November 30th, 2011
The 2011 Baja 1000, as always we had a great time and would like to thank our sponsors, Hostility Clothing, The BEE-HIVE Sports Bar, Rigid Industries, FiberwerX, and Slime…
The 1000 started just like any other year for us, I quickly went from 5th to 2nd in the first 25 miles. #1549 pitted in Ojos Negros where we had a great stop and moved back to fourth place. Hassim Mendez got behind the wheel and we were back in 2nd place in no time, Hass handed the truck over to Tyler Bolland in Santa Catarina. Tyler lost a steering rack going over the summit, we replaced the rack and Tyler continued on when he lost that rack again. We did have another steering rack, but it was in Borrego, some 85 miles south. We got the rack and repaired the truck again only to time out at checkpoint 2 in the early morning hours. It was a great effort by the entire team and I am very proud of our efforts for the whole season. We never caught Randy Swink and never took the lead, Randy had a great day and was the only finisher in our class giving him the Championship. We brought home the 2nd place for the season. Congratulations to Randy Swink and his team, they are great competitors and always keep us on our toes. Here are a few pre race and tech shots.