This new thread will have the live video stream during contingency and race day, as well as the tracking map embedded during the race. We can all use this thread to post race updates, photos and videos on race day. I will update this first post with relevant links as well.
BFGoodrich Tires 52nd SCORE Baja 1000, Presented by 4Wheel Parts
Final of four-race 2019 SCORE World Desert Championship, November 20th-24th
Live Weatherman Stream
Wed. Nov. 20th – Contingency Day 1
Thurs. Nov. 21st – Contingency Day 2
Sat. Nov. 23rd – Race Day (Motos 3am, 4 wheel vehicles 10:30am)
We headed down the Monday before the race and went straight to San Felipe. Spent Tuesday messing around, running some of the course while we waited for the rest of the group to arrive. Early evening came and we started our pre-run of the San Felipe loop (Morelia Junction to San Felipe ~150 miles), including Matomi Wash
Wednesday we woke up to a light rain and the plan was to trailer the cars up to Valle de Trinidad, run the crossover road to the coast(~30 miles) and down the highway to San Quintin (~35 miles) and then take the racecourse back up through Mike's Sky Ranch back to Valle T (~105 miles). As we ran the crossover it started raining harder and the highway was miserable. We topped off our fuel in San Quintin and headed out on the course. After about 2 miles my visor was junk and after another 5 miles or so, my glasses were toast too. The next 100 miles were spent peeking through a small slit between my visor and the glasses sitting on the tip of my nose. We eventually made to Valle T cold and covered in mud; I probably had 4" of mud in my lap. We loaded the cars on the trailers, changed into clean clothes (I left a muddy pair of jeans and a sweatshirt in the Pemex bathroom) and headed to Ensenada in the warm trucks. The next morning we checked out the cars and here's what we found...
We found a car wash in Ensenada that charged us $20 each to wash the cars. They spent 2 hours pressure washing each cars and got them 90% clean. The race was delayed a day, so our driver decided to go run the Mike's loop again to see how much, if any changes were on the course.
All in all it was a good week, miserable at some points, but fun. We raced Class 1 with RJ Anderson starting 7th (had never driven a Class 1 car or raced in Baja) and getting the physical lead by race mile 150 , handing off to Buddy Feldkamp & Danny Parsel (had never driven this car) who ran the Mike's / San Felipe loop and handing off to Brendan Gaughan (long time off-road and NASCAR driver) who brought the car into the finish. Once RJ got the car out front, we never gave up the lead. RJ making the pass to the Podium