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 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.