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K&N's Dr. Macrae Glass Wins BITD Henderson 250 Class 8 and Class Championship

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The BITD Henderson 250 gave Doc Macrae one last shot at clinching a 2011 title.
The BITD Henderson 250 gave Doc Macrae one last shot at clinching a 2011 title.
The Best In The Desert's (BITD) season wrapped up in grand fashion with 180 entries taking on the demanding 80-mile, three-loop course located south of Las Vegas near Jean, Nevada. For many, like Glass, this was the last shot at clinching one of several class championships still up for grabs.

Dr. Macrae Glass, the Kingman, Arizona chiropractor, ended his 2011 season on a positive chord by making it back into the win column at Henderson 250 for the Class 8000 victory, along with the Class Championship.
Macrae and co-pilot Brian Busby continued to pad their lead throughout the race finishing with a 47 minute lead over the second place Class 8 truck.
Macrae and co-pilot Brian Busby continued to pad their lead throughout the race finishing with a 47 minute lead over the second place Class 8 truck.


"This had been a more challenging year than in the past, mostly due to faster competition and a larger truck count at the races," said Doc Glass. "The team kept plugging away though, and we never lost sight of the goal - to have fun!"

The KC Hilites/Glass Chiropractic racing team was up for the challenge of the final showdown of the year with the championship on the line. "My team and I had our eyes on the prize, a season championship, and we needed a solid finish to achieve this," remarked Macrae. "We enjoyed mostly dust free, cold conditions. Brian Busby (F&L Fuel) rode the entire distance. We drew the number one starting spot, and got out to a nice early lead. We passed pit 1 and then 2. We picked our way through a nasty rock pile, and in the process of waiting for a trophy truck to pull over, another 8 truck got into our side as he attempted to pass. I knew this guy's fuse was lit, and he'd burn out long before the finish, so we let him go."
Winning the season-ending race Henderson gave Macrae the Championship he was focused on all year.
Winning the season-ending race Henderson gave Macrae the Championship he was focused on all year.


Macrae and Busby started in first row and led for a while, until another truck in class caught them and ran into the side of his truck on a nasty goat trail with one line. "I was on it waiting for that trophy truck I'd caught to pull over," Macrae told K&N. "We sped up and kept him in the dust, but I figured he'd overdrive. So at that point, we were second on the road, back about 30 seconds. He pulled into the pit and we kept going, putting us back to the front of the field again."

Macrae continued to pace himself as they cruised on to pit 1 and then to pit 2 where they stopped for fuel. After the pit they now held a 2.5 minute lead as they motored on. "We continued to steadily pad our lead, and by the second time 'round at pit 2 we now had 21 minutes," said Macrae. "We lit up the night sky with our super bright KC Pods and headed to the finish. We were able to maintain the same speed after dark and finished with a nice 47 minute lead. The team and I had done it! Win number three for the year, and our third Class 8 Championship."

With his new MSD performance ignition system keeping the fire lit and his K&N filter in charge of keeping the engine running clean, Macrae says his race strategy will remain the same this year. "Stay after it in the shop and have fun in the desert! Thanks K&N for the great air filters. We are working with Mike Rossi on an even better filter setup for this year."

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