Welcome racers to the 2017 Racing Season! The BlueWater Parker “425” presented by Impact is February 2-5, 2017, start making your plans now! The great BlueWater Parker “425”; it’s one of the most fun races on our schedule, our racers love Parker, AZ. Read about new race format below (click on read more!) Race Format ~ 2 races!
Draw for Start Positions – we are running behind in the office and the draw will be on Thursday, and posted on Thursday, Jan 19. We appreciate your patience. Sorry for the one-day delay, we just need some more time to get all the documents ready.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 – Draw Day for start positions, get your entry form in by Jan 16th to be in the draw.
Thursday, February 2, 2017 – TIME TRIALS and Downtown Experience – The Parker Area Chamber of Commerce presents the Parker “425” Downtown Experience with the 4th Annual NAPA Auto and Truck Parker Pit Crew Challenge. The NAPA Pit Crew Challenge will be streamed live on Race-Dezert.com, beginning at 5:30 pm. More info and for reserving your spot to compete contact Jim Beaver at (email@example.com).
Friday, February 3, 2017 – Registration, Tech & Contingency, Drivers Meeting
Saturday, February 4, 2017 – Race Day
Sunday, February 5, 2017 – Awards Presentation
FIP – detail race information, rules and regulations. You can pay by check up to Friday, January 27.
Contingency Tech – Diagram, Staging, 2 pages
Parker Python – Diagram
Staging 1st Race – Diagram
Staging 2nd Race – Diagram
Pit Book –
Camping Fees – CRIT (Colorado River Indian Tribes) will be collecting a camping fee at the entrance to the Main Pit
Directions to Main Pit
Tire Wheel Rule – do not leave your tires and wheels out on the course, penalty
Stay Away Power Lines – Do no put your antenna up near a power line
Stay Off Python – stay off python!
Insurance release – Pit Crew Insurance Release form, have all your pit crew sign this form, bring to registration and we will give you pit crew arm bands
Spectator Areas – Follow these BLM regulations, Spectate Shea Rd or Y at Bouse
18 Rooms are available at the Budget Inn – 928-669-2566 – and ask for HURSH – and tell them BITD told you to call
1st Information – Letter, details will be out on Draw Day, January 18, 2017, make sure you are entered by Jan 13th! please!
CT Entry Form – Car Truck entry form, this is a fillable form, type right on it, download it and send in with a $200 deposit
JS Entry Form – JeepSpeed entry form, check out the new Class 2700
Sunoco Order Form – Sunoco Race Fuels is the OFFICIAL FUEL of BITD! (1/2/17)
Spectator Info – You can spectate on Shea Rd, or the “Y” at Bouse
Vendor – Business License – CRIT is asking to please fill this out early and send it in, they cannot take all of them when you get to Parker, fill this out now, please – ALL Vendors and ALL Contingency Sponsors must have a Business License.
2016 Ford Award – Ford Motor Company has announced the 2016 F-150 Ford EcoBoost Performance Award. Thank you Ford for being the only vehicle manufacture involved in off-road desert racing, we appreciate your participation. Racers, check this out and make sure to race a Ford to be eligible for the very generous Ford Award. Support the people that support off-road desert racing! 2017 – We will not know the 2017 Ford Award until right before the race, we will announce when we know.
Baja Pits will be pitting at Pit 1-2-3-4, but GAS ONLY at Pit 2-3. Midway (Pit 3) & Mineral Wash (Pit 4) are stationary pits. If you go in for the first start (5 am) you will not be allowed out until the 2nd race is finished (Pit 4, approx 12 midnight) Pit 3 1st Start, you can leave between 12:15-12:45pm. There is no in and out of Pit 4, the in/out is a hot race course.
Helicopter – registration Form, if you are going to have a helicopter follow you, you must register it and the Pilot must attend the Mandatory Helicopter Meeting, Friday, Feb 3rd, 3 pm in the Mohave Rm/BlueWater
Important notice: DRONES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED AT ANY BITD EVENT. If you are a media person and you fly a drone you will lose your press credentials. If you are a pit crew or spectator and fly a drone the BLM Rangers will be sent to remove you from the area. Please know Drones are VERY DANGEROUS to the safety of all concerned, people in the air and on the ground.
Minor Form – if you have a minor racing, 17 years or younger, please fill out this form, it must be notarized and bring it with you to registration on Friday.
BFG – Pit Support Letter
Support Crew – Insurance release form, have all the people with you and bring to registration, we will give you support crew arm bands
Membership Form – 2017 membership, all racers “in the race vehicle” must be members of Best In The Desert. We are our own sanctioning body and you must belong to a sanctioning body to race.
Volunteer Form – want the best seat in the desert, think about being a volunteer for the great 2017 P425
Volunteer – Insurance release form, please download and send in with your form (2017)
Spectators and Schedule info – please call the Parker Chamber of Commerce at (928) 669-2174. Spectators can go to Shea Road or the “Y” at the Road in Bouse, those are the two (2) BLM approved spectator designated areas! Please stay off the course and be safe.
Vendor Information – If you want to be a VENDOR you must get a Vendor / Business License from CRIT, you can call 928-669-1336, the CRIT Dept of Revenue. You must also log in with George Antill at firstname.lastname@example.org George needs to hold space for you, make arrangements at least 2-4 weeks in advance. Order early
Vendor Info – and Camp Information