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Ford and Best in the Desert sign continued sponsorship agreement

Best in the Desert, the largest off-road race series in North America, today announced that Ford will remain as Official Truck Sponsor of the 2018 Best in the Desert Series. Best in the Desert will continue to use Ford trucks exclusively in its operations and event promotions activities while at the same time Ford will continue to offer one of the largest OEM backed off-road racing contingency programs exclusively for Best in the Desert racers using Ford trucks and motors. Ford’srelationship with Best in the Desert goes back to 1996 and has been a crucial factor in helping Best in the Desert grow in stature and prestige.

“We are very fortunate as an organization to have such a great and long standing relationship with a company like Ford. It’s testament to the shared vision and commitment both our companies have towards the sport of off-road racing”, commented Bryan Folks co-owner of Best in the Desert. “We are looking to 2018 and beyond for ways to grow the sport and the series even further. We want to make sure partners like Ford are getting the maximum benefit from their investment with us. Their commitment to off-road racing is something our sport can be proud of and a realtionship we do not take for granted”.

“It’s been a pleasure working with the folks at Ford these past 22 years”, stated Best in the Desert Race Operations Mgr. Donald Jackson. “Ford trucks are a crucial part of our operations. We use them for everything from course layout, to marking, to support and as tow vehicles on race day. We really put them to the test during the course of a race season and even after years of continued operation they show no signs of wearing out or not being up to the task. We are very grateful for their support as I am sure are all the Ford racers who benefit from their involvement in “Best in the Desert”.

A copy of Ford’s 2018 F150 EcoBoost Performance Awards is attached to this release. There have been some minor revisions and updates to the 2018 program which offers over $200,000 in contingency payout. Also please note that a new on-line registration process has been implemented with payouts in 2018 to come directly from Ford. Interested racers must register at:

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact Liz Marshall at Best in the Desert at [email protected] or by calling 702-457-5775.


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