PMC Racing's Plans Washed Away in the Rain at the Parker 425 Parker, AZ -- As PMC Racing prepared for the Best In the Desert season opener held on February 6, 2010, they had high hopes of a successful season debut, but as the bad weather came...
PMC Racing's Plans Washed Away in the Rain at the Parker 425
Parker, AZ -- As PMC Racing prepared for the Best In the Desert season opener held on February 6, 2010, they had high hopes of a successful season debut, but as the bad weather came so did bad luck. The Parker based, PMC Racing fielded two trucks in the event, an unlimited Ford Trick Truck and an 8100 Stock Full Ford.
Thursday morning the PMC Racing #15 Trick Truck driven by Jim Beaver, qualified against a field of 78 other unlimited vehicles and placed in the 38th starting position for the race, while Beaver's younger brother Trent, was at the helm of the Stock Full for Saturday's race. The plan was for both trucks to run a smooth pace for the first two laps to see where they stacked up against the competition before starting their last lap.
After Thursday's qualifying runs, 78 of the top off-road racers headed to downtown Parker, AZ for the inaugural Parker 425 "Show and Shine." This allowed spectators and sponsors to view the race vehicles that had just qualified, as well as view the race vehicles that the local Parker racers had entered in Saturday's race. At the "Show and Shine" Best In the Desert Racing Association's President Casey Folks, also received a "key to the city" for his ability to continually promote races in the city of Parker with growing success.
Saturday morning brought black clouds and these clouds hovered over PMC Racing all day long. As the green flag dropped Saturday morning, the #15 Ford Trick Truck driven by Jim Beaver headed off the start line, making good pace, and passing competitors early on before shearing a spindle out on the course that resulted in major down time repairing the problem.
The #8105 Stock Full, driven by Trent Beaver had a relatively uneventful first lap, before encountering problems at race mile 140 with a broken tie rod, quickly making repairs out on course, the #8105 got back into the race in 4th place, however 40 miles later more problems struck, and Trent and his co-rider Brad Mack would have to make repairs to the truck's ignition system. Both PMC Racing truck's eventually got back into the race, but heavy rain out on the course caused more problems and both of the PMC Racing trucks ended up having to withdraw from the race.
Trent Beaver recalled, "This years Parker 425 was just as brutal as the 2009 race was, you never know what to expect in Parker. Some years the race is a sprint, and other years it is a game of survival, this years race was one you just wanted to survive, and unfortunately we weren't able to, but we will be back again armed and ready."
PMC Racing would like to thank their current sponsors for their continued support: Parker Motor Company, KC Hilites, Goodyear Tires, Ringer's Gloves, Ford Trucks, A & Z Farms, Carrillo Farms, Napa Auto Parts, Ruperto's Mexican Food, Tuba Art Films, La Paz Pest Control, and Mogi Transmission. For more information or future sponsorship opportunities about PMC Racing please visit www.JimmyBeaver.com or www.TrentBeaver.com.
PMC Racing is now preparing for their debut Rally America event on March 12th before heading to the Nevada desert for round two of the Best In the Desert series on April 23, 24, & 25th, 2010.
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