Jimmy Rodriguez, a photographer at the Best in the Desert Laughlin Desert Classic tragically lost his life on Saturday, October 22nd. According to eyewitness accounts, Rodriguez was struck by a race vehicle that lost control going off a jump during the one of the heat races.
A statement from Best in the Desert read: On Saturday, October 22, 2022, during the Laughlin Desert Classic, photographer, Jimmy Rodriquez, tragically lost his life in an accident. Rodriquez has photographed Best In The Desert races for several years. The entire Best In The Desert staff shares our most sincere condolences to the Rodriquez family, and the racing community, for this most unfortunate accident. Details of the incident remain undisclosed at this time out of respect to his family.
A GoFundMe account has been set up at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/donate-in-the-memory-of-jimmy-rodriguez-jr?utm_campaign=m_pd+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer