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Roger Norman New Look at BITD Vegas to Reno

Roger Norman Qualifies 18th Overall, 10th in Class

RENO, NV     AUGUST 17, 2011  –  Roger Norman and Jake Velasco qualified in the #8 Wide Open Excursions, Crystal Bay Casino Class 1400 Trick Truck for the longest race on US Soil, the Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno that starts at 9:30am Friday August 19th.  On Wednesday, Norman qualified taking the 18th starting position, and 10th in the class of 28 Trick Trucks. “We had a clean run today with no issues and qualified mid-pack,” said Roger Norman after racing in 107’ Las Vegas heat.  “This is a long and dusty race across the Nevada desert, and we wanted to start out front, but would rather start with a truck that we didn’t have to work on tonight.”

Roger Norman and the Norman Motorsports team will be at Tech and Contingency on Thursday at the Aliante Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV with the new Wide Open Excursions Truck.  Win Norman Motorsports and Wide Open Swag by simply posting pictures of Roger or the Truck from this weekends qualifying, contingency, pit stop or race on the team facebook page:  All submissions will be put into a hat for a drawing on Tuesday and the winner will be pulled by Roger.

Roger Norman is pleased to announce his newest venture with Wide Open Excursions, LLC as an owner and business partner.  Norman played a key role in opening Wide Open Reno at the Tahoe Reno Motorplex on August 1, 2011 and has assumed an investment role with the organization. “Wide Open Reno was such an exciting project that I decided to invest in the entire organization to help propel the brand to new heights, we truly have one of the most unique and exciting products in the adventure travel market and we need the world to know it,” said Norman.

In the 2010 BITD Vegas to Reno race, Norman started 26th and finished 2nd with overcoming 11 minutes of downtime working on the truck and a driver change to Armin Schwartz.


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August 18-20                        BITD                                    Vegas to Reno                                   

September 17                        Norman Motorsports            Desert People 9 Premier at Norman Motorsports Shop


Norman Motorsports Partners: Wide Open Excursions Reno, Crystal Bay Casino, BFGoodrich, KMC, Vision X, K&N Filters, Mastercraft, Fire ETC, NEO, CMI, Big Ass Fans, Safety Kleen, Eibach Springs, Cruz Roja, Baja Fools, Rod End Supply, High Angle Drivelines, Trail Glow, Galley at the Marina


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