Inaugural Method Race Wheels LAUGHLIN DESERT CLASSIC Presented by Canidae Tap It

A New Chapter Begins for Best In The Desert Racing Set for May 5-8, 2016

When Casey Folks first announced the addition of the of the Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic presented by Canidae Tap It event to the 2016 racing schedule at Vegas to Reno last year, it was met with overwhelming enthusiasm from the racers. Ever since then, the excitement and anticipation has been growing at a frenetic pace. The entire off-road racing community can’t seem to wait for Best In The Desert to bring their exceptionally high level of exciting desert racing and professionalism to Laughlin, Nevada. This special kind of passion and enthusiasm from racers is what helps make Best In The Desert North America’s largest off-road racing organization.

Casey Folks, Best in the Desert’s Director said, “We are very excited at Best in the Desert 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, so we recommend competitors get their entries in now.”

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Laughlin is indeed a special location, like no other, for desert racing. Hotels, restaurants and entertainment establishments are exceptionally close to the heart of 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 is sure to become a star on their calendar of events for many years to come.

In the past, some of the most famous names in off-road racing history left their mark on competing in Laughlin. Now, Best In The Desert’s Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic presented by Canidae Tap It will rekindle the excitement that once was and take it to a new level. Come and experience the Best in the Desert brand of extraordinary racing, which is sure to attract today’s premier race teams to compete with hopes of leaving their mark while writing a new chapter in the history of off-road racing.

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This race will also be the third leg in Best In The Desert’s 2016 Trick Truck Challenge featuring 29 of the world’s top Trick Truck drivers, including defending champ Rob MacCachren, Andy McMillin, Jason Voss, Dan McMillin, Lalo Laguna, Luke McMIllin, Steve Olliges, Troy Herbst and more. With $174,000 up for grabs during the course of the year, the Trick Truck Challenge is a special “side bet competition” within the regular Trick Truck class series. An additional year-end bonus will be awarded to the overall champion thanks to Trick Truck Challenge sponsors Jimco Racing, Geiser Bros., Mastercraft, Racer Engineering, Bunderson Racing, KC HiLiTES, FOX, King Shocks, Kroyer Racing Engines, Patton Racing Engines, Dougans Racing Engines, Wiks Racing Engines and Method Race Wheels.

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The Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic presented by Canidae Tap It will see a nearly week-long series of special events leading up to Saturday’s and Sunday’s loop style races showcasing Car, Truck and UTV classes running on a technical and challenging 16-mile racecourse. The racecourse will feature several miles of new desert terrain that has never before been utilized in a Laughlin racing event. From Wednesday, May 4, thru Sunday May 8, the action and excitement will never stop. If you are part of the off-road racing nation, you need to circle these special dates on your calendar now and take part in a new chapter of history.

Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic presented by Canidae Tap It
Tentative Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Parade of Champions – Show & Shine – Pit Stop Challenge

Thursday, May 5, 2016
8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Registration for the Time Trials – Trick Trucks & Class 1500
Edgewater E CENTER (Big White Tent)

10 AM Staging – 10:45 AM Meeting – 11:00 AM Escort Begins
One Escorted Practice Run for the Time Trials –
Time Trials Immediately follows

6:00 PM – Method Race Wheels Welcome BBQ at Main Parking Area

Friday, May 6, 2016
8:00 AM to 9:30 PM – Must leave start line by 10 AM
Poker Run Registration – Edgewater E CENTER (Big White Tent)

10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Drivers Registration – Edgewater E CENTER (Big White Tent)

9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Car, Truck, UTV Contingency & Tech Inspection – Pioneer Parking Lot

6:15 PM
MANDATORY – DRIVERS / PIT CREW MEETING
Edgewater E CENTER (Big White Tent)

Saturday, May 7, 2016 – Race Day 1

6:00 AM – Staging – 7:00 AM Start – 1st Race
Car, Truck, UTV Staging for 1st Race
Starts at the Main Pit

11:00 AM – Staging – 12 noon Start – 2nd Race – Approximate Time
1st Car/Truck Start for 2nd Race

Sunday, May 8, 2016 – Race Day 2

6:00 AM – Staging – 7:00 AM Start – 1st Race
Car, Truck, UTV Staging for 1st Race
Starts at the Main Pit

11:00 AM – Staging – 12 noon Start – 2nd Race – Approximate Time
1st Car/Truck Start for 2nd Race

7:00 PM
Awards Presentation – Harrah’ s Laughlin

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Follow the action of the Lucas Oil Production Studios broadcasts of Best In The Desert events on the NBC Sports Network and MAVTV.

2016 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, Azunia Tequila, Fall Advertising and Prerunner Maniac.

The American Off-Road Racing Series…Best In The Desert!
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Luke McMillin photo in top image provided by Bink Designs
Rob MacCachren photo provided by DirtFocus.com
Steve Olliges photo provided by RnR Photos

Important notice:
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.