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Breaking News!!: Laughlin, NV: Head on vehicle collision on Aha Macav Parkway.

Breaking News!!: Laughlin, NV: Head on vehicle collision on Aha Macav Parkway.

According to the Mohave Valley Fire Department, firefighters responded to a head on vehicle collision on Aha Macav Parkway, just north of the Avi Resort and Casino, in Laughlin, Nevada.

The head on vehicle collision occurred before 4:50pm PT on Sunday, February 11th, 2018.

Mohave Valley Fire Department Station 84, along with Fort Mojave Mesa Fire Department Station 91 and 92, Clark County Fire Department Station 85, Fort Mojave Tribal Police Department, American Medical Response ambulance, and Classic Air responded, all to the head on vehicle collision.

According to the Mohave Valley Fire Department, 5 patients were transported by ground to Valley View Medical Center and a patient was transported to Havasu Regional by Classic Air.

** Pictures from the Mohave Valley Fire Department: **

 

News Update!!: Colorado River Tri-State: Latest Information: Loud Explosion Sound Heard and Felt Across Area.

News Update!!: Colorado River Tri-State: Latest Information: Loud Explosion Sound Heard and Felt Across Area.

ZachNews has the latest information regarding the loud explosion sound across the Colorado River Tri-State before 6:00pm MST (5:00pm PT) on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018.

As of Thursday, January 18th, 2018, Nellis Air Force Base responded to ZachNews by email regarding the loud explosion sound saying, “The investigation results are that there was no aircraft in those areas that are assigned to Nellis AFB that could produce such a large amount of noise.”

ZachNews has also contacted Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms and awaiting their response to what was that loud explosion sound heard Wednesday evening.

People on social media reporting to heard the loud explosion sound and even feeling their building shake in Laughlin, Nevada and Bullhead City, Arizona, and heard the loud explosion sound as far south as Needles, California as far west as Essex, California, and as far east as Kingman, Arizona.

Bullhead City Police Department’s Dispatch confirmed that they’ve been receiving calls of the loud explosion sound, but they don’t know what it was and are investigating.

There were no reports on any fires, pipeline explosions, or transformers explosions.

The loud explosion sound heard and felt had some people thinking that another meteor crashed landed like the meteor that flashed across the sky over midwest part of the United States before crashing at around 7:00pm CT (5:00pm PT) on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018.

The American Meteor Society said they received more than 355 reports about the Tuesday’s fireball in the sky, which was primarily spotted in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Missouri, and Ontario in Canada.

At this moment, no confirmation on any meteor chase landing in our area.

** More updates will be posted here as soon as they come into ZachNews. **

Live Breaking News!!: Colorado River Tri-State: Loud explosion sound heard and felt across the area.

Live Breaking News!!: Colorado River Tri-State: Loud explosion sound heard and felt across the area.

ZachNews has been receiving reports of people hearing a loud explosion sound across the Colorado River Tri-State before 6:00pm MST (5:00pm PT) on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018.

People on social media reporting to heard the loud explosion sound and even feeling their building shake in Laughlin, Nevada and Bullhead City, Arizona, and heard the loud explosion sound as far south as Needles, California, as far west as Essex, California, and as far east as Kingman, Arizona.

Bullhead City Police Department’s Dispatch confirmed that they’ve been receiving calls of the loud explosion sound, but they don’t know what it was and are investigating.

ZachNews has contacted Nellis Air Force Base and Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, and await a response.

Weather Alert!!: Colorado River Tri-State: Storms approaching Colorado River and Route 66 communities during Solar Eclipse 2017.

Weather Alert!!: Colorado River Tri-State: Storms approaching Colorado River and Route 66 communities during Solar Eclipse 2017.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are approaching Colorado River and Route 66 communities during Solar Eclipse 2017.

As seen on the KNBC Channel 4 weather radar, scattered rain with some moderate to heavy rain falling near Kingman, Arizona; Topock, Arizona; Yucca, Arizona; Kingman, Arizona; and Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

The storms could produce gusty winds and thunder with lightning in some areas well other areas may get clearing before the solar eclipse starts.

