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Laughlin, NV
–  Sara Price returns to the Best In The Desert Laughlin Desert Classic May 13-14.  The 24-year old California native will be stepping up to drive the RPM Offroad Trick Truck built by Geiser Brothers, with long-time co-pilot Erica Sacks taking the right seat.

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With 136 race teams already signed up, 27 Trick Trucks, 22 Class 6100 Spec Engine Trick Trucks and 16 Class 1000 Cars represent some of the bigger class entries heading to Laughlin, Nevada this weekend. The entire field of racers will be geared up and ready to duel each other over the exceptionally challenging desert terrain for bragging rights at Best In The Desert’s Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic presented by Canidae Tap It.

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The anticipation is building as Best In The Desert brings their high level of desert racing excitement to Laughlin, Nevada next week as their Car and Truck Classes take center stage with four days of spectacular special events and fun-filled activities beginning Thursday, May 11. All the festivities lead up to a full slate of non-stop racing action on Saturday and Sunday.

Donald Jackson, Operations Manager for Best in the Desert said, “We’re extremely excited and anxiously looking forward to next week’s Laughlin Desert Classic. This marks our second year working along with the Laughlin Tourism Commission to present this incredibly exciting event for our racers and everyone involved. Laughlin is the perfect location for this specially formatted race and all the activities associated with it. The Laughlin Desert Classic proved last year to be an extraordinarily competitive ‘Duel in the Desert’ and we expect this year’s edition to be even better.”

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In this recap video from the Mint 400, Justin Lambert demonstrates why it’s important to have a stout off-road bumper on your UTV in the event you need to let another competitor know that they need to let you by.

SCORE-Baja-500-Logo-2017ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico — With racers already entered from 16 U.S. States and six countries, teams from all across the United States and around the world continue to register online for the upcoming internationally-televised 49th annual SCORE Baja 500. Round 2 of the four-race 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship will be held May 31-June 4 in Mexico’s Baja California Norte, starting and finishing in Ensenada, the seaside port on the Pacific Ocean, 80 miles south of San Diego.

Most the world’s best desert racers will be in action at this year’s 49th anniversary of the SCORE Baja 500, the original desert race produced by SCORE on July 26, 1974.

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Agua Dulce, Calif.:
The bikes and cars were on separate courses on day 4, but both had another tough day covering nearly 300 total miles. Typical of the Mexican 1000, there were some who dropped down in the standings, some who gained positions, and some who, despite their best efforts, remained locked in a tight battle with their nearest competitor.

Kurt Caselli Memorial Scholarship winner Starr Savage is currently focused on his graduation from SDSU this May and will soon return to racing various WORCS and Big 6 GP races while continuing towards graduate school. Photo: Eric Rios

Kurt Caselli Memorial Scholarship winner Starr Savage is currently focused on his graduation from SDSU this May and will soon return to racing various WORCS and Big 6 GP races while continuing towards graduate school. Photo: Eric Rios

MURRIETA, Calif. – The Kurt Caselli Foundation (KCF) is just days away from the Fall 2017 Kurt Caselli Memorial Scholarship gift deadline of May 1st. Whether you are a current or former racer, this is your chance to further your education with assistance from the Foundation that was created in Kurt’s memory.

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ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico
— SCORE International has updated and posted online its 2017 Rule Book for the four-race 2017 SCORE World Desert Championship.

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Updates include an introduction to help make navigation more user-friendly, expanded class descriptions and the general and competition rules that apply to all classes. Further, individual class rules are now grouped by type of vehicle (cars, trucks, motorcycles, quads).

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April 25, 2017 (Agua Dulce, Calif.):
Day 2 of the NORRA Mexican 1000 had both the bikes and the cars running south along the coast all the way to El Huerfanito before turning southwest towards highway one at Chapala. They run a transit stage down the highway until El Crucerito and the Mag 7 pit. The shared course then heads farther west in the dirt until it makes a split. The bikes continue southwest until they reach the Pacific coast. From there they head south until another splash of fuel in the Mag 7 pit on the highway. With still more miles to go, they make their way to the finish in Guerrero Negro. The day 2 total mileage for bikes was 270.80 miles.

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Day 1 of racing kicked off at the 50th anniversary of the NORRA Mexican 1000. Today’s course that travelled from Ensenada to San Felipe had a little bit of everything. Even before the bikes and cars left the line there was an incredible atmosphere. Watching every type and year of vehicle approach the line was a treat for anyone who loves offroad racing. So many unique vehicles compete in the Mexican 1000. Interesting bikes included the sidecar entry of Chris Kemp with monkey Joe Delucie, and the couple riding double again this year, Kevin and Michelle Busch.