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Arizona Desert Racing Association Runs Parker 150


Poker Run Friday March 1st, Racing Saturday March 2nd


GILBERT, AZ    FEBRUARY 25, 2013:  The Arizona Desert Racing Association will start it’s second season with the ADS Suspension Parker 150 desert race on March 1st and 2nd.  Friday’s Poker Run will be between 4pm and 5:30pm, organized as a way to pre-run the racecourse with everyone welcome to participate. Saturday Racing will be broken into two races, one in the morning starting at 9:30am and the second starting at 1:30pm.  “This will be a fun, yet challenging race course for drivers.  We welcome all levels of drivers and have positioned our series for new racers to get their feet wet in the morning classes and the big boys to come out and make some dust in the afternoon class, all at a reasonable and affordable entry fees that include payouts,” said Tim Jones, President of the Arizona Desert Racing Association.

            The racecourse consists of approximate 25 mile loops, with the afternoon pro classes running 6 laps and the sportsman morning classes running 4 laps.  The starting order is determined by when the driver registers.  Register immediately to be at the front of the class by visiting the “Pre-Registration” page at The awards ceremony will be at 6pm on Saturday at the Registration area.  Class fees and payouts are available at

            The Poker Run is a family fun event that allows drivers to pre-run the 25 mile course, while enjoying time with family and friends in a non-race pace environment.  Anyone is welcome to participate for $10 per car which buys one poker hand per vehicle.  The best hand of Poker by 5:30pm takes home half the pot!

            Spectators and guests are welcome to come and see the cars in action.  There is a $10 per person fee at the gate, which includes camping.  Please be respectful of staying in spectator areas for your safety.  The actual location of the event is at 9330 Hwy 95, Vidal, CA 92242.

            Saturday morning’s race will start at 9:30am completing 100 miles, or 4 laps of the Arizona / California desert terrain.  The sportsman classes that will be running are: Mini Metal, 3000 Trucks, 7s Trucks, 9 Trucks, 5-1600 Buggies, Stock Full Trucks, Sportsman Buggy Unlimited and Sportsman Buggy Limited classes, 1450 Trucks, Stock Bug and UTV Classes.  Winners will be determined by the driver with the most laps completed within their class.

            Saturday afternoon’s race will start at 1:30pm completing 150 miles, or 6 laps of the course.  The pro classes include: Unlimited Truck, Class 1, Class 10, Class 12, ½-1600 Buggies, 6 Trucks, 5 Trucks, Heavy Metal Trucks, 8 Trucks, 7 Trucks, Ultra 4×4 and Trophy Lites.  Again, winners will be determined by the driver with the most laps completed within their class.

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About ASCC’s Lucas Oil Regional, AZ : Arizona Desert Racing Association (ADRA) mission is to provide a fun family friendly off-road racing series for off-road racing enthusiast throughout Arizona. Safety of our racers and responsibility to the desert and mountain terrain the environment and its wildlife are paramount to our success.  We feel it’s our duty to provide safe, fun, challenging courses for our members, now and into the future.
Schedule: March 2 – Parker, AZ ; April 27 – Rocky Point Mexico ; Oct 19 – Congress, AZ



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Please contact Tim Jones at 602-763-4635 or email at [email protected]


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