Called by some the toughest desert race ever, the 1968 Stardust 711. NORRA promoted the 1969 event in Las Vegas. $25,000 purse, 711 miles, 137 starters, 30 finishers. It took overall winners Bergquist and Preston 22 hours to complete the course on the 350 Honda. They were two hours ahead of the next bike and 5 hours ahead of Larry Minor’s Bronco.