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BITD Inaugural Laughlin Desert Classic 2016 Schedule Set

Posted in News on March 7, 2016
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The first-ever Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic Best in the Desert (BITD) race is set to take place May 5-8 2016, in none other then the spectacular Laughlin, Nevada. Announced last year by Casey Folks at the 2015 Vegas to Reno race, the immediate response for this race was overwhelming, thanks to the addition of a new course in the BITD series that will feature several new miles of unused terrain in a Laughlin race.

This race is sure to provide plenty of awesome off-road racing, with a lot of spectators and excellent racers. Best in the Desert Director Casey Folks was ecstatic about the Laughlin Desert Classic saying, “We are very excited at Best in the Desert to be bringing an impressive new course to our dedicated off-road racers. Laughlin is one of the premier locations for recreation in Nevada, and is welcoming our racers and fans. The Laughlin Desert Classic will truly be a ‘Duel in the Desert’ and we expect a very large turn out for this spectacular event, so we recommend competitors get their entries in now.” If it’s anything like other BITD races, it should prove to be a worthy challenge.

In addition to being another tough off-road race, the Laughlin Challenge will be the third leg of the BITD 2016 Trick Truck Challenge. The Trick Truck Challenge is a sort-of “side bet” between the top Trick Truck drivers that features an additional $174,000 that’s up for grabs within the Trick Truck class.

We can’t wait for the 2016 Laughlin Desert Classic and its five-day packed schedule, which includes the main race, UTV racing, time trials, a poker run, barbeque, and plenty more.

2016 Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic Schedule:
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Parade of Champions – Show & Shine – Pit Stop Challenge

Thursday, May 5, 2016
8:30 a.m to 10:00 a.m
Registration for the Time Trials – Trick Trucks & Class 1500
Edgewater E CENTER (big white tent)

10:00 a.m Staging – 10:45 a.m. Meeting - 11:00 a.m. Escort begins
One escorted practice run for the time trials -
Time trials immediately follow

6:00 p.m. - Method Race Wheels Welcome BBQ at main parking area

Friday, May 6, 2016
8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. – Must leave start line by 10 a.m.
Poker Run registration – Edgewater E CENTER (big white tent)

10:00 a.m to 5:30 p.m.
Drivers registration – Edgewater E CENTER (big white tent)

9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Car, truck, UTV contingency and tech inspection – Pioneer parking lot

6:15 PM
MANDATORY - DRIVERS / PIT CREW MEETING
Edgewater E CENTER (big white tent)

Saturday, May 7, 2016 – Race Day 1
6:00 a.m. – Staging – 7:00 Aa.m. Start – 1st Race
Car, truck, UTV staging for 1st Race
Starts at the main pit

11:00 a.m. – Staging – 12:00 p.m. Start - 2nd Race – Approximate Time
1st Car/truck start for 2nd Race

Sunday, May 8, 2016 – Race Day 2
6:00 a.m. – Staging – 7:00 a.m Start – 1st Race
Car, truck, UTV staging for 1st Race
Starts at the main pit

11:00 a.m. – Staging – 12:00 p.m. Start - 2nd Race – Approximate Time
1st Car/truck start for 2nd Race

7:00 p.m.
Awards Presentation – Harrah’s Laughlin

Source: BITD

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