BITD: Henderson 400 summary

CHUCK HOVEY OF ESCONDIDO, CALIFORNIA DECLARED OVERALL WINNER OF THE HENDERSON'S TERRIBLE 400 DESERT RACE (Henderson, Nev.) - Chuck Hovey of Escondido, California finished first overall in the fourth annual Henderson's Terrible 400 Desert Race...

CHUCK HOVEY OF ESCONDIDO, CALIFORNIA DECLARED OVERALL WINNER OF THE HENDERSON'S TERRIBLE 400 DESERT RACE

(Henderson, Nev.) - Chuck Hovey of Escondido, California finished first overall in the fourth annual Henderson's Terrible 400 Desert Race on Saturday with a remarkable finishing time of 6 hours and 26 minutes.

Hovey, competing in the Class 1500 division (unlimited open wheel division), clinched the tight points race by finishing ahead of fellow Class 1500 driver Sam Berri of Murphys, California.

Chuck Hovey is the first two-time car/truck overall winner in the history of Henderson's Terrible 400. He won the inaugural Henderson's Terrible Desert Race in 2002.

In the motorcycle race, Johnny Campbell of San Clemente, California and Steve Hengeveld of Oak Hills, California, finished first overall. This is the third-time overall motorcycle win in the race's history for the pair who represent Team Honda.

The first-time winners of the overall quad pro division, Wayne Matlock of El Cajon, California and Chad Prull of Phoenix, Arizona, representing Team Suzuki finished the race in 7 hours and 38 minutes.

Over 200 racers took part in the off-road event which was sponsored by the Henderson Convention and Visitors Bureau, Best in the Desert Racing Association, Herbst Gaming and the city of Boulder City. Henderson's Terrible 400 marked the final and deciding race for both the Best in the Desert and SNORE race series.

The race featured 2 separate courses, one for motorcycles and ATVs and one for cars and trucks. The 80-mile course, located within the ElDorado Valley between Henderson and Boulder City through the McCullough Mountain Range, posed significant challenges on what has been regarded as the fastest course in the Best in the Desert race series.

This is the fourth year for the annual event which has quickly become one of the premier off-road races in Southern Nevada.

For more information regarding Henderson's Terrible 400, visit www.bitd.com, www.snoreracing.net or www.visithenderson.com.

For more information on the Henderson Convention and Visitors Bureau, call (702) 267-2171, or toll free (877) 775-5252, or visit the website at www.visithenderson.com.

-Henderson Convention & Visitors Bureau

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