Its crazy to think that the 2014 season is already here. It feels like we just ended the 2013 season, and in reality we did! Nevertheless, with a new season comes new competitors and new machines and the 2014 BITD Parker 250 certainly delivered on all of those levels. Numerous new machines made their debut at Parker with more new machines on the way at The Mint 400. Fortunately for a few, their new machines made it to the checkered flag, but for others, those new car blues struck hard.
The biggest thing at Parker however was the car count. 33 UTVs +/- took the green light making the 2014 Parker 250 the largest BITD UTV desert race held to date. DSR1 racers showed up with a stacked field filled with usual suspects and some not so usual suspects. The “Frankenstein” class added a could helping of machines to the UTV race, something we can all appreciate. The new Pro 850 class also debuted this weekend and with some luck will encourage those with older race machines to knock the dust off of them and get back into the desert!
As is the case every race, UTVUnderground wants to thank each and every racer who represents us on and off the track. Nothing pumps us up more to continue our coverage then to see you guys stoked on what we do and representing us on your race cars! Polaris has committed to a full season of video coverage and we are hoping Can-Am and maybe a few others will do the same! We know how much you all enjoy the videos and photos!
I want to make one note here at the beginning of the season. If for some reason you don’t see a photo of your machine in our story or on our pages, please do not take it personal. While we do our best to have multiple photogs out on course to capture the action, not always do we get a good shot of every machine. We try, in the case of Parker, Ernesto was our only shooter on course so please bare with us and understand we do our best to get shots of all of you but sometimes it doesn’t work out.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all at The 2014 Mint 400!!
Photos by Ernesto Araiza // UTVUnderground.com // Mad Media