BlueWater Desert Challenge presented by Polaris

The BlueWater Desert Challenge presented by Polaris will be October 6-9, 2016.  It is a great two-day race in Parker, AZ.  Bring your race vehicle and your boat, because when you aren’t racing you can watch great racing from your boat along the mighty Colorado River! We welcome the Motorcycle & Quad community to this great race and you’ll have your own race both on Sat & Sun!

Great News! Baja Pits is offering free pit service to everyone, ALL race vehicles, motorcycles, quads, utv’s, cars, trucks, at the Hot Pit!  Thank you Carlos!  You don’t have to sign up just see Carlos at the Hot Pit if you need pit help!

Thursday, October 6, 2016 – Time Trials for Trick Trucks & Class 1500

Friday, October 7, 2016 – Registration, Contingency and Tech Inspection, BlueWater Resort Hotel & Casino

Saturday, October 8, 2016 – Race Day

Sunday, October 9, 2016 – Race Day and Awards Presentation

Maps & GPS

Entry List – 222 entered, 30 Trick Trucks, 24 Cl 6100, 17 Cl 1000, 47 UTV’s.  If you need to add a team mate please do so by Friday.(9/29/16)

CTU Draw – Cars, Trucks, UTV draw for start positions (9/22/16)

MCQ Draw – Motorcycle, Quad draw for start positions (9/22/16)

Schedule of Events – (1st race – revised 9/22/16)

FIP – Final Info rules and regulations


Diagram – Tech & Contingency, Staging Diagram for Tech pg 2

Diagram – Parker Python & Main Pit

Diagram – Staging & Start Line

Diagram – Hot Pit & Finish Line

Diagram – Spectator Area

Spectator Regulations – please pay close attention to these rules

Camping Fee – Fee paid to CRIT for overnight parking in the Main Pit (CRIT /Colorado River Indian Tribe)

Mandatory Meeting – Stay off the Python.  One arm banded racer must attend Drove/Rider Meeting, 6 pm Friday

Tire Wheel Rule – don’t leave your tires in the desert, penalty

Power Lines – stay away from power lines, clean your pits please

Stay off Python –  Clean your Pit Area Please !!!

Directions – to Main Pit parking area

1st Info Letter – general information, more detailed info in the FIP sent on 9/21/16

CT Entry Form – this is a fillable form, type on it, print it and send it in with a $200 deposit

UTV Entry Form

JS Entry Form

MC Q Entry Form

CT Rookie of the Year

UTV Rookie of the Year – this is the first year we’ve honored UTV with a Rookie of the Year Award, good luck to all of you!

Camburg Award – fastest average speed for every mile of every race  – Get your tracking units ordered today!  Clink on this link to order, Mandatory for all Cars, Trucks & UTV’s (exception Pre-Run Class 4700)  This is Satellite Tracking, we use it for tracking and safety, you buy the bracket and rent the unit.

Sunoco Fuel – Order Form, order your fuel today

Pit Crew Insurance – Insurance Release Form.  DOR/ROR (Driver/Rider of Record) please have everyone in your pit, including Minors, sign this form.  Bring it with you to registration and we will give you pit crew arm bands.  The DOR/ROR is responsible for the behavior of your pit crew!  CRIT is requiring all pit crews to be identified by these armbands! (8/10/16)

The draw for start positions is September 21, 2016.  To get in the draw and your name and sponsors listed in the Souvenir Event Program.  Please note, we don’t accept faxes so if you send a fax make sure to send the ORIGINAL ENTRY FORM with a $200 deposit and we will send you your race packet, we want you to have your packet, send in an original form!  We hold your packet until we get an original!  Remember to write the MAKE of your vehicle in the Make line, if you are racing a Ford they will not pay you unless you write Ford in this line, please fill out your entry forms completely, it makes our lives a lot easier here!  If you have the same people race every time print out address labels (follow the information format on the lines) and just stick them on, it’s so easy that way!

Volunteer Form– we are looking for great people to volunteer for a flag position on the course, this is your E Ticket to see great racing!

Vol Ins Form – please send in this form along with your vol form (8/10/16)

Helicopter Registration – you must fill out this registration and send it in to our office.  Also, you must attend a Mandatory Helicopter meeting on Friday, in the Mohave Room at the BlueWater Resort, at 3 pm.

Vendor Information – If you want to be a VENDOR you must get a Vendor / Business License from CRIT.  OHV Camp Fees and No Open Fires – please read this letter, great information, spectator info, fire pits must be enclosed.

Vendors that are vending on tribal reservation will need to contact C.R.I.T. Revenue & Tax Office for a business license, at (928) 669-1336, or contact Chance Fisher at

Food Vendors :  Please contact the C.R.I.T. Department of Health & Social Services at (928) 669-6577, or to obtain a Food Permit. (updated 2016 info)

1)  If you are racing in an earlier race than your own for a practice lap you will no longer be in Class 8100.  Class 8100 is a true sportsman class and we want to give them the opportunity to win the race.  A pre-run class is now Class 4700, no trophy’s, no score will be given in this class.  YOU MUST use a different transponder than the one you use for your main race, you cannot use the same transponder, it will mess up the scoring program.  The scoring program will score you for the Class 4700 race and add that to your main race, it doesn’t work, so you must use (2) different transponders.  20 starting points total, both days.

Minor Form – anyone racing 17 years or younger must fill out this Minor Form.  This is a new Minor form and yes you need a separate minor form notarized for each race, bring this form with you to registration.  We suggest making 5-6 copies and have it notarized all at once, this will save you 5-6 trips to a notary, but again, we need one form per event.

Parker Hotel List

River Septic now has FRESH WATER, they can deliver fresh water to you for your RV’s, Swamp Coolers, Etc. $45 per 100 gallons. They also pump RV holding tanks for $25. If you would like your own Portable Restroom” delivered to your pit you can order for only $65 per unit, for the whole weekend.  Call our office ahead to schedule services at (928) 667-0021, or the driver can be reached at (928) 580-9053.