We went to Mexico with high hopes to have a great day of racing.
The racing was something else, and this 452 mile course was brutal. We made it to checkpoint 2 with hours to spare and almost made it to check 3 before any failures. At racemile 181 we were stuck on the course for 3 hours with little to no communication. This caused us to lose time but it did not end our day. Once the truck kept moving we felt reassured that this race was ours. Then came the real catastrophic failure- The loss of our steering and bent front suspension was what finally ended our day and cost us the race. We did not finish the race and came home with a DNF. The Baja 500 is a challenging race and always a good time- there is always next year.
We did well enough to keep our lead in the season points standing. 44 points ahead of Randy Swink in 2nd and 100 points ahead of Ken Frazier in 3rd. Our points total now is 129 points for the SCORE season. We have two races to go in the season: the Primm 300 and the Baja 1000. We are looking really good for a championship, hopefully we can bring it home!
Now I will be busy this week getting the Hostility Trophy Ranger ready for the BEE-HIVE Classic this Saturday at Glen Helen Parkway. The truck will be on display and ready to race (with only one week since the 500)!!! Don't miss this one, it will be a great one for spectating!! So make sure you come on out and have some fun with us, and Thanks again for all the support!!!
PHOTOS AND VIDEOS BELOW FOR SOME FOOTAGE OF THE BAJA 500 and THE BEE-HIVE HOSTILITY TROPHY RANGER:
Video: Baja 500 2011
By: Lyle Tonelli
Nick Tonelli Driving and David Crum Co-Driving
in car from the start to Ojos.
The BEE-HIVE, HOSTILITY CLOTHING
and RIGID LIGHTING TROPHY RANGER
from the start of the race to Ojos.