The Teixeira Racing desert race team, Ed Teixeira and Todd Hunter, took 1st place in the Quad Expert class, and 3rd Quad overall in the Best in the Desert “Vegas to Reno” race on August 24, 2007. The race started in Las Vegas, NV and ended 567 miles away in Reno, NV. This is the longest off-road race in the USA. It took the Teixeira team 12 hours and 28 minutes to complete this brutal race!
The team started the race 12th off the start line, riding a Teixeira Tech built Honda 450R in its debut race. The first half of the race was a cloud of dirt and silt, leaving a lot of quads broke down on the course. The Teixeira Honda barreled through with no incident, switching riders at every other pit and gaining a steady lead in the Expert Class. A rear flat tire was changed at pit 11, and lights were mounted on at pit 14. Ed rode the final two sections, bringing the quad to the finish line just after the sun went down.
This win puts Ed and Todd in the lead for the BITD Silver State Series Championship, with only three races to go. The next race in the series is the Las Vegas “300” on October 6, 2007.
Team Teixeira Racing Sponsors: Maxxis, CT Racing, Sunoco Racing Fuels, Cardio Stack, Carmichael Honda, Dirt Tricks/Ironman Sprockets, Douglas Wheel Technology, F2 Racing, Fluidyne, Fox Racing Shox, Fuel Customs, Galfer USA, Graves Motorsports, Hardkor Engineering, Hot Cams, Klotz, Moose Racing USA, Pivot Works, PowerMadd, Precision RP, Pro Armor, PC Products, RPM, SCR Graphics, T&M Lawn and Landscape, Terry Cable, Tire Balls, Trail Tech, Wiseco, Hinson, IMS, Maier, Outerwears, Regina USA, Scott, Uni, Universal.