Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic Presented by Canidae Tap It

The new Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic presented by Canidae Tap It is May 4-8, 2016.  Best in the Desert is very excited to be bringing an impressive new course to our dedicated off-road racers. Laughlin is one of the premier locations for recreation in Nevada, and is welcoming our racers and fans. The Laughlin Desert Classic will truly be a ‘Duel in the Desert’ and we expect a very large turn out for this spectacular event.  We’d like to thank our title sponsors of this event, Laughlin Tourism Commission, Method Race Wheels, Scott Whipple with Canidae Natural Dog Food and Tap It Brewing Company and FOX.  The race will be a 5-day event, and 2-days of racing, Saturday & Sunday; don’t miss the great new Laughlin Desert Classic in Laughlin, NV, May 4-8, 2016!

Wednesday, May 4 – Parade of Champions, race vehicles parade down Casino Drive in Laughlin 4 pm, Pit Crew Challenge and Welcome Party, Golden Nugget

Thursday, May 5 – Time Trials for Trick Trucks and Class 1500

Friday, May 6 – Tensor Tire Family Poker Run 8 am, Registration Method Race Wheels Tent, Main Parking Area, Race Registration E Center Edgewater, Tech & Contingency (Pioneer Gambling Hall) Drivers Meeting (E Center)

Saturday, May 7 – Race Day

Sunday, May 8 – Race Day and Awards Presentation (Harrah’s Laughlin)

Spectator Diagram – All spectators enter on Bruce Woodbury, the Laughlin Volunteer committee members charge a $5.00 parking fee, no overnight camping allowed in spectator parking area.  Have fun and enjoy the race!

The BITD Office is now closed.  We are not in the office to answer your phone calls or your emails.  You will have to come to the E Center at the Edgewater Hotel if you want to ask a question.  If you are deleting your entry please call 702-501-2155, this is NOT an information #, it is only if you are deleting your race vehicle from the race.  Please call to delete before Friday afternoon, we need to get you out of the scoring program.  Thank you!  We will not return your emails, your voice mails.  We will return your calls on Tuesday, 5/10/16.

Parade of Champions – contact Jamie Fagan <> to sign up to be in the Parade, 4 PM on Wednesday, May 4. Casey is asking for your support of the Parade, please sign up today, it’s important to support the event and show the Town of Laughlin how awesome you are!  Open to all race vehicles.

Pit Crew Challenge – contact Jim Beaver ( to sign up for the Pit Crew Challenge on Wednesday, May 4, immediately following the Parade of Champions

Pit Crew Challenge After Party, sponsored by Jim Riley/Azunia Tequila and Camburg at the Golden Nugget pool, immediately following the Pit Crew Challenge.

Tensor Tire Family Poker Run – this is going to be your chance to see the course, you will be going over the 17-mile loop one time, don’t miss your chance to see the course, or just enter for a fun event for the entire family!  Send the poker entry form in with your entry form! Method Race Wheels giving great fun prizes for the poker run at the finish line!   Friday morning, you must start by 10:30.

Poker Run – Entry Form.  We like you to be pre-entered, but you may enter on Friday morning, bring entry form and poker run insurance release form (next document below) with you to the Method Race Wheels Tent in the Main Parking Area.  If you are not a racer and you do not have a pit pass you can park in the spectator parking area and drive your UTV into the infield, follow the road along the fence line, do no drive straight across.

Poker Run – Insurance Release form, print and sign and save some time at registration. ALL people in the UTV must sign this form.

Poker Run Rules

Special Announcement ~ Zero One will be renting Polaris  XP1000 for the Poker Run, Kirk or Michelle at 702-361-9100 (9-5pm)

Special Announcement ~ $1000 Bonus paid to 1st Place Class 7200, bonus dollars presented by Honda Racing

Special Announcement – Jim Riley, giving each Class 6100 entry a beautiful bottle of Azunia Tequila

Helicopter – Registration Form, if you are having a helicopter follow you in Laughlin you must send in this reg form

1st Info Letter – this letter describes Race Format and Race Times

Draw Order – Awesome entry, 202 we are stoked!

Entry List – as of 5/3/16/16, if you have any revisions to your entry please email them to and we’ll make the change.  Good luck to all of our racers!

FIP – Final Information, all good information, rules and regulations.  You DO NOT need the IRC tracking for this race.

Schedule of Events

Main Parking Area – diagram


Tech Contingency – Diagram Pioneer Gambling Hall

Parade – Diagram, Wednesday, May 4, 4 pm

Tire Rule

Fuel Fluid Rule

Sunoco Fuels – Order Form

Hot Pit – Diagram

CT Entry Form – this form is fillable, type right on it, download it and send in with a $200 deposit – the pre-printed entry forms will be out Friday if you want to wait

UTV Entry Form –  this form is fillable, type right on it, download it and send in with a $200 deposit

JeepSpeed – Entry Form, download the form, enter all racer info and send in with a $200 deposit

Poker Run – Family Poker Fun, Friday May 6, must leave start line by 10:30 am.  If Minors are in the UTV you will need to have a Minor Waiver notarized.  Bring with you to registration.  A Minor is 17 yrs or younger.  *Revised, Registration will be at the Method Race Wheels Tent in the Main Parking Area.  Non-racers enter at the Spectator parking area.

Poker Run Ins – Insurance release form.  Bring this with you to Poker Run registration, it will speed it up for you, all people in the UTV must sign just one (1) form.  we will be at the Method Race Wheels Tent in the Main Parking Area/Main Pit from 8-10am.

Minor Form – If you are 17 yrs or younger and you are racing, you need to have a Minor form filled out and Notarized and bring a parent to registration with you.  Every race, we need a separate form for every race.  Poker Run minors, yes, you need to have this form notarized!

Membership Form – membership is Jan-Dec, you must be a member of BITD to race

Main Pit Diagram

Points Summary

Maps – GPS FilesPDF Map

Host Hotels – These Laughlin Hotels are participating as a Host Hotel for the event:

Edgewater Hotel 702-298-2453 – Group Code GRRACE – Registration

Harrah’s Laughlin – 866-781-9572 – Group Code A05BID6 – Awards

Golden Nugget – 702-298-7111 – Group Code BITD2016 – Pit Crew Challenge

Riverside Resort – 800-227-3849 – Group Code R/Wheel

Pioneer Gambling Hall – 800-634-3469 – Group Code ‘Racer Rate’ – Tech & Contingency