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-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.

Dirt-Logo-Best-in-the-Desert-1-26-16Best In The Desert sent out a press release today noting that director Casey Folks suffered a medical episode this morning and is currently receiving treatment. The races today for the GMZ UTV Winter Nationals Parker “250” presented by Polaris RZR will run as originally posted, and there will be no changes to the rest of the weekend’s activities.

Sunday’s pre-fun run for the BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker “425” presented by Impact will also be held as originally planned. Best in the Desert says further updates will be provided as additional information becomes available.

 

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Hall of Famer Rob MacCachren is one of the most decorated off-road racers to ever have laid his tires to the dirt. MacCachren has won everyone off-road race imaginable … except The Mint 400.

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.

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DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 4, 2017
– Ford, America’s truck leader, is celebrating a major milestone as F-Series now reigns as the top-selling truck in the country for 40 consecutive years and best-selling vehicle for 35 years.

Ford has now sold more than 26 million F-Series trucks since January 1977. Think of it like this: That many trucks could circle the globe more than three times, or, lined up bumper-to-bumper, would span 90,000-plus miles.

Roll Cage Testing
Auto manufacturers attempt to simulate “real life” situations all the time in order to see how well their vehicles hold up in certain scenarios. When it comes to off-roading, there’s really no sacrifice for real-time experience. If any manufacturers are looking for a roll cage durability specialist, we hear this guy has some availability.

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The Vision X Shootout presented by KMC, King Shocks and Nitro Gear will be returning Back Door for KOH Week 2017!  The 4th annual event will feature 4-wheel drive off road competition vehicles ranging from SRRS bouncers to ULTRA4s to garage built rock crawlers competing in a shootout format.  Fastest vehicle to complete the course.

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A hybrid F-150 and Mustang have been rumored for a while now, but Ford has officially confirmed the two vehicles are in the pipeline.

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Zero One Racing has been the official Mint 400 “arrive and race” partner for five consecutive years, hosting celebrity racers such as the Red Bull Signature Series host Sal Masekela, Denver Bronco DeMarcus Ware, actor and respected road racer Patrick Dempsey, and actor/comedian Dax Shepard to name a few.  The Mint 400 has a rich history of celebrity racers competing in “The Great American Off-Road Race”  including Steve McQueen, Chuck Norris and James Garner.