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Calm Before The Storm: Getting Ready For Vegas To Reno

For race fans, showing up to see your favorite drivers race is a no brainer. What goes on behind the scenes to make that happen and what goes into getting ready for a race like the Best In The Desert Vegas to Reno race is something not shown in the spotlight. There is a lot more than just showing up.

In a day in age where spectators are unable to attend any events, including this year’s Vegas to Reno, there is no light drawn to the teams spending hours getting ready for the race in the parking lot of the hotel. This year we are following OTSFF Motorsports and the number 6184 all the way through the Nevada desert to Reno.

In a reverse of roles, thanks to the Coronavirus, crew chief Adam Fitza is taking the wheel of the Motul Class 6100 truck as the team owner Andre Laurin is stuck in Canada due to travel restrictions. We met up with the team as they were finalizing everything needed for race day.

Going through pit boxes, making sure each chase truck has the parts it needs, and everyone knows where to go are the topics of discussion. Knowing where everything is for the volunteers of the chase team is key to have a successful race and safe pits.

The day starts early in the morning as trucks are to be staged at the starting line by 9:15 am PST, while the team is estimating that they will take off the starting line around 11:06 to 11:32 am PST. Stay tuned for more updates from Vegas to Reno as we make the drive following the dust through the desert. Tracking for the race can be found on the Racing Trax website.

Steven Olsewski

He grew up with a true passion for anything with an engine. During the year he can be found enjoying the outdoors, building Legos with son, and wrenching in the garage on his race truck.

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