Dirt-Logo-Best-in-the-Desert-1-26-16As Casey Folks would have wanted, Best In The Desert is forging ahead with scheduled 2017 events and developing plans for the 2018 season.

The family of Casey Folks has put Best In The Desert Operations Manager Donald Jackson in charge of race management and supervision. Donald was extremely close to Casey and has been his second in command for 13 years. He knows exactly how Casey would have handled anything.

SCORE-Logo-12-5-11SAN DIEGO, USA — BFGoodrich Tires, Carlos ‘Apdaly’ Lopez, Frank DeAngelo and brothers Jeff and Rick Geiser were among the major winners Saturday night as SCORE International officially concluded the 2016 SCORE World Desert Champioship with the annual SCORE Awards Night gala at the SCORE Tech facility in El Cajon, Calif., approximately 15 miles east of San Diego.

SCORE Off-Roadsman of the Year awards were presented in 14 categories along with the 31 winners of the Red Kap SCORE Milestone Awards as well as the overall and class point champions of the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship. Also honored for the first time were the nine winners of the SCORE Triple Crown of Baja, presented by BFGoodrich Tires.

Editor’s Note: Best in the Desert reported this morning that Director Casey Folks has passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Below is the press release sent out this morning.

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God Speed Casey
Rest in Peace

With a sad heart, Best in the Desert announces the passing of our leader on January 12, 2017. Casey Folks suffered a massive stroke on the morning of January 7th in Parker, Arizona. He was doing what he loved, living his passion for off-road racing, getting ready to drop the flag on the latest UTV race event.  He was rushed to a hospital and transported by air to Las Vegas for care. Despite efforts by the best doctors in Las Vegas, Casey succumbed to the effect of a stroke this morning.

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Rigid 4×4 LED Scene

LED Scene lighting by Rigid is now available, offering an easy, plug-in lighting option using AC power.

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KENNESAW, Ga. – January 7, 2017
– Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, is launching an all-new YXZ Supercross Sweepstakes to kick off the 2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season. Contestants can enter from now through April 2 at www.YXZsweeps.com to win a 2017 YXZ1000R SS (Sport Shift) Side-by-Side (SxS), a VIP trip to the 2017 Supercross finals in Las Vegas, a meet and greet with both Chad Reed and Miss Supercross, and more.

Donnies 3
A couple of years ago, Monster Energy rallied together a bunch its sponsored athletes in the sand toy capital of the world, Glamis, to film an epic sand dune free riding video and the “Doonies” video series was born.  Just this past week, the most recent Doonies 3 video was releases, and this one is bigger than ever, featuring rally cars, NASCAR cup cars, monster trucks, trophy trucks, dirtbikes and more. Check out Monster Energy Doonies 3 video below.

Dirt Bike riding dog
People train animals to do some pretty incredible things. While Roscoe might not have figured out how to work a clutch and twist a throttle yet, he certainly has his posture down pretty well and he’s great at listening to instructions.  He definitely well on his way to be a world champion dirt bike riding dog.

Dirt-Logo-Best-in-the-Desert-1-26-16Editor’s Note: BITD sent out this note regarding the health of Best in the Desert Director Casey Folks and the upcoming Parker 425.

January 9, 2017 – Thank you to everyone for your concerns, messages and prayers regarding Casey. We truly appreciate the support.

While we would like to speak with everyone about Casey, we are currently busy trying to make preparations for the upcoming Parker “425.” So please do not call the office at this time looking for updates on him.

FMX Fail
Whether it’s a backflip, a front flip or even just a standard superman, we tip our hat to any of the brave souls who are willing to risk life and limb by riding freestyle motocross. Becoming disconnected from your machine in mid air is every FMX rider’s greatest fear, and this poor guy missed his grab holds and suffered the consequences of a serious FMX fail (#fridayfail).  Hopefully he walked away from it.

SCORE-Logo-11-28-11ENSENADA, Mexico — Preparing to start the new year in a dynamic way, tickets are still available for next Saturday’s annual SCORE Awards Night. SCORE International will celebrate at the transformed SCORE Tech Shop in El Cajon, Calif., just east of San Diego.

At the SCORE Awards night, nearly 400 SCORE racers, family, friends, crews, sponsors and media will bask in the Southern California sunshine to honor the history and fame of the name which is the standard for desert racing worldwide while celebrating the four-race 2016 SCORE World Desert Championship.