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
|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
Q: What is the major difference between the 1700 and 3700 classes?
Class 1700 : Stock wheel base +/- 2". 6 cylinder motors (4.0ltr) . 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 3700 : Open class! Any production based engine. 37" maximum tire size. 15" of front wheel travel and unlimited rear wheel travel. Shock size and
and number of shocks are open. Modified open class
Class 3750 New for 2015: Production based Jeep Wranglers - Dodges - Cherokees that will combine the best of class 1700 and 3700. Stock wheel base. Stroker 6 cyl. Any Jeep/Mopar V8 engine up to 6 ltr. Super chargers and Turbos allowed on 6 cylinder motors only. 12" of front wheel travel and 14" of rear wheel travel. One shock per wheel and can be a coilover or bypass.
Check out the RULES page for more information
Q: Will there be any new classes added to the Jeepspeed space?
The Jeepspeed formula for success has been built with the feedback and suggestions from the racers. As of this time no new classes have beed discussed but your questions or concernes are always welcome: "IF IT AINT BROKE -DON’T FIX IT "
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?
The 2015 season is based on the best 5 finishes out of the Best In The Desert 6 race series .
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.