Yeah Mike you got the whole story right there from your armchair Commodore 64.
Two back to back 36 hour days in less than a week that'll get ya spittin out your fruitty pebbles. I'll give you the "fueler" incident here at this early morning pit but show you pits prior all day and night fully suited. We're all Pretty fried going into this home stretch. We live and we learn. *We were lucky to have a mostly new and skeleton crew for this race due to FKcovid. (most couldn't come due to work regs in CA) & We thank those boys who busted their arses that did come...
This isn't a first Rodeo, first Win or first Championship. *FYI The Brakes issue took place 10 hours and two drivers prior. It was a deteriorating situation that was well known, diagnosed weighed and discussed heavily. You're looking at a very tired young driver and crew on the edge of adrenaline, victory, defeat and the game that is the BAJA 1000.
We've got a shirt and a SAT phone for you "Mike" to talk us through the next race.
In life there are "watchers"... and there are DOERS.
*Driver Change: Tyler to Jeremy RM 690 Laguna Salada-ish' - 4am-ish
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Looking at the last picture of the brakes. Very weird how that brake rod and clevis bent. There’s a first for everything and that’s the first I’ve seen that bend like that. But that’s Baja and weird things happen.
I finished a 500 one year with little to no brakes and the car would not turn left! We figured out both issues when we torn it down and neither one would ever be expected.