Two of the boats in the 28-boat field of the BlueWater 336 Enduro race along the Colorado River in Parker, Ariz.
Photo by Tom Leigh/tommygunimages.com
With much speculation surrounding the running of the legendary Parker Enduro this year due to a change in organization, the 300-plus-mile race went off without a hitch last weekend (Oct. 25-26). Dubbed the BlueWater 336 Enduro, the classic race that dates back to the 1960s on the Parker Strip section of the Colorado River on the Arizona-California border featured a lot of “firsts” this year, including qualifying on Friday, a team/staff party on Friday evening and cash prizes handed out at Saturday night’s awards banquet.
For the first time there also was a bunch of radio and Internet marketing thanks to new promoter Dave Johnson of River Dave’s Place, who teamed with race director Scott Schatz on a successful first-year effort despite registering just 28 boats following the confusion with the organizational change.