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 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
Nick Burson and Justin Morrow, N2, win on a Beta Motorcycle in 9:01:58, Jason Voss, in his #35 Trick Truck, takes the Truck win in 9:13:10 at Best in the Desert’s General Tire “Vegas to Reno”, after nearly 550 grueling miles. CJ & Mark Hutchins win in the Unlimited Car Class in 9:34:58, David Scott and Danny Prather on a Honda Quad win in 10:53:46 and the Murray Brother's Jason and Derek, win in a Can-Am UTV in 12:05:22. The Beta Motorcycle beats the defending champs David Pearson/Robby Bell by 6 seconds, now that's racing! Congratulations to all our racers!
Points - Total Points Summary, check to see how close you are to a prestigious Class Championship
General Tire "Vegas to Reno" will air on NBC Sports on Saturday, October 5, at 6 pm. Check the Lucas Oil site for details!
The 2015 LEGENDERY GENERAL TIRE MINT 400 will be March 11-14, 2015. This Epic Event is an event you don't want to miss, make sure to save the date! Check out theMint400.com site or MadMedia.com for up to the date info on the Mint 400 TV show and all upcoming news. We look forward to seeing our great racers at the General Tire Mint 400 March 2015!
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