“Life is an Adventure. Come live your adventure with Best In The Desert!” Casey Folks

Parker 425 Entries Soaring

Posted January 22, 2019

Best in The Desert Race Operations Manager Donald Jackson commented, ” Our first car and truck race of the year, the BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker “425” presented by IMPACT,  is shaping up to be one of our largest first-of-the-year events. The draw last week had over 200 entries on the books, and we expect many more by race day, another record for a Best in the Desert Parker 425. Come out to Parker, Arizona, to take in the sun, the dramatic desert scenery, and the newly remodeled BlueWater Resort & Casino. Enjoy the camaraderie and yet another fantastic Best in the Desert race. Last month’s Parker 250 GMZ UTV Winter Nationals Presented by Polaris RZ was a huge success. At that race over 280 motorcycles and UTVs left the start line with several down-to-the-wire finishes.” 

In the world we live in there are good off-road desert races, there are great off-road desert races and then there are LEGENDS. The BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker “425” presented by IMPACT is just that, a legend in off-road desert racing ~ “THE LEGEND LIVES ON!” The Parker Legend started in 1972, known as the Norra Dam “500”, then in 1974 as the Parker “400” and grew to become a legend in off-road desert racing. Best In The Desert is keeping this great event alive, there’s no question about it, it’s better today and it’s a race you don’t want to miss. There’s no better way to start your 2019 racing season than with the BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker “425”presented by IMPACT , The Legend Lives On!” 

The BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker “425”presented by IMPACT no doubt stands alone as one of everyone’s favorite races of “The American Off-Road Racing Series!” All year long this is what we hear from racers, “Parker is my favorite race” “Parker is the best race going.” “I love going to Parker.” The lure of the challenge, as well as the excitement of this great legend in off-road races is attracting interest from all over the United States, and is attracting those who are looking for a true “American Off-Road Adventure!” If you like off-road adventure, if you would like to race on an exciting off-road racecourse, if you like long distance off-road racing, then you MUST come and participate in the BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker “425” presented by IMPACT. Even the unprecedented rain we had for the 2009 Parker “425” was an adventure; not many of us had been caught in a downpour like that before, it was unbelievable! Ok, maybe some more rain in 2010 and 2011 but that didn’t last as long. You have a 50/50 shot of a wet course, the good news may be “no dust!”

The BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker “425”presented by IMPACT will be a high caliber gathering of off-road racing’s best, to test their off-road racing skills against the many unforeseen challenges the beautiful Arizona terrain has to offer. If you like exciting off-road races, and you want to be a part of a legend, then enter the BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker “425” presented by IMPACT. Make no mistakes about it, the BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker “425” is not your typical garden-variety weekend race! It begins on Thursday, January 31, with an exciting “Time Trial” event, which determines Top starting positions for Trick Trucks, Class 1500 & Class 6100 only. After the Time Trials we will have a SHOW & SHINE at the Downtown Parker Experience. The Time Trial vehicles will be on display downtown and then escorted back to the Main Pit Area.
You will again run the exciting PARKER PYTHON! The Python will be a rough section of jumps in front of thousands of cheering spectators. The Python will be modified a bit this year and you have two chances to test your skills against the Parker Python! The BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker “425” has something for everyone; The beautiful backdrop of the Colorado River, Time Trials, Race Legends, the Parker Python, the beautiful BlueWater Resort & Casino, Shea Road Spectating Area, and the exciting long distance, off-road race challenge, the BlueWater Resort Parker “425”!  The 2019 BlueWater Parker “425” presented by IMPACT is a Who’s Who in off-road racing! Don’t miss it! 


FASTEST QUALIFIER AWARDSSteve Olliges, owner of Team Ford Las Vegas, initiated the Team Ford Pole Award for Trick Truck and Class 1500 nearly two decades ago, paying $1,000 in cash to the fastest qualifier in Trick Truck and Class 1500.

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New for 2019, Ryan Hancock, from Alexander Ford in Yuma, Arizona, is paying $1,000 cash to the fastest Class 6100 qualifier in the Alexander Ford Fastest Qualifier. Best in the Desert thanks these two dealers for stepping up and supporting Best in the Desert.


BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker “425” presented by IMPACT 

Thursday, January 31, 2019 – TIME TRIALS and  Downtown Experience – The Parker Area Chamber of Commerce presents the Parker “425” Downtown Experience. – Downtown Experience Open to all Classes for 2019!!!

Friday, February 1, 2019 – Registration, Tech & Contingency, Drivers Meeting

Saturday, February 2, 2019 – Race Day

Sunday, February 3, 2019 – Awards Presentation

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