Dates and Sponsors Named for Best In The Desert’s Rocky Mountain ATV/MC World Hare and Hound Championship Presented by GPR, a Legendary Race Returning to 2021 Schedule
Posted December 28, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: LAS VEGAS, NV (Dec. 28, 2020): Best In The Desert is proud to announce Rocky Mountain ATV/MC as the title sponsor and world-class motorcycle steering stabilizer brand GPR as presenting sponsor for their revitalized World Hare and Hound Championship.
The 2021 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC World Hare and Hound Championship Presented by GPR will run from May 21, 2021, to May 23, 2021, in Tonopah, Nevada, a more centralized location for off-road racers on the west coast, and more importantly, a neutral playing field for everyone. The course itself will be something racers should look forward to as the trails are fresh and the terrain practically untouched. Best In The Desert co-owner Daryl Folks and race managers have been designing and planning the race for over two years.
“We’ve been working on this event for quite some time and are excited for everyone to test themselves against the best,” commented Best In The Desert Co-Owner Daryl Folks. “This event was very near and dear to my father, Casey Folks’ heart, and we want to honor him by putting on a truly unique event. The racecourse itself will be talked about for a very long time. The desert around Tonopah is very challenging, yet flowing, and most important of all, fresh. It offers some of the best conditions anywhere for an event like this. We invite everyone to come join us at this prestigious event. A big thank you to Rocky Mountain ATV/MC and GPR for joining us in presenting this event.”
The World Hare and Hound Championship was one of Best In The Desert’s premiere organized races. First run in 1984, the Hare and Hound became a prestigious and widely-acclaimed event, helping to solidify the organization’s reputation as a serious off-road racing series. The event was a culmination of founder Casey Folks’ hard work and passion as a motorcycle rider, and was, and is once again, a true test to find the best desert motorcycle racers in the world. Past winners include top desert racers with high-profile names like Dan Smith, Chris Crandall, and so many more. The accolade of Hare and Hound World Champion is what many racers compete for years to achieve.
Best In The Desert expects as many as 200 of the best off-road racers to contend for the title of World Champion. The slogan for the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Hare and Hound Presented by GPR is “One Man, One Machine, One Desert, One Way,” succinctly representing the challenge of a motorcycle race over rugged terrain, on a course set by the leader in a start-to-finish battle. For the first time ever, the 2021 event will name a Women World Hare and Hound Champion in addition to many class champions.
“We’re thrilled to be the title sponsor for this event,” said Dan Thomas, CEO and Founder of Rocky Mountain ATV/MC. “Organizations like Best in the Desert give riders an extraordinary opportunity to showcase their skills as they face off against some of the sport’s greatest competition, all while racing across incredible terrain. Back in my younger days, I was fortunate enough to race the Las Vegas 400 put on by the founder of Best in the Desert, Casey Folks. It was a top-notch event that I always looked forward to attending. Myself and everyone here at Rocky Mountain are very excited to team up with them for this event. We hope our Race Gas Credits demonstrate our support for each individual racer, and we wish everyone good luck at the event!”
Title Sponsor Rocky Mountain ATV/MC is a great supporter of motorcycling and off-road racing in particular and known in the off-road industry for quality powersports parts and accessories for ATVs, UTVs, and motorbikes. More information can be found on their website: https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/. Additionally, presenting sponsor GPR is proud to come on board for this legendary event that will be talked about for years to come. GPR is the industry leader in stabilizers for dirt bikes and ATVs, an invaluable piece of equipment on a desert vehicle. More information can be found on their website: https://www.gprstabilizer.com/.