Best in the Desert Racing Association announces that the BlueWater Desert Challenge is on its way to the Parker Area again this year. The two-day race begins with the time trials on Thursday, October 13. Thursday night, General Tire will host a party in “The Dig” Lounge at BlueWater Resort & Casino. On Friday, October 14, Contingency will be held at the BlueWater Resort & Casino. Racing will be on Saturday and Sunday, October 15 & 16. Awards will be presented Sunday evening.
This is a very exciting and fun two-day event. The course is loaded with unusual signage pointing out the unique features of this race. “The Matterhorn”, “The John Wayne Gorge”, “The Haunted House” and “Devils’ Drop” are just some of the landmarks of this very cool race.
Casey Folks says, “This sport is on an incline. That’s unbelievable for a total disposable-income sport in this economy.” That’s probably because Casey puts on the best racing events in the world and has the highest safety standards in the industry. The mandatory stop before the pit and a 25 MPH speed limit through the pit will be strictly enforced. One popular spectator area will be the “P mountain” side of Shea Road. There will be no parking on the “Town” side of Shea Road, just like last year. The entire area will again be well-signed for spectator and driver safety. Please listen to the Best in the Desert Racing Officials. Their number one priority is SAFETY. Please pay special attention to the signage. It is there for a reason: SAFETY.
The Colorado River Indian Tribes Camping and ORV Fees are as follows:
$15 Daily (Overnight Camping)
$40 (Weekend Pass – October 13, 14, 15 &16)
Off Road Vehicle Decal (ORV):
ORV for duration of the race $25.00
ORV Decal for Calendar year $25 per vehicle (Issued at the Fish & Game Office)
Driver License and;
Bill of Sale or;
Please also be aware that NO OPEN FIRES, BURNING OF PALLETS OR TIRES WILL BE TOLERATED. All fires MUST be within a “tub-like”, fire-proof container. No digging holes to make fires. Please follow these very important instructions so everyone will have a good time.
In the event of an emergency and you are using your cell phone to call, please use the follow toll-free number: 800 450-4911. This number will get you right to the La Paz County Sheriff Dispatchers for your emergency.
Casey is always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help with the races. For more information on serving as a volunteer, please call Best in the Desert at 702 457-5775 or visit: www.bitd.com
For information on where to stay while in the Parker Area please visit: www.parkerareatourism.com or call 928 669-6511 or 928 669-2174.
Let’s have a great event this October. Race on!