Next Race: Vegas to Reno August 14-17, 2019  Las Vegas, NV

Longest Off-road Race in the USA!

Winner of the Silver State 300: Class 1700 - Rob Seubert #1724

Winner of the Silver State 300: Class 2700 - Skyler Gambrell #2707

Winner of the Silver State 300: Class 3700 - Robert Thomasson #3707

Winner of the Silver State 300: Class 4700 - Billy Bunch #4747

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  • Jeepspeed Challenge

    Five exciting race tracks make up the Jeepspeed Challenge series. All five races count towards the championship. With an average of 20 to 30 similar race trucks on the starting line, the competition is fierce! Several top pros have launched their careers racing in the Jeepspeed series. 

    KMC Wheels Wrangler Desert Trophy

    This special award goes to the Wrangler team that scores the most points in in the Season's Class Championship races. All classes are included. All six races count.

    see previous year's Champions

  • Jeepspeed was created to offer Jeep enthusiasts affordable racing, rallying and adventure. You can have fun racing durable, affordable Jeeps and you don't have to spend a million bucks.

    For 15 years Jeepspeed has delivered the best entry level racing on dirt. Jeepspeed rules are carefully written to create fierce competition while keeping race costs to a minimum.  We made class modifications in 2015 and introduced a new race series to attract new drivers and more recent models.

    Jeepspeed is not a spec class (you don't have to buy a vehicle built by a company for that class). You build your own Jeep race truck that fits your budget and skill level. Any model Jeep may be used as long as it fits into the few simple rules. 

    With an average of 20 to 30 similar race trucks on the starting line, the competition is fierce. Several top pros have launched their careers racing in the Jeepspeed series.

  • Jeepspeed Racers Earned Every Mile At Silver State 300
    Monday, 06 May 2019
     

    Caliente, NV

    The Best in the Desert series Silver State 300 takes in some incredible country around Caliente, Nevada. Expansive valleys, many with dry lake beds, give way to mountain ranges with striking rock formations. The abundance of water in some areas, allows lush vegetation that is in stark contrast to the desert like conditions found in the low lying areas. The terrain creates many unique challenges that range from silt beds to pine tree forests. The mountains are tight and twisty while the valleys are fast and smooth. There are several water crossings thrown in just to add one more element to the challenge. It’s extremely demanding, and at the same time fun, and rewarding. The course created a unique situa

  •  Jeepspeed Racers Battle The Elements And Each Other At Mint
    Thursday, 07 March 2019

    Las Vegas, NV

    Mother Nature had a last minute surprise for Jeepspeed racers at the Best In The Desert Mint 400 offroad race in Las Vegas, Nevada. Steady rains fell in the desert only days before the race. Not only did it fill Jean dry lake bed with 2 feet of water, but the intense downpours also made the course especially rough. The flooded lake bed soon subsided, but the rain had a much more lasting effect. The terrain there is very rocky. When the rains beat down with enough force, it washes the dirt from between the rocks, causing the course to be little more than a pile of loose boulders. Those rocks cause all kinds of problems. They can act like ball bearings, causing control problems in the corners.

  • Punishing Parker Course Greets Jeepspeed Racers At Season Opener
    Thursday, 14 February 2019
     

    Parker, AZ

    The first race of the General Tire Jeepspeed Series, presented by KMC Wheels, takes place at one of the toughest courses in the series. Parker, Arizona, is one of the most popular destinations for racers, and their fans. The scenery in Parker is spectacular, the terrain is challenging, and since everyone is starting with a clean slate, the competition is always fierce. All the meticulous work done while planning for the race, and the long hours spent in the garage, paid off with ear to ear grins on everyone’s faces. The field was loaded with many familiar faces, but new teams, and new trucks were also in the mix. Everyone was eager to put points on the board, and compete

  • 2019 General Tire Jeepspeed Race Series presented by KMC Wheels

    Best in the Desert goes to five race series in 2019!

