BITD Bluewater Challenge NOT Affected by Government Shut Down!

The Blue Water Desert Challenge  is not on Federal Land, it is all on CRIT ~ Colorado River Indian Tribe Land so the government issues in D.C. will NOT impact this race !
The Blue Water Desert Challenge, will go on as scheduled in Parker, AZ, October 12-14, and is hosted by the Blue Water Resort & Casino. This 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.

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.   Blue Water Desert Challenge Schedule of Events:   Thursday, October 10, 2012 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM Registration for the Time Trials – Class 1100, 1400, 1500, 7200   11:00 AM One Escorted Practice Lap for Time Trials for Class 1100, 7220, 1500, 1400 in that order and then the Time Trials Follows   7:00 PM – 12 AM General Tire Off-Road Appreciation Party River’s Edge Cantina – Blue Water Resort & Casino   Friday, October 11, 2012 9:15 PM to 6:00 PM Car & Truck Contingency & Technical Inspection North Parking Lot – Blue Water Resort & Casino

 

Saturday, October 12, 2012                                               

5:45 AM – Car and Truck Staging 1st Race (3-Lap Race) Staging Area 6:15 AM – 1st Race Starts, Class 3700, 1700, 5100, 1900 (1800 2-Laps)   All Times Approximate after the 1st Race Starts   8:00 AM – Car and Truck Staging 2nd Race (3-Lap Race) Staging Area 8:30 AM – 2nd Race Starts, Class 1100, 6000, 2000, 3000, 8100, 7100   9:45 AM – Car and Truck Staging 3rd Race (3-Lap Race) Staging Area 10:15 PM – 3rd Race Starts, Class 7200, 1000, 5000, 4400   11:30 AM – Car and Truck Staging 4th Race (3-Lap Race) Staging Area 12:00 PM – 4th Race Starts, Class 1500   2:15 PM – Car and Truck Staging 5th Race (3-Lap Race) Staging Area 2:45 PM – 5th Race Starts, Class 1400, 6100, 1200, 8000

Sunday, October 13, 2012 5:45 AM – Car and Truck Staging 1st Race (3-Lap Race) Staging Area 6:15 AM – 1st Race Starts, Class 3700, 1700, 5100, 1900 (1800 2-Laps)   All Times Approximate after the 1st Race Starts   8:00 AM – Car and Truck Staging 2nd Race (3-Lap Race) Staging Area 8:30 AM – 2nd Race Starts, Class 1100, 6000, 2000, 3000, 8100, 7100   9:45 AM – Car and Truck Staging 3rd Race (3-Lap Race) Staging Area 10:15 PM – 3rd Race Starts, Class 7200, 1000, 5000, 4400   11:30 AM – Car and Truck Staging 4th Race (3-Lap Race) Staging Area 12:00 PM – 4th Race Starts, Class 1500   2:15 PM – Car and Truck Staging 5th Race (3-Lap Race) Staging Area 2:45 PM – 5th Race Starts, Class 1400, 6100, 1200, 8000   Saturday and Sunday Races 3-Lap Classes = All Classes 3-Lap Classes with the exception of Class 1800 (2-Laps only)   6:00 PM to 8:00 PM – approximate Awards Presentation – Bingo Room – Blue Water Resort & Casino   Further information available from: www.bitd.com email: bitd@bitd.com, phone: (702) 457-5775   MEDIA CONTACT: www.fallads.com/bitd, email: mediabitd@fallads.com

2014 SCHEDULE
Best in the Desert, North America’s most prolific off-road racing organization, has released their event dates for 2014. Casey Folks said, “No other racing organization holds this many professionally run, true desert off-road racing events. Once again, our annual schedule includes a total of nine events. Our terrain is among the most challenging in the world, and our racers are the fastest and best known in off-road. We offer a unique off-road racing environment which attracts competitors from around the world. Our racers tell us that our events are the most popular races they run. There is something for everyone at a Best in the Desert event. As the most solid off-road racing organizers in the world, you can set your calendars in stone – here are the dates for 2014.”

THR MOTORSPORTS PARKER “250”
JANUARY 10, 11, 2014 – (Race in Parker, AZ) “A DUEL IN THE DESERT”
MOTORCYCLE, QUAD & UTV POINTS ONLY – NO PRE-FUN RUN
BLUEWATER RESORT PARKER “425” PRESENTED BY IMPACT
JANUARY 31, FEBRUARY 1, 2, 2014 – (Race in Parker, AZ)
“THE LEGEND LIVES ON”
CAR & TRUCK POINTS ONLY – 1-DAY PRE-FUN RUN ON SUNDAY, JAN. 12, 2014
GPR STABILIZERS LAUGHLIN U.S. HARE SCRAMBLES
February 21, 22, 2014 – (Race in Laughlin, NV)
 “THE MOST TECHNICAL DESERT RACE IN THE U.S.”
MOTORCYCLE POINTS ONLY – NO PRE-FUN RUN
GENERAL TIRE MINT “400”
MARCH 14, 15, 16, 2014 – (Race in Las Vegas, NV)
“THE GREAT AMERICAN OFF-ROAD RACE”
CAR/TRUCK & UTV POINTS ONLY – NO PRE-FUN RUN
MOTION PRO NEVADA “200” TRAIL RIDE
APRIL 4, 5, 6, 2014 – (Trail Ride in Caliente, NV – Non-Competitive Event)
“AN EPIC OFF-ROAD ADVENTURE”
CANIDAE TAP IT SILVERSTATE “300
MAY 2, 3, 4, 2014
“THE AMERICAN ADVENTURE CONTINUES”
POINTS FOR ALL CLASSES – PRE-FUN RUN APRIL 19, 20, 2014
GENERAL TIRE “VEGAS to RENO” PRESENTED BY FOX
AUGUST 14, 15, 16, 2014 – (Race on Friday)
“THE LONGEST OFF-ROAD RACE IN THE UNITED STATES”
POINTS FOR ALL CLASSES – NO PRE-FUN RUN
BLUEWATER DESERT CHALLENGE
OCTOBER 10, 11, 12, 2014 – (2-day race / Race in Parker, AZ)
“THE AMERICAN CHALLENGE CONTINUES”
CAR/TRUCK & UTV POINTS ONLY – NO PRE-FUN RUN
HENDERSON “250”
DECEMBER 5, 6, 7, 2014 – (Race in Henderson, NV)
“A CLASSIC OFF-ROAD RACE”
POINTS FOR ALL CLASSES – NO PRE-FUN RUN
 MC ONLY / TRAIL RIDE EVENT – NO POINTS – CALL FOR INVITATIONS
Click here for 2014 Schedule
Further information about Best in the Desert is available on their web site at http://www.bitd.com

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