Two desert race sanctioning bodies, SNORE and BITD, compete in December race, making it the largest yet

(Henderson, Nev.) - The momentum continues to build for Henderson's Terrible 400 Desert Race as Southern Nevada Off-Road Enthusiasts, also referred to as SNORE, joins Best in the Desert Racing on December 1-4 for the final and deciding race of the year. SNORE will introduce two new classes and over 50 race vehicles to the 200+ cars, trucks, motorcycles and ATVs competing in the largest Henderson's Terrible 400 Desert Race to date.

"Best in the Desert has invited SNORE, the oldest and one of the most premier off-road racing organizations to participate in the Henderson's Terrible 400," said Casey Folks of Best in the Desert Racing Association, the sanctioning body for the event. Henderson's Terrible 400 marks the final and deciding race for both the Best in the Desert and SNORE series.

SNORE has a longstanding history in off-road motor sports, dating back to 1969. The membership-driven club originated as a grassroots effort to promote off-road racing to a growing fan base created by the legendary Mint 400. Shortly after the group's inception, they developed a series of races in the Las Vegas Valley including their crown jewel, the SNORE 250. Recently celebrating its 36th year, the SNORE 250 is undisputedly the oldest running desert race in the United States.

Southern Nevada Off-Road Enthusiasts primarily consists of a group of dedicated volunteers and racers. The club promotes over six races per year in the Southern Nevada area. Over the years, SNORE's membership has included some of the best racers in motor sports such as NASCAR's Robby Gordon, Brendan Gaughan and the Mears Family.

Henderson's Terrible 400 is sponsored by Best in the Desert Racing Association, the Henderson Convention and Visitors Bureau, Herbst Gaming and the City of Boulder City.

The motor sport event will take place in the Eldorado Valley located between Henderson and Boulder City through the McCullough Mountain range. The 80+ mile course poses challenges with five full laps, on what has been regarded as the fastest course in the Best in the Desert race series.

The race schedule is nearly finalized. Tentatively the schedule includes: Dec. 1, Time Trials for starting position and course reconnaissance; Dec. 2, Manufacturer's Midway, Vehicle Technical Inspection and street party with live entertainment; Dec. 3, Race Day; and Dec. 4, Awards Celebration.

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