We’re not sure what you were doing at 8 years of age, but we certainly weren’t piloting an Arctic Cat Wildcat UTV through hundreds of miles of grueling desert. But that’s exactly what 8-year-old UTV racer Max Gordon, son of off-road racer Robby Gordon, did just this past weekend at the BITD Bluewater Desert Challenge. We know racing is in this kids blood, but after watching this video we think it’s safe to say he’s got a future in motorsports.
The Desert Toyz / Can-Am Maverick Turbo team of Cory Sappington and his brother Scott Sappington notched impressive finishes on both days at the Best In The Desert (BITD) BlueWater Desert Challenge race to capture both the side-by-side overall win and the Pro Production Turbo class victory. The Desert Toyz tandem is the first team in history to win both days at this event.
It takes a certain level of courage, a lot of guts and maybe one or two loose screws in the head to be willing to drive off-road vehicles like they were meant to be driven. This video of Jerry Larimore embodies the phrase “never lift.” In fact, Jerry “never lifts” so well that his spare parts can’t even hold on any longer! Check out the video below.
Last month’s General Tire “Vegas to Reno” the Long Way presented by FOX saw a record entry of over 342 competitors taking on the famed long distance endurance race. Now racers will have to shift their driving styles and strategies as they switch from the longest off-road race on the Best In The Desert 2016 schedule, to the all-out sprint race of the BlueWater Desert Challenge presented by Polaris RZR, October 6-9.
Minneapolis – Polaris RZR continues to show sheer dominance in the Best in the Desert Racing Series (BITD), winning 11 of the top 12 Pro UTV finishes and the top two overall in the General Tire “Vegas to Reno” The Long Way presented by FOX.
Valcourt, Quebec/Canada – Can-Am / Murray Racing pilot Jason Murray piloted the brand new Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle to the UTV Unlimited Pro class victory at the 2016 Best In The Desert Vegas To Reno race in Las Vegas, Nev. The all-new, bold Can-Am Maverick X3 X rs Turbo R side-by-side vehicle won its debut race just four short days after its worldwide unveiling in Orlando, Fla.
After holding public hearings and accepting thousands of comments and letters from interested parties on both sides of the controversy surrounding the proposed racecourse through sections of the Basin and Range National Monument in Nevada, the BLM granted full approval to go ahead with the race last Friday, August 12.
There’s just a little over two weeks remaining before the green flag drops on Best In The Desert’s 20th Anniversary General Tire Vegas to Reno The Long Way!!! presented by FOX and 335 race teams have already signed up to take on the “Longest Off-Road Race in the United States.” The impressive list of entries includes 48 Trick Trucks, 19 Unlimited Class 1500 Cars, 33 Class 6100 Spec Engine Trick Trucks, 65 UTVs, and 33 Ironman Motorcycle and Quad riders.
Casey Folks, director of the World’s Leading Off Road Racing organization Best in the Desert, announced that this year’s 20th Anniversary Vegas to Reno is going to be HUGE. In order to make the 20th running of the “Longest Off-Road Race in the United States” even more exciting, Folks has turned this iconic race into a two race-day event, that could feature more than 300 of the world’s fastest off-road racers. Deemed by racers as one of their favorite events, the General Tire Vegas to Reno The Long Way presented by FOX, runs August 17-20, 2016.
“The Longest Off-Road Race in the United States” is on track for its scheduled running in mid-August, as the Best in the Desert Vegas to Reno race returns. Contrary to some misinformation you may have read or heard, the Vegas to Reno great race and tradition will be held as originally planned. Our awesome, 20th Anniversary, two-day staged event will go on as scheduled August 17th to 20th, 2016!