MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (July 7, 2011) –   What does it take to make it to the podium in the ATV Nationals?  For most racers, it’s your mechanic – the guy, girl or parent under your tent who not only tunes your bike, but also your racing style and attitude. In Episode #3 of “ATV-24/7,” viewers get a rare glimpse behind-the-scenes to learn what it takes to compete in the pits.

Episode #3 of “ATV-24/7” airs this Saturday, July 9th, at 4:30 p.m. EST on the Versus network.

Filmed on location during Round 5 at the famed Sunset Ridge track in Walnut, IL, the episode also profiles the up-and-coming rookies who have raced their way into the top five of the pro ranks.

2011 sponsors of “ATV-24/7” include Can-Am, DWT Racing, Suzuki and Amsoil.  The show is co-produced for Racer TV by Long Haul Productions and Mainstream Media Group, Inc.

The episode will air online at www.atv247.com after the broadcast.

The broadcast of the Blue Water Resort & Casino Parker 425 off-road race will be shown on the Lucas Oil Motorsport Hour this Saturday at 4:00 P.M. Eastern Time, 1:00 P.M. Pacific Time on the VERSUS Network. See the thrilling and close racing that Best in the Desert is famous for, as the top off-road racers in the world take on the challenges of the desert along the beautiful Colorado River to begin their quest for the 2011 championship season.

Seasoned camera crews from the Lucas Oil Motorsports Studios captured all the action from the ground, and in the air, to bring you a show unlike any other. The Memorial Day weekend is famous for television coverage of the best racing events the sport has to offer … so what better way to kick it off than with the Best in the Desert Parker 425 on Saturday. Best In The Desert official sponsors: Ford Motor Company – official truck, General Tire – official tire, Lucas Oil – official oil, VP Racing Fuels – official fuel, KC HiLiTES – official light, John Deere – official UTV, KTM – official motorcycle, Fabtech – official suspension, Fall Advertising, Prerunner Maniac, McKenzies, PCI Race Radios, Azunia Tequila, and Sportsman Cycle Sales.

For more information on the BITD series, visit www.BITD.com.