Justin Lofton and Bruce Binnquist were Thursday’s top qualifiers for the 2024 Parker 400, as race events commenced for the opening round of the UNLTD Off-Road Racing Series season. The afternoon saw racers from numerous combined car, truck, and UTV classes take on a seven-mile qualifying course to set their places in the starting order for Friday’s Limited Race and Saturday’s Unlimited Race.


In the first group, featuring the four pro UTV classes, Binnquist backed up his top qualifying time from October’s California 300 by besting the course in 6:15.235. That was good for a more than 17-second advantage over his closest competition in UTV Pro, Michael McFayden, but it also topped UTV Pro Open class winner Chase Mankin by nearly three seconds. Mankin’s 6:18.062 was, itself, nearly three seconds faster than California 300 winner Brayden Baker’s time for the top of the class. Riley Binnquist’s 6:45.386 was good for best in UTV Pro Stock and 10th overall, while Doug MacLachlan was the fastest qualifier in the UTV Pro NA division.

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The second group featured the car and truck racers, where the 4WD Unlimited Truck racers reigned supreme. Lofton’s 5:27.2730 was more than 10 seconds clear of Cole Potts, the other 4WD racer, but Potts also had a nearly six-second advantage over the top Unlimited Truck 2WD qualifier, Eric Hardin. After fighting tooth and nail last year at the Mint 400 and California 300, Hardin and Adam Householder were once again right next to one another in time trials, separated by just .457 seconds on the course.

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Three other class leaders qualified in the overall top 10 in Group 2, with Class 1 leader Conner McMullen seventh overall, Unlimited Truck SPEC leader Kyle Jergensen eighth, and Unlimited Truck Legends racer Greg Adler ninth. Brody Aikins rounded out the top qualifiers with the fastest time in Class 10.

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Top qualifiers from 2024 Parker 400 Group 1 qualifying were as follows:

  1. #P850 Bruce Binnquist, UTV Pro, 6:15.235
  2. #PO999 Chase Mankin, UTV Pro Open, 6:18.062
  3. #977 Brayden Baker, UTV Pro Open, 6:20.932
  4. #P938 Michael McFayden, UTV Pro, 6:32.271
  5. #P963 Andrew Garvey, UTV Pro, 6:38.458

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Top qualifiers from 2024 Parker 400 Group 2 qualifying were as follows:

  1. #41 Justin Lofton, Unlimited Truck (4WD), 5:27.230
  2. #60 Cole Potts, Unlimited Truck (4WD), 5:37.687
  3. #79 Eric Hardin, Unlimited Truck (2WD), 5:43.570
  4. #24 Adam Householder, Unlimited Truck (2WD), 5:44.028
  5. #18 Nic Whetstone, Unlimited Truck (2WD), 5:46.011


To follow along with live timing and tracking from the 2024 Parker 400, visit www.unlimitedoffroadracing.com/live. Friday’s Parker 400 race action begins at 8AM with the Youth 1000 race, and is followed by the Limited Race at 9AM, where Class 10, the UTV Pro classes, and various other limited car, truck, and UTV classes will compete.


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