It was a day filled with extreme cold, blustery winds, rain, hail, a little sunshine, and yes, even some snow fell for the Henderson 250 race. By qualifying first, Justin Lofton started on the pole, and with a minute head start, set a blistering pace for two laps with Rob MacCachren lurking just behind. On the final lap, Lofton and MacCachren battled, jostling for the lead, but Rob MacCachren would cross the finish line just ahead of Lofton with a time of 3 hours 50 minutes and 46 seconds, and would take the unofficial overall win. TJ Flores and Jason Voss finished second and third respectively, but Ryan Poelman, in the #62 Trick Truck finished second on time.
Welcome Racers to the 2014 Racing Season! The THR Motorsports Parker "250" will be Friday and Saturday, January 10 & 11, 2014, race day is Saturday! The draw for Start Positions is Tuesday, December 31, so make sure to get your entry forms in early to get a good start position. Thank you to THR Motorsports for being a great Title Sponsor and we look forward to see you all in Parker, AZ, on Friday, January 10th!
The 2013 Class Champions will be racing with a Red & White number plate so make sure to look for those great Class Champions!
Thank you to Jim Ray and Aggregate Industries, of No. Las Vegas, for donating Orange Snow Fence to us, we greatly apprecaite the donation and help!
* Maps and GPS files now available for download at the end of this post.
The Henderson "250" is the last race of the season and will determine many Class Championships, we wish you all luck on your quest for your Prestigious Best In The Desert Class Championship! The draw date for start positions is Wednesday, November 20th. Get you entry form in by the 18th to assure a good starting position and to get your name and sponsors in the Souvenir Event Program. This is a fun race, it's a loop race, easy logistics, race day is Saturday, December 7, 2013. We look forward to seeing you in Downtown Henderson for a fun filled day of festivities, registration, tech and contingency is Friday, December 6th! Click on "read more" for race documents and information. Draw results are in the race docs, click on read more, everything is there, good luck!
Class 6100 Letter - we are asking Class 6100 to vote on a rule, please read and email or fax in answer, please don't call, just looking for a yes or a no. This letter was also sent out to all Class 6100 participants in the mail, thank you!
The BlueWater Desert Challenge TV SHOW will air on NBC Sports Network on Wednesday, December 4, 5 pm EST. (So 2pm PST!) Can't wait, set your DVR's, don't miss this great TV Show filmed by the awesome Lucas Oil TV Production crew!
BWDC found 1) red neck brace - call to identify and claim
Total Points Summary - you must have started every race to be eligible for the VERY PRESTIGIOUS BEST IN THE DESERT CLASS CHAMPIONSHIP!!! There are a lot of close races, check this out! The Year-End Awards Banquet is Saturday, December 21, at the Sunset Station (11:30 am buffet luncheon.) Invitations are going out soon to the top contenders so fight for that top 1-2-3 position! Good luck to all our great racers! We drop your LOWEST POINT race.
Eligible Class Champs - this is a condensed list of racers that have raced every race and eligible for a Class Championship
Camburg Best In The Desert - this award goes to the Fastest Average Speed for every mile of every race, a very prestigious honor to all that have received this award!
Rookie of the Year - this is another award that proves a racers drive and determination to conquer the desert and become a great racer!
The official results for the Bluewater Desert Challenge are posted. Get them here >>
The Blue Water Desert Challenge is just that – a demanding test of man, machine and the elements. Great race and congratulations to all the finishers...
Race 1 - Unofficial Results
Race 2 - Unofficial Results
Race 3 - Unofficial Results
Race 4 - Unofficial Results
Race 5 - Unofficial Results
Rockwell Watches does it again, giving out (4) awesome Rockwell Watches to four classes with the fastest lap:
- Rob MacCachren – Class 1400 – Day 1 00:21:57:087
- Harley Letner – Class 1500 – Day 2 00:22:46:983
- Michael LaPaglia – Class 1000 – Day 1 00:24:27:298
- Al Hogan – Class 7200 – Day 1 00:25:52:270
Nick Burson and Justin Morrow, N2, win on a Beta Motorcycle in 9:01:58, Jason Voss, in his #35 Trick Truck, takes the Truck win in 9:13:10 at Best in the Desert’s General Tire “Vegas to Reno”, after nearly 550 grueling miles. CJ & Mark Hutchins win in the Unlimited Car Class in 9:34:58, David Scott and Danny Prather on a Honda Quad win in 10:53:46 and the Murray Brother's Jason and Derek, win in a Can-Am UTV in 12:05:22. The Beta Motorcycle beats the defending champs David Pearson/Robby Bell by 6 seconds, now that's racing! Congratulations to all our racers!
Points - Total Points Summary, check to see how close you are to a prestigious Class Championship
General Tire "Vegas to Reno" will air on NBC Sports on Saturday, October 5, at 6 pm. Check the Lucas Oil site for details!
While Justin Lofton had a clear advantage by starting first, TJ Flores took the overall win on corrected time. Lofton grabbed the Class 1500 win with Louis Chamberland and then Garrick Freitas taking 2nd and 3rd. Gary Weyhrich and Steve Strobel claimed second and third in Trick Truck. The top 20 were within 14 minutes of each other, and the top 10 less than 5 minutes apart.
Justin Lofton took first by 3.379 seconds over Rob MacCachren, and less than 10 seconds separated the top ten. With competition this close, it's going to be a fast, tight race tomorrow.
2014 Race Schedule
- JANUARY 10, 11, 2014 - (Race in Parker, AZ)
- “A DUEL IN THE DESERT”
- MOTORCYCLE, QUAD & UTV POINTS ONLY – NO PRE-FUN RUN
- JANUARY 31, FEBRUARY 1, 2, 2014 - (Race in Parker, AZ)
- “THE LEGEND LIVES ON”
- CAR & TRUCK POINTS ONLY – 1-DAY PRE-FUN RUN ON SUNDAY, JAN. 12, 2014