Dirt-Logo-Best-in-the-Desert-1-26-16With the spectacular growing popularity of the Class 6100 Spec Engine Trick Trucks, Best In The Desert recognized the need for an equivalent class for open-wheeled race vehicles. This new class will allow owners of older or newer  unlimited Class 1500 compliant cars to run in an extremely competitive class without being faced with the expense of having to maintain a very high cost unlimited engine.

The new Class 6200 has been in development by Best In The Desert for over a year and represents a concentrated effort to move forward in technology when considering new race vehicle classifications.

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Ford announced today it will be auctioning an all-new, one-of-a-kind 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor for charity at an upcoming Barrett-Jackson event in Scottsdale, Arizona. The proceeds from the auction will all benefit diabetes research organization JDRF.

Team-Green-Kawasaki-1-17-2017Foothill Ranch, CA – Kawasaki mourns the loss of the Best in the Desert Racing Series founder Casey Folks, who passed away January 12.

Folks lived a life most of us only dream about. An avid participant and Off-Road Hall of Famer, he started Best in the Desert in 1984, offering motorcycle manufacturers from around the world a new way to truly showcase the performance of their bikes.

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— The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) will showcase its third annual SEMA Battle of the Builders competition in a one-hour TV special premiering February 6 at 10 p.m. (PT/ET) on the Velocity Network. This unique program makes it possible for consumers to connect with manufacturers and see the great new products and trends that debut at the leading automotive trade show in the world—the SEMA Show.

BlueRibbon-Coalition-NEW-Logo-6-21-16Recreation advocacy organizations the BlueRibbon Coalition/Sharetrails.org, Colorado Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition, and Trails Preservation Alliance today announced they have joined in an agreement which would settle nearly decade-long lawsuits over management of Utah public lands. The proposed settlement agreement was filed in U.S. District Court in Utah, and governs Bureau of Land Management (BLM) oversight of lands in six Utah field offices. The other parties entering the settlement include BLM and numerous preservationist plaintiffs led by the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. The parties have issued a joint statement. Other parties in the case, including two groups of energy companies and the Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA), did not sign the settlement but do not object to it. Two intervenor groups, San Juan/Kane Counties, and the State of Utah along with six other counties, have indicated they will object.

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Hellwig Products has just unveiled its new air spring suspension for the new 2016 Nissan Titan XD pickup. According to Hellwig, the new Big Wig’s 2,800 lb. bags allow Titan XD owners to “tow and haul heavy loads with improved safety, stability and comfort by maintaining a level ride height, improving overall drive control.”

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Ram trucks is putting aside the recent EPA allegations regarding its diesel trucks and is looking to highlight the hard-working nature of the trucks in its lineup. Ram recently unveiled two new commercials featuring the Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks.

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The 2017 Dakar Rally saw Peugeot Sport and BFGoodrich monopolize the podium at the two-week event’s finish in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Saturday, January 14. It was the ideal result, the brand’s 13th overall victory at Dakar, to mark the off-road tire brand’s return to the world’s most famous cross-country rally after a four-year absence.

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.