All desert races are endurance sports-but the short distance ones, especially those held in the U.S., are the most brutal. Which makes them some of the best races to watch. Knowing that the race truck is never more than 30 miles from Buffalo Bill's hotel and casino in Primm, Nevada, drivers seem to let it all hang out at SCORE's Primm 300. The course is fast and rough and the competition never slows down, and the 2004 race was no exception. Amidst pouring rain for most of the afternoon session, the race waged on despite flash flood warnings. All the top contenders were there, and race day had to be split into two sessions just to fit in all the competitors. The morning group included Class 1/2-1600, 3, 5, 5-1600, 9,11, Sport Buggy, Sport Truck, and SCORE Lites. The afternoon heat brought out the Class 1, 7, 7S, 7SX, 8, Pro Truck, Trophy Truck, Stock Fullsize, and Stock Mini race trucks. The action was just as addicting as anything you could do inside a casino-except we weren't flat broke at the end of the day. Dates for next year's Primm 300 have yet to be announced but a weekend flight into Las Vegas and a room at the local casino are a cheap price of admission into the world of off-road racing. Check out www.score-international.com for updates on next year's event dates and course map.