Press Release




After a 9-year hiatus, the Best In The Desert Racing Association returns to Pahrump, Nevada, December 1st thru 4th, to stage the all-new Pahrump Nugget “250” presented by It was back in April of 2007 that Best In The Desert last based a race in Pahrump with the running of the old Terribles Town “250”.

Ever since the new Pahrump Nugget “250” presented by was announced at a special news conference held prior to the “Vegas to Reno” race in August, 2015, a wave of excitement has been building among race teams, the citizens of Pahrump, and the entire off-road racing community. The Pahrump Nugget “250” presented by will not only mark a return of off-road racing to Pahrump, it will also be the final race on the 2016 Best In The Desert schedule with Season Class Championships resting on its outcome. What a great way to bring the excitement of off-road racing back to this fine city.

Hosted by the Pahrump Nugget Hotel & Casino, the Pahrump Nugget “250” presented by will feature a one-way loop racecourse of approximately 255 miles in length. This race will be open to Best In The Desert’s Car, Truck, and UTV classes. The race will start just north of Pahrump and finish at the Pahrump Nugget Hotel & Casino. The race will also feature a free large spectator area where race fans and locals can take in all the action of Best In The Desert off-road desert racing.

Time Trials for the Trick Trucks and Unlimited Class 1500 Cars will be held on Thursday, December 1st. Tech Inspection, Contingency Row, and Drivers’ Registration will be held Friday, December 2nd in the surrounding area of Pahrump Nugget Hotel & Casino. Saturday, December 3rd is Race Day, with the Awards Presentation on Sunday, December 4th. There will also be a special one-day Pre-Fun Run on Saturday, November 26th.

The Pahrump Nugget Hotel & Casino is the perfect getaway and entertainment destination. The gambling hall features 33,000 square feet of gaming. The property also has three restaurants, newly remodeled race and sportsbook, three bars, a bowling center, newly remodeled bingo room and hotel with sixty-nine rooms. The newly remodeled guest rooms provide amazing luxury and comfort with wireless Internet access, plasma TVs, plus snack and beverage amenities in every room.

Come and celebrate the return of Best In The Desert style off-road racing to the great city of Pahrump, Nevada. It’s not too early to mark December 1 to 4, 2016, on your calendar and get your reservations in.


Follow the action of the Lucas Oil Production Studios broadcasts of Best In The Desert events on the NBC Sports Network and MAVTV.

2016 Best In The Desert official sponsors: Ford Motor Company – official truck, General Tire – official tire, Lucas – official oil, Sunoco Race Fuels – official fuel, KC HiLiTES – official light, Polaris RZR – official UTV, Beta Motorcycles – official motorcycle, Fabtech – official Suspension, Rugged Radios – official communications, 212 Performance Gloves – official gloves, Method Race Wheels, McKenzies, Kartek, Sportsman Cycle Sales, Slime, Azunia Tequila, Fall Advertising and Prerunner Maniac.

The American Off-Road Racing Series…Best In The Desert!
Further information is available at:
phone: (702) 457-5775


Steve Olliges Trick Truck image at top provided by RnR Race Photos

Important notice:
THE USE OF DRONES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED AT ANY BEST IN THE DESERT EVENT. Please be aware, Drones are VERY DANGEROUS to the safety of all concerned, both people in the air and on the ground.

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