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New "PASS ALERT" System for Vegas to Reno

Posted in News on August 13, 2013
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Always keeping the safety of off-road racers in mind, Casey Folks, director of Best in the Desert off-road racing association, and Steve Myers, from International Racing Consultants (IRC), today jointly announced Pass Alert, the latest development in safety equipment for off-road racing. Folks heads up the largest off-road desert racing organization in North America. Myers is president of IRC, the company that provides tracking for most off-road racing operations globally. The Pass Alert system has been years in development, and will be in place for Best in the Desert’s landmark General Tire “Vegas to Reno” race August 15-17, 2013.

The way the system works is as a faster vehicle approaches a slower moving vehicle, a visual alert goes off letting the rider/driver know he is being approached from behind. At the same time, the Pass Alert system signals the driver of the faster vehicle that he is approaching a slower moving racer. Pass Alert systems will be placed on the fastest cars or trucks, and the slowest motorcycles, quads and UTVs.

The technology for the Pass Alert system was developed by IRC’s team of engineers, in concert with Folks and his team, and utilizes the latest in solid state electronics.

This breakthrough in safety is typical of the details and forethought Folks and Best In The Desert bring to off-road desert racing.

More information is available from IRC at: IRC - International Racing Consultants
 18051 Irvine Blvd., Tustin,
CA 92780 
 Office Telephone (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm): 714-544-0668

General Tire “Vegas to Reno” schedule: Wednesday August 14 – Time Trials Thursday, August 15 – Driver Registration, Contingency and Tech Inspection, Aliante Casino & Hotel in North Las Vegas. Friday, August 16 – Race for all classes starts near Beatty, finishes at the Dayton Event Center. Saturday, August 17 – Awards presentation in Reno at the Grand Sierra Resort.

Red Bull will be supporting contingency at the Aliante Station Resort & Casino in North Las Vegas, and also at the finish line at the Dayton, Nevada Event Center.

Best In The Desert is also fortunate to have some of the best companies in the off-road world as our sponsors. Thanks to Ford Motor Company, General Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Lucas Oil, KC HiLiTES, Impact, Fabtech, Fox, John Deere, Beta Motorcycles, Slime, McKenzies, Azunia Tequila, PCI Race Radios, Kartek, Rockwell Watches, Fall Advertising and Sportsman Cycle Sales. The American Off-Road Racing Series…Best In The Desert!

Further information available from: email:, phone: (702) 457-5775

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