The Best in the Desert 2018 season started off on a beautiful day in Parker, Arizona, February 3rd. At the end of 425 brutal, dust-filled miles it was Andy McMillin’s #31 that brought home the win. Best in the Desert set up a tough, grueling course that took its toll on many teams but McMillin’s new Trick Truck took the win. Check back soon for more details and results.
It is strongly recommended that your Pit Crew watch this video to learn more about proper fueling.
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!
Sunday, January 7, 2018 – Pre-Fun Run, Check-in is Saturday night.
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. Unfortunately we will not be holding the Pit Crew Challenge but we are working on a Fun alternative obstacle course! If you are interested in participating please email us at BITD@BITD.com
Friday, February 2, 2018 – Registration, Tech & Contingency, Drivers Meeting
Saturday, February 3, 2018 – Race Day
Sunday, February 4, 2018 – Awards Presentation
Best In The Desert Office will be Closed 1/31 – 2/5. If you need to withdraw you entry please call 725-266-3877. This phone is for emergencies only. We will have limited access to emails but will try to answer as much as we can.
1st Race 2 Lap – Finishers Only
1st Race 3 Lap – Finishers Only
2nd Race – Finishers Only
Time Trial Results
Entry List – as of 1/25/2018 – Please send update before 1/22/18
Draw Order– as of 1/25/18
1st Letter – General Information, more details to follow January 17th
Car/Truck – Fillable Entry Form
JeepSpeed – Fillable Entry Form
Main – Directions to
Main – Python Diagram – Updated, use this version not your pitbook version
1st Race – Start Diagram
2nd Race – Start Diagram
Pits – Reserving & Cleaning
Time Trial – Trick Truck, Class 1500 & Class 6100
Pit Crew – have all your pit crew sign form! Even those in Main Pit
2018 Ford EcoBoost – Performance Award. – Coming Soon! Race a Ford and win big! Thank you Ford Motor Company for another great year of sponsorship!
Racing Trax – Satellite Tracking system is mandatory for all race vehicles
All classes need to pre-register at www.RacingTraX.com. IF YOU REGISTER THE SAME DAY AS CONTINGENCY YOU WILL RECEIVE A $25 LATE FEE.
Sunoco Order Form – Sunoco Race Fuels is the OFFICIAL FUEL of BITD!
BFG – 2018 Pit Support Information
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. Corresponding Tax Form
Vendor Information – If you want to be a VENDOR you must get a Vendor / Business License from CRIT, you can call 928-575-1532 the CRIT Dept of Revenue. Their office is located at 26600 Mohave Rd. You must also log in with George Antill at email@example.com George needs to hold space for you, make arrangements at least 2-4 weeks in advance. Order early, space is limited.
Baja Pits (619-921-8978) will be pitting at Pit 1-2-3. Midway (Pit 3) is a stationary pits, if you go in for the first start (5 am) you will be allowed out between 12:15-12:45pm or until the 2nd race is finished around Midnight. We are NOT going to have Pit 4 Mineral Wash this year. Contact Carlos at (619) 921-8978, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 – 2018 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 2018 P425
Volunteer – Waiver release form, please download and send in with your form
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.