If the BITD Parker 425 is a marathon, the BITD Bluewater Desert Challenge is the 100 meter dash. Starting position is very valuable on this short sprint of a track so getting a good qualifying run can make or break a race.
Sam Berri would put down the fastest overall qualifying lap today with a time of 3 minutes and 22 seconds. For this race Class 1500 and Trick Trucks run separate races so Berri will start first off the line by himself, and Shannon Campbell (in his Ultra 4 car) and Justin Lofton will start side by side after that.
In Trick Truck Josh Daniels turbo boosted himself toe the top spot with a time of 3 minutes and 25 seconds, 5 seconds faster the next in line Jason Voss. Short course stud Kyle Leduc is back out at the BWDC and laid down the third fastest so he will start next to Voss Saturday morning.
Something unique BITD does for the Bluewater Desert Challenge is letting the Class 7200 truck and Class 1000 cars qualify and mix their starting positions with each other. This year it was Troy Messer in his 1087 car giving the buggies the head start with a time of 3 minutes and 48 seconds. Between the 27 cars and trucks that qualified there doesn’t seem to be any clear cut winner between the two classes as the qualifying results show everyone spread out pretty evenly.
Photos by Jason Zindroski of HighRev Photography