This all depends on where you live. If you live in Vegas already, the travel time alone makes the difference. Even with the lower cost of entry to race CODE/RECORD, etc, the travel and distance/logistics from Vegas makes the local races more affordable. Not saying they are more desirable races necessarily, just saying more affordable. Its all based on geography. If I lived in San Diego, I'd rather race CODE/RECORD then drive all the way to Tonopah or whatever.I personally love all the varied terrain, the beauty, the people, and no BLM. It is hard to argue that Baja is not the capital of off-road racing. As far as cost, it can be the most expensive like the B1K and NORRA or it can be substantially cheaper than BITD if you race CODE, RECORD or SADR and these races require about the same time off as BITD or less. In Baja you also feel more free. We can run our cars down the highway and through towns. Try that in the US. Hotels and tacos are much cheaper in Baja. Many of the top legends of the sport have homes in Baja (also much cheaper than the US! There is a mystique to Baja that can’t be matched.
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There is nothing like driving your race truck across town to breakfast before the race even begins. Then driving to the start for the race. It’s so much simpler down there.Have to give another vote for Baja Mexico. Something about being down there racers are so well known down there it is always a good fun time. Vegas is a blast but most of the town doesn't even know or care that there is a race. Walk around Baja with a pocket full of steekers. With TT team and you will understand. Nothing like driving a truck thru tech in Ensenada. Vs. some casino parking lot. And I have not even mentioned the tacos yet.
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