We are back from a whirlwind week in the Baja peninsula participating in the 50th SCORE Baja 1000.
If you haven’t been following along, we teamed up with Chapo Racing and Redline Motorsports to provide mechanical support on the chase team for their efforts to push a Lonestar Racing built Maverick X3 to the finish line of the most grueling non-stop desert race on the planet, and it was totally badass.
To fully describe the experience in the detail it deserves would take book, not a blog post, but I can summarize by saying that I now believe that this is the greatest race in existence. The Baja 1000 is a marathon exercise of teamwork, adaptation, focus, and discipline like I have never seen. The feeling of accomplishment when crossing the finish line that most didn’t, and the comradery built amongst a team that hadn’t slept in days to reach that goal were absolutely intoxicating.
When all was done, we had pushed through the 1134 mile race in under 30 hours, good enough for a second place finish in the UTV Forced Induction class, and the first Can-Am to cross the finish line. This was a direct result of months of preparation and selfless dedication of the Chapo and Redline teams, and we feel extremely fortunate that they chose us to help execute the plan.
We can’t wait to do it again.
Keep an eye out for videos and SXSBlog LIVE discussion about the 50th SCORE Baja 1000 on our YouTube channel, check out our Facebook page for more pictures, and let us know what you think in the comments below!