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Spectating Parker 425

Hurley37

Well-Known Member
I've been to plenty of off-road races down in Baja and used to watch the Fud/MDR races in superstition but I've never been to a BITD race. I only live an hour from the track so I figured why not. I know there pretty strict on where to spectate (shea rd and bouse). Does someone recommend one spot over the other? Is there a good view of the course and action? Thanks in advance!
 

Ol' Curmudgeon

RDC's resident crackpot
The upper end of the Shea Road area allows you to see racers going up Osborne Wash and down the goat trail, but from a distance compared to spectator areas near Bouse.

Shea Road probably a little over a half hour closer to 29.

Get there early!
 

Hurley37

Well-Known Member
The upper end of the Shea Road area allows you to see racers going up Osborne Wash and down the goat trail, but from a distance compared to spectator areas near Bouse.

Shea Road probably a little over a half hour closer to 29.

Get there early!
Sweet thanks man!
 

OldStroppeTeam

Well-Known Member
SPECTATOR INFORMATION
The BlueWater Resort Parker "425" presented by Impact is a professional
off-road desert race conducted under a Special Recreation Permit from the Bureau of Land
Management. Your respect for the closed areas and other spectator rules is appreciated. The future
of this race depends upon your cooperation.



The area surrounding the racecourse is closed to vehicles from 2 pm
Friday, February 5, 2016 through 12 midnight Saturday, February 6, 2016. Access roads to the
spectator areas listed below will be open during this period.
The following are prohibited:
1. Taking any vehicle through, around or beyond a restrictive sign, barricade, fence, or traffic
control barrier.
2. Entering any portion of the racecourse or any wash located within the racecourse, including all
portions of Osborne Wash.
3. Spectating or otherwise being located outside of the designated spectator areas.

SPECTATOR RULES
For your safety and to protect the desert environment persons MUST NOT:
1. Cut or collect firewood of any kind, including dead and down wood or other vegetative material.

2. Possess, discharge, or use firearms, other weapons, or fireworks.

3. Sell, give, or otherwise provide any alcoholic beverage to a person that has not reached the age
of 21 years.



SPECTATOR AREAS
There are (3) spectator areas for the race; one is on Shea Road and two in Bouse at the “Y”. Both
areas are walk-in day use areas. The following are prohibited:
1. Camping in any area outside the designated spectator areas.
2. Parking, stopping, or standing any vehicle outside of the designated spectator areas.
3. Failure to keep your site free of trash and litter during the period of occupancy or failing to
remove all personal equipment, trash, and litter upon departure.



PIT AREAS
There are several pit areas along the racecourse. These areas are used by the racers to service and
repair their vehicles.
During the race, these areas are very busy and very dangerous! Therefore, spectators are not
permitted in the pit areas during the race (Saturday, Feb 6, 2016.) Your Support Vehicle MUST have
a Red Best In The Desert PIT PASS to get in to Pits 1-2-3-4. No Pit Pass is required to get in to
the Main Pit in Parker but we want you at Shea Rd, the Main Pit is reserved for support crews.
There is a Race Speed Limit in Main Pit, so not good spectating anyway.
4. Be in possession of any alcoholic beverage unless that person has reached the age of 21 years.

5. Violate quiet hours by causing an unreasonable noise as determined by the authorized officer
between the hours of 10 pm and 6 am Arizona time.

6. Allow any pet or other animal in their care to be unrestrained at any time.

7. Operate any vehicle, including an off-highway vehicle, which is not legally registered for
street and highway operation, including operation of such a vehicle in spectator viewing areas,
along the racecourse, and in designated pit areas.

8. Park any vehicle in violation of posted restrictions, or in such a manner as to obstruct or
impede normal or emergency traffic movement or the parking of other vehicles, create a safety
hazard, or endanger any person, property or feature. Vehicles so parked are subject to removal and
impoundment at the owner’s expense.
9. NO ATV’s, NO Motorcycles, NO Bicycles, NO
UTV’s allowed to be ridden in any spectator area.
 
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