    Class 1700,  2700, 3700 & 4700

    Race Date Sanctioning Body/Title Race Location
    January 31 - Feb 3, 2019 Bluewater Resort Parker "425"
    "The Legend Lives On"
    Presented by Impact
    Jeepspeed Challenge Parker, AZ
    March 7-10, 2019 Goodrich Tires Mint "400"
    "The Great American Off-Road Race"
    Jeepspeed Challenge Las Vegas, NV

    May 2-5, 2019

    VT Construction Silver State "300"
    "The American Adventure Continues"
    Presented by Method Race Wheels
    Jeepspeed Challenge Alamo, NV
    August 14-17, 2019 General Tire "Vegas to Reno"
    "The Longest off-road race in the United States"
    Presented by Fox

    Jeepspeed Challenge

    Las Vegas, NV

    October 10-13, 2019

    Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic
    "Duel in the Desert"
    Presented by Polaris
    Jeepspeed Challenge Laughlin, NV
         

    *  Schedule as of 7/17/2018 (Subject to change, please check Best In The Desert website periodically)

  • 2019 Jeepspeed Points Results

    last year's points

                   

    Class 1700

    Place

    Total Points

    Number

    Driver of Record

    Parker 425

    Mint 400

    Silver State 300

    Vegas 2 Reno

    Laughlin Desert Classic

    1

    273

    1724

    Seubert

    85

    84

    104

       

    2

    246

    1733

    Bosley

    75

    75

    96

       

    3

    154

    1720

    Perry

    81

    43

    30

       

    4

    148

    1780

    Henriquez, E

    74

    74

    0

       

    5

    123

    1741

    Gieselmann

    43

    80

    0

       

    6

    120

    1712

    Schwarz

    30

    0

    90

       

    7

    96

    1706

    Garzik

    0

    42

    54

       

    8

    86

    1785

    Kammerlohr

    0

    0

    86

       

    9

    78

    1714

    Biehl

    78

    0

    0

       

    10

    77

    1770

    Miner

    0

    77

    0

       

    11

    76

    1719

    Nissley

    76

    0

    0

       

    12

    60

    1710

    Randall

    30

    30

    0

       
     

    0

                 
     

    0

                 
                     

    Class 2700

               

    Place

    Total Points

    Number

    Driver of Record

    Parker 425

    Mint 400

    Silver State 300

    Vegas 2 Reno

    Laughlin Desert Classic

    1

    219

    2707

    Gambrell

    77

    78

    64

       

    2

    44

    2784

    Clark

    0

    44

    0

       
     

    0

                 
                     

    Class 3700

               

    Place

    Total Points

    Number

    Driver of Record

    Parker 425

    Mint 400

    Silver State 300

    Vegas 2 Reno

    Laughlin Desert Classic

    1

    251

    3707

    Thomasson

    78

    75

    98

       

    2

    190

    3714

    Dzierzanowski

    82

    78

    30

       

    3

    142

    3711

    Sigwing

    0

    82

    60

       

    4

    114

    3769

    Simonson, J

    43

    71

    0

       

    5

    103

    3739

    Heaton

    30

    73

    0

       

    6

    72

    3791

    Maister

    0

    72

    0

       

    7

    45

    3718

    Davidson

    45

    0

    0

       

    8

    30

    3722

    Simonson, D

    30

    0

    0

       
               

    0

       
     

    Class 4700

               

    Place

    Total Points

    Number

    Driver of Record

    Parker 425

    Mint 400

    Silver State 300

    Vegas 2 Reno

    Laughlin Desert Classic

    1

    248

    4747

    Bunch

    77

    77

    94

       
  • calendarAll forms are required at the time of racing.

    You must be a member of Best in the Desert Racing Association to race in BITD events. Join here.

    You must be a member of the Jeepspeed Racing Association to race in Jeepspeed events and complete the Jeepspeed Waiver:

    Jeepspeed Membership Application

    Jeepspeed Waiver

    The Jeepspeed Membership Application can be completed online.

     

    Class Rules

    View/Download 1700 Rules

    View/Download 2700 Class Rules

    View/Download 3700 Class Rules

    View/Download 4700 Class Rules

  • 2019 General Tire Jeepspeed Race Series presented by KMC Wheels

    Best in the Desert goes to five race series in 2019!