Just in case, if you’re in the area of the Bullhead City, Arizona; Fort Mohave, Arizona; Mohave Valley, Arizona; Needles, California; Topock, Arizona; Yucca, Arizona; and Lake Havasu City, Arizona, please be on watch and ready for the storms in case of any weather related problems.

If there’s any flooding along dirt channels, creeks, or rivers from the storms, stay away and don’t drive through the flooded roadway.

Depending on the weather conditions, people in the Colorado River Tri-State area, including Needles, California; Topock, Arizona; Mohave Valley, Arizona; Laughlin, Nevada; and Kingman, Arizona, will enjoy 70% of the solar eclipse.

The solar eclipse will start at around 9:10am PT, the maximum solar eclipse will be at around 10:28am PT, and the solar eclipse will end at around 11:54am PT.

** More Information: Solar Eclipse 2017: **

https://zachnews.wordpress.com/2017/08/20/colorado-river-tri-state-getting-ready-for-solar-eclipse-2017/

If the thunderstorms begin to get worst and approach the Needles, California area, ZachNews will be live of Facebook reporting on the thunderstorms.

https://www.facebook.com/ZachNews/

** Stay tuned to ZachNews for the latest information on Monsoon 2017. **

Colorado River Tri-State: Getting ready for Solar Eclipse 2017.

Colorado River Tri-State: Getting ready for Solar Eclipse 2017.

Get ready everybody as a solar eclipse will be happening on  Monday, August 21st, 2017 over the United States of America.

As seen on the map above from National Aeronautics and Space Administration (N.A.S.A.), depending on where you are in the United States of America, you will enjoy a full solar eclipse well other states may enjoy some part of the solar eclipse, all depending on the weather conditions in your area.

Depending on the weather conditions, people in the Colorado River Tri-State area, including Needles, California; Topock, Arizona; Mohave Valley, Arizona; Laughlin, Nevada; and Kingman, Arizona, will enjoy 70% of the solar eclipse.

** Needles, California: **

 

The solar eclipse will start at around 9:10am PT.

The maximum solar eclipse will be at around 10:28am PT.

The end of the solar eclipse will be at around 11:54am PT.

According to the National Weather Service, scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny and hot, with a high near 107. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

** More Weather Information: **

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-114.60701260691674&lat=34.84005564091872#.WZqEQz5961t

**** Important Notice: Needles Unified School District: ****

According to the Needles Unified School District, a “Modified Shelter in Place Drill” will be in place from 10:00am to 11:00am PT for the Total Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21st, 2017.

“The eclipse can be a terrific teaching tool, however there can be safety issues to consider! Needles USD will take precautions to ensure that all students are safe as they can learn about this scientific phenomenon,” said the Needles Unified School District on their website.

** More Information: Needles Unified School District: **

https://1.cdn.edl.io/7JYQmpKb8U2vynAvLxrxPjm3E0SYaZF2tqTpJQfbJjFvjG1T.pdf

 

** Topock, Arizona: **

The solar eclipse will start at around 9:10am MST.

The maximum solar eclipse will be at around 10:28am MST.

The end of the solar eclipse will be at around 11:54am MST.

According to the National Weather Service, scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny and hot, with a high near 107. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

** More Weather Information: **

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-114.48086141088787&lat=34.777224823480324#.WZqDjD5961t

 

** Mohave Valley, Arizona: **

The solar eclipse will start at around 9:10am MST.

The maximum solar eclipse will be at around 10:28am MST.

The end of the solar eclipse will be at around 11:54am MST.

According to the National Weather Service, scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny and hot, with a high near 107. Calm wind becoming south southwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

** More Weather Information: **

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-114.59862507141521&lat=34.86558500749109#.WZqDjz5961t

 

** Laughlin, Nevada: **

The solar eclipse will start at around 9:09am PT.

The maximum solar eclipse will be at around 10:28am PT.

The end of the solar eclipse will be at around 11:54am PT.

According to the National Weather Service, scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 104. Calm wind becoming south southwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

** More Weather Information: **

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-114.57499812442536&lat=35.16131601224568#.WZqDkz5961t

 

** Kingman, Arizona: **

The solar eclipse will start at around 9:10am PT.

The maximum solar eclipse will be at around 10:29am PT.

The end of the solar eclipse will be at around 11:58am PT.

