“Life is an Adventure. Come live your adventure with Best In The Desert!” Casey Folks

Dec 21
2019 End of Year Awards Banquet
Jan 10-11
2020 Parker “250”
Jan 23-26
2020 Parker “425”
Feb 20-23
2020 Laughlin Desert Classic
Mar 20-22
2020 U.S. Desert Scrambles Championship
Apr 30-3
2020 Silver State “300”
Aug 12-15
2020 “Vegas to Reno”
Sep 24-27
2020 Battle Born “250”
Oct 22-25
2020 BlueWater Desert Challenge

A RICH HISTORY AS LEADERS 
IN OFFROAD RACING

Best In The Desert is proud to have over 35 years of storied history in the racing community to its name. Founded in 1984 by racing icon and industry legend Casey Folks, Best In The Desert started out as a motorcycle racing series and in 1996 grew to include four-wheel vehicles. By 2004, it was recognized world-wide as the premier off-road racing series. Learn more about our exciting history and unprecedented growth by browsing the timeline below.

casey folks popping a wheelie on a motorcycle at a best in the desert race

1984

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Best In The Desert Racing Association was established as a motorcycle racing association

1985-86

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Best In The Desert consisted of two events: World Championship Hare and Hound and Las Vegas 300

1987

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Established itself as an organization with a full series with a full three-race series: World Championship Hare and Hound, Las Vegas 300, and US Hare Scrambles Championship.

1988-89

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The series grew adding one more event, the Mesquite Gran Prix.

1990

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The first year the series had a points championship added another event Ely Gran Prix.

1991-93

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The series continued to grow adding a variety of events and was recognized as one of the premier off-road racing organizations in the country.

1993-95

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Best In The Desert founder Casey Folks teamed with Franco Acerbis and Acerbis Adventures to act as Race Operations Director and Event Coordinator for the Nevada Rally.

1996

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Best In The Desert introduced four-wheel vehicles with the inaugural Vegas to Reno.

1997-99

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The series began to phase out motorcycle-only events, although still included in the series, began to tailor racing events with the four-wheel community in mind.

2000

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Nevada 2000 "Race into the Millenium" was born. Similar to Rally Racing, it was a 7-day, multi stage to celebrate the "New Millennium". 1st multi-day,.long distance event held on US soil.

2002

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The series included the Ford Nevada 1000 as another multi day event.

2002-03

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Best In The Desert series included an event Mexico by adding the Baja Mex 300 to the calendar.

2005

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The series brings back the Nevada 1000 “ The American Adventure Continues”sponsored by the McMillin family.

2006-11

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The series grew to the premier professional off-road racing organization in the country.

2009

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The series included “Vegas to Reno” The Long Way a 3 day staged event.

2012

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As the series continues to grow, Best In The Desert partners with Mad Media to include the Mint 400.

2013

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Series continues to grow and meet new milestones.

2014

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Grows its partnership with Mad Media to include the UTV World Championship.

2016

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Series celebrates 20th Anniversary of “Vegas to Reno” with 2 day staged event called “The Long Way”.

2017

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Best in the Desert founder, Casey Folks crosses the finish line.

2017-18

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Series continues to grow and meet new milestones.

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