Best in the Desert is setting up for its upcoming 25th Anniversary Maxxis Tires “Casey Folks” Vegas to Reno desert off-highway vehicle race. The 2021 race is set to have a record number of entries with nearly 400 entries.
The main event is pegged to start on Friday in the early morning hours Near Bonnie Claire. Racers will then head up north to the town of Dayton. On Wednesday, Method Race Wheels live broadcast of the V2R Time Trials will occur.
“We are pumped to see such a large turnout for our flagship event,” said Best In The Desert CMO Bryan Folks. “It’s great to see the racing community come together and participate in the race that launched Best In The Desert as a Truck/Car series. I am sure my dad would be very pleased to see how the event has grown.”
According to an Aug. 5 release from BITD, there were 390 entries and counting at the time, the highest turnout on record. Several classes will be running: Trick Truck, Class 6100, Class 1500 and all UTV classes and motorcycle classes.
The Vegas to Reno race is the second round in the 2021 The Maxxis Triple Crown.
“We invite everyone to tune in on Wednesday Aug. 11 for the Method Race Wheels Live Broadcast of Time Trials,” Folks said. “We are grateful for not only their support but that of Shock Therapy, Rugged Radios, Beta Motorcycles, Fusion, and all our other sponsors who make our series possible.”
Live coverage of the top Car, Truck, UTV and Motorcycle teams can be found at https://bitd.com/live-tracking/
On race day, BITD will live broadcast the coverage on its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BestintheDesert/
People can also find more information about the race schedule at https://bitd.com/race-event/2021-vegas-to-reno/
The Vegas to Reno race will occur on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management within the Tonopah, Stillwater and Sierra Front field offices.
“Race participants may be using roads that the public uses to access public lands both August 13 & 14, so please plan accordingly,” the BLM states. “To provide for public safety, BITD race officials will be controlling traffic along the race route and several access roads until the last race vehicle has passed. Participating vehicles include dirt bikes, quads, utility terrain vehicles, and trucks.”
The BLM is strongly discouraging the use of drones during the event as there will be aircraft in use in the area for filming purposes. Drones could interfere with aircraft and pose a public safety issue, the BLM states.
For more information, contanct Arthur Callan, outdoor recreation planner, at 775-885-6000.