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Justin Lofton Gets Top Qualifier For BITD Laughlin Desert Classic

A quick loop around Laughlin was the course today for the Best In The Desert King Shocks Laughlin Desert Classic.

3 miles are fast roads with some big jumps and tight corners was used to decide who would start first on Saturday.

In the Trick Truck class Justin Lofton brushed of the silt of Baja and took the top spot laying down a lap of 3 Minutes and 18 Seconds. A little under 5 seconds behind was Harley Letner and Kyle Jergensen was only a second behind Letner.

6100 which is always a very competitive class saw the most qualifiers with 23 trucks and it was Jordan Brenthel who put the fastest lap time just .026 seconds faster then Mavirick Gaunt. Andrew Myers who is also coming straight from Baja rounded out the podium for qualifying just one second behind Brenthel.

The first group of the day put Class 1500, 1000 and 6200 together in a battle of the buggies and Connor McMullen put down a great lap to be first in the group, but also just missed putting down the fastest lap of the day behind Lofton by less then a second. Sam Berri was the fastest 1500 and Chase Warren 1000.

Starting position isn’t always critical in various races but the format of Laughlin with short laps and two days of racing starting up front with no dust is key. Can’t wait to see how it all unfolds this weekend!

Click here for the 2021 BITD Laughlin Desert Classic Time Trials results.

Photos by HighRev Photo

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ok JL, you Better not ' stink up the road& make any dust, you know what the 400 was like, too many fast guys stuck behind slower guys....