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-- CT Racing  builds a "Best In The Desert" winner --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels CT Racing has been a dominant force in off-road endurance racing since the 1990s, winning three SCORE off-road championships and 11 Best in the Desert (BITD) championships. Seven of those BITD championships were in a row! For two years, CT quads placed first, second and third in the championship. All of the BITD titles have been won on Hondas—a TRX250R, TRX450R and a hand-built XR650-powered Laeger quad. Eight championships,…

Dustin Jones Claims First Win of 2019 Season

S3 Racing Can-Am racer Dustin Jones piloted his Maverick X3 MAX Turbo R side-by-side vehicle to the UTV Turbo class win at the Best In The Desert season opener in Parker, Ariz. Jones, and co-pilot Dustin Henderson outlasted 60-plus entrants in their class to notch the victory. Can-Am racers Michael Isom (UTV Unlimited) and Beau Judge (Short Course) also earned overall class wins at the 2019 BITD Parker 250 event. “It’s awesome to start the Best In The Desert series and the desert-racing season with a Pro Turbo class win…

CST Athlete Spotlight: Cory Sappington

Cory Sappington has been riding since 1978. Since then, he has competed in over 200 off-road races. In 2005, Cory combined his Arizona origins and love of off-road racing to create the sport of UTV desert racing. This past weekend, Cory took on the legendary Vegas to Reno race in his freshly built Can-Am Maverick with the help of CST Lobo tires.


Justin Lambert (Cognito Motorsports / Polaris) was the top finishing side-by-side and won the UTV Pro Production class at the BITD Parker 250. The next three vehicles to reach the BITD finish line were all running ITP UltraCross R Spec tires in the UTV Turbo Production class, giving ITP a clean sweep and the top four overall finishers at the opening round. "Our racers continue to prove the made-in-the-USA ITP UltraCross R Spec tire is the choice for serious desert racing and recreation. Not only did we win…