Fan of sky-high off-road antics? Us, too, especially when it’s by way of the legendary Laughlin Leap.
At this weekend’s Laughlin Desert Classic, fans will be treated to the return of an event that has sat latent for nearly ten years. Open to all Car, Truck, and UTV classes, the Laughlin Leap rewards competitors and spectators alike with a challenge to see who can jump their rig the furthest.
Best in The Desert, organizers of the Laughlin Desert Classic, decided to make the Leap part of this year’s festivities. According to instructions posted on BITD’s website, the first two rounds are bracket-style competitions. A third & final round determines winner by longest measured Leap. Bracket positions decided by random draw at final registration.
Entry fee is $100 per vehicle. Staging will start at 6:30pm local time this Saturday, October 13th, on the Laughlin Desert Classic race course infield. The Leap will start about half an hour later. With a maximum of 32 entries, the heat will be on for drivers to fling their rides as far as they can across the landscape. Ten grand in prize money, plus other awards, will be doled out to the winners. Not too shabby at all.
The Leap is part of a larger event, of course. The (*draws breath*) 3rd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic presented by Polaris (*exhales*) will be October 11th – 14th. Also known as the Duel in the Desert, the event features a couple of other new episodes this year. Nearly a hundred UTVs are registered in the inaugural UTV Night Race, scheduled for Thursday.
Multi-heat style races, held on Saturday and Sunday, showcase Best In The Desert’s Car, Truck and UTV classes. More than 200 race teams are anticipated to take on the racecourse which will stretch to sixteen miles. Be sure to watch social media for updates during the event.