Bryce Menzies Wins Vegas to Reno in All-Wheel Drive TruckPosted in News on August 20, 2019
Las Vegas native Bryce Menzies claimed a win at the Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno race over the weekend. He did it in an all-wheel drive Trick Truck. The race is known as the longest off-road race in the United States. The grueling 550-mile course winds through silt, mountains, and rough terrain throughout the Nevada desert, ending near Reno.
All-wheel drive trucks are not new to desert racing. Several teams are now campaigning them in the premier off-road racing class. Chase trucks have to be outfitted with extra drive shafts and other parts to maintain these trucks, as there are more moving parts to preserve. The percentage of breakage and part failures goes up. Last year, a jack failure would end Menzies' race early.
"This win has been a long time coming and it feels even better than I imagined," said Menzies. "To finally put the truck my Dad and I dreamed up together on the top spot and to validate the AWD system feels extra nice. I couldn't be more stoked to continue Toyo's win streak and have some momentum going into next month's SCORE Baja 400."
Menzies also said he battled issues early on in the race, but kept his head down and focused. In addition to the all-wheel drive system on the truck, Menzies ran Toyo's Open Country M/T-R tires.