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


This exciting event celebrates when Casey Folks added cars, trucks and quads to his already successful motorcycle race 28 years ago and created Best in the Desert as we know it today. Every Vegas to Reno race held since then has proven to be the embodiment of what Casey envisioned.


** Start line outside of Armargosa Valley **


5:15 AM- Staging 

5:45 AM- 1st Start


9:15 AM – Staging         

10:00 AM ­– 2nd Start



11:00 AM – Staging         

12:00 PM ­– 3rd Start

** Finish Line at Dayton Rodeo Events Center 500 Schaad Ln, Dayton, NV 89403  **

8:30 AM – 2023 Vegas to Reno – FINISH LINE CLOSES!! 


6:00 PM to 9:00 PM – Reception & Awards Ceremony

Located at Nugget Resort Casino (Game On! Room)- 1100 Nugget Ave, Sparks, NV 89431

6:00 PM 7:00 PMReception

7:00 PM 9:00 PMAwards Ceremony 


Online Registration Opens June 1st, 2023! There are new procedures for 2023 so please read below for crucial steps to follow for this year!  

  • Registration 
    • Things to Note:
      • The link to register can be found above or by clicking here.
      • After you register the Racer Liability Form MUST be filled out by each entrant online by August 11th. This can be filled out by clicking here.
      • Draw for Starting Positions will be August 4th.
      • Registration will be open until August 11th.
      • All walk-in entries will be required to pay a $100 on-site fee.
      •  If you need a Race Vehicle Number, call the office at (702) 457-5775
      • Transponder Numbers need to be entered correctly. These are used to score the race. If you enter your transponder number incorrectly, you could be timed incorrectly.
      • If you need to add or remove a team member not originally included on your entry form, please call the office to have this updated before the On-site Registration.
  • Pit Waivers
    •  Things to Note:
      • Each person on your pit support team will need to sign individually online. Using the Link provided HERE
      •  Each Race team will be given only the amount of wristbands as of liability forms filled out. No exceptions

Come out and be a part of TEAM BITD! This Volunteer Sign-Up Form must be submitted before July 31st, 2023.

Sign the Online waiver after submitting the Volunteer form by clicking here:Vegas to Reno Volunteer Waiver

A mandatory Volunteer Meeting will be held Monday, August 14th, 2023 at 6:00 PM via Zoom or in the BITD Office. You will receive an event T-Shirt, pins, stickers, and more for your participation!

Any Media requests must be filled out and returned 15 days before the event. See the Media form online at bitd.com/media

Qualifying Media Meeting – August 16th, 2023 11:30 AM

Race Media Meeting – August 17th, 2023 3:00 PM

Drone/Helicopter Meeting – August 17th, 2023 3:30 PM

Drone Registration Form

Helicopter Registration Form

Get your fuel pre-ordered from VP Racing Fuels by clicking here! 

Baja Pits will be on site– Email or call Carlos at: (619) 921-8978 uswheel@aol.com or Taylor at (410) 804-4567! Start by clicking HERE fill out the form to get on site pit service! 

 RacingTrax.com – Register for your tracking unit TODAY. Racing Trax units will be required for all Classes (Except Youth). On the same day, the on-site, registration late fee is $25. This tracking unit is separate from your transponder. THIS IS FOR YOUR SAFETY, NOT FOR YOUR SCORE. You will pick up the unit on site and our Racing Trax team will install it at the Tech & Event Expo. If you need a bracket, please order it today and have it installed before the event.

Please watch the attached video link below from Vince Skandunas with Pressure Pro with the “relief valve update.”

These updates from Pressure Pro will be “MANDATORY” for ALL BITD EVENTS starting in 2022 for ALL Pressure Pro fuel system units.

BITD staff will be inspecting Pressure Pro units for updates.


Come out and get your business exposed to 1000’s of Off-Road Racing Enthusiasts! On Thursday, August 17th, 2023 at Tech and Contingency at the Aliante Casino, you will see Racers from all over the world! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to widen your customer base. 

To participate fill out the FORM by clicking here. This applies to Contingency sponsors as well! Space is limited and we need to know who is coming. If you have any questions, contact our Expo Coordinator George Antill at (702) 423-8443

Our policy has been updated for 2023! We trophy a Podium Finish, which is 1st – 2nd – 3rd Place, like the Olympics!  Please read this so you know how many trophies we give out and how to redeem your trophy! 


2023 Trophy Policy

Issue 1 is out now!

Click below to read The Official Magazine of Best in the Desert.