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.
The LEGENDERY GENERAL TIRE MINT 400 is almost here, I know you've been waiting a year for it to come around again! The General Tire Mint 400 is March 12~16, 2014 in the exciting city of Las Vegas, NV. The draw for start positions was Wednesday, February 26, we are full so if you enter we will put you on a wait list! You will receive the souvenir gift if you were entered by draw day!
Class 1000 – there were 29 votes for the AM race and 8 votes for the PM race and (1) withdrawal. We will run the Class 1000 race in the AM, good luck to all of our racers, you will have a great time! Thank you for taking the time to vote and give us your comments. Again, safety is our #1 concern and we want you all to be safe, 29 of you agree.
Wait List and deletes – if you are not racing please delete your entry as soon as possible, we have a lot of people on the wait list and they also need to know if they will be able to race. If you were a fax without a deposit we will delete you, send in your good original entry form in today and a deposit check. Don't take someone's spot if you cannot make it, please!
BOOYA! Are you ready for this ~ HISTORY BREAKING FIFTY-SEVEN (57) Trick Trucks in the General Tire Mint 400 ~ 57!!! The record with any race organization has been 42! Well, we broke our own record of 42 at the Parker 425. Congratulations and thank you racers for choosing the General Tire Mint 400! Count is up to 315, WAIT LIST ONLY, click on "read more" to see a complete list of entries, all huge classes!
Please go to THEMINT400.com for current information and a full list of festivities. The Martelli Brothers, MadMedia, own the MINT 400 event and they are a great partner in this Epic General Tire Mint 400 event. We'd like to thank our great Title Sponsor General Tire for being a huge part of this event and for what they give back to the great sport of off-road desert racing. General Tire is an awesome sponsor and we thank them for all that they do to support Best In The Desert. Anywhere is possible with General Tires, Everything is possible racing on General's! Click on the first READ MORE to view race docs...
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!
If you have questions about the upcoming Mint 400, like hotels, spectating or display at contingency please visit:
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
- JANUARY 10, 11, 2014 - (Race in Parker, AZ)
- “A DUEL IN THE DESERT”
- MOTORCYCLE, QUAD & UTV POINTS ONLY – NO PRE-FUN RUN
- JANUARY 31, FEBRUARY 1, 2, 2014 - (Race in Parker, AZ)
- “THE LEGEND LIVES ON”
- CAR & TRUCK POINTS ONLY – 1-DAY PRE-FUN RUN ON SUNDAY, JAN. 12, 2014