30 of the World’s Top Drivers Signed Up for the $180,000 2015 Trick Truck Challenge

The 2015 BlueWater Parker “425” presented by IMPACT will mark the fifth year for Best In The Desert’s Trick Truck Challenge. 30 of the top Trick Truck race drivers in the world have signed up for a piece of the $180,000 that will be paid out during the course of the season. The bonus prize money will be paid out to the first through fifth place Trick Truck finishers at each of the scheduled six Best In The Desert races. Also awarded to the overall champion at the end of the year will be an additional year-end bonus along with the elegant Trick Truck Challenge Trophy.

Jason Voss

Casey Folks, director of Best In The Desert, said, “This is our fifth year running the awesome Trick Truck Challenge. The popularity of this unique program just keeps growing every year and this year’s will mark our largest participation ever.” The 2015 season will also see the addition of 11 highly skilled racers who will be taking part in the Trick Truck Challenge for their very first time.

Josh Daniels

Participating Trick Truck drivers for 2015 are:
Bryce Menzies, #70
Carlos Apdaly Lopez, #11
Clyde Stacy, #4
Dale Dondel, #7
Dan McMillin, #23
Derrick Sproule, #65
Eric Hardin, #79
Gary Weyhrich, #98
Jason Voss, #1
Jerry Whelchel, #37
Jesse Jones, #76
Jimmy Nuckles, #48
Josh Daniel, #90
Juan Carlos Lopez, #18
Justin Lofton, #41
Ken Losch, #34
Kevin Curtis, #92
Luke McMillin, #83
Mike Walser, #67
Mark Weyhrich, #9
Rob MacCachren / Steve Sourapas, #6
Rob Reinertson, #72
Scott Whipple, #95
Shawn Croll, #32
Steve Olliges, #27
Steve Strobel, #94
Tim Herbst, #91
Tracy Graf, #58
Troy Herbst, #19
Troy Vest, #46
Best In The Desert would like to extend a special thanks to our 2015 Trick Truck Challenge year-end bonus sponsors:
Bunderson
Dougans Racing Engines
FOX
Geiser Bros.
Jimco
KC HiLiTES
King Racing Shocks
Kroyer Racing Engines
Mastercraft
Patton Racing Engines
Racer Engineering
The Trick Truck Challenge battle is just one of the many storylines that will be unfolding at this weekend’s BlueWater Parker “425” presented by IMPACT. Pre race activities begin when 78 Trick Truck and Class 1500 unlimited cars shoot it out at the Time Trials to see who will claim the coveted “Team Ford Pole Award” and the first overall starting position. Over 225 teams in 12 different car and truck off-road racing classes will be gathering Parker, AZ, along the banks of the beautiful Colorado River as they take on their quest for victory at this iconic legendary race. This highly anticipated event marks the traditional beginning of the season for the “American Off-Road Racing Series”, Best In The Desert.
2015 BlueWater Parker “425” presented by IMPACT schedule of events:
Thursday, February 5, 2015
 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Registration for the Time Trials – Classes 1400 & 1500 and 6100
Mohave & Hopi Room – BlueWater Resort & Casino
11:00 AM Staging – 11:30 AM One Escorted Practice Run for the Time Trials
Time Trials Immediately follow practice run
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM – Vehicle Display
Show & Shine – Downtown Experience / Downtown Parker
Display of Time Trial Vehicles, Street Fair
5:30 PM – Pit Crew Challenge
Presented By IMPACT and The Down & Dirty Radio Show
7:00 PM
Results & Time Trials Party
Reception hosted by McKenzies Performance Products
Dig Lounge – BlueWater Resort & Casino
Friday, February 6, 2015
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Drivers’ Registration – Mohave & Hopi Room, BlueWater Resort & Casino
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Car & Truck Contingency & Technical Inspection
North Parking Lot – BlueWater Resort & Casino
7:00 PM
MANDATORY – DRIVERS / PIT CREW MEETING
BlueWater Resort & Casino Amphitheater
Saturday, February 7, 2015
6:15 AM
Car and Truck Staging
Starts at the Big BlueWater Resort Sign at Hwy 95 Intersection
7:00 AM
Police Escort Leaves the BlueWater Resort & Casino
7:15 AM
1st Car/Truck Starts – California Avenue – Downtown Parker
8:00 PM
After-Race Party – Dig Lounge – BlueWater Resort & Casino
Sunday, February 8, 2015
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Awards’ Presentation – Mohave & Hopi Room
BlueWater Resort & Casino
Important notice:
THE USE OF DRONES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED AT ANY BEST IN THE DESERT EVENT. Please be aware, Drones are VERY DANGEROUS to the safety of all concerned, both people in the air and on the ground.
2015 Best In The Desert official sponsors: Ford Motor Company – official truck, General Tire – official tire, Lucas – official oil, VP Racing Fuels – official fuel, KC HiLiTES – official light, Polaris RZR – official UTV, Beta Motorcycles – official motorcycle, Fabtech – official Suspension, Rugged Radios – official communications, 212 Performance Gloves – official gloves, Method Race Wheels, McKenzies, Kartek, Sportsman Cycle Sales, Slime, Azunia Tequila, Fall Advertising and Prerunner Maniac.
2015 Best In The Desert event sponsors: Impact, presenting sponsor of the BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker “425”; Polaris RZR, presenting sponsor of the THR Motorsports Parker “250” and BlueWater Desert Challenge; Canidae Tap It, title sponsor of the Silver State “300”; General Tire, title sponsor of “Vegas to Reno”; FOX, presenting sponsor of the General Tire “Vegas to Reno”; and Supercross.com presenting sponsor of the Henderson “250”.
The American Off-Road Racing Series…Best In The Desert!
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Jason Voss photo provided by Str8illphotos.com
Josh Daniel photo provided by MikesRacePhoto.com