LAS VEGAS, Nev. — On their 30-year anniversary of racing together, Mitchell Motorsports celebrated with a respectable finish at the Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno race Aug. 16. In a time of 10 hours 48 minutes, the team crossed the finish line eighth in class and 19th overall out of 98 vehicles that completed the longest off-road race in the United States.
Owner and driver of the #1514 unlimited buggy Mike Mitchell began the milestone race weekend at time trials Aug. 14 where he qualified 23rd out of 57 unlimited trucks and buggies.
“We ended up around where we wanted to be for qualifying,” said Mitchell. “It was a good place to be for that long of a race.”