UTV Rally Raid Round Ten (10) kicked off promptly at the posted start time of 3:15pm on Saturday, December 8th 2012. The race course was simply impeccable thanks to a few days of light rain and continued maintenance by Stony Lonesome's track stewards. The temperature never climbed higher than 70, with overcast conditions starting the first few laps. As is the UTV Rally Raid formula, the racers set off in pairs at thirty (30) second intervals. The entire grid left the starting line without any problems and the race was underway.