(Las Vegas, NV) – The GRR Racing team is about to take on their first off-road race with none other than the longest off-road race in the United States! The Best in the Desert 2017 General Tire “Vegas to Reno” presented by FOX will be a 1-day race, approximately 550 miles! The race will start on Friday, August 18th, 2017 and run into Saturday. Texas based off-road racing team Rookie Motorsports invited GRR Racing driver Michele Abbate to join them as navigator in their #1820 Polaris RZR UTV with driver and team owner Ryan McIntire. Rookie Motorsports driver Trek Krabill and navigator Jeff Schulz will complete the ones gunning for the finish line. In addition, GRR Racing Crew Chief Anthony Philleo will join the rest of the support team, which includes Duane Wilde and Kyle Ford, in the chase truck for the weekend.
“I am really excited and super thankful for the opportunity that Rookie Motorsports has offered us! It will be a totally new experience for Anthony and me, and we both look forward to diving in head first with the Rookie Motorsports team!” driver Michele Abbate shares. With no prior off-road experience, Abbate plans to absorb all that’s possible to learn with the team; truly carrying out the Rookie Motorsports name!
You can catch all the action from the Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno race on www.BITD.com or it will be televised on October 28th at 3pm PST on NBC Sports Network and re-aired on November 8th, 2017 at 12pm PST. As always you can tune into Michele Abbate’s social media outlets, and be sure to check out Rookie Motorsports on Instagram and Facebook at @RookieMotorsports.