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Exhilarating “Best In the Desert” Off-Road Racing Returns to Laughlin, Nevada

Posted September 25, 2019

Exhilarating “Best In the Desert” Off-Road Racing Returns to Laughlin, Nevada

Year End Series Class Championships Up for Grabs at Final Round

 

Method Race Wheels LAUGHLIN DESERT CLASSIC Presented by Jimco – October 10-13, 2019

No matter what adjectives you use to describe Best in the Desert off-road racing, Exhilarating, Explosive, Competitive, Extremely Fast or simply Fun, the Best In the Desert Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic presented by Jimco is not one to miss!  With one of the most spectator friendly events on the calendar and series class championships up for grabs, the racing is sure to be Fast and Furious! Throw in the second running of the Baja Designs UTV Night Race and you can count on an action packed four days of racing and high adrenaline activities in Laughlin, NV.

Details:

RACE:     Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic presented by Jimco

DRAW DAY:  Draw day for Start Positions, have your entry form in by September 25th!

TIME TRIALS Thursday, October 10, 2019

Class 6100, Trick Truck  and Class 1500

UTV NIGHT RACE Thursday, October 10, 2019

UTV Night Race, sponsored by Baja Designs, UTV Registration, UTV Tech & Contingency, UTV Drivers’ Meeting all on Thursday! Races to start at 6:30 pm – Registration Tech & Contingency all at the Tropicana Laughlin Hotel

REGISTRATION & TECH  Friday, October 11, 2019

Registration, Car/Truck Tech & Contingency and Drivers’ Meeting all at the Tropicana Laughlin Hotel

RACE DAY 1   Saturday, October 12, 2019

Race Day 1 Cars/Trucks

FABTECH  LAUGHLIN LEAP  After race excitement and some seriously looooooong  jumping!

RACE DAY 2  Sunday, October 13, 2019

Race Day 2 Cars/Trucks

Awards at Harrah’s Laughlin

The excitement kicks off Wednesday October 10th, with four days of exciting special events starting with Qualifying Thursday morning. First up is Qualifying for the Alexander Ford Fastest Qualifier Award for Class 6100 and the Team Ford Pole Award  for Trick Truck/Class 1500. Thursday night’s thrill-packed Baja Designs UTV Night Race tops off the full day of competition.

Saturday’s and Sunday’s multi-heat style races showcase Best In The Desert’s ultra competitive Car and Truck classes. And who wants to miss the Fabtech Laughlin Leap!?!   More than 250 race teams are expected to take on the newly reconfigured 16-mile racecourse.  From the now extremely popular UTV Night Race sponsored by Baja Designs on Thursday, thru the Laughlin Leap competition sponsored by Fabtech, and the final heat race on Sunday, sponsored by Method Race Wheels and Jimco, the action and excitement will never slow down.

The “Fabtech Laughlin Leap” competition will be held on Saturday evening Oct. 12th at 7:00 pm. The “Fabtech Laughlin Leap” is open to all car, truck and UTV classes, and multiple awards (in addition to bragging rights) are up for grabs. Last year the teams put on an amazing show and this year will be no different. The “Fabtech Laughlin Leap”  is sure to elevate the level of excitement and spectacle for everyone in attendance.

Method Race Wheels Colbey Groom had this to say, “Method Race Wheels is proud to be back as Title Sponsor of the Best In The Desert Laughlin Desert Classic.  The Laughlin Desert Classic is a great opportunity for racing fans to get up close and personal with some really amazing off-road racing machines and their drivers.  With so many great drivers and class championships on the line the racing should be fantastic.”

Colbey continued, “The festivities begin Thursday morning with Trick Truck, Class 1500 and Class 6100 drivers vying for the top qualifier position. Later that evening you can come out and enjoy the Baja Designs UTV Night Races. While you are there be sure to stop by and see the Method Race Wheels product line at our display at the Event Expo on Friday. We look forward to seeing everyone there.”

Presenting event sponsor Jimco Racing’s Robbie Pierce added, “Jimco is proud to be part of an event that hosts some of the closest wheel to wheel racing of the year. Friday tech and contingency leads into two epic days of racing on Saturday and Sunday. As a halftime break, the famous Fabtech Laughlin Leap jump competition will take place Saturday evening at 7pm. Be there. It will most certainly be epic. Thanks once again to Laughlin for hosting our high-octane crowd for the fourth glorious year in a row. We’re certainly stoked to be here and hope everyone in attendance has a great time. Let’s go racing! ”

More than 80 UTVs are racing in the Baja Designs Sponsored UTV Night Race

Phil Blurton is the current points leader in the Pro Turbo UTV Class

Brock Heger has a narrow points lead over Travis Chase and Adam Lunn,

who are tied for points, in Class 6100.

 

More than 40 mega-horsepower Trick Trucks and 1500s are set to dazzle spectators as they fly over the famed “Laughlin Leap”

The Colorado River Region and the Resorts of Laughlin are anxiously looking forward to this exciting event. Jackie Mazzeo of the Laughlin Tourism Commission said, “The Laughlin Tourism Commission is honored to partner with the Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic sponsored by Jimco.  I would like to welcome racers and race fans to the town of Laughlin and the Tristate area.  We are not just a resort town and Best In The Desert has worked tirelessly for more than a year to give off-road enthusiasts a place to race a superb course in one of their favorite desert paradise locations.”

“At Best In The Desert, our goal is to make certain that everyone’s experience with us is nothing short of exceptional. We strive to make sure that racers’ participation in the sport of off-road racing meets the level of professionalism they expect and deserve,” said Bryan Folks, co-owner of Best In the Desert with his brother Daryl Folks.  He continued, “I’m confident the 2019 Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic presented by Jimco will be an exciting event for the entire off-road racing community. The Laughlin Desert Classic will truly be a ‘Duel in the Desert’.”

 

FOR SERIES INFORMATION:

Contact Liz Marshall at Best In the Desert at bitd@bitd.com or

by calling 702-457-5775

 

FOR MARKETING/SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

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

 

Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic presented by Jimco

Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Draw day for Start Positions, have your entry form in by September 25th!

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Time Trials: Trick Truck, Class 1500, Class 6100

Thursday, October 10, 2019

UTV Night Race, UTV Registration , UTV Tech & Cont, UTV Driver’s Mtg all on Thur! Races to start at approx 6:30pm – Registration Tech & Contingency all at the Tropicana Laughlin Hotel

Friday, October 11, 2019

Registration, Car/Truck Tech & Contingency and Drivers Meeting all at the Tropicana Laughlin Hotel

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Race Day 1 Cars/Trucks

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Race Day 2 Cars/Trucks, Awards at Harrah’s Laughlin

 

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

 

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.

 

The American Off-Road Racing Series…Best In The Desert!

Further information is available at:

www.bitd.com

email: bitd@bitd.com

phone: (702) 457-5775

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Photos provided by Harlen Foley and DirtFocus

 

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.

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