Off-road Racing News

TransWest Ford Henderson 250 to be a Real Duel In The Desert

Plus General Tire 2012 Mint 400 Update

November, 2011 – Las Vegas, NV

The last race on the Best In The Desert’s 2011 calendar is shaping up to be a real duel amongst competitors, with so many season class points championships riding on it. A total of 14 car and truck class championships will be decided at the end of the day when the dust settles on this last race of the season. The TransWest Ford Henderson “250” is also a “double points” race, so anything can happen in the final points shuffle.

A number of Trick Truck drivers still have a shot at taking the season championship crown. Coming into this race, Steve Strobel holds a fourteen-point lead over John Swift with Steve Sourapas sitting just 6 points behind Swift. Not far back and ready to strike should something happen to the top three, is Greg Nunley, Adam Householder and 2010 defending champ B.J. Baldwin. So it comes down to whichever driver and team that can put together the perfect race for the win, probably goes home with the championship.

In Class 1500 for the unlimited buggies, Steve Appleton holds the lead with 463 points heading into Henderson with Garrick Freitas not far behind with 450.

The Class 1100 championship comes down to a chase between Bryan Folks at 347 points, Brent Parkhouse at 337, Lee Banning Sr. at 335 and Gregg Ryan with 334…it couldn’t it be any closer

Three drivers have a shot at winning the Class 7200 championship. Only 28 points separate Steve Kovach, Alan A. Hogan and David Caspino, making for yet another extremely tight and exciting fight for the class championship.

Not only will this be a great race for the racers and teams, but it’s also going to be an exciting event for racing fans too. The TransWest Ford Henderson “250” is a spectator friendly event. The Time Trials are open for public viewing as well as two designated “spectator only” areas on BLM owned land for the actual race. The BLM gave their approval for them due the extreme attention to safety for all involved by Casey Folks and Best In The Desert in all their events. Best In The Desert personnel will man both of these “spectator only” areas and feature easy paved road access to the course with portable restroom facilities provided.

It’s OFFICIAL !!! – Yes Best In The Desert will be the race promoter for the 2012 General Tire Mint 400 “The Great American Off-Road Race” – Details are finalized and Best In The Desert will be adding a 6th Car/Truck/UTV race to our 2012 racing schedule. The General Tire Mint 400 “The Great American Off-Road Race” will be March 23, 24, 25, 2012.  Additional details will be released as we begin the race promotion on this event.

TransWest Ford Henderson “250”

December 2-4, 2011 – Henderson, Nevada

Thursday, December 1, 2011

1:00 PM – Time Trials begin for Class 1100 and combined Classes 1400 & 1500

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM – Media and Pre-Race Kick-Off Party with the announcement of Time Trials results Fiesta Henderson Hotel Casino, 777 West Lake Mead Drive

Friday, December 2, 2011

10:15 AM to 6:00 PM – Contingency & Technical Inspection for all race vehicles
On Water St. in downtown Henderson

Saturday, December 3, 2011

6:15 AM – 1st Race for Motorcycles, Quads & UTVs
These classes will race around an approximate 45-mile loop three times, for a total of 135 miles, with a gran prix finish

9:00 AM (approx.)  – 2nd Race for Classes 1100, 1700, 1800. 2000, 3000, 3700, 4400, 6000, 6100, 7100, 7300, 8100
These classes will race around an approximate 80-mile loop two times, for a total of 160 miles – Finish Line Cut-off time 3:00 PM – Not a gran prix finish

12:40 PM (approx.) – 3rd Race for Classes 1000, 1200, 1400, 1500, 7200, 8000
These classes will race around an approximate 80-mile loop three times, for a total of 240 miles – Finish Line Cut-off time 9 PM – Not a gran prix finish

Sunday, December 4, 2011

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM – TransWest Ford Henderson “250” Awards Presentation
Henderson Convention Center – Grand Ballroom

Best In The Desert official sponsors: Ford Motor Company – official truck, General Tire – official tire, Lucas – Official Oil, VP Racing Fuels – official fuel, KC HiLiTES – official light, John Deere – official UTV, Husqvarna – official motorcycle, FabTech – Official Suspension, Fall Advertising, Prerunner Maniac, McKenzies, PCI Race Radios, and Sportsman Cycle Sales.

The American Off-Road Racing Series…Best In The Desert!

Further information available from:

email:, phone: (702) 457-5775


Related posts

2010 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Official DVD Release


The UNITE Team Combines Royalty for a Heavy Hitter Ultra4 Vegas to Reno Race


NASCAR’s Robby Gordon maintains Overall & SCORE Trophy-Truck Points Lead