BlueWater Resort Parker “425” presented by Impact

Welcome racers to the 2018 Racing Season!   The BlueWater Parker “425” presented by Impact is February 1-4, 2018, 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! 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 – Draw Day for start positions, get your entry form in by Jan 16th to be in the draw.

Thursday, February 1, 2018 – 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, beginning at 5:30 pm. More info and for reserving your spot to compete contact Jim Beaver at (

Friday, February 2, 2018 – Registration, Tech & Contingency, Drivers Meeting

Saturday, February 3, 2018 – Race Day

Sunday, February 4, 2018 – Awards Presentation

2017 Ford EcoBoost – Performance Award.  Race a Ford and win big!  Thank you Ford Motor Company for another great year of sponsorship!

Entry List – (2017 List)

Racing Trax – Satellite Tracking system is mandatory for all race vehicles

Downton Parker Experience – Diagram – Friday, February 3, be downtown by 2:00 and see the race vehicles arrive for Street Party

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 and PLEASE clean you pits

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

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)

VendorBusiness 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.

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  George needs to hold space for you, make arrangements at least 2-4 weeks in advance.  Order early, space is limited.

2017 Ford Award – Ford Motor Company has announced the 2017 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!

Baja Pits (619-921-8978)  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.  Contact Carlos at (619) 921-8978,

Impact Awards 2017 Parker 425 Winning Drivers with a $250 Impact Gift Certificate, thank you Impact for your sponsorship and your great gift to our racers! 

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 noticeDRONES 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.