Best In The Desert Announces Over $3.7 Million In Contingency And Awards For 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada  March 5, 2019  Best in the Desert, America’s largest off-road racing organization, today announced new milestones in contingency awards available to Best in the Desert racers competing in its 2019 off-road race series. More than 65 companies have stepped up to offer more than $3.7 million dollars in cash and product awards across Best in the Desert’s car/truck, UTV, quad and motorcycle classes. Bryan Folks, Best in the Desert CMO, said, “We are happy to report our 2019 Contingency Program is our biggest ever. Ford Motor Company’s new program is the first of its kind in off-road racing, offering cash to racers not only in car
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Best In The Desert Celebrates Outstanding Start To 2019 Season With Back-To-Back Events In Parker, Arizona

It’s been a great start to the 2019 race season for North America’s leading off-road racing organization, Best In The Desert. The GMZ UTV Winter Nationals Parker “250” Presented by Polaris® RZR held at the beginning of January welcomed in the new year in great fashion with a record breaking number of entries for the UTV, Motorcycle and Quad Classes. The event featured a weekend full of racing action that not only saw youth and short course UTV racing, but also the inclusion of Best In The Desert’s newly introduced UTV desert racing classes. The GMZ UTV Winter Nationals Parker “250” Presented by Polaris® RZRwas followed by
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The BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker “425” Presented by IMPACT Marks Best In The Desert’s Season Opener for the Car and Truck Classes

The BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker “425” Presented by IMPACT gets underway this Thursday with Time Trials for Trick Trucks and Class 1500 Unlimited Desert Cars, followed by a separate qualifying session for Class 6100 – Spec Engine Trick Trucks. This will be the first event where some 2018 Class Champions will try to earn good starting positions for Saturday’s race in an attempt to launch their quest for a repeat in 2019. Justin Matney dethroned 2017 Trick Truck Champ Jason Voss to earn his very first Best In The Desert Trick Truck Championship in 2018 as well as the Car/Truck
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Parker 425 Entries Soaring

Best in The Desert Race Operations Manager Donald Jackson commented, ” Our first car and truck race of the year, the BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker “425” presented by IMPACT,  is shaping up to be one of our largest first-of-the-year events. The draw last week had over 200 entries on the books, and we expect many more by race day, another record for a Best in the Desert Parker 425. Come out to Parker, Arizona, to take in the sun, the dramatic desert scenery, and the newly remodeled BlueWater Resort & Casino. Enjoy the camaraderie and yet another fantastic Best in the Desert race. Last month’s Parker 250 GMZ UTV Winter Nationals Presented by Polaris RZ was
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Best In The Desert Announces Exciting New Sponsors For 2019

VP Racing Fuels, American Fastbacks, Jimco Racing and DirtNation.com Join Impressive List of OEM and Aftermarket Companies Supporting Off-Road Desert Racing’s Largest and Most Prestigious Series LAS VEGAS, NV (January 7th, 2019)– Best in the Desert, the largest off-road race series in North America, announced today that it has signed several important new sponsors for 2019. At the top of the list is VP Racing Fuels as “Official Fuel” Sponsor for Best In The Desert. VP Racing Fuels is recognized as a leader in fuels and additives for motorsports racing and has a long and established relationship with the sport of off-road desert racing. Joining VP Racing Fuels is American Fastbacks, manufacturers of a
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Massive Entries Pouring In for the 2019 GMZ UTV Winter Nationals Parker “250” Presented By Polaris RZR

With the new year barely days old, Best in the Desert has announced a massive number of entries are already in-house for the GMZ UTV WINTER NATIONALS Parker “250” Presented By Polaris, being held January 11-13, 2019. Donald Jackson, Race Operations Manager, commented, “First, let me personally say, what a way to start 2019 – “The American Off-Road Racing Series” by racing the GMZ Winter Nationals Parker “250” presented by Polaris RZR.  Best In The Desert has always held the Parker “250” near and dear to our hearts, but most especially since 2017, where our Founder, Casey Folks, waved his final green flag before returning home.  Best In The Desert is also very excited to announce the return of Title Sponsor GMZ Race
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Pahrump Nugget “250” Presented By Polaris RZR Marks A Golden Finale For Best In The Desert’s 2018 Season

Best In The Desert, the largest off-road race series in North America, just wrapped up another amazing year of off-road desert racing with the season ending running of the Pahrump Nugget “250” presented by Polaris RZR. The week started Wednesday, November 28th with Justin Lofton winning Time Trials and the “Team Ford Pole Award”. Thursday saw a huge group of race teams gather for the race’s Pre-fun Run. It seemed like the whole community of Pahrump, Nevada turned out to take in the sites, sounds and festivities of tech inspection and contingency at the Vendor Exhibit held in the parking lot of the Pahrump
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The “LAUGHLIN LEAP” IS BACK SPONSORED BY FABTECH

THE LEAP LAUNCHES AT THE METHOD WHEELS LAUGHLIN DESERT CLASSIC Presented By POLARIS RZR $10,000 and Other Prizes Up For Grabs LAS VEGAS, NV (October 9th, 2018)– Best in the Desert, the largest off-road race series in North America, today confirmed for the first time since 2011 the world famous “Laughlin Leap ” will be held at the upcoming Method Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic by Polaris scheduled for Oct. 11-15, 2018 in Laughlin, NV. Suspension leader Fabtech has signed on to be the presenting sponsor of the “Laughlin Leap by Fabtech”, which will be held on Saturday evening Oct. 13th at 7:00 pm. The “Laughlin Leap by Fabtech” is open to all
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Laughlin About to Erupt with the Sounds and Excitement of “Best In The Desert” Style Off-Road Racing

Method Race Wheels LAUGHLIN DESERT CLASSIC  Presented by Polaris – October 10-14, 2018 The Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic presented by Polaris kicks off October 10th with a nearly week-long series of exciting special events leading up to Thursday night’s first ever Best in the Desert’s UTV night race, and Saturday’s and Sunday’s multi-heat style races showcasing Best In The Desert’s Car, Truck and UTV classes. More than 200 race teams are expected to take on the special 16-mile racecourse.  From the new UTV Night Race sponsored by Baja Designs on Thursday, thru the Laughlin Leap competition sponsored by Fabtech, and the final
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2018 GENERAL TIRE VEGAS TO RENO PRESENTED BY FOX MOST HOTLY CONTESTED VEGAS TO RENO EVER!

OVERALL AND CLASS WINNERS DETERMINED BY SECONDS!!! When the world’s leading off-road race teams came to battle 530 miles of desert and each other in the 2018 running of Best in the Desert’s General Tire “Vegas to Reno” presented by Fox, also known as “The Longest Off-Road Race in the United States”, sparks were sure to fly but no one could have imagined just how hotly contested the race would be. With some of the biggest names in the sport like Bryce Menzies, Andy McMillin, Justin Matney, Rob MacCachren, Johhny Angal and Jason Voss either leading or battling for the
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