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August 20th, 2008, 16:04
Leaving in the morning, headed for Vegas. It's gonna be a long 457 miles in the dirt. :D

Wish us luck!


August 20th, 2008, 16:10
good luck Dan!

August 20th, 2008, 16:32
good luck Dan!


Have fun, report back :D

August 20th, 2008, 16:36
Good Luck to ya Dan......SANTA

tcm glx
August 20th, 2008, 17:16
Good Luck man!!! Word is the course is brutal!

August 20th, 2008, 17:17
Nice! Sounds like fun! Good luck.

August 20th, 2008, 18:08
I was chase support for that race a few years back for my uncle who ran a pro-truck. That was FUN! One of the pits was at a den of ill-repute in Pahrump!

GOOD LUCK and drive it until the wheels come off.

August 20th, 2008, 23:33
Good luck Dan!

Jump This
August 21st, 2008, 06:23
I'm going to need to report this thread!
It is not Cherokee related!!

Good luck Dan, I know you and the crew have been busting
butt for some time now.
Don't lose all you spending loot at the casinos.


August 29th, 2008, 16:09
How did you do?

August 29th, 2008, 17:48
Dustiest damn race I've ever been to................

Xtreme XJ
August 29th, 2008, 18:52
Every one in Nev. is silty... Baja has bad silt beds, but Nev. is one big ASS silt bed... 2yrs. ago I chased the V. 2 R. (and the other BITD races) and left the Hwy. 93 crossing pit... I was almost down to the 93/375 Jct. and still had dirt & silt rolling out of the truck.
Now the L.V. 300 that year was a mud fest... wet silt and lakes that appeared literally in a few hours.
Thats what it's all about...

Hopefully Dan and the crew did O.K.


August 30th, 2008, 10:21
here are the results but I don't know what numbers to look for.
it shows 1 Jeep at the very end

August 31st, 2008, 10:46
The race was a blast! We only made it 335 miles before we timed out. We blew up a t-case at mile 10...yes 10 miles from the start. We got that changed out pretty quick, but it put us way behind the 8 ball time wise to make all the pits before they closed. About a hundred miles in, we lost the clutch completely. That was no big deal except for getting unstuck in the silt. If you've never been in Nevada silt, you have NO idea what silt is. It's like hitting a patch of three-foot deep baby powder, a quarter mile long at 60 MPH. You can't even see the dash in front of you!! Oh, and you're also trying to stay in the ruts left by trophy trucks and their 39" tires.

Anyway, what took us out at RM335, we were actually leading our class when the distributor hold down broke, and the distributor shaft siezed in the housing. Took about an hour to get it fixed and running again, but we timed out only 10 miles from the next check point we had to make.

We were some tired pups after the race...our entire crew was up Fri at 6am, got off the line around 1pm, raced all day and night to finally put the jeep on the trailer at 7am Saturday. Then we drove to Reno, had some dinner, went to the after race party deal, and finally went to bed around 8pm.

Everyone had a blast, and we'd do it again in a heartbeat.


August 31st, 2008, 15:34
Dan, sorry about the trouble and the DNF. I guess you can't win them all. :)

I've never seen silt like that, it must be terrible. Guess you have to really want to be there....... :D