Best in the Desert, the largest off-road race series in North America, just released some exciting news about the 2019 UTV segment of their race program for the 2019 season. The UTV entries for Best in the Desert events have grown exponentially, as the market for these extraordinary vehicles has virtually exploded.
Performance Racing Industry’s latest article about the UTV market said, “There’s a revolution happening right now in dirt competition: side-by-sides. Interest in UTV racing has skyrocketed over the past few years and the motorsport industry has responded in turn, providing unprecedented accessibility for those eyeing the jump from enthusiast to competitor,” said Bradley Iger, author of the intriguing article.
Donald Jackson, Operations Manager for Best in the Desert said, “Echoing the thoughts of PRI, these important changes in the Best in the Desert program for 2019 will continue to allow the UTV entry numbers to increase. We are looking forward to an exciting 2019 season of racing.”
BRAND NEW CLASS R900 – PRO RS1 UTV
We are offering a Brand new class for 2019 – PRO R1S. This class will create a place for the Single Seat UTVs to compete. The RS1 number designation will be R900
UTV RALLY SPORTSMAN CLASS
We are making our UTV Rally Sportsman Class a class of their own. In 2018 they raced against our sportsman class, but for 2019 we want them to have their own class and they will be U900. The Rally Class will have a three race series, Parker “250”, UTV World Championships and Laughlin Desert Classic Night Race. There will be a Class Championship awarded for the 2019 Season!
SPORTSMAN UTV CLASS
Sportsman UTV Class is moving numbers and will now have their own number as well: S900. In 2018 they were 2951-2999.
PRO UNLIMITED UTV
Pro Unlimited UTV is expanding numbers, and is now open to all 2900 numbers.
PRO TURBO is seeing a change for 2019 as well and they will now be T800-999. All current Pro Turbo racers will be required to add a “T” to their current numbers for 2019. All current racers will keep the same number from 2018 they just need to add the T.
Pro Production will stay with the 1800-1999, no changes for this class.
Make sure to contact the Best in the Desert office to reserve your number for 2019!! Stay tuned to www.bitd.com for the latest info.
Next up for Best in the Desert is the Pahrump Nugget “250” presented by Polaris, a car-truck-UTV event in Pahrump, Nevada and is a point to point race! Support crews will be chasing you to all seven pit stops. Lots of fun events are planned for the weekend, Pahrump Nugget BBQ & Beer Specials set up both days, a Welcome Party and an After Party! Don’t miss racing in Pahrump! For more info visit the Best in the Desert web site: http://www.bitd.com
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