Jim Conner ~ New Car and Truck Contingency Coordinator - Best In The Desert Racing Association is proud to announce the New Car & Truck Contingency Coordinator, Jim Conner. Jim has a history of being a top off-road racing competitor and is considered a legend in off-road racing. Jim Conner, along with his wife Melanie, will be on hand at all of the Best In The Desert events and is currently working hard at acquiring new contingency donors. Jim brings with him a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge in knowing just what the racer needs. We welcome Jim and Melanie to Best In The Desert and please stop by and say hello to them at "contingency row" during the Terrible's Town "250" event on Friday, April 6, 2001, in Pahrump, Nevada. For more information regarding Car & Truck Contingency please call Jim Conner directly at (520) 855-0912, (520) 453-9641 fax.
Kawasaki Team Green "Laughlin U.S. Hare Scrambles" - Best In The Desert Racing Association kicks off their 2001 "Silver State Series" with the Kawasaki Team Green "Laughlin U.S. Hare Scrambles" on February 9, 10, 11, 2001, in Laughlin, Nevada. This is the only "motorcycle only" race in the "Silver State Series" and a race with a great motorcycle race history. The "Laughlin U.S. Hare Scrambles" is considered a very tight and technical motorcycle course and requires a great deal of riding concentration. Casey Folks, Director of Best In The Desert says," The racer must stay aware at all times, not so much because of the technical aspects to this course, but because of the threat of the revered "chollo" cactus, a cactus that seems to jump out of nowhere and strikes the most unfortunate passerby." Registration begins at 10am to 5pm, on Friday, February 9, 2001, followed by Technical Inspection and the Riders Meeting at the Colorado Belle in Laughlin, Nevada.
Globalstar, Inc., New Sponsor to Best In The Desert - Best In The Desert Racing Association is proud to announce a new sponsor to the 2001 "Silver State Series", Globalstar, Inc., the company that brings us the Qualcomm satellite telephone system. Globalstar Inc. will be providing Best In The Desert with all of their satellite phone needs during the "Silver State Series" events. The Best In The Desert Racing Association tested the Globalstar Satellite telephone system during the Nevada "2000" and found the system to be extraordinary. Casey Folks, Director of Best In The Desert says, "We are proud and excited to have Globalstar, Inc., as a sponsor of the 2001 "Silver State Series" and truly confident in knowing we have the best communication service available."
Best In The Desert Racing Association Announces A New Off-Road Race, "The American Adventure Continues" - Best In The Desert is proud to announce a new race to the 2002 "Silver State Series" - The Nevada "1000"! The Nevada "1000" will be a staged three-day event, a true 1000 miles of off-road racing! The Nevada "1000" will start and finish in Las Vegas, Nevada on Wednesday, June 19, 2002, with Registration and Technical Inspection at the Suncoast Hotel. The Nevada "1000" will take you through 1000 miles of beautiful Nevada off-road country; traveling through the beautiful green valleys near Alamo, through the snow tipped mountains in Ely, and past the old mining communities surrounding Tonopah. Another exciting off-road adventure brought to you by Casey Folks and Best In The Desert Racing Association.
Ford Motor Company Continues Off-Road Racing Support
Ford Racing announces 2001 Contingency Program - Best In The Desert Racing Association is proud to announce Ford Motor Company's continued support with $386,000 in their 2001 Contingency Program. Ford Motor Company, The Official Truck of the the Best In The Desert series, posts a $86,500 contingency award per race. Yes! You read it right ~ $86,500 ~ Add that to four (*4) special year-end bonuses worth $40,000 and you have an unbelievable $386,000! Following is how the contingency will be awarded:
<pre> Class Name 1st Place 2nd Place
1200 ProTruck $5,000 $2,000 8000 8 $2,000 $1,000 1400 Trick Truck $5,000 $2,500 *8100 8S $10,000 $5,000 7100 7S $3,000 $1,500 *4100 $10,000 $5,000 7200 7 Unlimited $3,000 $1,500 *3100 $10,000 $5,000 *7300 Pure Mini $10,000 $5,000
Ford Motor Company has added support to the 1200 Pro Truck Class, which now totals an additional $7,000 per race in award money in 1st and 2nd place if the race is won by a Ford Pro Truck! That is an unbelievable amount of support to Best In The Desert,
Pro Truck and to off-road racing! We thank Ford Motor Company's commitment to the sport of off-road racing and to their commitment to research and development!
Best In The Desert adds new excitement to the 2001 "Silver State Series"
Best In The Desert Racing Association announces a new class, Class 1100, Class 10 Light!
The new Class 10 Light will follow the same rules as the Score Light Class. There has been a great deal of interest in the Best In The Desert office regarding adding the Class 10 Light. Casey Folks, Director of Best In The Desert had this to say about the new Class 10 Light, "We listen to what our racers want and we evaluated the interest and popularity in this class and decided this would be beneficial to our series and to our racers."
For more information on any of the events mentioned please call or write Best In The Desert Racing Association, 3475 Boulder Highway, Las Vegas, NV, 89121