Best in the Desert - Henderson 250 Desert Race

December 5 - December 8, 2013
Ancillary Race Activities - Henderson Water Street District
Race Day - Jean, NV
Free Spectator Admission

Schedule of  EventsSpecial Hotel Rates - Road Closures

The Best in the Desert - Henderson 250 Desert Race is an annual off-road desert race and the final race of the season for the Best in the Desert racing series.

Created, supported and hosted by the City of Henderson, 2013 marks the 12th year welcoming desert racers, spectators and enthusiasts to town. Best in the Desert Racing Association (BITD) produces and sanctions this annual event and has designated the start/finish line, main spectator area and race course will be once again, located in Jean, NV.

As the Best in the Desert - Henderson 250 Desert Race marks the final and deciding race for the Best in the Desert yearly racing series, it draws one of the largest numbers of participants.

Other ancillary events include welcome party and announcement of time trials, driver/rider meet & greets, technical inspections for racers and vehicles and an off-road expo on Water Street with music, food, beverage and merchandise vendors. This unique portion of the evetn offers spectators the opportunity to enjoy up close viewing of all race vehicles, as well as a chance to get photographs and autographs from the racers.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, December 5

10:30am-Noon Driver/Rider Registration for Time Trials Henderson Convention Center
12:30pm Time Trials for Class 1400 & 1500

Riot Race Shop

5:30pm Welcome Party (Announcement of Time Trials for Class 1400 & 1500) Fiesta Henderson Hotel & Casino

Friday, December 6

9am-5:30pm Driver/Rider Registration
Media Registration
Henderson Convention Center
9am-5:30pm Technical Inspection & Contingency Off load on Panama, Atlantic or Texas Streets
6pm Driver/Radio
Mandatory Meeting
Henderson Convention Center

Saturday, December 7

6:15am 1st Race - Motorcycles/Quads/UTV's Jean, NV
9am 2nd Race - Class 1100, 1700, 1800, 2000, 3000, 3700, 4400, 5000, 6000, 7100, 7300 & 8100 Jean, NV
12:40pm 3rd Race - Class 1000, 1200, 1400, 1500, 6011, 7200 & 8000 Jean, NV

Sunday, December 8

8am Continental Breakfast Henderson Convention Center
9am Awards Presentation Henderson Convention Center

 The Start/Finish Line, main spectator area and race course are located in Jean, NV. 

Special Hotel Rates


Aston Montelago Village Resort

Rate: 20% off 

Description: Along the waterfront of Lake Las Vegas, Aston MonteLago Village Resort offers elegant one, two and three bedroom luxury suites, and studios.

Lake Las Vegas is located just 20 minutes east of McCarren International Airport and the Las Vegas Strip.

Group Code: Henderson 250 Desert Classic

Phone: 702-564-5700

Comfort Inn & Suites

Rate: Suite $79, Standard $69

Description: Complimentary Hot Continental Breakfast each morning with 24 hour coffee and tea in the lobby. Also includes wireless internet, a heated pool and spa, business center and a fitness center.

Group Code: Desert

Phone: 702-387-6500

Hilton Garden Inn

Rate: $89

Description: Minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, Airport, and a short drive to Lake Mead Recreation Area.  Near GreenValley/Henderson area and adjacent to Sunset Station Casino.

Group Code: BID13

Phone: 702-322-9000

Sunset Station Hotel & Casino

Rate: Thurs. $44, Fri. & Sat. $79

Description: Sunset Station has 457 rooms as well as nonstop casino action. They also have many great restaurants, multi screen movie complex, a fun zone for the kids, bingo parlor, swimming pool, outdoor amphitheater, entertainment, gift shops, 6,500 sq. ft. of meeting space and more.

Sunset Station is home to Strike Zone, a $26 million bowling center which has been called the most sophisticated and expensive bowling and entertainment center in the United States.

Just across the street from the property, you can shop to your heart's content at the Galleria Mall.

Shuttle service to and from McCarran Airport is available.

Group Code: SCIBITD

Phone: 888-786-7389

Best Western Plus

Rate: $65

Description: 115 well appointed guest rooms with New flat panel TVs, microwave and refigerator. On site exercise facility, laundry and  valet parking. Free Hot breakfast, high speed internet, USA Today Newspaper and local calls.

Group Code: Best of Desert

Phone: 702-564-9200

Hampton Inn & Suites (St. Rose)

Rate: $89

Description: Heated outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi, 24 hour Suite Shop and business center, free high speed internet, fitness center and laundry services.

Also included are in-room coffee makers, hair dryer, iron and ironing board and complimentary van transportation within a 5 mile radius of the hotel.

Group Code: Best of Desert
Phone: 800-HAMPTON
Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa

Rate: $80 plus $24.99 resort fee

Description: Located a few miles from the Las Vegas Strip and minutes from McCarran International Airport, the Mediterranean-style property offers first class accommodations and amenities.

In addition to the luxurious guest rooms providing amazing views of the bright lights of Las Vegas or the surrounding mountains, the hotel features 79,000 square feet of meeting space, 30,000-square-foot-spa, an eight-acre Backyard pool area, eight restaurants, nearby shopping, state-of-the-art gaming and a 500-seat entertainment venue that has housed some of today’s top touring headline artists.

Group Code: GCIBITD, Henderson 250 or BESTINTHEDES

Phone: 866-872-9487

Fiesta Henderson

Rate: $24 Sun.-Thu., $59 Fri. & Sat.

Description: Complete Las Vegas experience with intimate setting. Enjoy spacious rooms, great gaming action, live entertainment and a variety of dining options for great value.

Group Code: RCIBDHD

Phone: 888-899-7770

Courtyard by Marriott

Rate: Double/Double Rooms $69, Studio Suites $79

Description: Complimentary shuttle to airport, corporate centers and Las Vegas Boulevard. Free high speed internet, two phones with data ports and in-room coffee makers. Pool, fitness center and Café.

Group Code: Click Here

Phone: 800-321-2211

Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham

Rate: $59

Description: Located 20 minutes from Las Vegas Strip.  Complimentary hot breakfast buffet daily and Wednesday dinner. Complimentary Internet access, refrigerator, microwave, iron and ironing board, hair dryer and coffee maker. Indoor heated pool & spa, fitness center and guest laundry.

Group Code: BID

Phone: 800-527-1133

Wingate by Wyndham

Rate: Deluxe King or Double Queen $82

Description: Complimentary parking and hot breakfast buffet. Each room is elegantly appointed with a microwave, refrigerator, two phones with voicemail and data ports. Also included is an iron and ironing board, safe, coffee maker and hair dryer. Heated pool and Spa are open year round. 

Group Code: Best in the Desert


Hampton Inn & Suites

Rate: Standard $79, Suite $93

Description: Complimentary breakfast, wireless internet, 24 hour business center, manager's reception, pool and spa.  Minutes from airport, strip, speedway, and Sam Boyd Stadium.

Group Code: HDC

Phone: 702-992-9292


Road Closures

Please take note of the following road closures that will take place during this event. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation. 

Water Street (Basic to Atomic)
Atlantic (Eldorado Parking Entrance to Water)

Thursday, December 1, 7pm
Friday, December 2, 9pm
Friday, December 2, 9pm