The Best In The Desert (BITD) Bluewater Desert Challenge (BWDC) is as close to a short course race that these desert racers will see all year. The 2 day format makes strategy key, yet the fact that racers only do three 25 mile laps means its all about pinnin’-it-to-win-it and thats exactly what racers did in day 1.
32 UTV racers in total made up the field. Pro UTV, Sportsman, 850 and DSR1 classes all would stage at 5:45am with a 6:15am start time. The Pro UTV class made up the majority of the field as they usually do. Despite the race being a 2 day race, day 1 results are important as the weekend will be judged on your combined time. This forces racers to go hard right from the drop of the first green flag to stake their claim for start time the following day.
Brandon Schueler in the #1919 Jagged X Polaris RZR would put on a clinic, starting up front and finishing up front and winning day 1 by 2min 29sec over Branden Sims in the Lone Star Racing Polaris RZR who would mob his #1913 machine from the mid pack and make up a ton of time. Also starting mid pack was Scott Kiger in the #1934 Coastal Racing Polaris RZR who charged hard finishing 3min 16sec behind Schueler. Rounding out the top 5 was Justin Lambert in the #1918 Cognito Motorsports Polaris RZR and Craig Scanlon in the #1931 Jagged X Polaris RZR.
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