VORRA finally hit the desert of Nevada Memorial Day weekend to kick off the Desert Series of the season. The night before the race, all the race vehicles are lead down Main St. by Yerington's finest for a little parade. Steve Sullivan and his co-driver for the parade. This car has a mongo HP Vette engine, but unfortunately the car has had CV problems all season and DNFed the race. The next set of pics was taken out at the first road crossing. While it was about a 10 mile trip down hardball and access road for me, this was only about 5 miles into the course. Just a little sidenote, the owner of this truck, Matt Taylor is also in the midst of building a rock buggy. He's a true privateer. This truck still has the stock dash complete with working speedo and the stock four banger under the hood that is still smog legal. You might be surprised, Matt is in the hunt for the points lead. For those of you that know desert racing and follow the rockcrawling comps, this truck used to belong to Walker Evans. It is a full-time 4WD straight axle rig; and is home to the custom spring mounts that I posted earlier. Pyscho is all I have to say about someone who would drive a friggin Luv in an off road race. BTW, the occupants are also wearing open faced helmets. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif This last pic is of Billy Manfroy. I was lucky enough to catch him pit before he headed out for his final lap. Unfortunately, the steering box came off a few minutes after he left the pit. For those that do not follow desert racing, the pit stop for most of these guys are the total opposite of NASCAR 14 second jobs. During this stop, the crew tighten all wheel lugnuts, changed out the alternator, alt. hookup and battery, gassed her up and went over the truck pretty good. If I recall correctly, this is where Billy was passed for the lead. One last note, Billy is paralyzed from the waist down. That means he controls his truck completely with hand controls and he is one of the fastest out in the dirt.