Blue Water Challenge

After the uneventful trip to Utah, and by uneventful, I mean no event at all Lost Boys Racing was chomping at the bit to get in some dust.  And boy did we get some!!!  This year’s Blue Water Challenge was like a Sahara dust storm, zero visibility at 100 mph, whoooo!

Click on the photo above for a full slide show.

After seeing the first two races Derek and Stewart knew what they were in for.  We started off the line at 10:30 and started battling our way through the dust.  On the first lap four competitors had already fallen out of the race.  We caught a fifth car at MM 15 on the first lap after a little fender bender banging in the corner, we got by them and continued making our way through the dust.  On the third lap something happened that surprised us because it rarely happens… you got nerfed.   It was Cameron Steele.  Apparently, he has dust vision.  But we finished the day well and prepared for Sunday.

Sunday morning we started with the strategy to lay on the throttle and go for the mine, no spare tires, no tools… just gas and speed.  It worked the first lap.  It felt like a pitch black roller coaster.  We couldn’t see but we stayed on it anyway.  We blew by the Honda team like they were standing still and quickly made up ground on the others.  Our crew told us we had knocked 5 minutes off the previous day’s lap time.   We came through the python and everyone was excited… we were gonna get this one!  BUT in true Parker fashion, coming down the Shea Road on lap two, the engine started missing and we had to shut it down bringing an end to our weekend.

The nest quote I heard from a spectator on Shea Road was, “The quickest way to get a million dollars in desert racing is to start with 10 million.”

For those who were there thanks for coming and thanks for the support!  And to those who weren’t you missed out on a great weekend (seriously check the pics.)  Until the next one.  Boooyaaa!

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