.

Photography By Brian Binkert

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