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Reno, NV - August 22, 2007: The TSCO ‘Vegas to Reno’, the third race of Best in the Desert Racing Association’s (BITD) Silver State Series, is the longest off-road race held on American soil. This will be the 10th time, since 1996, that Best in the Desert has held the ‘Vegas to Reno’ race and Team HUMMER has participated in each of the previous nine events, taking home a class win six different times. Team HUMMER has entered three trucks at this race. Rod Hall and Mike Winkel will be driving the #3111 H3 SUV, Josh Hall will be behind the wheel of the #4111 H2 SUV and Chad Hall will drive the #8111 H1 Alpha pickup, with his wife Paige making her debut in the second seat. This is the last time these three trucks will compete in the same race since two new race trucks are nearing completion and are scheduled to replace both the H1 and H2 before year’s end.

Festivities for the TSCO ‘Vegas to Reno’ get under way on Thursday, August 23rd with tech inspection at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, just south of town. Friday morning, the focus will be on the starting line in Johnnie, NV, 72 miles west of Las Vegas, where the 570 mile trek will begin and head northwest across the state to finish near Reno, sometime in the early morning hours on Saturday.

Team HUMMER’s Chad Hall will be the first team entry to start in the #8111 H1 Alpha pickup truck. Chad currently is tied for the points lead in BitD’s Silver State Series having won the season opening ‘Parker 425’. He finished a close second at the ‘Terrible’s Town 250’, in April, when a broken front shock mount, 60 miles from the finish, forced him to slow his winning pace. Since then, chief mechanic, John Cumming, has replaced and strengthened the shock mounts, changed to stiffer rear springs and thoroughly prepared the H1 Alpha for this long distance race. “The H1 has really been living up to it’s potential this year,” said driver Chad Hall. “Although the competition is tougher than it’s ever been, I think the H1 is going to be hard to beat.” The ‘Vegas to Reno’ is the only race that Chad has yet to win.

After a broken front differential sidelined him at this year’s SCORE ‘Baja 500’, Josh Hall brings Team HUMMER’s # 4101 H2 SUV to this year’s ‘Vegas to Reno’ in what may well be the final race for an amazing truck. In the 24 races since it was introduced at the 2003 ‘Vegas to Reno’ , the H2 has 14 class wins including three consecutive ‘Vegas to Reno’ wins. In 2004 Josh won every race he entered in the Team HUMMER H2 and took the Class 4100 Silver State Series Points Championship. Built at the GM Proving Ground in Mesa, AZ by a team headed by Thad Stump, the H2 has been meticulously prepared by Sam Cothrun, at his shop in Reno. Both Stump and Cothrun will alternate in the second seat during the race and the #4111 H2 SUV is favored to win it’s 4th consecutive ‘Vegas to Reno’ for Team HUMMER.

Coming off a convincing win at the SCORE ‘Baja 500’, the #3111 Team HUMMER H3 SUV will have two drivers at this year’s ‘Vegas to Reno’. Team owner, Rod Hall, will start behind the wheel and Mike Winkel will take over at Pit #9, about 245 miles into the race. As he did at the ‘Baja 500’, Jake Povey, will take the navigator’s seat throughout the entire race. The H3 blew a motor early in last year’s ‘Vegas to Reno’ but this year Doug Moore and Matt Laramie at GM have just installed a fresh 2.7 Vortec powerplant in the truck and replaced most of the driveline in preparation for this race. The Team HUMMER H3 SUV has won eight races and the 2006 SCORE Mini-Stock Points Championship since it’s debut at the ‘Vegas to Reno’ in 2005. In spite of the success of the H3, the winner’s circle at the ‘Vegas to Reno’ has eluded the veteran Hall and the H3 for the past two years but he hopes to remedy that with a win at this year’s race.

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