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Best In The Desert Confirms 2021 Schedule with Iconic Races, All-New Events, the Return of the Maxxis Triple Crown, the 4Wheel Parts Youth UTV Series, and More

Posted November 25, 2020

LAS VEGAS, NV (Nov. 25, 2020): Best In The Desert is excited to announce the finalized racing schedule for 2021. The events planned for next year’s calendar include timeless classics like the BlueWater Parker “425” Presented by Jimco Racing, the Tensor Tire Parker “250,” the Jimco Racing Silver State “300,” the Maxxis Tires Casey Folks Vegas to Reno Presented by Fox, the King Shocks Desert Classic, and the BlueWater Desert Challenge which will take place on two separate weekends of racing.

To add to the list of legendary favorites are two exciting new events: the UTV Legends Championships and the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC World Hare and Hound Championship reserved for the best-of-the-best in off-road desert motorcycle racing. The UTV Legends Championships will pit the best UTV racers from desert and short course racing on a special course designed to level the playing field between the two groups. It will also include non-competitive events and activities for weekend warriors and UTV enthusiasts. The Rocky Mountain ATV/MC World Hare and Hound Championship represents the return of one of the most legendary desert motorcycle racing events of all time and will be the most talked about desert motorcycle race of the year. Held in Tonopah, Nevada Best In The Desert CEO Daryl Folks has been working on this course layout for over two years. Billed as One Man, One Machine, One Desert, One Way, the race is centrally located to draw the best desert racers from all over the Western US to determine the absolute King of the Desert. The race course itself hearkens back to the early days of desert racing with very limited use and a lot of all new, fresh terrain.

The full 2021 schedule can be found here: https://bitd.com/race-events/2021-schedule/

To add to the excitement in starting a new year and leaving 2020 in the rearview mirror, the Maxxis Triple Crown series will be back and better than ever in 2021. Rather than paying out winners at each event, however, the bonus money will be awarded at the end of the year at an expanded placement and at higher amounts totaling $220,000.

The races that will make up the Maxxis Triple Crown in 2021 include:

  • Bluewater Resort Parker “425” Presented by Jimco Racing – Cars & Trucks
  • Tensor Tire Parker “250” – Motorcycle, Quads & UTV’s
  • Maxxis Tires “Casey Folks” Vegas to Reno “The Other Way” Presented by Fox – All classes
  • Bluewater Desert Challenge – All classes

Racers must start and finish all Maxxis Triple Crown events to be put in the running for the top position and the epic prize payout. For more information and to view the payout table, click here.

Finally, young Best In The Desert fans will be happy to know that the 4WheelParts Youth UTV Series will also return in 2021. We look toward our young racers to keep the sport we love and cherish alive, and to continue with the youth series brings offroad racing families together. Best In The Desert is excited to see young UTV racers compete again in 2021.

The final 2020 Series points are now on the Best In The Desert website and can be found here. Best In The Desert congratulates all the winners in 2020 and looks forward to safely celebrating together when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

As Best In The Desert looks ahead toward 2021, the racing organization is already hard at work planning for the first race of the series. Registration is now open for the BlueWater Resort Parker “425” Presented by Jimco which includes a “Pre-Fun Run” open to racers and race teams on Saturday, January 9, 2021, and the general public on Sunday, January 10, 2021. The race will be run the following weekend, January 13-16, 2021. Click here to register for the “Pre-Fun Run.”

Registration is also open for the second race in the series, the Tensor Tire Parker “250” on February 18-21, 2021 which is part of the Maxxis Triple Crown Series and the 4WheelParts Youth Series. Interested racers can sign up here and start to plan the new year.

2021 Race Schedule

Bluewater Resort Parker “Pre-Fun Run” Presented by Jimco Racing
Car – Truck – UTV – Public UTV with Raffle
January 8-9, 2021 Parker 425 Racers
January 9-10, 2021 Parker 250 Racers and Public (UTV’s Only)

Bluewater Resort Parker “425” Presented by Jimco Racing
*Maxxis Tires Triple Crown Event
January 13 – January 16, 2021 Parker, AZ- “The Legend Lives On” –
Car and Truck Points

Tensor Tire Parker “250”
*Maxxis Tires Triple Crown Event
**4Wheel Parts UTV Youth Series Event

February 18 – 21, 2021- Parker, AZ “Showdown In The Desert”
Motorcycle, Quad & UTV Points

UTV Legends Championship
*4Wheel Parts UTV Youth Series Event

March 24 – 28, 2020 Laughlin, NV “Race of Champions”
Motorcycle, Quad & UTV Points Only – Family Poker Run (UTV’s Only)

Jimco Racing Silver State “300- Pre-Fun Run”
April 9-11, 2021 – All Classes + Public UTV Poker Run

Jimco Racing Silver State “300”
April 29 – May 2, 2021 – “The American Adventure Continues”
Points for All Classes

Rocky Mountain ATV/MC World Hare and Hound Championship
May 21 – 23, 2021 Tonopah, NV “One Man, One Machine, One Desert, One Way”
Motorcycles Points Only

Maxxis Tires “Casey Folks” Vegas to Reno “The Other Way” Presented by Fox
*Maxxis Tires Triple Crown Event
August 11 – 15, 2021 – “The Longest Off-road Race in the United States”
Points for All Classes – No Pre-fun Run

King Shocks Laughlin Desert Classic
September 23 – September 26, 2021 – “Duel In The Desert”
Car/Truck Points Only

Bluewater Desert Challenge – MC, Quad – UTV
*Maxxis Tires Triple Crown Event
**4Wheel Parts UTV Youth Series Event
October 29-31, 2021 “The American Challenge Continues”
Motorcycle, Quad & UTV Points

Bluewater Desert Challenge – Car and Truck
*Maxxis Tires Triple Crown Event
November 3-7, 2021“The American Challenge Continues”
Car & Truck Points

Year-End Series Awards
December 11, 2021 – Las Vegas, NV


While everyone looks ahead to 2021, there is still time to reminisce about 2020 events. MAVTV will air the BlueWater Desert Challenge on December 16, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. PST and December 17, 2020, at 11:00 p.m. PST. Featuring some of the closest racing seen all year, coverage of the BlueWater Desert Challenge is bound to get Best In The Desert racers and fans eager to start the new year off right.

For more information on how to watch, visit the Best In The Desert website.