Join in & discuss all the action for the B.I.T.D. BlueWater Desert Challenge. Robby Gordon is driving the #1537 SPEED Energy Truggy & is looking to wrap up the championship. Qualifying is on Thursday, October 11th & the race begins on Saturday, October 13th.
any news about qualifying?
i know sam personally he will drive/push to hard and break
Lol, good for RG.
Mexico, aint you a little ways from home??
The Blue Water Desert Challenge in Parker, AZ, October 12-14, hosted by the Blue Water Resort & Casino, is the fifth event in the six-race 2012 Best In The Desert “American Off-Road Racing Series”. Unlike all of the other Best In The Desert long distance races that are either a long loop race, or a point to point course, as is the Parker “425” or the recent General Tire “Vegas to Reno” courses, the Blue Water Desert Challenge is a 2-day multi-race format that features Best In The Desert’s Car, Truck and UTV classes running both days for combined results to determine the winners.
Held along the picturesque Colorado River, this is the third year running of the Blue Water Desert Challenge, and it is quickly becoming a classic event welcoming in the fall season. As soon as the dust settled at the “Vegas to Reno race”, racers started telling each other, “I’ll see you in October at Parker.” The unique format still allows competitors to log in 150-miles of challenging desert racing over the course of two days. It also offers the racers to make adjustments and fine tune their vehicles for the second day of shoot-out style competition.
The Blue Water Desert Challenge features two full days of non-stop racing on an exciting multi-loop
25-mile course that treats the racers to notable landmarks like John Wayne’s Gorge, Marilyn’s Fun Time, The Matterhorn, The Snake Pit, The Sand Pile, The Rock Pile, The Haunted House, Course Cutter Wash, Blow Sand Blues, The Bunny Jump, Thunder Alley, Sleepy Hallow, Parker River Run and The Snake Pit. Casey Folks, director of Best in the Desert, said, “This course not only features the famous “Parker Python”, but also an extremely wide variety of tough terrain that’s sure to challenge the skills and endurance of every racer.”
Unlike other Best In The Desert races where the Trick Trucks and Class 1500 cars compete head-to-head for the coveted first starting position and $1000 “Team Ford” Pole award, the Blue Water Desert Challenge features a different qualifying format. There will be individual qualifying sessions held Thursday before the race for Classes 1100, 1400, 1500 and 1000/7200. So for this race only, the sponsor of the Pole Award - Team Ford-Lincoln owner Steve Olliges announced that he would pay out the $1,000 Pole Award to the driver with the fastest overall qualifying time, regardless of which class. The fastest qualifier among the four classes will take home the $1,000 cash purse, plus the beautiful “Team Ford” engraved Pole Award trophy to boast over with their friends and fellow competitors.
In another twist for qualifying, Classes 1000 and 7200 with be going head-to-head in their session. This is the result of some Class 1000 racers claiming they were faster than the 7200 trucks. Since those two classes will be running in the same racing heat, it was decided to let them shoot it out for the combined field starting order.
The Blue Water Desert Challenge is held in the Town of Parker, AZ with the start/finish line just one mile from the host hotel, the beautiful Blue Water Resort & Casino, right along the scenic Colorado River. It’s a great time to come to Parker; off-road race by day and play at the exciting Blue Water Resort & Casino by night.
Looks like Robby Q'ed in First starting position....in #1500 Class
Kevin Wilson twitter
....edit/ Fastest overall
Not very quick updating the website. It's all about BJ right now