Best In The Desert will once again bring their extremely high level of desert racing excitement to Laughlin, Nevada, as their Car and Truck Classes take center stage for four days of spectacular special events and activities for everyone. All the festivities lead up to a full slate of non-stop racing competition on Saturday and Sunday as the grand finale.
Donald Jackson, Operations Manager for Best in the Desert said, “This is our second year working along with the Laughlin Tourism to present our dedicated off-road racers with a great venue, thrilling special events and an incredibly challenging specialized 16-mile racecourse. Laughlin is one of the premier locations for recreation in Nevada, and is opening their doors to welcome all of our racers and fans. The Laughlin Desert Classic already proved last year to be an extremely competitive ‘Duel in the Desert’ and we expect this year’s edition to be even bigger and better.”
Laughlin is a special location, like no other for off-road desert racing. Hotels, restaurants and entertainment establishments are exceptionally close to the heart of all the racing action. The Laughlin Tourism Commission is known for its impressive list of year-round special events, and the Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic presented by Canidae Tap It has already become a star on their calendar.
In decades past, some of the most famous names in off-road racing history have left their mark competing in the desert surrounding Laughlin. Now, Best In The Desert’s Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic presented by Canidae Tap It once again rekindles the excitement and takes it to the next level. Come experience Best in the Desert’s brand of extraordinary racing as today’s premier race teams gather to compete with hopes of leaving their mark while writing the next chapter in the history of off-road racing in Laughlin.
The fun and excitement kicks off Thursday, May 11, with the Parade of Champions as exotic race vehicles fire up their high-tech engines and rumble down Casino Blvd. shaking the pavement beneath them along the way. Then the Trick Trucks and Class 1500 Unlimited Cars line up for Time Trials and a shot at the $1,000 “Team Ford” Pole Award. Thursday wraps up with the awesome Method Race Wheels Welcome Party.
Friday, May 12, brings another full day of race related activities starting off with the Family Poker Run. Drivers’ registration will get underway Friday morning at the Aquarius Casino Resort. Just down Casino Blvd. from the Aquarius, Tech & Contingency will take place in the Tropicana Laughlin parking lot. This is where race fans will have the opportunity to get up close and check out all of the race vehicles while they weave their way through contingency row as well as see first hand the hottest off-road and racing accessories on display from the industry’s top manufacturers.
Then the racing roars into full swing Saturday and Sunday, May 13 and 14. Multiple heats of races will run based on the different vehicle classes as racers battle the specialized 16-mile racecourse for two full days of incredible wheel-to-wheel competition. Race fans can capture all the action from the designated free spectator area adjacent to the Laughlin Off-Road Park. Here spectators will be able to witness and feel the high power energy of the side-by-side drag race starts, high-banked switch backs, the famous Laughlin Leap, and more.
The Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic presented by Canidae Tap It also marks the third leg in Best In The Desert’s 2017 Trick Truck Challenge featuring 16 of the world’s top Trick Truck drivers, including Jason Voss, Rob MacCachren, Andy McMillin, Lalo Laguna, Justin Lofton, Steve Olliges, Clyde Stacy and more. With $96,000 up for grabs over the span of the year, the Trick Truck Challenge is a special “side bet competition” within the regular Trick Truck class series. A special thanks goes out to Trick Truck Challenge sponsors Mastercraft, Geiser Bros., Jimco Racing, Racer Engineering, Bunderson Racing, FOX, King Shocks, KC HiLiTES, Kroyer Racing Engines, Patton Racing Engines, and Dougans Racing Engines.
Don’t miss out on all of the excitement of Best In The Desert’s Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic presented by Canidae Tap. Get your reservations in now to guarantee you’re part of the endless fun under the sun in beautiful Laughlin, NV, May 11 thru 14.
Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic presented by Canidae Tap It
Tentative Schedule of Events:
Thursday, May 11
Parade of Champions
Method Race Wheels Welcome Party
Friday, May 12
Family Poker Run
Registration – Aquarius
Tech & Contingency – Tropicana
Saturday & Sunday, May 13 & 14
Sunday, May 14
Awards Presentation – Harrah’s Laughlin Hotel & Casino
Best In The Desert official sponsors: Ford Motor Company – official truck, General Tire – official tire, Lucas – official oil, Sunoco Race Fuels – official fuel, KC HiLiTES – official light, Polaris RZR – official UTV, Beta Motorcycles – official motorcycle, Fabtech – official Suspension, Rugged Radios – official communications, 212 Performance Gloves – official gloves, Method Race Wheels, McKenzies, Kartek, Sportsman Cycle Sales, Slime, Team Ford Lincoln Las Vegas, Fall Advertising and Prerunner Maniac.
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THE AMERICAN OFF-ROAD RACING SERIES
Further information is available at:
phone: (702) 457-5775
Header Photos provided by Bink Designs and MWilsonPhoto.com
Contingency photo provided by DirtFocus.com
Jason Voss photo provided by RnR Photo
THE USE OF DRONES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED AT ANY BEST IN THE DESERT EVENT. Please be aware, Drones are VERY DANGEROUS to the safety of all concerned, both people in the air and on the ground.