Henderson, NV
– Stiff competition in Jeepspeed Cup and Jeepspeed Challenge classes had season long points titles coming down to the wire in the General Tire Jeepspeed Racing series presented by KMC Wheels and Premiere Automotive. The final event was held at the Best In The Desert series Henderson 250 race in Henderson, Nevada. Rock Krawler Racing Developments sponsored the 2015 Jeepspeed Finals in anticipation of their company entering Jeepspeed’s 2016 Series with a new competition approved Jeep Wrangler. The course at the Henderson 250 is deceptively smooth with many long straight sections but the ground is made of loose rocks with a layer of fine silt on top. The rocks kill wheels and tires and destroy drivelines and anything else they come in contact with. The silt blinds the drivers who struggle to make headway when the dust gets so thick. To be successful in Henderson, it takes skill, smarts, a great crew, and a little luck. It doesn’t hurt to be brave and hungry for a win either.

Parker, AZ
– Despite the efforts of his General Tire Jeepspeed Challenge competitors, Rick Randall made it four wins in a row at the Best In The Desert Blue Water Challenge race in Parker, Arizona. It was the first time in Jeepspeed’s 14 years of racing that anyone has reached this feat. A two-day, heat race style event had the teams running three laps on a shortened course that contained much of the nastiest sand and deep silt found in Parker. Competitors would have a chance to regroup and make repairs overnight between heats but the race was scored by accumulated times. If you won the first day but failed to finish day two, you were given a DNF (did not finish). The finishing order on Saturday determined the starting order for Sunday’s race. Slightly hotter than usual temperatures of 100 degrees and an almost total lack of a breeze added to the punishment that is typically dished out by the Parker terrain.