“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.


Draw for Starting Positions! This race WILL have qualifying. You MUST be registered and PAID IN FULL by this date to retain your starting position. 

Start Order will be determined by: 

Qualifying Classes – Random Draw

  • Car/Truck classes – Non Qualifying Classes
    • Top 5 in series points will start as positioned
    • Remaining entries will go to a draw for start position
  • UTV classes- Non Qualifying Classes
    • Top 10 in series points will start as positioned
    • Remaining entries will go to a draw for the starting position
  • Motorcycle/ATV – Non Qualifying Classes
    • Top 5 in series points will start as positioned
    • Remaining entries will go to a draw for start position

Qualifying Select Classes Only- Las Vegas, NV-  Location TBD

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM- Registration – Tech Inspection – Las Vegas, NV-  Location TBD

  • Registration & Contingency- Las Vegas, NV – Location TBD
  • Tech Inspection & Event Expo- Las Vegas, NV-  Location TBD

Race Day! 




  • 550-mile Point to Point
  • Racecourse traverses’ western state of Nevada
  • Start approx. 50 miles north of Las Vegas, NV
  • Finish Line approx. 50 miles south of Reno, NV
  • (13) pit locations
  • One chase vehicle can follow one race team and make it to most all pits before race vehicle
  • Event Expo, driver/rider registration and tech inspection located in Las Vegas
  • Time Trials for select classes

Online Registration Is NOW OPEN! Please read below for crucial steps to follow for the registration process!  

Racer Registration :

  • The link to register can be found above or by clicking HERE.
  • After registering, each entrant must complete the Racer Liability Form online by August 9th, 2024. This can be filled out by clicking HERE.
  • The draw for starting positions will be on July 31st, 2024!
  • Online pre-registration will be open until August 9th, 2024
  • Walk-Ins are welcome. However, all walk-in entries must pay a $100 on-site fee.
  • Race Vehicle Numbers can be obtained by calling the office at (702) 457-5775 or emailing bitd@bitd.com  with your preferred class. Please see the Rulebooks posted online to ensure you have the proper number for your class! 
  • If you need to add or remove a team member not originally included on your entry form, please email the office at bitd@bitd.com to have this updated before the On-site Registration. 
      • Please include name, birthday, address, emergency contact info & shirt size. 

Pit Waivers

  • Each person on your pit support team must sign individually online by clicking HERE by August 9th, 2024.
  • At registration, each race team will be given only the number of wristbands as they have liability forms filled out. If this process has not been completed before registration, you must bring a screenshot or a printed copy of your team’s completed waivers. These can be found in an email confirmation. No exceptions.

Come out and be a part of TEAM BITD! 

Firstly, fill out this Volunteer Sign-Up Form by  August 9th, 2024.

After you’ve filled the form out, be sure to sign the Online waiver by clicking here: Volunteer Liability Waiver 

Our Race Director will call you shortly to get you into the best seat in the house: a spot on the course!  A mandatory Volunteer Meeting will be held over Zoom on Monday, August 12th, 2024, at 5:00 PM. The link will be sent out with your course position on Friday, August 9th.. 

For your participation, you will receive an event T-shirt, special event coin, stickers, and more swag!! 

 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.

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

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.


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

All Media must fill out the online Media Waiver for this event. This can be completed by clicking  here

Media Meeting – Thursday August 15th,  3:00 PM

Drone/Helicopter Meeting – Thursday August 15th, 3:30 PM

Drone Registration Form

Helicopter Registration Form


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.