Voss takes Tonopah 250 in a close race


Jason Voss won the VT Construction Tonopah 250 by a minute on Oct. 21.

According to Best in the Desert, Voss took the overall win in the Ford-powered No. 1 Trick Truck, besting Corey Keysar.

Voss, from Cupertino, California, finished the 250-mile loop race around Tonopah in three hours, 47 minutes, 53.226 seconds. He has taken three Best in the Desert races out of five with one remaining in the season, the Pahrump 250. One of those races was the Vegas to Reno Race in August.

Before Voss comes to Pahrump, he has the SCORE International Baja 1000 race to finish. It will be his second time racing with Rob MacCachren. MacCachren is going for his fourth win in a row at the Baja 1000.

Keysar, of Colorado Springs (3:48:43.879) finished second in his No. 20 Trick Truck and third place went to Sam Berri of Murphy, California in his No. 1549, 1500 Class buggy.

The race had 161 entries, which was a huge surprise for Best in the Desert, according to Russ Turner, a spokesman for Best in the Desert.

“The amount of race teams that came out to the Tonopah 250 surprised us all,” Turner said. “It was just so far out of the way we didn’t expect the turnout.”

There were 92 cars, trucks and UTVs in the race that finished and 41 motorcycles and quads that finished.

The first motorcycle to finish was Jacob Argubright of Porter Ranch, California (3:53:49.712) and in second place was Wyatt Brittner of Reno (4:08:09.848). For all other classes go to http://bitd.com/category/races/tonopah-250/

Contact sports editor Vern Hee at vhee@pvtimes.com