The first day of the BlueWater Desert Challenge saw an injury to one of the stars of off-road racing. Jason Voss of Cupertino, Calif., was injured before the last race on Saturday, Oct. 24 in an accident involving his truck, No. 35. This is a Ford truck in the Trick Truck class, the fastest class as designated by Best in the Desert Racing Association.
A statement from BITD, the organizers and promoters of the event, Voss was taken from the race to receive medical treatment. As of the end of the week, there was no further word on his condition.
Voss is a familiar figure to Parker off-road fans. He is a three-time overall winner of the Parker 425. He most recently won in 2020. In 2014 and 2015, he pulled off the rare feat of being the overall winner two years in a row. After his first win, BITD President Casey Folks said Voss was one of the rising stars in the sport. After his second win, Folks said Voss was “the man to beat.”
In addition, Voss is a four-time winner of the Las Vegas to Reno race. BITD described him as one of the best Trick Truck racers the sport has ever seen. They also said he has represented the sport with professionalism, dignity and respect.
“He is one of our sport's brightest ambassadors and most approachable champions,” BITD’s statement said. “On behalf of everyone at Best In The Desert, our staff, volunteers, racers, sponsors and fans we want to wish Jason all the best! We hope for a speedy recovery and that you get back to full health just as quickly as possible. The sport of off-road racing needs you and we hope to see you back out racing soon!”