This year brought the 40th running of the Baja 1000 and to celebrate the longest course to date running from Ensenada to Cabo San Lucas. With most of the Four Wheeler staff in Mexico for the race we should have no shortage of coverage, Sean with Team Hall, Robin with Team KORE, and I with DXR Racing and their Mitsubishi Raider Stock Mini.
The race was long, hard and grueling, but then what would you expect, it's Baja. I had the awesome opportunity to ride in the DXR Racing Raider from Guayaquil (just south of El Rosario) to Bahia de Los Angeles, about a 200 mile section. We started my section at night on the highway, tranistioned to a 'smooth' dirt road, to goat trails, through a check point, a swamp, sand wash, miles and miles of whoops and rocks, we watched the sun rise, got passed by a trophy truck, passed a pro-truck, got passed by a pro-truck, and so much more in the short time I was riding in the truck.
In the end, we finsished the race in thrid place (in class) behind the Hummer of Rod Hall and the Toyota FJ. It was a hard battle, we even held the lead at one point. One thing is for sure, the DXR Raider will be back again next year and gunning for the win so all you other stock mini's better watch out!
Stay tuned, there is still a ton more to come in the way of stories, photos, and even videos.