Baja 500 2009 In Car Video from Torchmate #703

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Here is the first 7-8 minutes split between two videos. I have video through BFG Pit 1 and then about 20 minutes or so more. Some parts get pretty dusty, but once we pass it clears up.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHXto7t4Ays"]YouTube - Baja 500 2009 in car video, Torchmate Class 7 #703 Start[/ame]

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzwvMR5a52Y"]YouTube - Baja 500 2009, Torchmate #703, Part 2[/ame]
 

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Nice. I love the sound of that ford v6.
 

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Here is the next segment. Starting to deal with traffic. The dust was crazy. The crowds were fantastic. I was really worried about spectators until we got going. Tons of thumbs up and screaming that I could even hear over the engine through my helmet. Anyone that has not run Baja is missing out! IMO

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdBIikYjbSo"]YouTube - Baja 500 2009 in car video, Torchmate #703 Part 4[/ame]
 

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Passed one, just to have to deal with another. I almost ran off the road in this one because the dust got so bad. You will see us slow down and I pop the throttle a couple of times. Flat out could not see. My co-rider, Brad Lovell, was yelling at me to "take it easy". I wanted clean air soooooo bad! I never knew how much patience that desert racing took.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fH61Vl2U108"]YouTube - Baja 500 2009 in car video, Torchmate Class 7 Part 5[/ame]
 

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Its crazy that people sit on the outside of a turn!?
 

Torchmate

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Its crazy that people sit on the outside of a turn!?

Whole families! It is nuts. I don't think they realize what would happen if you came into the turn too hot. They must get absolutely sprayed with dirt and rocks to when each car exits the turn. I don't know, but they were pretty fired up.
 

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A couple more! This was my favorite pass because we had scoped this spot out for just such an occasion. Every time I would pass, there would be another truck in front of them. This went on for awhile. Here is one, the next video is still loading.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuikDRmWil4"]YouTube - Baja 500 2009 in car video, Torchmate #703, Part 6[/ame]
 

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Thanks sooooooo much for your help Meles!!!!!!! Honestly, we would have been there for a long long time without your help. I am so glad that you got in touch. Please PM me your address. I would like to send you something.

When the batteries died, so did the camera unfortunately. We did not remember to turn it back on. I have not watched every minute of it, but I am pretty sure that we lost the camera then. It was not long after BFG Pit 1.

Man, thanks again! I can't say it enough. It is amazing how great the spectators were for us throughout the race. We could not have done it without you!!!

Bill
 

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im so glad that we could help you, any time you come back to mexico on bajas we will be looking for u,

i send you the addres on PM aaa and !!!! Congratulations for the third place !!!!
 

IvanDan

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That thing sounds eerily familiar ;):D

Awesome vids Bill looks like you guys were having a blast. Congrats on the 3rd place finish.
 

El Ranas

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Damm Meles boy you are always helping people in the desert you should create a pit crew like baja pits or pork pits :D

CODE San Luis 2007


Meles for president
 
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