Pahrump Nugget “250” Presented by Polaris Set “Race for the Gold” Ready to Launch

The Pahrump Nugget “250”  presented by Polaris RZR is an exciting race in Pahrump, Nevada.  Following our great turnout for last year’s inaugural event, Best in the Desert returns to Pahrump, Nevada, to stage the second running of the Pahrump Nugget “250” presented by Polaris RZR. Now it’s time to “Race for the Gold” at the 2017 Pahrump Nugget “250” presented by Polaris RZR.  The Pahrump Nugget “250” presented by Polaris RZR, is the last event of the 2017 “The American Off Road Racing Series” and may very well be the most exciting race of the year for Cars, Trucks and UTVs. Many Class Championships hang on the outcome of this race and we can’t wait to see who will be displaying the #1 plate for next year.

The 250-mile single loop race course features a variety of fun and challenging terrain for drivers and navigators. This is a chase race that includes seven pits for race vehicles featuring easy access for support crews.

Lots of fun events are planned for the weekend, including the Pahrump Nugget BBQ & Beer Garden set up both days, a Welcome Party and an After Party!  Don’t miss racing in Pahrump!

The Pahrump Nugget will serve as the finish line for the race, which takes place on Dec. 2 and covers some 255 miles through parts of Amargosa Valley. The race comes within a quarter mile of Yucca Mountain. Racers will start out at the Pahrump Nugget and will have a police escort to the official race starting line in Johnnie, Nevada.
The Pahrump Nugget will host several pre-race and post-race activities, including the Welcome Party on November 30th, and the Contingency and Tech Inspection on Dec. 1. The After-Race Party will take place at the property on Dec. 2.
“The Pahrump Nugget is a great venue and is helping us to continue the tradition of off-road racing in Pahrump,” said Donald Jackson, Operations Manager of Best in the Desert. “This year’s race course is deep with history, mixed in with some new exciting challenges to provide racers with a memorable adventure. And we very much appreciate the support of our presenting sponsor, Polaris.”
The Pahrump Nugget Hotel & Casino is the perfect getaway and entertainment destination  The gambling hall features 33,000 square feet of gambling. The pottery also has three restaurants, a race and sports book  three bars, a bowling center, bingo room and hotel with guest rooms providing amazing luxury and comfort.  We could not ask for a better Host Hotel and a great venue to base this great event out of. Golden Casino Group also operates the Gold Town Casino and the Lakeside Casino & RV Park in Pahrump.

Portions of the race will be broadcast live at:

Full race tracking at:

Pahrump Nugget “250” Schedule of Events:

Thursday, November 30, 2017
10 AM to 11:30 AM
Registration for the Time Trials – Trick Trucks and Class 1500
Pahrump Nugget Banquet Hall

12 NOON Staging – 12:15 PM Meeting – 12:30 PM Escort Starts
One Escorted Practice Lap for Time Trials for Trick Trucks and Class 1500
Time Trials immediately follows escorted practice lap

5:30 PM
Welcome Party – Pahrump Nugget Sports Book Bar

Friday, December 1, 2016
9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Drivers Registration – Pahrump Nugget Banquet Hall

9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Car & Truck Contingency & Technical Inspection
Front Parking Lot – Pahrump Nugget

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Pahrump Nugget Barbeque & Beer Garden, Parking Lot

6:00 PM
Pahrump Nugget Banquet Hall
Random 25 vehicle numbers called (Be on time!) 1 hour time penalty if not present

Saturday, December 2, 2017  (Times Subject to Change)
6:15 AM
Car / Truck / UTV Staging
Pahrump Nugget / Holiday Inn / Gold Town Parking Areas

7:15 AM
Police Escort to the Start Line – All Race Vehicles

8:00 AM
1st Professional Car / Truck / UTV Starts

12 NOON to 7:00 PM
Pahrump Nugget Barbeque & Beer Garden, Finish Line

6:00 PM
After-Race Party, Pahrump Nugget Sports Book Bar

Sunday, December 3, 2017
8 AM – 9 AM
Continental Breakfast, Sponsored by the Pahrump Nugget
Pahrump Nugget Banquet Hall

9:00 AM
Awards Presentation, Pahrump Nugget Banquet Hall