The final Best In The Desert race of the year is upon us and we are back in Parker Arizona for the Blue Water Desert Challenge. The popular race has been off the schedule for a few years but is back!
Qualifying for starting position went down today around a quick five mile course which started in the Parker Python, made its way towards Shea Rd. and then quickly returned back to main pit for the finish.
In the Trick Truck class Bryce Menzies looked to be on his way to qualifying first but a rollover in the second to last corner of the qualifying loop put that to a stop. Lots of drivers looked incredibly fast all day but in the end it was Kyle Jergensen piloting the Brenthel Industries truck to the top spot with a time of four minutes, 58 seconds. Jason Voss crossed the line second on time three and a half seconds behind Jergensen and Justin Lofton took the third spot. Jergensen will get to start first Saturday by himself with Voss and Lofton starting side by side.
First 1500 car was good ol’ Sam Berri who edged out James Dean by three hundreds of a second. Jake Johnson who has been on a tear lately will start third.
The 6100 class was also won by Jergensen who is pulling double duty this race since the class is in a different heat. His time of five minutes and 15 seconds was three seconds faster then Vegas to Reno winner Ray Griffith who will start next to Dustin Grabowski on race day.
6200 class also qualified with Rhys Millen finishing first, in Class 1000 Connor McMullen took home the top spot.