• Aug 21, 2008
The TSCO Vegas to Reno race, part of the Best in the Desert off-road racing series, is 457 miles long through the Nevada sand and scrub. From start to finish takes many racers 12 hours or more, and a driver that goes the entire distance is known as an "Ironman." For this year's edition, Emily Miller of Team HUMMER plans on being the race's first ever Ironwoman.
Miller will be piloting an H2 in the stock class with a navigator, Jake Povey. Some will undoubtedly think it crazy to try winning off-road races in an H2, but Miller's teammate Josh Hall has won the race three years in a row in his H2 SUT. Miller's no stranger to the podium herself, having come second at this year's Terribles 250.

The TSCO Vegas to Reno race happens this Friday, August 22 (that'd be tomorrow), where Miller will probably have some vintage Cake playing on the iPod. You can keep up with all the live action at www.rodhallracing.com, and to you, Emily, best of luck.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      this is not about whether Hummer is a viable brand. Also, there's no need to beat up on Ms. Miller just because she's a woman driver. I'm hoping she wins the competition, no matter what she's driving, and so, best of to you, Emily.

      P.S: I'm betting Danica Patrick would think twice before starting an argument with Emily. Anyone dare to disagree on this comment?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Stranger things have happened...?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Couple of quotes for you "H2 is a glorified Tahoe commenters":


      "With 12 years of experience racing stock-class Hummers, I believe that they are the most capable off-road vehicles straight from the factory," said Rod Hall. "In fact, the H3 Alpha and H3 were the first stock-class vehicles to finish the 2007 Baja 1000 and 2008 Baja 500."

      Miller will be piloting an H2 in the stock class with a navigator, Jake Povey. Some will undoubtedly think it crazy to try winning off-road races in an H2, but Miller's teammate Josh Hall has won the race three years in a row in his H2 SUT. Miller's no stranger to the podium herself, having come second at this year's Terribles 250.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Don't even bother, when it comes to Hummer the detractors turn a blind eye to every thing that might shake their misconceived notions of the brand
        • 6 Years Ago
        So tearing thru the desert, in a stock vehicle as you put it, leaving erosion scars everywhere and putting the desert tortoise, a critter thats been around for 100 million years on endangered species list in under 60 years of human intervention, is an accomplishment?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Uh, they are showing a series of wins using stock vehicles, you can't even read that? Sad.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Replied once, it didnt show up, so hopefully this does not repeat.

        Were discussing it as a capable off rooad vehicle. Desert racing is not a sandbox. Its a tough, bumpy run and it can easily be over 100 degrees out there. You should look at the desert you seem to love so much some time.

        Desert tortoises? LOL. You have heard of Google? No, Wikipedia? Look it up and stop using any random liberal viewpoint to diss a Hummer, your embarrasing yourself. Im willing to bet that the erosion caused from off road vehicles pales greatly in comparison as well to human consumption of open spaces doing more harm. Google map LasVegas and see how the "desert" looks there. Remember it used to be all empty. Im not going to argue that the Hummer is GOOD for the environment (no vehicle IS) but I am not going to pull stats out of my ass to disrespect or argue points with you. If you could do the same, people would listen to groups who feed you this disinformation.

        "The most significant threats to tortoises include urbanization, habitat destruction and fragmentation, illegal collection and vandalism by humans, and competition with cattle for forage plants."

        Thats right the biggest threat overall is humans. Not humans in Hummer, humans who need more room and big houses for their fat asses and dont care about some turtle. Oh, and the cows. Frankly, you should apologize.
        • 6 Years Ago
        You expected them to say otherwise?

        **rolls eyes**
        • 6 Years Ago
        Exactly.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The 'exactly' was a response to 'you expected them to say otherwise' comment.

        As for the hummer reputation, they don't need detractors. They're doing just fine on their own with their idea of a product line up. Welcome to the bottom of cesspool.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "Emily Miller of Team Hummer" ..............




      ROFL

      aaaaahhhhhhhahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaa






      hhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahaha

      OMG, please tell me I am not the only one that sees the joke there

      ROFL
        • 6 Years Ago
        You're not, I immediately noticed the same thing! Poor girl...

        That's like the opposite of "John Smith from Team Cunnilingus."
      • 6 Years Ago
      she's going the distance.
      she's going for speed.
      he's all alone
      all alone in his time of need.
      because she's racing and pacing and plotting the course,
      she's fighting and biting and riding on his horse,
      she's going the distance.
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