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


Posted October 24, 2019

Best In The Desert 2019 Champions Crowned

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (October 24th, 2019) – Best In The Desert, the largest off-road race series in North America just wrapped up its 2019 season with the final race of the year, the Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic Presented by Jimco Racing. 2019 will go down as one of the most competitive seasons ever at Best In The Desert with a number of class championships going down to the wire. In addition to some very close racing, racer turnout, support and fan following has never been stronger. A special Year End Awards Banquet will be held in Las Vegas on Dec. 21 st  at the  Sunset Station Hotel  to celebrate all the champions. All together  Best In The Desert  racers will have received over $350,000 in prize money and a considerable amount of the $3.7 million offered in contingency for the 2019 “ American Off-Road Racing Series .”

Bryan Folks, CMO/Co-Owner of Best In the Desert , commented, “2019 was very exciting, and hopefully a positive experience for our racers, sponsors, fans and the  Best In The Desert  staff. We had another great year in terms of participation with more excitement and more promise than any year in the 30 plus year history of  Best In The Desert . We are looking forward to our 2020 season with renewed commitment and anticipation. I want to personally thank and congratulate all the racers who dedicated themselves to our series. We sincerely appreciate your support.”

“2019 could not have gone better. I want to personally congratulate all the champions, and more importantly thank everyone who supported us through another year of racing,” added  Darly Folks CEO/Co-Owner of Best In The Desert .  He continued,  “I also owe gratitude to the BLM for working so closely with us throughout the year to assist us in managing our races.”

Donald Jackson, Best In The Desert Race Operations Manager  said, “We have worked very hard to get great sponsors involved with “The American Off-Road Racing Series” and we appreciate each one of them for supporting us and the competitors. We look forward to a great race program in 2020.”

“Most of all, Donald added, I want to thank our hard working staff and all our volunteers who pour their heart and soul into keeping  Best In The Desert  the premier racing organization in North America. Without them none of this would be possible.”

For 2019, Ford Motor Company continued the F150 Ecoboost Performance Awards with some modifications to allow year end class bonuses. Ford included the Cars, Trucks, Bikes, Quads and UTVs as part of the “Ford Ecoboost Long Haul Award” which is given to the competitors in these divisions who complete every mile of every race in the least amount of time.

“We are very excited about the relationship we have built with Ford Motor Company and the Contingency program they offer,” commented Donald. Not only were we able to offer this program to Cars and Trucks but with Ford’s help, we were able to expand this program to reach the Bike, Quad and UTV community.”

Ford Long Haul Year End Awards
Motorcycle/Quad – Danny Cooper
UTV – Michael Isom
Car/Truck – Steve Olliges

2019 Class_Champions               Vehicle #
Trick Truck     Jeff Terzo                        37
1500                 CJ Hutchins                  1527
1000                Conner McMullen        1020
2000                Christy Sizelove           2050
5000                Travis Chase                 5001
6000                Travis Williams           6077
6100                 Brock Heger                 6183
6200                 Nick Carolan               6206
7100                 Todd Walter                 7122
7300                 Chad Hall                     7330

1700                 Rob Seubert                  1724
3700                 Robert Thomasson     3707
4700                 Billy Bunch                  4747

Turbo                 Mitch Guthrie Jr       T951
Production        Seth Quintero            1903
Unlimited          Michael Isom            2939
Rally                   Jack Olliges               U927

Motorcycle & Quad
Open Pro          Skyler Howes              N10
300 Pro             Mason Klein                X66
O-30 Pro           Carl Maassberg           P1
Quad Pro          Erin Simmons              Q1
Open Exp          Ryan Parszik               314
Open Am           Anthony Monachelli 356
300 Exp             Daniel Markley          211
O-30 Exp           Rhett Ogden               530
O-50 Exp           Doug Clark                 807
Ironman Exp    Warren Healey          O38
Ironman Am     Dean Hawley             O96
Quad Exp           Bill Pierson                428

Grand Champions
For racers with the most points in their race category
Car Truck          Brock Heger               6183
Motorcycle        Warren Healey           O38
Quad                  Erin Simmons               Q1
UTV                   Mitch Guthrie             T951

Rookie of the Year
Car Truck           Jeff Bader                   6166
UTV                    Billy Long                    T907

Trick Truck Challenge Cup Champion
Jeff Terzo           37

Camburg Best In The Desert Award
For the racer that achieves the highest average speed for the season.
Steve Olliges      27

The 2020 Season is coming up quick and registration is about ready to launch. Check the BEST IN THE DESERT website often for updates. Congratulations to all the Champions.
Contact Liz Marshall at Best In The Desert at bitd@bitd.com or
by calling 702-457-5775

Contact Scot Harden at marketing@bitd.com or by calling 951-491-1819

2019 Best In The Desert official sponsors: Ford Motor Company – Official Truck, General Tire – Official Tire, Polaris RZR – Official UTV, VP Racing Fuels – Official Fuel, Rugged Radios – Official Communications, Fabtech – Official Suspension, KC HiLites – Official Light, Lucas Oil Products – Official Oil, Beta Motorcycles – Official Motorcycle, Method Race Wheels, Trophy Tractor, Tuba Art Films, DirtNation.com, R-N-R Steel, Camburg, Tactical Recovery Equipment, Sportsman Cycle Sales, Dicks Racing Suspension, Action Sports Canopies, Metroprint, Fall Advertising, Rhinohub, McKenzies, Slime.
Life is an Adventure.
Come Live Your Adventure with Best In The Desert…

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email: bitd@bitd.com
phone: (702) 457-5775

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Thanks to dirtnation.com  for images.