According to the National Weather Service, showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 94. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

** More Weather Information: **

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-114.06314130067207&lat=35.189428548489204#.WZqDpD5961s

**** Solar Eclipse 2017 Events: ****

  • Kingman Branch Library, located at 3269 North Burbank Street in Kingman, Arizona, will be having a Solar Eclipse 2017 event to witness this natural event. Free eclipse glasses will be available for the viewing. The event will be in front of the library at 10:00am MST. The event is free and open to the public.
  • Lake Mead National Recreation Area is holding a free viewing party at the visitor center from 9:00am to 12:00pm MST. Park rangers will be giving a presentation and be available to answer questions throughout the event. There will be solar glasses available for purchase for those who wish to experience the event on their own. There will also be a solar telescope for people to look through at the ranger station.

 

**** What Is U.T. (Universal Time) Means: ****

 

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (N.A.S.A.) will also be showing the solar eclipse online for anybody who is unable to enjoy the Solar Eclipse 2017 outside in their area.

**** Solar Eclipse 2017 Live: ****

Just in case the weather is good enough to enjoy the solar eclipse, here is some information from N.A.S.A. you needs to know about the solar eclipse as well as how to see the solar eclipse safely.

  • What is a solar eclipse?

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, obscuring part or all of the star from the planet. During a partial eclipse, the sun basically looks like a bite has been taken out of it, but at the time of totality – when the moon passes fully in front of the sun – it’s fully obscured. For the Aug. 21 eclipse, the longest period when the moon obscures the sun’s entire surface along its path will last about 2 minutes and 40 seconds.

  • Why are they so rare?

A total solar eclipse hasn’t been visible from the contiguous U.S. since 1979, and total solar eclipses usually only grace the skies above a given location every 100 years or so, according to NASA estimates. However, solar eclipses in general happen pretty often. On average, solar eclipses of one kind or another happen about two to four times per year somewhere across the planet.

  • Where can I see it?

The path of totality begins in Lincoln Beach, Oregon. From there, the deep shadow of the moon will pass over parts of Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina before ending at 4:09 p.m. ET. Most cities along the path have planned festivals and viewing events to watch the eclipse. If you’re not able to get to one of the locations, you can always catch the eclipse live online.

  • Can I stare at the sun during the eclipse?

No. Dangerous UV light will cause severe retinal damage or blindness. Looking directly at the sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse or totality, when the moon entirely blocks the sun’s bright face, which will happen only within the narrow path of totality.

The only safe way to look directly at the un-eclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as eclipse glasses or hand-held solar viewers.

** More Information: Eyewear Safety: **

https://1.cdn.edl.io/CfZfazy1UEc9xLJbU6gGmeJoddQ6qOoN2VULzZP84YehAntV.pdf

Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun. To date four manufacturers have certified that their eclipse glasses and handheld solar viewers meet the ISO 12312-2 international standard for such products: Rainbow Symphony, American Paper Optics, Thousand Oaks Optical and TSE 17.

Always inspect your solar filter before use; if scratched or damaged, discard it. Read and follow any instructions printed on or packaged with the filter.

Always supervise children using solar filters. Stand still and cover your eyes with your eclipse glasses or solar viewer before looking up at the bright sun.

After glancing at the sun, turn away and remove your filter — do not remove it while looking at the sun. Do not look at the un-eclipsed or partially eclipsed sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars, or other optical device.

Do not look at the sun through a camera, a telescope, binoculars or any other optical device while using your eclipse glasses or hand-held solar viewer — the concentrated solar rays will damage the filter and enter your eyes, causing serious injury.

Seek expert advice from an astronomer before using a solar filter with a camera, a telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device.

If you are within the path of totality, remove your solar filter only when the Moon completely covers the sun’s bright face and it suddenly gets quite dark.

Experience totality, then, as soon as the bright sun begins to reappear, replace your solar viewer to glance at the remaining partial phases.

**** Have fun and enjoy safely the Solar Eclipse 2017 everybody. ****

** Picture Above from NBC affiliate KNBC Channel 4: **

Colorado River Tri-State: Celebrating Independence Day 2017 with Events and Fireworks Shows. 

Colorado River Tri-State: Celebrating Independence Day 2017 with Events and Fireworks Shows.

