Best in the Desert’s General Tire “Vegas to Reno” race is the toughest and longest off-road race in the United States. As one would expect, modified off-road vehicles tend to dominate the course in thrilling style, but that wasn’t the case for the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2. The midsize pickup was the only stock truck to compete in and finish the race.
With a total time of 18 hours, 50 minutes, and 16 seconds, the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 crossed the finish line, driven by Chad Hall and Frank DeAngelo of Hall Racing. With the help of Chevrolet engineers, the Chevy Racing project manager, and Hall Racing team members, the truck proved its metal by completing the most grueling race in the country.
Make no mistake: the 539-mile race isn’t something that every off-road vehicle can complete. Of the 336 vehicles that entered, only 204 completed the course. The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 held up well, even though course tore up several of the off-road tires.
“This truck is a lot tougher than I thought it was going to be,” said driver Chad Hall. “I clobbered some things on the course that would’ve broken many of the vehicles we competed with in the past.”
Hall Racing will continue to use the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 to tackle some of the country’s most challenging off-road courses, such as the Best in the Desert VT Construction “Tonopah 250.”
We here at Crossroads Chevrolet are pumped to see this vehicle hold its own against more expensive, specially-modified off-road trucks.