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Monday, October 11, 2010

Blue Water Casino Desert Challenge Race this weekend

138 and counting registered racers for the

Inagural BlueWater Desert Challenge
“The American Challenge Continues”

PARKER, AZ – Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday October 14, 15, 16 & 17 BlueWater Resort & Casino will be the official host and race headquarters for the Inagural BlueWater Desert Challenge. The BlueWater Desert Challenge is a new 2-day event of great reacing created by Casey Folks of Best in the Desert Racing Association. Fourteen different states will be represented by 138 and still counting drivers and crew that have signed up for the newest off-road desert race in “The American Off-Road Racing Series”. The race course will consist of 3 laps for most classes, 2 laps for the other special classes and each lap is a 22 to 28 mile loop. Sixteen different classes of racers are vying in this two-day event; classes such as the Trick Truck, ProTruck, Trophylite and the largest class of them all is the 1500 Series. Past over-all winners of the BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker ‘425’ that are registered for the Inagural BlueWater Desert Challenge include 2004 & 2005 Over-all winner Chuck Hovey – Class 1500, 2008 Over-all winner Chet Huffman & Jerry Whelchel – Trick Truck and 2010 Over-All Winner BJ Baldwin, Trick-Truck. Baldwin was also the first receipant of a new trophy the Manny Esquerra Valor Award. Created in his honor the Manny Esquerra Valor Award goes to the overall winner of the BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker 425. Manny Esquerra was a true legend in off-road racing and died while racing the 2008 BlueWater Resort & Casino Parker 425.

As race headquarters Registration, Tech Inspection, Contingency and the Awards presentation will be held at the BlueWater Resort & Casino. For a copy of the schedule of events for the Inagural BlueWater Desert Challenge you can visit the BlueWater Resort & Casino Hotel Registration Desk or view it on line at

Casey Folks has promised his racers a totally different race course from his featured point to point or long loop races of the “The American Off-Road Racing Series”. The BlueWater Desert Challenge ~ is new and challenging and a completely redesigned racecourse. The redesigned race course includes Casey’s conceptual of John Wayne’s Gorge, Marilyn’s Romp, The Matterhorn, The Sand Pile, Parker River Run, The New Thunder Alley and The Snake Pit ~ As Casey Folks has put it “A racers dream, an off-road racers Disneyland”.
Racer’s who have raced in any of BlueWater’s sponsored Best in the Desert Racing events know that Parker is a tourist destination and has the accessed value of a first class racing event to enhance their weekend experience. As Bluewater Resort & Casino and the Colorado River as your backdrop how can you go wrong. The BlueWater Desert Challenge offers something for everyone. BlueWater Resort & Casino producly sponsor the best in off-road racing with Best in the Desert, the Parker 250, Parker 425, BlueWater Gran Prix and the newest in the off-road sereis the BlueWater Desert Challenge.
For more information on any event or upcoming concerts at BlueWater Resort & Casino visit us on line at or call us toll free at 888-243-3360.


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