    Class 1700,  2700, 3700 & 4700

    Race Date Sanctioning Body/Title Race Location
    January 31 - Feb 3, 2019 Bluewater Resort Parker "425"
    "The Legend Lives On"
    Presented by Impact
    Jeepspeed Challenge Parker, AZ
    March 7-10, 2019 Goodrich Tires Mint "400"
    "The Great American Off-Road Race"
    Jeepspeed Challenge Las Vegas, NV

    May 2-5, 2019

    VT Construction Silver State "300"
    "The American Adventure Continues"
    Presented by Method Race Wheels
    Jeepspeed Challenge Alamo, NV
    August 14-17, 2019 General Tire "Vegas to Reno"
    "The Longest off-road race in the United States"
    Presented by Fox

    Jeepspeed Challenge

    Las Vegas, NV

    October 10-13, 2019

    Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic
    "Duel in the Desert"
    Presented by Polaris
    Jeepspeed Challenge Laughlin, NV
         

    *  Schedule as of 7/17/2018 (Subject to change, please check Best In The Desert website periodically)

  • 2018 General Tire Jeepspeed Race Series presented by KMC Wheels

    Class 1700,  2700, 3700 

    Race Date Sanctioning Body/Title Race Location
    {snippet parker_race_date} BITD Bluewater Resort Parker "425"
    "The Legend Lives On"
    Presented by Impact
    Jeepspeed Challenge Parker, AZ
    {snippet mint_race_date} BITD Polaris RZR Mint "400"
    "The Great American Off-Road Race"
    Jeepspeed Challenge Las Vegas, NV

    {snippet silver_state_race_date}

    VT Construction Silver State "300"
    "The American Adventure Continues"
    Jeepspeed Challenge Alamo, NV
    {snippet vegas_reno_race_date} BITD General Tire "Vegas to Reno"
    "The Longest off-road race in the United States"
    Presented by Fox

    Jeepspeed Challenge

    Las Vegas, NV

    {snippet laughlin_race_date}

    BITD Laughlin Desert Classic
    "Duel in the Desert"
    Presented by Polaris
    Jeepspeed Challenge Laughlin, NV

    {snippet pahrump_race_date}

    BITD Pahrump Nugget "250"
    "Race for the Gold"
    Presented by Polaris
    Jeepspeed Challenge Pahrump, NV
         
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    2017 Payback Schedule @ $150 Per Entry

    *$50 per entry goes to the end of year prize fund
    Class Entries Payback 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place To Year End Prize Fund
    1 $100 $100     $50
    2 $200 $200     $100
    3 $300 $300     $150
    4 $400 $400     $200
    5 $500 $500     $250
    6 $600 $440 $160   $300
    7 $700 $510 $190   $350
    8 $800 $584 $216   $400
    9 $900 $657 $243   $450
    10 $1,000 $730 $270   $500
    11 $1,100 $800 $300   $550
    12 $1,200 $875 $325   $600
    13 $1,300 $900 $400   $650
    14 $1,400 $950 $450   $700
    15 $1,500 $1,005 $495   $750
    16 $1,600 $1,100 $500   $800
    17 $1,700 $1,150 $550   $850
    18 $1,800 $1,134 $450 $216 $900
    19 $1,900 $1,196 $474 $230 $950
    20 $2,000 $1,260 $500 $240 $1,000
    21 $2,100 $1,323 $525 $252 $1,050
    22 $2,200 $1,375 $525 $300 $1,100
    23 $2,300 $1,450 $525 $325 $1,150
    24 $2,400 $1,512 $600 $288 $1,200
    25 $2,500 $1,600 $600 $300 $1,250
    26 $2,600 $1,650 $625 $325 $1,300
    27 $2,700 $1,700 $670 $330 $1,350
    28 $2,800 $1,750 $700 $350 $1,400
    29 $2,900 $1,790 $710 $400 $1,450
  • 2017 General Tire Jeepspeed Race Series presented by KMC Wheels

