Jeepspeed Challenge Class 1700 Stock
This is the most popular and affordable class, often referred to as the Stock Class. Vehicles in this class must be Jeeps and use components readily available to the general public and are allowed limited options for modification.
- Engine: Max 6 cylinders
- Tires: Max 33 inches
- Up to 33" tires
- Front Suspension: Max 10" travel
- Rear Suspension: Max 12" travel
- One shock per wheel
You can race Jeepspeed!
Check out our page on how to get started with your own vehicle! Start racing Jeepspeed today!!
2020 General Tire Jeepspeed Race Series presented by KMC Wheels
Class 1700, 2700, 3700 & 4700
|Race Date||Sanctioning Body/Title||Race||Location|
|January 22-26, 2020||Parker "425"
"The Legend Lives On"
Presented by Impact
|Jeepspeed Challenge||Parker, AZ|
|Feb 20-23, 2020||Laughlin Desert Classic||Jeepspeed Challenge||Laughlin, NV|
April 30, May 1-3, '20
|Silver State "300"
"The American Adventure Continues"
|Jeepspeed Challenge||Alamo, NV|
|August 12-15, 2020||General Tire "Vegas to Reno"
"The Longest off-road race in the United States"
|Jeepspeed Challenge||Las Vegas, NV|
Sept 24-27, 2020
|Battle Born "250"
"An Epic Off-Road Race"
|Jeepspeed Challenge||Tonapah, NV|
|Oct 22-25, 2020||Bluewater Desert Classic
"The American Challenge Continues"
|Jeepspeed Challenge||Parker, AZ|
* Schedule as of 12/11/2019 (Subject to change, please check Best In The Desert website periodically)
Friday, 28 August 2020
Las Vegas, NV
Jeepspeed racers came together for another test of wills at the longest off road race in the United States; Best In The Desert’s Vegas to Reno. The course is a brutal 514 miles long and covers all types of punishing terrain as well as drastic elevation changes that further test their mettle. The punishing heat, and deep silt in the valleys are countered by the thin air, and tight rocky trails found high up in the mountains. The course got the best of some, while others were able to make repairs, and soldier on to the end. Anyone who merely gets to the finish line at Vegas to Reno has something to be proud of. A podium finish is icing on the cake.
Thankfully nobody had to deal with icing when a fierce monsoon battered a sec
Monday, 13 July 2020
The Silver State 300 race course is filled with many challenges that Jeepspeed racers need to overcome. That’s typically not too much of an issue as they have to deal with uncertainty at every race in the General Tire Jeepspeed racing series presented by KMC wheels. There are miles of narrow trails on steep, tree-lined hillsides at the Silver State, fast, wide open fire roads, and plenty of deep silt beds that can swallow a vehicle whole. At this year’s event, there was also a raging wildfire that caused the Best In The Desert officials to make course changes on the fly. Not only did they change the start, but they had to stop the racers before the finish as the flames kept approaching. The fire affected getting support trucks i
Sunday, 01 March 2020
Jeepspeed racers got wet and wild when torrential rains hit the Best In The Desert series Laughlin Desert Classic (LDC) in Laughlin, Nevada. The LDC is always a challenge because it’s run as an extended short course. It has an infield section, but also ventures out into the desert landscape for several miles of whoops, ruts, and rocks. The challenge comes from running several laps in desert terrain at a short course pace. There is no time for strategy, just unbridled speed. The one saving grace is that the heats are run over 2 days. If you have a bad day on Saturday, you can make changes, and redeem yourself on Sunday.
This year they ran the course backwards which meant they would be hitting the squared off, harsh side of all t
Frequently Asked Questions...
Jeepspeed has been the fastest growing and most competitive off-road race class since 2001. Started by Clive Skilton and the Barnett brothers, Jeepspeed offers racing, rallying and adventures to the weekend offroader who has racing on their bucket list.
Jeepspeed is the most affordable class is off-road racing.
Our rules allow each competitor the option of constructing their own race vehicle, thus keeping fabrications costs to a minimum.
A Jeepspeed builders kit can be purchased for as little as $10,000.00. Contact Jeepspeed for kit breakdown: tires, wheels, cage, suspension etc.
Others may want to fully fabricate the cage and bumpers on their own. You can purchase the suspension, shocks etc. from our approved vendors list.
A competitive Jeepspeed XJ race car can be built for under $30,0000.00
Average per race expenses:
Entry fee $800.00
Class 1700 Jeepspeed Challenge: Stock wheel base +/- 2". 6 cylinder motors max 250 c.i. . 33" maximum tire size. 10" of front wheel travel and 12" of rear wheel travel. 1 shock per wheel. Limited travel and power that leaves the racing up to the driver.
Class 2700 Jeepspeed Cup: Limited modifications. Stock WB with stock frame. 119" WB modified frame. 35" tire. 12" front travel . 14" rear travel. Two shocks per wheel. Production based Jeep and Dodges - Stroker 6 cyl. Any Jeep/Mopar V8 engine up to 6 ltr. Super chargers and Turbos allowed on 6 cylinder motors only.
Class 3700 Jeepspeed Outlaws: Open class! Any make production based engine. 37" maximum tire size. 15" of front wheel travel and 24" rear wheel travel. Shock size and number of shocks are open. Modified open class. Stock WB with factory frame. 119" WB with modified or tube frame.
Class 4700 Jeepspeed Trophy: New for 2019: Any recognizable Jeep or Dodge bodied vehicles. Open chassis. 123" max WB. 37" tires. Open engines. 18" front travel, open rear travel.
Check out the RULES for each class for more information
Jeepspeed has had years of success allowing each competitor the opportunity to fabricate on their own race vehicle. However if you need help constructing or repairing your race vehicle, contact us at Jeepspeed and we will set you up with one of our preferred Jeepspeed builders in your area.
Prior to each season the number of races for the championship are decided upon. The schedule is based on feedback from the racers as well as our sposors with the focus always on producing a competitive well attended race for each event of the season.