Re: vegas to reno
My recommendation for a race like V2R is to have as many sets of spare tires mounted on wheels as possible with your chase trucks. There is not a negative to having alot of tires and wheels. I always have a minimum of 2 chase vehicles at each race that uses pits. As far as carrying things with you, I suggest getting yourself a nice size off-road fanny pack to carry everything or better yet, a large camel bak that utilizes a backpack. I carry a small first aid kit, tire repair kit (plugs), spare spark plugs (2), spare tie rod(mounted on bumper), a small roll of duct tape, tools that have sockets to fit every nut and bolt (usually 8,10,12,14mm sockets with ratchet), a satelite phone (rental) if you don't have a race radio setup, spare clutch and throttle cables ran along the existing ones with zip ties. That may sound like alot, but with everything you can attach to the quad, the stuff you will carry is minimal. Also, having an extra skid plate or 2 in a chase truck or both is a good idea. It's also a good idea to carry a few links of chain with a master link and chain breaker in case you throw a chain. Another thing I learned during the Nevada 1000 was, I took 2 small Gatorade bottles and filled them with fuel, duct taped the tops and then attached them to the bumper for extra fuel. But, one of the most important things you can bring with you in a race like this in June in the Nevada desert is WATER! As much as you can carry with you the better! I hope this helps out some, because there are more things you can do to make sure you are ready.