Best in the Desert

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A Class 1 Buggy racing in the 2008 Vegas to Reno event
Best In The Desert
Sport desert off-road racing
Headquarters Las Vegas, Nevada
Chief Exec Casey Folks
Official website
United States

The Best In The Desert (BITD) Racing Association is an American desert off-road racing association. It is operated by Casey Folks[1] and it is based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. BITD runs the Vegas To Reno, The longest off road race in the United States and since 2012 is the sanctioning body of the Mint 400.


It has 10 events scheduled for the 2009 season (2009 Schedule).

  • Parker 425 - the event began in 1971 as a NORRA event.[2] SCORE International sanctioned the event until 1998.[2] Whiplash Motorsports held the event until BITD began sanctioning it in 2003.[2] The 2008 had over 300 entrants.[2]
  • Nevada 1000 - the longest point-to-point desert off-road racing event in the United States.[3]


Events are nationally televised on MavTV, its website, and the America One Sports Network.[4]


7300 class

The Best In The Desert has classes of Trick Trucks (aka Trophy Truck), buggies, motorcycles, Quads.[2][5] Various events have different classes of racing vehicles.

Notable drivers[edit]


  1. ^ a b Rousseau, Scott (August 21, 2008). "BITD: Five Minutes with Casey Folks". Retrieved 2009-01-24. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Perronne, Craig (February 4, 2008). "2008 Best in the Desert Parker 425". Retrieved 2009-01-17. 
  3. ^ a b c "The Best in the Desert: Nevada 1000". Motor Trend's Truck Trend. 2002. Retrieved 2009-01-17. 
  4. ^ "Best in the Desert Television Listings and Online Broadcast" (PDF). 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-17. [dead link]
  5. ^ "2009 Race Schedule" (PDF). Best In The Desert. 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-17. [dead link]
  6. ^ a b "Best In The Desert Racing Association". Team Toyo. 2006. Archived from the original on 2008-08-03. Retrieved 2009-01-17. 
  7. ^ DR Staff. "Acerbis’ Quinn Cody Wins Vegas To Reno And Sets A New Record". Retrieved April 5, 2014. 

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