Off-Road Racing’s Best-Run Series…Best In The Desert! 

The Desert Drama Explodes This Weekend!

Press Releases:

Olliges and Swift Release

"Coming off a first place finish in the Silver State 300 nine weeks ago, Team Ford #1
drivers Steve Olliges and John Swift are poised to mount another championship run
this weekend at the Best in the Desert Henderson Fabtech Desert Classic.
The reigning Best in the Desert Trick Truck champions are currently 21 points behind
points leader and Vegas to Reno winner Rick D. Johnson, and need a first place finish
in the unlimited Trick Truck division to have a mathematical chance of repeating as
BITD series champions in 2008. Also vying for the Trick Truck championship are the
Parker 425 winners, Huffman Motorsports, and Terrible’s 250 winners Will and Emily
Staats. With the championship at stake, the Trick Truck pace over this short Henderson
course is expected to be furious.

“We have completed more testing this year than ever before and this truck is really
now the best it has been since I have driven it with Wayne,” said Olliges of the Lugo
owned, Stewart Raceworks built and prepared Ford F150.
“The recent incorporation of John’s ideas on the King shock valving and the
newer motor from Patton Racing Engine’s makes the truck faster and easier to drive.
Even better than the truck we won with last race. I can’t wait to see how this thing will
turn out. It will be an all out sprint for the win and the championship, and we are definitely
ready for the challenge. “

“We have a pretty simple game plan for this race…drive as absolutely fast and
smart as we can, and see where the chips fall at the end. We need to win our class
to be in the championship hunt and we do not intend to make it easy for anyone else
to wear the #1 next year,” said Swift, who, under the Swift Racing banner
( with son Jonathon and Andy Waters, is also the
reigning unlimited minitruck champion in BITD class 7200. Their team currently
leads the points chase after another win at the Silver State 300 in the identically
painted Team Ford Ranger. “I am happy to see that there are a lot of fast drivers
with good trucks that are entered in this race, and even some who are not in the
series points chase. It will make the championship that much more worthwhile to
whomever wins it. I love the competition.”

Steve will again attempt to pocket his own money during Thursday’s time trials for
the Team Ford Pole Award, which includes a one of a kind crystal trophy and $1000 cash.
“I’m more motivated than ever to win my first pole,” said Olliges, jokingly referring
to the economic downturn. “I am happy to contribute even in this modest way to
help defray the costs of racing. Every little bit helps these days, even to the
unlimited guys.” "

Hall Racing Report

"Team Hummer's Rod, Chad, and Josh Hall -- who are all currently leading their
Best in the Desert racing association's stock classes -- are heading into the December 6
Henderson FabTech Desert Classic finale, while poised to take their individual
BITD championships. A sweep of the BITD stock classes this year coupled with
Team Hummer's SCORE International stock class championships would make it the
first time in history that a single team has won every stock class season
championship in both the BITD and SCORE International racing series.

Hummer H3 Alpha Team Hummer Racing

The stock full class is being led by Chad Hall, driver of the Hummer H3 Alpha.
He currently leads his class with 4100 season points and has victories at the
Terrible's 250 and Vegas To Reno races. Rounding out the leaders is Josh Hall,
who currently leads the BITD stock full truck class with 8100 season points
in his Hummer H2 SUT. Josh has won at Terrible's 250, Vegas To Reno,
and the Silver State 300."


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