Have You Made Your Reservations for the Method Race Wheels LAUGHLIN DESERT CLASSIC Presented by Canidae Tap It

Set for May 4-8, 2016

If you have not made your reservations for this exciting Best in the Desert Event – you better get on it!  Make sure you see our Host Hotel List later in this information, and make your reservations NOW. There is a lot going on the week of May 4th – 8th in Laughlin, Nevada!

paradePARADE OF CHAMPIONS 
Starting Wednesday, May 4th, around 4 pm we will kick off the event with a Parade of Champions! That’s right – there will be awesome race vehicles parading down Casino Blvd. Then at the end of the Parade, the Method Race Wheels World Championship Pit Stop Challenge will take place at the Golden Nugget front parking area. We invite you to come to this exciting race weekend in May. The weather will be perfect, and the town is a great place to help us celebrate a new race! Come to Laughlin early to participate in all of the early race festivities!

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IT’S A PARTY!
In a special gesture, Azunia Tequila, Camburg Engineering, and Method Race Wheels have teamed up for a very special Party Wednesday night, May 5th at the Golden Nugget after the Pit Stop Challenge. Jim Riley from Azunia Tequila said, “In celebration of the new Laughlin Desert Classic event that Casey is putting on, Azunia Tequila and my friends at Camburg Engineering and Method Race wheels are hosting a Post Pit Stop Challenge Bash to celebrate the event. We are all proud of what Casey is doing for off-road racing and wanted to take this action to show our support.”

azunia-adRiley continued,” In addition, we are giving to each entry in the 6100 class a bottle of our superb Azunia 2013 Reposado De AgaveTequila to say thanks for participating in this exciting class. The race team and Azunia are showing their appreciation for all 6100 teams that have been formed to race in this class.” The 6100 class was originally started by Greg Foutz and Jim Riley with early support from Jerry Zaiden at Camburg Racing. In just a few short years this has become one of the hottest classes. Riley commented, ” It is due to the dedication of the community and love for this sport that we have all come together for some top racing action in 6100. Cheers to everyone involved from Azunia Racing and Camburg Engineering.”

team-ford-awardTIME TRIALS & TEAM FORD POLE AWARD
Once again, our friend in racing, Steve Olliges from Team Ford, will sponsor the TEAM FORD POLE AWARD. Given to the FASTEST OVERALL Time Trial Qualifier on Thursday, May 5th, the winner walks away with the Title of the Fastest Qualifier, but also an awesome trophy and $1000 in cash!

WELCOME BBQ
The Time Trials will be followed by an awesome Method Race Wheels Welcome BBQ at the Main Pit parking area.

TENSOR TIRE FAMILY POKER RUN
This event will be run on Friday, May 6th. You must be pre-entered and go to registration at the E Center from 8–10 am, and you must leave the start line no later than 10:30 am, so be prepared early Friday morning. YOU MUST BE IN A STOCK UTV.  NO RACE UTVs ARE ALLOWED on the Tensor Tire Family Poker Run.

Casey Folks, director of the highly successful Best in the Desert series said, “We expect a very large turn out for this spectacular event, so we recommend competitors get their entries in now. And, if you are a spectator, get your hotel now…and be prepared for some AWESOME COMPETITION!”

HOST HOTELS: These Laughlin hotels are participating as the Host Hotels for the event. Please contact one of these hotels:

                                                        Phone                 Group Code     Event
Edgewater Hotel & Casino……….702-298-2453…..GRRACE…………Registration
Harrah’s Laughlin Casino………..866-781-9572……A05BID6………..Awards
Golden Nugget……………………….702-298-7111…….BITD2016……….Pit Crew Challenge
Riverside Resort…………………….800-227-3849……R/Wheel
Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall 800-634-3469……Racer Rate………Tech & Contingency

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

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

Post Pit Stop Challenge Party
Azunia Tequila, Camburg Engineering & Method Race Wheels Post Pit Stop Challenge Party at the Golden Nugget

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

5:30 AM – Car and Truck Staging 1st Race – Gran Prix Finish at 7:30 am
6:00 AM – 1st Race Starts – 6000-3000-2000-3700-1700-1200-4700-8100

All Times Approximate after the 1st Race Starts – Be Alert, Early and Ready
(Listen to your radio!)
7:15 AM – UTV Staging – Gran Prix Finish at 9:30 am
8:00 AM – 2nd Race Starts – Class 1800-1900-900-2900 – All UTV’s Only

9:15 AM – Car and Truck Staging – Gran Prix Finish at 11:30 am
10:00 AM – 3rd Race Starts – Class 2400-1000-5000-7200-1100

11:15 AM – Car and Truck Staging – Gran Prix Finish at 1:30 pm
12:00 PM – 4th Race Starts – Class 1500-6100-8000

1:15 PM – Trick Truck Staging – Gran Prix Finish at 3:30 pm
2:00 PM – 5th Race Starts – Trick Truck Race

Sunday, May 8, 2016

5:30 AM – Car and Truck Staging – Gran Prix Finish at 7:30 am
6:00 AM – 1st Race Starts – 6000-3000-2000-3700-1700-1200-4700-8100

All Times Approximate after the 1st Race Starts – Be Alert, Early and Ready
(Listen to your radio!)
7:15 AM – UTV Staging – Gran Prix Finish at 9:30 am
8:15 AM – 2nd Race Starts – Class 1800-1900-900-2900 – All UTV’s Only

9:15 AM – Car and Truck Staging – Gran Prix Finish at 11:30 am
10:00 AM – 3rd Race Starts – Class 2400-1000-5000-7200-1100

11:15 AM – Car and Truck Staging – Gran Prix Finish at 1:30 pm
12:00 PM – 4th Race Starts – Class 1500-6100-8000

1:15 PM – Trick Truck Staging – Gran Prix Finish at 3:30 pm
2:00 PM – 5th Race Starts – Trick Truck Race

6:00 PM – approx. time tba, listen to Rugged relay 152.960 for time announcement
Awards Presentation – Harrah’s Laughlin, Convention Center

Saturday and Sunday Races
4-Lap Race = All Classes 4-Lap race

Gran Prix Finish 1½ hr after the start of each 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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phone: (702) 457-5775

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Azunia and Camburg photos provided by DirtFocus.com

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.