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Rob MacCachren

The stage is set for the longest off-road race in the United States with today’s qualifying for Saturday’s Best In The Desert Vegas to Reno race.

Truck Vs UTV

This video shows the incredible differences between how various vehicle platforms handle the same bump in this race course.

2017 BITD Parker 425

Heading into the middle of August, off-road desert racers are gearing up for the 2017 Best in the Desert “Vegas to Reno” event. Scheduled for August 16 through 19, this will be the 21st running of this ambitious event, billed as the longest off-road race in the United States.

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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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Best In The Desert will once again bring their extremely high level of desert racing excitement to Laughlin, Nevada, as their Car and Truck Classes take center stage for four days of spectacular special events and activities for everyone. All the festivities lead up to a full slate of non-stop racing competition on Saturday and Sunday as the grand finale.

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Editor’s Note: Best in the Desert will live stream the “Celebration of Life” in honor of Casey Folks tomorrow. Check out the release on the event below, which also has a link to the stream.

Casey Folks touched the lives of thousands of people in the off-road community. If you are unable to join us for this special occasion in honor of him, you can still be part of it.

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PARKER, AZ
– Team Toyo driver Andy McMillin and Toyo Tires won first overall and first in the Trick Truck class during the Best In The Desert BlueWater Resort Parker 425 race this past weekend. McMillin’s #31 Toyo Tires,  Fox, Method Race Wheels Ford truck relied on 39-inch Toyo Open Country M/T-R tires to help deliver his win over the three-lap course.

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The 2016 season was a development year for Jeff Proctor’s Team Honda Racing Ridgeline team. They had great success in unusually demanding conditions during the SCORE International series Baja 500 and iconic Baja 1000 race in Mexico, but were hit with minor issues at the Mint 400 race in Nevada. With thousands of race miles under their belts, and a dialed in race truck, the team is anxious to hit the 7200 class at the Best In The Desert series Parker 425 race in Parker, Arizona.

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Can’t make it to one of the Best In The Desert races? Then follow the live streaming coverage on most of the races, including this week’s BlueWater Parker “425” presented by Impact at Dirt Live 2.

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The BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker 425 Presented by Impact kicks off the 2017 Best In The Desert race schedule for the car and truck classes and, with still a week and a half to enter, nearly 200 race teams have already signed up to run. The race field so far includes 52 Trick Trucks, 29 Class 6100 Spec Engine Trick Tricks and 36 Class 1000 Cars.