Fast Friday | 2020 Best In The Desert Recap

Michelle Baird | September 8, 2020

Best In The Desert is at its halfway point, with four events successfully in the books and preparations being made for the 2020 Maxxis Tires Casey Folks Vegas to Reno, which is scheduled to begin on August 14, 2020.

The following includes excerpts from Best In The Desert press release…

Best In The Desert’s 2020 series started strong with the Tensor Tire Parker 250 presented by Polaris on January 10 and 11, 2020, an event that saw a record number of racers, 295, including 56 entries in the UTV Pro Turbo class alone and marked the first event of the Maxxis Triple Crown for UTVs, Motorcycles and Quads.

The kick-off race was followed by the BlueWater Parker 425 presented by Jimco, which was the first Maxxis Triple Crown round for Cars and Trucks and equally as successful. Rounding out the Maxxis Triple Crown will be the Maxxis Tires Casey Folks Vegas to Reno presented by Fox, and the BlueWater Desert Challenge, and together they will offer the biggest cash prize payouts in series history.

Video 2020 Best in the Desert Parker 425 Highlights

The first two races of the series were quickly followed in February by the King Shocks Laughlin Desert Classic which saw a new-and-improved course design and included the Baja Designs UTV Night Race on February 20, 2020, a super-fun event that UTV racers look forward to every year. Torrential rains the night before the weekend racing couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm and led to some of the most entertaining racing of the year. Best In The Desert’s 37th annual racing series was off to a hot start with high entry numbers, record crowds and national media coverage.

Unfortunately, the Jagged X National Desert Cup Presented by Quantum Motorsports fell right at the start of the national shutdown and after great deliberation, Best In The Desert decided to postpone the event to September 25-27, 2020, to keep organizers, racers, and fans safe. This is where Best In The Desert showed why it is the leader in off-road racing when it hosted the first-ever Virtual Town Hall Meeting to bring the racing community together and map out plans for the remainder of the year.

Best In The Desert returned from quarantine with confidence, organizing a safe and successful race, VT Construction Silver State 300 Presented by Polaris. Not knowing what to expect, even with extensive planning and COVID-19 protocol in place, Best In The Desert was inspired to see racers come together to set a record amount of entries. Even a fast-moving wildfire couldn’t stop the race and Best In The Desert proved their long-standing experience in off-road race organization by rerouting the course.

The rest of the year’s events will be combined in a new championship called the Adventure Series. In fact, Best In The Desert participants have three end-of-the-year championships to compete for: the Best In The Desert 2020 American Off-Road Racing Series Class Championships, the Maxxis Triple Crown (which has already paid out an additional $67,000 on top of winning purses), and the new Adventure Series that was a result of COVID-19 complications.

Along with the 4 Wheel Parts Youth UTV Championships, Trick Truck Challenge, and Class 6100 series championships, Best In The Desert offers something for everyone involved in off-road racing.

COMPANY DETAILS

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Company

Best In The Desert

Website

bitd.com

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Email

bitd@bitd.com

Phone

(702) 457-5775

Address

3475C Boulder Highway

Las Vegas, Nevada 89121

ABOUT Best In The Desert®

Best In The Desert, Inc. Racing was founded by the late Casey Folks. BITD consists largely of volunteer off-road racing enthusiasts dedicated to the sport of racing. The Philosophy of the organization is to provide top quality, world-class off-road-racing events, and, more importantly, to make those events exciting, spectacular, fun, different, well paying, and most of all, affordable.

Michelle Baird