Alexander Motorsports Wins 2012 Bluewater Desert Challenge and 3rd Back-to-Back Championship

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Steve Alexander said the pre-filter on his new K&N air filtration system worked so well that the secondary filter remained spotless
Steve Alexander said the pre-filter on his new K&N air filtration system worked so well that the secondary filter remained spotless
“It felt great!” stated Steve Alexander, commenting on winning his third Class 5000 Championship in a row. Alexander locked up the title at the 2012 Bluewater Desert(BWD) Challenge in Parker, Arizona. The BWD Challenge is the fifth event in the six-race “Best in the Desert Racing Series”(BITD) and unlike the other five races that are either a long loop race, or a point-to-point course, the BWD Challenge is a two day multi-race format that combines the results from both days to determine the winners.

This was the third running of the Challenge and it’s rapidly establishing itself as a classic, must-attend, fall season event. The unique two-day format amounts to 150 miles of demanding desert racing, and allows for racers to fine tune their vehicles in-between for the second day of shoot-out style competition.

“No,” said Alexander to the question of whether he prepares differently for this event. “I prep the car every time as if it was a 1,000 mile race. I try not to leave anything to chance.”
Alexander won race one on Saturday with newcomer Kris Trajano as navigator
Alexander won race one on Saturday with newcomer Kris Trajano as navigator


Race one, Saturday morning, the first heat left the starting line at 6:15am. Alexander Motorsports' car, number 5005, was to start in the third heat at 10:15am. Class 5000 would be running with Class 1000 and the 7200's. Alexander left the starting line dead last with newcomer Kris Trajano as navigator. After three intense laps through sand, silt washes and some killer whoop sections, and what felt like a hundred thousand turns (very technical course), Alexander finished first in class and 22nd out of 44 for the heat.

“Yes,” was Alexander’s response to the question of whether Trajano will be racing more with the team in 2013. “He proved to be very valuable as a navigator.”

Race two on Sunday followed the same schedule as race one. This time though Gavin Ferguson navigated. The course proved to be even more challenging on Sunday, as the whoops were now squared off, and some of the holes were so deep that car would nearly disappear at times. During the first half mile of the race the hits were so extreme that the car almost came to a stop on several times.

Although the Bluewater Desert Challenge course was rough, Alexander Motorsports’ new ICON shocks proved to be bulletproof
Although the Bluewater Desert Challenge course was rough, Alexander Motorsports’ new ICON shocks proved to be bulletproof
“But thanks to the unbelievable torque of the Wiks Racing motor along with the RC Trans prepped Mendeola, the car got on top of the bumps and powered through everything,” declared Alexander. “The Longero Motorsports front arms, together with ICON Vehicle Dynamics' shocks, proved to be bulletproof. After the race one photographer commented “the new front end works so good it's hard to get actions shots of you, the car just floats over the whoops. The new air filtration system with K&N Filters kept the motor running clean and powerful. The pre-filter worked so well that the secondary filter was spotless. The Mickey Thompson 'Baja Pro' tires once again ran without any flats as they ripped up the course.”

After two remarkable days of racing Alexander Motorsports not only finished first in Class and 14th overall in their heat for the weekend, but with one race to go in the 2012 Best in the Desert series the team had technically already secured the Class 5000 Championship.

The Alexander Motorsports car won first place in category Bugorama car show, and the Best Engineered Car in the show
The Alexander Motorsports car won first place in category Bugorama car show, and the Best Engineered Car in the show
“We still had to start the Henderson 250 to receive the Championship honors,” Alexander added. So even though all he had to do was to show up for the 250 to claim the title, but being the first-class competitor that he is, Alexander and his team simply went out and won that event as well for good measure.

For an encore, the following weekend after the Henderson 250, Alexander Motorsports entered their vehicle in the car show at the "Bugorama" held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Not only did they take first in their category, but they also received a special award for "Best Engineered Car" in the show.

“I am sure that had something to do with it,” replied Alexander to the question of whether his radically impressive looking suspension had anything to do with winning that honor. “We were taken by surprise when we received the special award though.”

The 2013 BITD season kicks off February at the Bluewater Resort and Casino Parker 425. Alexander adds, “We will be debuting or newest sponsor, General Tire, at that event.”

Alexander Motorsports has an extreme passion for success as you can see in these past K&N news articles; Alexander Motorsports Takes Class 5000 Win and Alexander Motorsports Takes 3rd

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