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Old 06-03-2013, 09:45 AM   #59
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Originally Posted by KZJohn View Post
Glad to hear is went well for you guys. I was talking to Andy in the tech line, your car was the next one behind us.

We had a tough race. Started 2nd in class, was nerfed by 3rd place and lost a place. Re-passed for 2nd and was only 2 minutes behind 1st when we were hit hard from behing by a class 1 with no brakes. Passed 1st place on the highway at KM77 to go into the lead only to find out at BFG pit 1 the the class 1 had busted the rear cage off our car and it was hanging on by 1 tube. We then sat in the pit watching our class go by then watching all the slower classes go by to. 20 min's later we were welded up and back on course then sat at the summit for 1.5 hours watching the slower cars act stupid and get stuck on the hill climbs. Oh! It was hot too! Got the car to Borrego and crawled out. After 17 hours and some major work we won by an hour over 2nd place . This was the roughest Baja race I have ever run. There was carnage everywhere! So now I have a 1st place trophy on a bike and one in a car. Maybe a quad next?

Frog, not all car teams are as disorganized as what you experienced but it sure seems a lot are. That is what seperates the winners from the rest.
Awesome job. I'm glad that someone else says it was rough. I thought it was but couldn't figure out if it was just because i was in a truck.

I was just kidding about the car teams. I've seen plenty of bike teams that were shit shows. Even with all the bs it was still fun and I will always jump at the chance to go to Baja.

Strong bad it was bad. Not only did he loose it over nothing he drove the chase rig like a racecar. If he wasn't the one in the drivers seat on the way home I would have stuck it out. I can deal with shitheads but I would like to make it home to my wife and kids. :)

It does suck because the rest of the team and other driver are really good guys. with some logistic help could probably win a championship. They do well in the US but we all know things are different down here, you can't just wing it... unless you get pissed off and find yourself in ensenada with no ride. But with him as the owner they will continue to have major issues and a very hard time finding crew. They had 10 chasers for the 1000 last year and all said they will never go back as long as he is around.

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