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


Posted May 10, 2018

Historic Event to be Held in Conjunction with Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic presented by Polaris RZR

Best in the Desert, the largest off-road race series in North America, today announced that it is adding a night race for UTVs at the Method Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic by Polaris on Oct. 11th to 14th 2018 in Laughlin, Nevada. The Laughlin Desert Classic UTV Night Race will kick off a weekend of racing activities and will be held on Thursday night Oct. 11th, 2018 and presented by Baja Designs “The Scientists of Lighting”. This marks the first 100%-night race in Best in the Desert’s long and storied history of promoting off-road races and it’s only fitting that Baja Designs, one of the most recognized names in off-road lighting, presents this historic event.

“We are very excited to be adding the UTV night race to what is already a packed weekend of racing activities at Laughlin,” commented Best in the Desert Operations Mgr. Donald Jackson. “And to have Baja Designs as the presenting sponsor is just icing on the cake. The UTV class is one of the fastest growing classes in all off-road racing and deserves to have a stand-alone event of its own.

“We are very pleased to be able to sponsor such a historic event for Best in the Desert and the UTV community,” commented Baja Designs’ Sports Marketing & Events Coordinator, Dan Eckardt. “We are enthusiasts and racers ourselves and see this as a great opportunity to showcase our support for our customers and off-road racing in general. Plus there is no better way to test our products than under the extreme conditions of actual competition.”

The Method Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic by Polaris and the UTV Night Race presented by Baja Designs will be the 7th round of Best in the Desert’s 2018 “The American Off-Road Racing Series” and is sure to be an instant classic. With racing for cars, trucks and now UTVs as well, it will no doubt be an action packed weekend at the river.

Laughlin Desert Classic UTV Night Race
presented by Baja Designs:

UTV Registration, Tech, Contingency and Drivers Meeting will take place Thursday, October 11, prior to the race.

There will be two separate groups running eight (8) laps each over a 16-mile course.

First group will consist of UTV Pro Production and Sportsman Classes. Second group will be UTV Turbo and Unlimited Classes.

First group start: approximately 6:00 PM (sundown).

Second group start: approximately 10:30 PM.

Racers will have 3 hours and 45 minutes to complete their race.

Awards presentation will be held Friday afternoon, October 12.

Follow the action of the Lucas Oil Production Studios broadcasts of Best In The Desert events on the NBC Sports Network and MAVTV.

Follow the action of the Lucas Oil Production Studios broadcasts of Best In The Desert events on the NBC Sports Network and MAVTV.

Best In The Desert official sponsors: Ford Motor Company – Official Truck, General Tire – Official Tire, Lucas Oil Products – Official Oil, Sunoco Race Fuels – Official Fuel, Rugged Radios – Official Communications, Fabtech – Official Suspension, Polaris RZR – Official UTV, KC HiLiTES – Official Light, Beta Motorcycles – Official Motorcycle, Method Race Wheels, Tactical Recovery Equipment, Trophy Tractor, R-N-R Steel, Dicks Racing Suspension, Slime, McKenzies, Sportsman Cycle Sales, Fall Advertising and True Travel Dynamics

Life is an Adventure.
Come Live Your Adventure with Best In The Desert…

Further information is available at:
email: bitd@bitd.com
phone: (702) 457-5775

Media Contact:
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Marketing / Sponsorship Opportunities:
Contact Scot Harden
email: scot.harden@harden-offroad.com
or call 951-491-1819.

Night UTV racing photo provided by Daniel Curiel Photographic
Important notice:
THE USE OF DRONES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED AT ANY BEST IN THE DESERT EVENT. Please be aware, Drones are VERY DANGEROUS to the safety of all concerned, both people in the air and on the ground.