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!!
2021 Yokohama Tire Jeepspeed Race Series presented by KMC Wheels
Class 1700, 2700, 3700 & 4700
|Race Date||Sanctioning Body/Title||Race||Location|
|January 13-16, 2021||
|Jeepspeed Challenge||Parker, AZ|
|Mar 3-7, 2021||
|Jeepspeed Challenge||Laughlin, NV|
April 29-May 2, 2021
Silver State "300"
|Jeepspeed Challenge||Alamo, NV|
|August 11-15, 2021||
"Vegas to Reno" the other way!
|Jeepspeed Challenge||Reno, NV|
Sept 30-Oct 3, 2021
|Laughlin Desert Classic
"Dual in the Desert"
Presented by: Rugged Radios
|Jeepspeed Challenge||Tonapah, NV|
|Nov 3-7, 2021||
Bluewater Desert Classic
|Jeepspeed Challenge||Parker, AZ|
|Dec 2-5, 2021||
* Schedule as of 1/11/2021 (Subject to change, please check Best In The Desert website periodically)
Friday, 30 April 2021
If you set out to create the most incredible off road racing course on the planet, it would look like the Best In The Desert’s Silver State 300. Aside from the enormous sand dunes found in Africa, and South America, the Silver State course has just about everything that would challenge a racer. It has wide open valleys that can be very silty, tight twisty trails that thread their way through dense trees, sandy river beds, rocks, ruts, and fast graded roads. There are water crossings, wide swings in temperature, and elevation changes that test both the vehicles, and their occupants. Don’t forget the ornery, and curious free range cattle, or the wild horses. It’s as challenging as it is beautiful, and no surprise that some compe
Sunday, 31 January 2021
The first race of the season in the Yokohama Tire Jeepspeed race series, presented by KMC Wheels, revealed who was ready for battle, and who needed to step up their game. The competition was stiff, but the Parker, Arizona terrain proved to be even tougher. Some racers exhibited over exuberance that they paid for in broken parts, and down time doing repairs. Those who successfully emerged from the rubble unscathed, set the bar for the rest of the field. The Parker race course is notoriously challenging, but they all are; that’s what makes Jeepspeed racing so rewarding. Anyone who tastes victory has to earn it. Winners received the respect of their peers, and some great rewards. The top finishers in each of our 4 classes received
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
Jeepspeed Races for 2021
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.