The Jagged X National Desert Cup Presented by Quantum Motorsports Is Ready to Take Glen Helen Raceway by Storm
Posted September 11, 2020
LAS VEGAS, NV (Sept. 11, 2020): Best In The Desert, the nation’s largest off-road racing series has been working diligently behind the scenes to organize the series’ first-ever race at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California, on September 25-27, 2020. And what a race the Jagged X National Desert Cup Presented by Quantum Motorsports will be.
Open to motorcycles, quads, and UTVs, the Jagged X National Desert Cup Presented by Quantum Motorsports will feature an off-road race structure new to the Glen Helen Raceway venue, a 256-acre track strategically built on a challenging mountainside. Best In The Desert CEO Daryl Folks, Marketing Director Scot Harden, and Jagged X Racing owner Bill Schueler have toured the facility and are planning to use the motocross infield, Lucas Oil short course tracks, the north pavilion, and the infamous West and East Ridges that will feature extreme and technical sections that Best In The Desert competitors and fans have come to expect from their type of racing.
“We’ve worked extremely hard to try to provide a true Best In The Desert off-road style event,” says CEO Daryl Folks. “By taking into consideration the design of our off-road desert racing UTVs, we believe we have something more suited to their performance characteristics. We have made every attempt to come up with an up-tempo, more flowing layout on the infield motocross and Lucas Oil short course sections while adding in a true off-road element with the West and East ridges. Racers will need to use good judgment and all their off-road racing skills to navigate it successfully.”
Jagged X Racing Founder and Title Sponsor of the National Desert Classic Bill Schueler adds, “I’m very pleased with what Best In The Desert has come up with for the track design. They’ve gotten quite creative and come up with a layout that is indeed challenging. The infield sections have a nice flow and should better suit our longer wheelbase desert UTVs while the ‘Ridges’ will test both driver and machine. Drivers will need to use good judgment and caution as off-track excursions will lead to real consequences. I advise every team to make sure both their motors and brakes are working very well. A couple of the downhills are steep. This is a true off-road test. The course definitely has a little bit of everything…so be prepared for an exciting race.”
Best In The Desert CMO Bryan Folks echoes the enthusiasm, saying, “We’re really excited about the upcoming event. Bud Feldkamp and Lori Wilson have pulled out all the stops to make sure our racers have a great time. We decided to move away from a supercross-style race format as previously announced in order to give everyone that shows up as much track time as possible. As both Bill and Daryl have mentioned, our course layout is challenging and is a mixture of off-road and short course. It’s a real test of driving skill, patience, and awareness. It’s going to be very interesting to see who rises to the challenge.”
The UTV racecourse will be 7.8 miles long while the Short Course and Youth UTV races will run an abbreviated three-mile course. Racing during the Jagged X National Desert Cup Presented by Quantum Motorsports will take place over three days starting with the 4 Wheel Parts Youth races on Friday, September 25 on a specially modified 3.5-mile course that will not include the infamous Ridge sections. Two full days of racing for all classes will follow on Saturday, September 26, and Sunday, September 27 with events broken down into groups. Every class will have a chance to race for approximately 80 minutes on both days. Elapsed times will be combined from each race to determine the overall winners.
In addition to a full slate of racing activities over the weekend, Best In The Desert will host a Racer Appreciation Taco Fest and Bench Racing Party at the conclusion of Saturday’s racing starting at 7:00 pm.
Race results from the Jagged X National Desert Cup Presented by Quantum Motorsports will add points to the year-end Best In The Desert Series Class Championships and the all-new Adventure Series which started with the VT Construction Silver State 300 Presented by Polaris RZR and includes the rest of the year’s races.
The Best In The Desert website has been updated to include the event schedule, starting order, hotel accommodations, and draw order. Registered racers will receive a racer contingency form which must be completed and returned to Best In The Desert via email or fax. Minors registered in the youth races must come to registration with a complete and notarized Minor Waiver.
All Racers and Media, please note the following Main Gate Entrance Opening and Closing times at Glen Helen Raceway:
- Thursday, September 24th: 8:00am – 10:00pm
- Friday, September 25th: 6:00am – 10:00pm
- Saturday, September 26th: 5:30am – 9:00pm
- Sunday, September 27th: 5:30 am – 9:00pm
In an effort to end the season on the highest note possible, Best In The Desert is expected to release an exciting announcement next week regarding the BlueWater Desert Challenge.