Here are a list of events and fireworks shows happening around the Colorado River Tri-State celebrating Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017.

** Needles, California: **

  • The Needles Aquatic Center will be having a Independence Day Celebration starting at 12:00pm PT on Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 at the Needles Aquatic Center, located at 1101 Civic Center Drive near J Street, in Needles, California.

Come on in and get cool off in the pool well enjoying food, prizes, a pageant ceremony, pool games, and the Miss Freedom and Mr. Firecracker competition for kids between 4 and 5 years old.

Prizes include a drawing for a free family summer pass at the Needles Aquatic Center, great to use when the temperature is very hot outside and need a cool place to cool off.

Admission to the Independence Day Celebration is $2.50 each and the concession stand will be open and serving goodies, operated by the Sandsharks swim team.

For more information, please call the Needles Aquatic Center at: 1 (760) 326-3866.

** Oatman, Arizona: **

  • The Oatman Sidewalk Egg Frying Contest will be held at 12:00pm PT/MST off Main Street in Oatman, Arizona.

There Egg Frying Contest will have awards for the Best Fried Eggs and other categories.

There will be food, drinks and music as part of the celebrate.

** Laughlin, Nevada: **

  • The Avi Resort and Casino will be having a fireworks show by Zambelli Internationale pyrotechnic company near the Colorado River.

The firework show, titled “Thunder in the Sky” will begin at 8:45pm PT/MST.

Avi Resort and Casino is located at 10000 Aha Macav Parkway in Laughlin, Nevada.

Arrive early to get the best spot to watch the fireworks show.

  • A large firework show, titled “Rockets Over the River”, will be held at 9:00pm PT/MST in view of the Colorado River and casinos along Casino Drive in Laughlin, Nevada.

The fireworks show is being produced by Pyrotecnico and sponsored by the Laughlin Tourism Commission.

The fireworks show will be set to summer and patriotic music.

Arrive early to get the best spot to watch the fireworks show.

** Lake Havasu City, Arizona: **

A fireworks show, titled “Fireworks Over the Lake: July 4th Fireworks Show”, will be held at 9:00pm PT/MST at Thompson Bay in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

Watch the sky light up over Thompson Bay with fellow boaters, beach-goers and tailgaters.

Get to your viewing location early and celebrate the magic and wonder fireworks spectacular well on the water and tie up with your fellow boaters in Thompson Bay from the comfort of your boat.

Best viewing locations for the fireworks show includes: Rotary Park (plenty of free parking, straight view of the fireworks, coolers allowed, no alcohol or pets permitted); The Nautical Beachfront Resort (on the island, plenty of free parking, coolers and outside alcohol not permitted); London Bridge Beach (on the island, free parking, coolers allowed); and Thompson Bay (via boat*, please anchor both bow and stern due to winds and current, anchor early as Thompson Bay fills up).

The fireworks will be set off directly across the bay from Lookout Point on Spectator Point (at The Nautical Beachfront Resort).

Tune in to KNTR 980AM for a live simulcast with music set specifically to the fireworks show.

** Law enforcement, city officials and event organizers are reminding pet owners to please keep pets at home and in a secure location during all of the area fireworks shows. More pets are lost during July 4th than any other day of the year. **

**** Please make sure to have a safe, fun, and happy Independence Day everybody and don’t drink and drive. ****

Sports Alert!!: Laughlin, NV: Final race winners from the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic.

Sports Alert!!: Laughlin, NV: Final race winners from the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic.

ZachNews has the final race winners from the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic, presented by Canidae and Tap It, held on Sunday, May 14th, 2017 in Laughlin, Nevada.

ZachNews has learned that #1570 Harly Letner and Youtheory Racing have taken the overall win at the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic.

His win earned Youtheory Racing its third consecutive Class 1500 win in 2017, with victories at the Parker 425, Mint 400, and this weekend’s 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic.

More information is still coming into ZachNews.

