"Aaahhhh! Vegas to Reno...what a race...hot, hot, hot - did I mention hot?" Those were the remarks from the off-road racing Kingman, Arizona chiropractor, Dr. Macrae Glass, after scoring yet another first in class. In 2009 Glass won every race in the Best in the Desert's (BITD) five-race "American Off-Road Racing Series" championship. This win comes off back-to-back wins so far in 2010, and has Dr. Glass sitting comfy atop the Class 8000 for open pickups in his K&N sponsored, KC HiLites Ford F-150.
Glass has now won the first three out of five of the BITD five-race American Off-Road Racing Series races. Photo by: eventphotodigital.com.
Dr. Macrae Glass won the BITD Vegas to Reno Race driving the entire course without a backup driver. Photo by: eventphotodigital.com.
"This race was especially cool because it marked our second Vegas to Reno win in as many years" said Glass. And by cool we can only assume he means hot.
"I drink a lot of water as a normal routine-that helps me withstand hot conditions, and in fact, my body's thermostat may be a little off anyhow, since I don't seem to mind 110, or in this case 130 in the cab."
That comment clearly coming as an understatement in that Glass drove the entire race himself. "Some teams have second and even third drivers," adds Glass, as though dismissing any consideration of such a notion.
KC HiLites Kingpin Michael rode shotgun with Glass for the first 159 miles. "We started fourth in a field of six Class 8 trucks. We got to the front of the pack by mile 95 or so and kept charging."
At mile 159 Glass stopped to refuel and picked up his new navigator, Kevin Davis. "We motored on trouble free to mile 280, where we fueled and Trevor Nieto climbed in to navigate toward the finish," said Glass.
"We had a sizeable cushion at 300 miles and I decided to cruise and save the truck.
We fueled again at 380 and we moved on. The sun set and we lit up the night with our KC Pods! Wow - that's all I can say, because night driving has really changed. We continued on to the finish, with no flats-the entire race on the same four tires. And we were first in class, 28th overall."
We prep the truck in house and I think that has helped our reliability," added Glass. "My team and I really like the long-grueling races - the tougher and hotter and more adverse - the better."
"Great air cleaners from K&N help too! We also have help from many other sponsors." The next race for Dr. Glass and company is the BluWater Desert Challenge, in Parker Arizona, October 15-17.
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