Parker, AZThe Best In The Desert (BITD) Series completed the 2020 season with its final race, the BlueWater Desert Challenge. Two days of sprint off road racing, taking place on Saturday and Sunday, which saw the Class 1000 division mixing it up and giving it there all. When it was all said and done, Alumi Craft Race Cars took 6 out of the top 7 finishing positions, with #1020 Conner McMullen sweeping the weekend and earning the class championship, his second in a row.
Taking place in Parker, Arizona, along the Colorado River’s desert oasis, the BlueWater Desert Challenge is a racer’s favorite. 16 cars entered and finished 4 laps around the 23-mile course that featured wide-open sandy trails ripping through a varietal of terrain and elevation. McMullen finished out the season in dominating fashion. Just for starters, Conner qualified the #1020 Alumi Craft on top, won the race on Saturday, backed it up with a final victory on Sunday, taking the Sportsman/8100 Class Overall for the weekend, and earned the 2020 BITD Class 1000 Champion.“It’s always a great feeling to finish on top and truly is a blessing. It’s not just me as a driver; it is the car; it is the way we prep; it is the team; it is the whole package. My team and I are so proud to say that we are now back to back champions! I want to thank all of my family and the whole team for their dedication and support all year long. Thank you to BITD for another amazing season and for putting on a perfect race. Thank you to our sponsors GetTheTea.com, Kevin McMullen Racing, Alumi Craft Race Cars, Method Race Wheels, Tensor Tires, FOX, Redline Performance, CBR Performance, Monster Seal, Maxima Racing Oils. This has been an absolutely perfect race car from Alumi Craft. They built us an incredible machine and it performed at the top level the whole time to give us a superb winning record. It is now time to let someone else win some races with it. We are really looking forward to what is to come next year.” – Conner McMullen, BITD – #1020 Class 1000
“We got the win again and back-to-back points championships. It is a great way to retire from the class. Overall this car gave us 12 wins out of 18 races. We are excited to have John Cooley and Alumi Craft build us a new spec class 1/6200 car for the 2021 season.” Kevin McMullen, McMullen Racing Team Leader.
After two days of racing and the scores were tallied for the weekend, other notable top finishers at the BITD BlueWater Desert Challenge include Brent Fox in the #1075 who earned a 2nd place podium, #1047 of Jared Teague with a 4th place finish, the #1036 of Corey Goin in 5th, and Justin Buckey & Bret Jeffers in 6th & 7th.
“We had a great weekend, although I didn’t qualify as well as we’d hoped. I ended up starting back in 8th and I was able to pull together a 4th place finish for the weekend. The BlueWater Desert Challenge was an amazing two days of racing with our father/son, driver/co-driver pairs. Jared and Jared Teague II on Saturday, then Ryan & Colin McCoskey on Sunday. With that finish, our team secured 2nd place for the BITD 2020 season. We are so stoked about this Alumi Craft buggy. She is a dream to drive and always gets us to the finish line. We have to thank Alumi Craft for the support all year, and our team, of course. We couldn’t do this without the entire J&J MotorSports team!” – Jared Teague, BITD – #1047 Class 1000
Alumi Craft Race Cars congratulate all their racers and is proud to highlight the McMullens, the Teagues, and Brent Fox, who also deserves an honorable mention for his consistent performance throughout the 2020 season.The BITD 2020 BlueWater Desert Challenge event television coverage will be broadcasted on MAVTV December 16, 2020 at 12:00 PM PST and again on December 17, 2020 11:00 PM. Check with your local service providers for listings. Alumi Craft Race Cars offers expert consultation on what is needed to win races. Give Alumi Craft a call at 619-596-9841 or go to: http://alumicraft.info/ to find out more about our race products and services.
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