 

** Here are the latest racing results from the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic held on Sunday, May 14th, 2017: **

**** Race 1 Weekend Unofficial Results (Class 1700, 2700, 3700, 4700, 5000, 7100, 8100, Vintage): ****

**** Race 2 Weekend Unofficial Results (Class 1100, 2000, 2400, 3000, 6000, 7200): ****

**** Race 3 Weekend Unofficial Results (Class 1000, 1500, 6200): ****

**** Race 4 Weekend Unofficial Results (Class 6100-8000): ****

**** Race 5 Weekend Unofficial Results (Trick Trucks): ****

Great work and many thanks to all of the great organizers who helped put on the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic as well as to all of the volunteers who came out to help during the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic.

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez was at the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic in Laughlin, Nevada and will have lots of pictures as well as lots of videos near the off-road raceway coming soon.

** Information and pictures from the Best In The Desert Racing Association.  **

 

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Laughlin, NV: Off-road racing continues today at the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic.

Laughlin, NV: Off-road racing continues today at the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic.

Off-road racing in the desert for the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic, presented by Canidae and Tap It, continues on Sunday, May 14th, 2017 in Laughlin, Nevada.

The racing event for off-road cars and trucks, will be speeding along an impressive new course dedicated to off-road racers.

According to their their website, Best In The Desert said with 136 race teams already signed up, 27 Trick Trucks, 22 Class 6100 Spec Engine Trick Trucks and 16 Class 1000 Cars represent some of the bigger class entries heading to Laughlin, Nevada this weekend.

The entire field of racers will be geared up and ready to duel each other over the exceptionally challenging desert terrain for bragging rights at Best In The Desert’s Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic presented by Canidae and Tap It.

All of the off-road desert racing will be taking place on Saturday and Sunday at the Event Park which is located at the corner of Bruce Woodbury Drive and Thomas Edison Way, a block west of Casino Drive, in Laughlin, Nevada.

The off-road desert race course will run along the desert area north of Bruce Woodbury Drive, cross Needles Highway, round back in the desert west of Needles Highway, cross Needles Highway again, and head back to the finish line along the desert area south of Nevada State Route 163.

**** Racing Schedule: ****

On Sunday, May 14th, 2017, the 2nd day of off-road racing will happen at the Event Park.

  • 1st Race (3 Laps): 6:00am PT;
  • 2nd Race (4 Laps): 8:00am PT;
  • 3rd Race (4 Laps): 10:00am PT;
  • 4th Race (4 Laps): 12:00pm PT;
  • 5th Race (4 Laps): 2:00pm PT.

The will be an Awards Presentation will be held at 6:00pm PT on Sunday, May 14th, 2017 at the Harrah’s Laughlin Convertion Center in Laughlin, Nevada.

** All of the races during the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic are Free to view. Please make sure to arrive early to get the best parking spot as well as to get the best viewing location spot. **

**** You can watch all of the off-road races from the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic at the following Dirt Live 2 on Live Stream website address: ****

https://livestream.com/accounts/11377457/events/7353073

**** Road Closures: ****

Reminder, Needles Highway, from Bruce Woodbury Drive to Nevada State Route 163, will be closed during the off-road racing event on Saturday and Sunday, and motorists will be detoured onto Bruce Woodbury Drive to either Thomas Edison Way or Casino Drive to Nevada State Route 163.

**** Weather Information: ****

** Weather information and forecast can be found at the following website addresses: **

  • ZachNews:

https://zachnews.wordpress.com/local-weather-forecast/

  • National Weather Service:

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-114.58194061432688&lat=35.16207587502366#.WRQBd4Ntm1s

** More information regarding the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic is at the following ZachNews website address: **

https://zachnews.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/laughlin-nv-get-ready-for-the-2nd-annual-method-race-wheels-laughlin-desert-classic/

**** ZachNews will be along the desert race course at the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic getting pictures and videos of all of the racing action. ****

** Flyer Pictures from the Best In The Desert. **

Sports Alert!!: Laughlin, NV: Official Day 1 Racing Results from the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic.

Sports Alert!!: Laughlin, NV: Official Day 1 Racing Results from the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic.

Here are the Official Day 1 Racing Results from the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic, presented by Canidae and Tap It, held on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 in Laughlin, Nevada.

