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2021 BITD Cal City Desert Challenge Time Trials

Just over two weeks ago Best in the Desert announced that their BlueWater Desert Challenge season finally would be moved from Parker, AZ to Peralta Ranch in Cal City, CA. The race name was also changed to Cal City Desert Challenge Brought to you by Fox. (Read more about the venue change here)

Time Trials were held today on a 3.5 mile course which mostly consisted of undeveloped city roads with allot of fast straights into 90 degree turns. Saturday and Sundays races will be on a 30 mile course (Race map).

The largest class of the day was 6100 and #6172 Dustin Grabowski took the top spot with a time of 05:53.820.

1024 Wheeler Morgan took the top spot in class 10 with a time of 05:56.655.

Seven Trick Trucks qualified today and Bill Apgood beat the #1 Kevin Thompson truck by less than two seconds with a time of 05:37.734.  Click here for Time Trials results.

Photos by Art Eugenio / GETSOMEphoto

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Especially on that course. Super tight and lots of flat corners. No berms to help turn the heavy iron. And no whoops to let us fly.

We had major push and could not get our truck to turn. We are set up for desert racing not flat course rally racing. Need to make some adjustments but no matter what we do we will not turn like the buggies.

This is not like any course we have ran. I will try and get the in car up.

Mike
 

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There were lots of berms in Laughlin and Primm.....

Ok yes there are. What’s your point?

This course does not have them.

Edit- or you are saying that the trucks had the berms in Laughlin so the trucks should have won there?

Just to be clear I am not in the camp of the trucks are faster through corners than buggies. No doubt in my mind that a buggy can out corner a truck. Most qualifying courses will favor the buggy.

If you are saying the buggy’s are always faster than Trucks than I say the data does not support that point.

Mike
 
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Mike im completely ignorant but asking if a turning brake ( hoonbrake, dont know how to call it) would do a difference in this kinda of course in a truck
 

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Notime.

Yes I think it would help. We have one but our last guys could not bleed the lines good enough so they bypassed it. Have not got it hooked back up yet.

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Especially on that course. Super tight and lots of flat corners. No berms to help turn the heavy iron. And no whoops to let us fly.

We had major push and could not get our truck to turn. We are set up for desert racing not flat course rally racing. Need to make some adjustments but no matter what we do we will not turn like the buggies.

This is not like any course we have ran. I will try and get the in car up.

Mike

Funny how this comes almost directly after the whole "toe in or toe out" thread you started.

TOE in MIKE !!! TOE IN !!!

Good luck to you & your Team.......4th in qually is the best so far huh ??

Go get um.......