CHANDLER, AZ – February 8, 2011- TROPHYLITE™ teams met in Parker Arizona to do battle in the desert again. This time for the first points race of the 2011 General Tire TROPHYLITE Race Series. Kicking off the year with the Best in the Desert proved to be a great race with some very close action. At the end it was Steve and Joe Hengeveld that held off the competition and came home with the win in the TROPHYLITE R-4 class. The Hengeveld team will walk away with $4,400.00 in cash from TROPHYLITE for the win.
Second place went to a brand new team and a brand new truck. Mike West from BBQ Island purchased the first new Ford powered TROPHYLITE R-4 truck and took delivery just the Wednesday night before the race. The truck had only seen the dirt for a very short 30 minutes of testing before taking the green flag in downtown Parker Arizona. The team went on without any issues to finish 2nd place and be the first TROPHYLITE team to win Ford contingency money. For the 2011 race season Ford Motor Company placed contingency money at all BITD races for Ford powered TROPHYLITE trucks. Driver of record was well known short course racer Corry Weller. As this team gets established look for big things at the races.