The Parker 400 & Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) Partner to Return Off-Road Racing to the Gauntlet

CRIT Start/Finish Line Gauntlet to highlight spectating The Parker 400

UNLTD Off-Road Racing announced their partnership with Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) today, that will return the Start/Finish Line, main pits, spectating and camping to the CRIT Start/Finish Line Gauntlet, located just east of the Avi Suquilla Airport near downtown Parker, Arizona.  

“We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with Colorado River Indian Tribes for the iconic Parker 400,” said UNLTD Off-Road Racing Chief Operating Officer, Joshua Martelli. “As we rev up for the 50th anniversary of this legendary race, our collaboration marks a new chapter in off-road racing history. The synergy between our vision for exhilarating motorsport events and the rich cultural heritage of the Tribes is poised to bring an unparalleled experience to racers and spectators. This year’s event is not just a race; it’s a celebration of legacy, community, and the relentless spirit of off-road competition. We’re gearing up for an unforgettable event and a massive turnout, further cementing the Parker 400 as a pinnacle of our sport.”

This collaboration between UNLTD and CRIT will not only spotlight the thrill of off-road racing but will also serve as a platform to promote local tribal businesses crucial to the region’s economy, including The Blue Water Resort & Casino which will host the Parker 400 Drivers Meeting and Awards Banquet, Running Man Fuel, ensuring racers and spectators alike have the high-quality fuel needed for this high-octane event, Colorado River Building Materials, CRIT Farms, CRIT Sand & Rock, CRIT Utilities and the Kofa Inn. The new partnership will be dedicated to supporting the economic vitality and showcasing the entrepreneurial spirit of the Colorado River Indian Tribes’ businesses throughout the Parker 400 event. 
The CRIT Start/Finish Line Gauntlet will be separated by two main entrances:
North Entrance = Racers, Teams & Pit Crews
South Entrance = Spectators, Exhibitors & VIP
Racers, Teams & Pit Crews: 
Main Pit / Racer Camping Access: Main Pit will be located on the North end of the CRIT Start/Finish Line Gauntlet and accessed via a dedicated racer entrance off of the 95 HWY. The pit will be divided into separate Limited Race (race course Friday only) and Unlimited Race (race course Saturday only) pits, allowing teams to camp in their pits.

Main Pit / Racer Camping Access Requirements: Each person entering the Main Pit / Racer Camping area must have a waiver wristband AND a pit crew wristband. Each vehicle must have a proper vehicle pit pass OR racer camping pass.

Access to the racer pits will be restricted exclusively to individuals affiliated with a race team, in order to maintain a safe environment for both the public and the competitors. The pits will not be accessible to the general public.

Teams can register their pit crews and campsites ahead of time from within their UNLTD Off-Road Racing accounts once they have completed race registration.

Important:  If you will be driving an OHV vehicle onto CRIT land, OR operating an OHV vehicle while on CRIT land, it must be registered with the Colorado River Indian Tribe and have a “CRIT OHV Sticker” attached to the vehicle. CRIT OHV stickers can be purchased directly with CRIT Fish and Game located at 2100 Mutahar St, Parker, AZ 85344. Please park in queue on Mutahar Street and walk in to Fish & Game to purchase your “CRIT OHV Sticker”. Note that this is an annual OHV pass which is good for the entire 2024 season. 

Spectators, Exhibitors & VIPs: 

The spectator entrance will be located on the South end of the CRIT Start/Finish Line Gauntlet and accessed off 95 HWY via Mojave Road.  


Spectator Tickets (Per Person): FREE – No tickets are needed! 


Spectator Parking Sticker (Per Vehicle): $35 advance / $40 at gate. Spectator parking stickers are good for all three days of racing action.  This includes UTV’s.  All parking stickers purchased before Wednesday, January 3rd come with a free Parker 400 t-shirt when your sticker is scanned onsite.

If you are a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes, you can present your CRIT ID at the gate for free admittance and parking. 


Click here to purchase a Spectator Parking Sticker.