    Class 1700,  2700, 3700 

    Race Date Sanctioning Body/Title Race Location
    Feb. 2 - 5, 2017

    BITD Bluewater Resort Parker 425
    Presented by Impact

    Jeepspeed Challenge Parker, AZ
    March 2-5, 2017 BITD General Tire Mint 400 Jeepspeed Challenge Las Vegas, NV

    May 11-14, 2017
    2 Day Race

    BITD Canidae Laughlin Desert Classic
    "Duel in the Desert"
    Jeepspeed Challenge Laughlin, NV
    July 14-15 M.O.R.E. "Run what you Brung:
    Jeepspeed Mojave Desert Raid"

    Open Weekend
    Details to follow

    Barstow, CA

    August 17-19, 2017
    2 Day Race

    BITD General Tire "Vegas to Reno"
    "The Longest off-road race in the United States"
    Presented by Fox

    Jeepspeed Challenge Las Vegas, NV

    Oct. 20-22, 2017

    2 Day Race

    BITD Tonopah Challenge Jeepspeed Challenge Parker, AZ
    Dec. 1-3, 2017 BITD Pahrump Nugget 250 Jeepspeed Finals Pahrump,  NV

     

    Race Date,Sanctioning Body/Title,Race,Location
    Feb. 1 - 4 2018,BITD Bluewater Resort Parker 425,Jeepspeed Challenge,"Parker, AZ"
    ,Presented by Impact,,
    March 1-4 2018,BITD BF Goodrich Tires Mint 400,Jeepspeed Challenge,"Las Vegas, NV"
    May 11-14 2017,BITD Canidae Laughlin Desert Classic,Jeepspeed Challenge,"Laughlin, NV"
    2 Day Race,""Duel in the Desert"",,
    July 14-15,"M.O.R.E. "Run what you Brung: ",Open Weekend,"Barstow, CA"
    ,"Jeepspeed Mojave Desert Raid"",Details to follow,
    ,,,
    August 17-19 2017,"BITD General Tire "Vegas to Reno"",Jeepspeed Challenge,"Las Vegas, NV"
    2 Day Race,""The Longest off-road race in the United States"",,
    ,Presented by Fox,,
    Oct. 20-22 2017,BITD Tonopah Challenge,Jeepspeed Challenge,"Parker, AZ"
    2 Day Race,,,
    ,,,
    Dec. 1-3 2017,BITD Pahrump Nugget 250,Jeepspeed Finals,"Pahrump,  NV"
    ,,,

     

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2019 General Tire Jeepspeed Race Series presented by KMC Wheels

Best in the Desert goes to five race series in 2019!

Class 1700,  2700, 3700 & 4700

Race Date Sanctioning Body/Title Race Location
January 31 - Feb 3, 2019 BITD Bluewater Resort Parker "425"
"The Legend Lives On"
Presented by Impact
Jeepspeed Challenge Parker, AZ
March 7-10, 2019 BITD Polaris RZR Mint "400"
"The Great American Off-Road Race"
Jeepspeed Challenge Las Vegas, NV

May 2-5, 2019

VT Construction Silver State "300"
"The American Adventure Continues"
Jeepspeed Challenge Alamo, NV
August 14-17, 2019 BITD General Tire "Vegas to Reno"
"The Longest off-road race in the United States"
Presented by Fox

Jeepspeed Challenge

Las Vegas, NV

October 10-13, 2019

BITD Laughlin Desert Classic
"Duel in the Desert"
Presented by Polaris
Jeepspeed Challenge Laughlin, NV
       

 

*  Schedule as of 7/17/2018 (Subject to change, please check Best In The Desert website periodically)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: How long has Jeepspeed been a racing class?

    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.

  • Q: How much does it cost to get started racing?

    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
    IRC              $250.00
    Fuel             $500.00
    Lodging      $200.00
    Food            $200.00
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                                 $1950.00

  • Q: What are the major differences between the classes?

    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

  • Q: Are there people who can build a racing car for me?

    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.

  • Q: How many races do I have to attend?

    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.

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