Andy McMillin took top honors in the highly competitive Trick Truck class at the three-day-long Vegas to Reno off-road race. The win continues Andy's hot streak for 2009, further establishing the young driver as the one to beat for the remainder of the 2009 desert racing season.
At the awards ceremony young Andy McMillin was stoked to receive another trophy to add to his extensive collection for 2009. Andy's proud father Mark, is seen standing next to his son while thanking his team and sponsors for making the win possible.
Finishing in second place in Trick Truck was Tim Herbst in his awesome black Monster Energy Ford F-150.
In the third overall finishing position, Team General Tire's Rick D Johnson piloted the # 71's North American Off-Road Ford F-150 trophy truck flawlessly, ensuring the overall win he secured at last year's V2R race was no fluke as some speculated.
General Tire's Ballistic BJ Baldwin suffered a transmission failure while leading the race on day 2. Despite his mechanical issues, BJ put on an incredible show as he always does. Rumors amongst spectators and pit personnel claim that BJ spun donuts in several places along the race course on day 3, simply to entertain his fans.
In the all-new Ultra 4 catergory, Kevin Sacalas of team 4435 took first place despite team 4488 coming into the finish ahead of him on day 2 & 3.
Clenching a second place podium finish in the Ultra 4 class was car #4488 of team Watson, owners of Off-Road Design, a company who specializes in doubler kits for the popular NP-205/203 transfer cases. I was lucky enough to ride with Stephen Watson during some sections of day 1 and 2 of this race. Keep your eyes peeled for more coverage on this race effort in the coming months of Four Wheeler magazine.