2013 BITD Henderson 250Fort Mill, SC – It was a race for all seasons this past weekend at the Best In The Desert (BITD) Henderson 250 in Henderson, NV.  Teams saw blustery winds, sun, rain, sleet and even some snow during the three-lap race.  With all seasons accounted for, Team GT relied on the grip and durability of their GRABBER’s to get them to the end and the famous red letter tires didn’t disappoint.

Off-road whiz, Justin Lofton, stood out among the crowd qualifying first overall in his 1500 buggy.  With clean air and a championship on the line, Lofton dominated the first two laps over the 1400 truck of Rob MacCachren before racing side-by-side for the win in the final lap.  Through the rocks, deep sand and a variety of weather conditions, Lofton battled on his GRABBERS but MacCachren passed Lofton at the very end to win the overall by less than a minute.  Lofton claimed the class win, his third class 1500 win at the Henderson 250 in as many years…that’s a turkey for the bowlers out there.

In a hard fought race that mirrored the level of competition seen all season in Trophylite, top three finishers PJ Jones, Brandon Hollander and Ben Abatti III battled to the very end at the BITD, Henderson 250 held outside Henderson, Nevada. The three Trophylite racers finished fifth, sixth and seventh overall in heat race two. PJ Jones charged hard to build up a slight lead of about two minutes on second place finisher Brandon Hollander who had to contend with Ben Abatti III just thirteen seconds back in third.

Troy Messer was fourth after he had a muffler issue that caused excessive heat to enter the cockpit, burning his seat. His fourth place finish was enough to win another championship title, his second in a row.