Jean, NV – The General Tire Trophylite Race Series is known for its highly competitive racing. Any driver in the field has the potential to take the victory on any given day. As they headed into the final race of the season, the Best in the Desert Henderson 250, PJ Guglielmo, Ben Abatti and Perry Coan were all within striking distance of the championship title. Guglielmo was up 8 points over Abatti who had a narrow 3 point lead over Coan in third. The three drivers all had a championship on their mind but there were seven other drivers entered for a total of 11 who were just as determined to win.
The race course had a little of everything, twisty technical sand washes, rocky mountain passes, wide open lake beds and a few whoops that missed blading. The racers and their crews would also have to contend with the weather. The Henderson 250 used to be held in August. The race was moved to December to beat the heat. Instead of scorching temperatures, race day conditions included strong winds, sleet and snow flurries. Despite the cold, damp conditions there was still some dust to contend with as well.