It was a day filled with extreme cold, blustery winds, rain, hail, a little sunshine, and yes, even some snow fell for the Henderson 250 race. By qualifying first, Justin Lofton started on the pole, and with a minute head start, set a blistering pace for two laps with Rob MacCachren lurking just behind. On the final lap, Lofton and MacCachren battled, jostling for the lead, but Rob MacCachren would cross the finish line just ahead of Lofton with a time of 3 hours 50 minutes and 46 seconds, and would take the unofficial overall win. TJ Flores and Jason Voss finished second and third respectively, but Ryan Poelman, in the #62 Trick Truck finished second on time.
Welcome Racers to the 2014 Racing Season! The THR Motorsports Parker "250" was a great success and we thank all of our racers for coming out to race the 2014 race season! We hope you all had a great time and we look forward to see the MC's at the GPR Laughlin USHS, the UTV's at the General Tire Mint 400 and everyone back at the Canidae Tap It Silver State "300".
Results - 3 Lap Race
Directions - to the Main Pit and Alt Pit Midway
1st Info Letter - this letter gives you good intro info, more details will be sent out in the FIP (Final Information Packet) on Tuesday, Dec 31st!
MCQ Entry Form - 2014 Entry form, fees same as last 5 years, fees have not been increased
UTV Entry Form - 2014 Entry form, fees same as last 5 years, fees have not been increased
Membership Form - 2014 membership, all racers "in the race vehicle" must be members of Best In The Desert, we are our own sanctioning body, and you must belong to a sanctioning body to race! The membership is January-December.
Volunteer Form - we are always looking for help out on the course! Camp out with your friends and family and get a front row seat the the most exciting racing in the country!
Final Information - rules and regulations
Python - diagram, (it opens now as of 1/3/14)
Start Line - diagram, corrected
Pit Crew - Insurance Release Form - all racers and pit crew, including minors, please sign and bring to registration
UTV Letter - BITD did accept the new 1900 Pro 850 Class, so if you have an 850 sitting in your garage bring it out and start racing, it will be a very competitive class, all 850's!
The General Tire "Vegas to Reno" presented by FOX, "The Longest Off-Road Race in the United States!" is on August 13, 14, 15, 16, 2014, and starts in the awesome city of Las Vegas, NV and ends in "The Biggest Little City in the World!" Reno, NV! The draw for start positions was Wednesday, July 23, 2014, you can send in an entry form up to 8/8 then you will have to be a walk-in at registration on Thursday. The 2014 event will be approximately 540-miles and you will receive detailed information in your Final Information packet on July 23! Remember, race day is on Friday, August 15th, because it's a 24-hr race and the race course is open until 11 am on Saturday; this gives you a full day to play in Reno at the all inclusive Grand Sierra Hotel & Casino!
Breaking News - another record breaking entry for Best In The Desert - 283 in the draw, 37 Trick Trucks, 34 Unlimited Cars, 30 Class 1000, 37 UTV's, 17 Class 7200 and many more...Click on READ MORE to see draw order, entry list and the FIP docs!
Faxed Entry - We will enter you off a fax as a courtesy, but we will not send out your FIP - race packet - until we receive an original entry form with a deposit. Send in original today!!
Breaking News - New Class Announced, Class 2400 - Open Wheel Vehicle Class, Ford Production 2.0L Eco-Boost (Turbocharged) ~ Car/Truck Rule Book updated 6/24/14, check out the new class, click on "rules."
TV SCHEDULE - Vegas to Reno- NBC Sports 10/19 5:00pm EST, REAIR NBC Sports 10/23 4:00pm EST; MavTV 10/2 12:30am EST (10/1 9:30pm PST) BWDC- MavTV 11/29 12:30am EST (11/28 9:30pm PST) Henderson 250- MavTV 1/19/2015 12:30am EST (1/18 9:30pm)
We'd like to thank our great Title Sponsor, General Tire! We appreciate all General Tire does for Best In The Desert, as well as most of our racers, the ones lucky enough to be racing on General Tires. Thank you General for giving back to the great sport of off-road desert racing!
We are very excited to welcome FOX as a presenting sponsor, General Tire "Vegas to Reno" presented by FOX. We welcome Fox to our long list of very prestigious sponsors, including Ford, General Tire, Lucas Oil, VP Racing Fuels, FabTech Suspensions, KC HiLites, John Deere, Beta Motorcycles, Rugged Radios, McKenzie's, Azunia Tequila, Slime, Rockwell Watches, Kartek and Sportsman Cycle Sales. It is companies like the ones listed here who keep your sport alive and well; support the company's that support your sport!
The official results for the Bluewater Desert Challenge are posted. Get them here >>
The Blue Water Desert Challenge is just that – a demanding test of man, machine and the elements. Great race and congratulations to all the finishers...
Race 1 - Unofficial Results
Race 2 - Unofficial Results
Race 3 - Unofficial Results
Race 4 - Unofficial Results
Race 5 - Unofficial Results
Rockwell Watches does it again, giving out (4) awesome Rockwell Watches to four classes with the fastest lap:
- Rob MacCachren – Class 1400 – Day 1 00:21:57:087
- Harley Letner – Class 1500 – Day 2 00:22:46:983
- Michael LaPaglia – Class 1000 – Day 1 00:24:27:298
- Al Hogan – Class 7200 – Day 1 00:25:52:270
New Media Regs 2014
Check out the new regulations for 2014 here
2014 Race Schedule
MAY 2, 3, 4, 2014
“THE AMERICAN ADVENTURE CONTINUES”
POINTS FOR ALL CLASSES – PRE-FUN RUN APRIL 19, 20, 2014
AUGUST 14, 15, 16, 2014 - (Race on Friday)
“THE LONGEST OFF-ROAD RACE IN THE UNITED STATES”
POINTS FOR ALL CLASSES – NO PRE-FUN RUN