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Posted January 14, 2020

LAS VEGAS, NV (JANUARY 14, 2020) – Best In The Desert is proud to announce King Shocks as the title sponsor of the Laughlin Desert Classic race taking place February 20-23, 2020 in Laughlin, NV., the third race of the Best In The Desert 2020 series.

King Shocks Laughlin Desert Classic trick truck racingKing Shocks is known all over the world even though it is still a family-owned company. As one of the most respected manufacturers of high-performance shocks for off-road vehicles in the world, it is more than fitting that King Shocks is presenting the Laughlin Desert Classic. The brand name is synonymous with countless off-road events and championships and Best In The Desert is proud to work with such an industry staple.

“King Shocks is a name that everyone in the off-road racing game knows and respects. Best In The Desert is beyond excited to partner with such a notorious brand for one of our favorite races of the year,” stated Bryan Folks co-owner of Best In The Desert.

Best In The Desert’s Race Operations Manager, Donald Jackson agrees, saying; “To have King Shocks as the title sponsor of the Laughlin Desert Classic is truly an honor and we hope to have them as trusted partners for future Best In The Desert races.”

The Laughlin Desert Classic is one of the most exciting events in the Best In The Desert race series. A 17-mile short course leads to some of the closest races of the year and a two-day format means that combined scores over two days of racing are what matter most.

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“We at King Shocks are extremely excited about the upcoming Laughlin Desert Classic,” said Brett King, owner and president of King Shocks. “It is the culmination of 25 years of worldwide race competition that has brought us to the forefront in off-road shock technology. Best In The Desert is an exciting series that showcases the capabilities of our off-road racing shocks. There is no better environment than the desert to prove the performance and durability of our products and we are thrilled to be a part of it.”

The 5th Annual King Shocks Laughlin Desert Classic, endearingly known as the “Duel in the Desert,” is a race open to cars, trucks, and UTVs of various classes. This year’s event starts off with a bang with the Baja Designs UTV Night Race Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, which will bring over 100 UTV competitors to Best In The Desert’s only full night race of the year.

Registration for the event is now open

Other important dates for the race include:

  • Weds., Feb. 5, 2020: Start Position Draw (racers must register by Feb. 3, 2020)
  • Thurs., Feb. 20, 2020: Time Trials/Welcome Party
  • Thurs., Feb. 20, 2020: Baja Designs UTV Night Race, UTV registration, UTV Tech/Contingency,
  • Fri., Feb. 21, 2020: Registration, Car/Truck Tech/Contingency, Driver’s Meeting, Method Race Wheels Social Hour, Driver’s Meeting
  • Sat., Feb. 22, 2020: Race Day 1 (Cars/Trucks)
  • Sun., Feb. 23, 2020: Race Day 2 (Cars/Trucks)

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