Best In The Desert 2019 Champions Crowned

On October 24, 2019, Best In The Desert finished up their last race of the season, the Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic Presented by Jimco Racing. Several class championships were down to the last race, at the end of it, The final race locked in the points standings for all racers and teams.

Bryan Folks, CMO/Co-Owner of Best In the Desert, commented, “2019 was very exciting, and hopefully a positive experience for our racers, sponsors, fans and the Best In The Desert staff. We had another great year in terms of participation with more excitement and more promise than any year in the 30 plus year history of Best In The Desert.”

Best In The Desert Racers competed for #350,000 in prize money and an astounding $3.7 million offered in contingency awards for the 2019 “American Off-Road Racing Series.”

“2019 could not have gone better. I want to personally congratulate all the champions, and more importantly thank everyone who supported us through another year of racing,” added Daryl Folks CEO/Co-Owner of Best In The Desert. He continued, “I also owe gratitude to the BLM for working so closely with us throughout the year to assist us in managing our races.”

At the top of the Class, the Champion list is Jeff Terzo in his no. 37 Trick Truck (Trophy Truck). Terzo had been battling through the season against Jason Voss. The two were consistently trading places on the podium, though Terzo ultimately claimed the final spot.

Brock Heger, a Spec Engine Trick Truck racer in 6100 class, was crowned Grand Champion of the Car Truck categories by earning the most points overall.

Class 1000, Unlimited Buggies had an intense season as well. Many top competitors battled for position. The final race could have been the one that put any of a half dozen teams on top. Conner McMullen won the race with a 14 point margin over Peter Hajas and was crowned Class 6100 Champion.

The Year-End Awards Banquet is set for December 21, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada at Sunset Station Hotel. For more information on the Best In The Desert’s American Off-Road Racing Series, please visit their website.

Images provided by Best In The Desert.

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Jake Headlee

Jake's passion started at a young age wrenching on cars with his Dad. Obtaining that glorious driver's license sparked his obsession with grease and horsepower, and the rest is history. Soon, he was a general mechanic and suspension specialist, and currently designs and modifies products for the off-road industry. Jake enjoys rock crawling, desert racing and trail running, and writing in his spare time.
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