Rob Mac Driving the Riviera Racing ...
Rob Mac Driving the Riviera Racing # 3 Trick Truck Attacks Vegas to Reno Time Trials to Take Pole Position in Nevada Race
Las Vegas, Nevada (August 23, 2007) Continuing to dominate the desert racing scene, Riviera Racing took to the Southern Nevada desert floor this morning and battled for the pole position for tomorrow's BITD Vegas to Reno race. Staged as the longest off road race in the United States, BITD's Vegas to Reno race has long been savored by many desert racing veterans as one of the best races held in the United States. Staged on the rugged desert floor in Pahrump, Nevada and ending in Dayton, Nevada just outside of Reno, the 550 mile race will test the ultimate endurance of man and machine in the rugged terrain and hot summer weather that Nevada is known for.
Early this morning outside of Jean, Nevada, Rob MacCachren climbed inside the #3 Riviera Racing Trick Truck along with co-driver Kelly Courie and they attacked the short 5-mile time trial race course establishing a commanding 10-second lead over the near racer.
Born and raised in the Las Vegas desert valley, Rob MacCachren joined team owner, Mark Post, at the beginning of the 2007 season and the desert racing duo have never looked back. Capturing wins in four of the first six premier desert races of the season, Riviera Racing has pushed the Unlimited Production Truck class to new heights. For the third time this season Riviera Racing has started in the pole position for a BITD race.
Crew Chief Jim Blackmore arrived to Las Vegas with the #3 race truck in near flawless condition after a mere three weeks since the last race at the SCORE Terrible's Cup, also held here in Las Vegas, Nevada. Blackmore and his crew have worked day and night to meticulously prep the race truck for what is expected to be one of best races of the 2007 season.
Rob Mac commented on his time trial run, "I left some back on the race course, but all and all I think we had a pretty solid run. Everyone is very fast nowadays. Jim brought out a great truck and the crew has worked very hard in a quick turn around between this race and the last race. Starting position at this race is very important and running out in front in clean air makes all the world of difference. We're looking forward to a great race."