On the banks of the Colorado River lies a racecourse known for its sandy whoops, rocky washes and signature “Parker Python” which is always a crowd pleaser. A prime spectating area is along Shea Road, which features high speed jumps and graded course that gets torn apart after the first couple vehicles pass. In past years, rain has been a present on race day, helping the racers stay clear of the dust. This year, race conditions were ideal and it was the wind that helped clear the dust and silt from the record 227 entries in the field. There’s a bit of everything in Parker. Take a look at what we captured.
Photos by Vincent Knakal