Ford Motor Company Expands Off-Road Racing Support with Best In The Desert Announces 2004 Ford Truck Motorsports Performance Awards Program

Las Vegas, Nevada - Ford Truck Motorsports offers Performance Awards for Best In The Desert racing series competitors, utilizing Ford Trucks and Sport Utility Vehicles, powered by Ford Engines.

Best In The Desert Racing Association is proud to announce support by Ford Motor Company's "Truck Motorsports Team." For 2004 Ford Motor Company will be continuing Best In The Desert support with $350,000 in the 2004 Performance Awards Program Ford, Official Truck of the Best In The Desert, posts a $70,000 performance award per race. Yes! You read it right, $70,000 per race, for a total of $350,000 for the year, not to mention the additional four (*4) special year-end bonuses!

Year-End Bonuses may be paid for Class Champions of 3100, 4100, 7300 and 8100. Details to be announced at a later date.

The 2004 Ford Performance Awards Factoring Matrix (where payouts are adjusted by vehicle model & year) is part of this program. Ford encourages use of out latest products. The 2004 Ford Performance Awards program will incorporate factoring of the payout value by base vehicle and its model year.

Best In The Desert, along with the entire off-road desert racing community would like to thank Ford Motor Company for their continued involvement in the sport of off-road racing and to their commitment to research and development! The first Car/Truck event in the 2004 "Silver State Series" will be the Blue Water Resort & Casino Parker "425" race in Parker, Arizona, February 6, 7, 8, 2004. This race is billed as the "The Legend Lives On" and this event has the longest history of any off-road race in the United States today. For more information on the Ford Truck Motorsports Performance Awards Program and the 2004 "Silver State Series" please write or call the Best In The Desert office at 3475 Boulder Highway, Las Vegas, NV, 89121, (702) 457-5775, (702) 641-2431,, Please visit the BITD website for further details.