The BlueWater Desert Challenge begins today

Off-road racing returns to Parker this weekend with the Best in the Desert BlueWater Challenge. The race is the fifth event in the six-race 2012 ‘American Off-Road Racing Series’. It’s unique in the series as a 2-day multi-race format that features truck, car and UTV classes running both days for combined results to determine the winners.

Racers will navigate the John Wayne’s Gorge, Marilyn’s Fun Time, The Matterhorn, 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, race director, 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.”

BlueWater Resort & Casino is the race sponsor and the site of today’s Contingency Row in front of BlueWater Cinemas, as well as serving as the base for many of the racers and fans in town this weekend.

Fans can get up and close to the race vehicles and teams today starting at 9:15am at the North Parking Lot at BlueWater, and racing starts Saturday and Sunday at 6:00am right behind Parker Airport.

For more information see HERE.