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Best in the Desert Season Kicks Off with the THR Motorsports Parker “250”

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Parker, AZ – The 2014 Best in the Desert kicks off with the THR Parker “250” in January. This race is for race for motorcycles, quads and UTVs only. The motorcycles and quads will run three laps. UTVs will go two laps (160 miles), as will the Ironman motorcycle and quad classes.

Many teams lobbied Best in the Desert officials to have UTVs run a full race with three laps, but after consideration Casey Folks denied the request. So instead, UTVs will run about 160 miles and it will be a sprint of a race.
UTV racers will stage at 6:45 AM, and leave the starting line at thirty second intervals after the motorcycles and ATV. The first challenge that racers will face is the rising sun. With the track running east for 27 miles, racers head directly into the sun. Between the glaring sun and the dust, visibility is always tough.

Starting order for the Best in the Desert 2014 Parker “250”:
Class 1900 Pro
1 1915 Shrive
2 1946 Perkins
3 1939 Dalton
4 1934 Kiger
5 1931 Scanlon
6 1902 Obering
7 1923 Bischoff
8 1922 Ferrell
9 1907 Murray
10 1904 Sappington
11 1920 Lansky
12 1919 Schueler
13 1917 Murray
14 1949 Jean
15 1950 Almquist
16 1928 Geczi
17 1918 Lambert
18 1925 Hill – 2nd R
19 1929 Chournos – R

Class 1900 Pro 850 (new class this year)
1 1951 Martinez
2 1956 Palhegyi
3 1964 Reed

A few of the new UTVs built for the 2014 season:
Polaris RZR XP 4 900
1946 Perkins – New RZR built by Cognito Motorsports
1931 Scanlon – RZR XP 1000 built by Jagged X
Best in the Desert’s website, www.bitd.com.

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