Steve Hengeveld and his brother, Joe, won the Blue Water Desert Challenge, Trophy Lite competition during the October 16th weekend.
On Saturday, Ocotober 16, the team had a combined time of 1 hour 51 mintues with an average of 36 minutes for their three laps. On Sunday, October 17, they rounded out at about 1 hour 52 minutes for their three laps giving them an overal 3 hours 43 minutes for both runs. They won their division of the competition and came in 4th for the overall weekend challenge.
This was Parker, Arizona's maiden run for the Blue Water Desert Challenge with 189 races in total. The 32 mile loop course featured landmarks such as The Matterhorn, John Wayne's Gorge, The Haunted House, The Course Cutter and The Snake Pit. It was a similar format to SCORE's, Laughlin Desert Challenge; racers being broken up into heats of similar speed vehicles.
The event opened Thursday, October 14 with a 2.8 mile time-trial course - favoring the smaller vehicles rather than the large trucks.
Brainard's Natural Remedies is excited for Steve's big win! Looking forward to the next one, the Baja 1000 this month.
For more information please visit Off-Road.com or Race-Dezert for a teaser of the race's highlights.