Parker Livecast #18: Casey Folks interview

Racing association director announces new deal with BLM granting the Parker 250 and Parker 425 for the next TEN YEARS


On this week’s podcast, Casey Folks’ thoughts about Robby Gordon, his typical day running Best In The Desert, record entries for the Parker 425, why he banned drones on the course and a special announcement about the future of the Parker 425 and 250. Full index below!


2:50 – Casey Folks joins us by phone
3:30 – What’s a typical day for Casey? Does he have an office?
6:20 – “Logistics” is the skill you need
9:30 – Parker, AZ “is the off-road headquarters in the U.S.”
13:20 – 220 entries already for this year’s Parker 425
18:00 – “I love Robby Gordon to death”
23:30 – “I wouldn’t put money on anyone [to win Parker]”
26:00 – What makes BITD races safe?
28:30 – Why Casey banned drones on the course
32:50 – Parker 425 and Parker 250 granted by BLM for next 10 years
37:00 – What you need to know about the Downtown Experience

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  1. For the record there are 3 BITD races in Parker. I was referring to the trophy truck/vehicle class races. The Parker 250 is a motorcycle/utv race every January and also attracts thousands of spectators to the area.

  2. Awesome interview with one of the icons in desert racing! Thanks Parker for opening up your town and supporting off-road racing!! See you next week as we man our check point in Osborne Wash.

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