2:15pm

First day of this three day adventure. Today I flew into Vegas to start the first day of the BITD Vegas 2 Reno race. The race actually starts in Beatty on Friday but Time Trials and contingency are both in Vegas. Today my game plan is pretty simple, get my rental car and drive straight to Jean before dark to go scope out the time trial course. The past few years it has been in the same location but I’m hoping they changed it up this time around. You can only shoot the same spot so many times, but it would just mean you have to try something else and it is always good to challenge yourself. If ten other photographers are in one spot, why get the same shot as them right?

(Pre flight meal)

7:37pm

Good news, the time trial course is different this year. This time around it is near the SCORE race course off Knight Ranch Rd. They haven’t been on this part of Jean before for time trials, so looking forward to shooting it.

Preran a lap on the time trial course, found some good spots. This course is a lot different then years past. A lot more rough sections and some more technical sections. Came across Casey from BITD while prerunning, when he saw me he was a little upset because he thought a team was on the course. I explained I was just a media goon and he was cool with it. Should be interesting tomorrow morning!

Good thing I also got a 4×4 Rental car (and the insurance), its pretty sandy out there and it came in handy a few times.