** Saturday’s Top 5 Time Trials: **

  • 1. #1575 Pat Dean
  • 2. #1 Jason Voss
  • 3. #1570 Harley Letner
  • 4. #32 Shawn Croll
  • 5. #4 Justin Matney

** Overall Finish Results for Group A:

** Official 1st Race Results: **

 

** Official 2nd Race Results: **

 

** Official 3rd Race Results: **

** Official 4th Race Results: **

** Official 5th Race Results: **

** Other Racing Result Information: **

All of the off-road racing action in the desert will continue on Sunday, May 14th, 2017 on the final day of the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic.

** More information regarding the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic is at the following ZachNews website address: **

https://zachnews.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/laughlin-nv-get-ready-for-the-2nd-annual-method-race-wheels-laughlin-desert-classic/

**** ZachNews will be along the desert race course at the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic getting pictures and videos of all of the racing action. ****

** Information and pictures from the Best In The Desert Racing Association.  **

Laughlin, NV: Off-road racing begins today for the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic.

Laughlin, NV: Off-road racing begins today for the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic.

Off-road racing in the desert for the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic, presented by Canidae and Tap It, on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 in Laughlin, Nevada.

The racing event for off-road cars and trucks, will be speeding along an impressive new course dedicated to off-road racers.

According to their their website, Best In The Desert said with 136 race teams already signed up, 27 Trick Trucks, 22 Class 6100 Spec Engine Trick Trucks and 16 Class 1000 Cars represent some of the bigger class entries heading to Laughlin, Nevada this weekend.

The entire field of racers will be geared up and ready to duel each other over the exceptionally challenging desert terrain for bragging rights at Best In The Desert’s Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic presented by Canidae and Tap It.

All of the off-road desert racing will be taking place on Saturday and Sunday at the Event Park which is located at the corner of Bruce Woodbury Drive and Thomas Edison Way, a block west of Casino Drive, in Laughlin, Nevada.

The off-road desert race course will run along the desert area north of Bruce Woodbury Drive, cross Needles Highway, round back in the desert west of Needles Highway, cross Needles Highway again, and head back to the finish line along the desert area south of Nevada State Route 163.

**** Racing Schedule: ****

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, the 1st day of off-road racing will happen at the Event Park.

  • 1st Race (3 Laps): 6:00am PT;
  • 2nd Race (4 Laps): 8:00am PT;
  • 3rd Race (4 Laps): 10:00am PT;
  • 4th Race (4 Laps): 12:00pm PT;
  • 5th Race (4 Laps): 2:00pm PT.

On Sunday, May 14th, 2017, the 2nd day of off-road racing will happen at the Event Park.

  • 1st Race (3 Laps): 6:00am PT;
  • 2nd Race (4 Laps): 8:00am PT;
  • 3rd Race (4 Laps): 10:00am PT;
  • 4th Race (4 Laps): 12:00pm PT;
  • 5th Race (4 Laps): 2:00pm PT.

The will be an Awards Presentation will be held at 6:00pm PT on Sunday, May 14th, 2017 at the Harrah’s Laughlin Convertion Center in Laughlin, Nevada.

** All of the races during the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic are Free to view. Please make sure to arrive early to get the best parking spot as well as to get the best viewing location spot. **

**** You can watch all of the off-road races from the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic at the following Dirt Live 2 on Live Stream website address: ****

https://livestream.com/accounts/11377457/events/7353073

**** Road Closures: ****

Reminder, Needles Highway, from Bruce Woodbury Drive to Nevada State Route 163, will be closed during the off-road racing event on Saturday and Sunday, and motorists will be detoured onto Bruce Woodbury Drive to either Thomas Edison Way or Casino Drive to Nevada State Route 163.

**** Weather Information: ****

** Weather information and forecast can be found at the following website addresses: **

  • ZachNews:

https://zachnews.wordpress.com/local-weather-forecast/

  • National Weather Service:

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-114.58194061432688&lat=35.16207587502366#.WRQBd4Ntm1s

** More information regarding the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic is at the following ZachNews website address: **

https://zachnews.wordpress.com/2017/05/10/laughlin-nv-get-ready-for-the-2nd-annual-method-race-wheels-laughlin-desert-classic/

**** ZachNews will be along the desert race course at the 2nd Annual Method Race Wheels Laughlin Desert Classic getting pictures and videos of all of the racing action. ****

** Flyer Pictures from the Best In The Desert. **