I find this thread to be very helpful and will continue to follow. We are also prepping to race in 2017.
Agreed, I keep a copy in my truck and read it when ever I have down time at work.
We should be up to date on everything, all of our equipment including harnesses are new as of 2016.
Do the cages need to be recertified?
We have a SCORE tag on ours already but I'm wondering if it will need to be reinspected since it had been a while since our truck has passed through a SCORE tech.
I've been speaking on an off with the "locals" I know that race Baja and have been taking down notes from what they have said about their experiences. I also look forward to the wealth of information I'll have access to when I am down there for NORRA in just a few days. The networking potential will be incredible!Our First Baja 1000 was in 2013. We had raced BITD for a few years prior to that. When we decided to race baja we started asking all of our buddies that we knew had baja experience for help.... We had invited a guy who used to race a 16 car in baja.... he accepted. Then a week later called and told us " Man its been 15 years since I've been in baja....I think you would be better off with a guy who has been more recently than myself." He then gave us his friends number and said he would be interested. To make a long story short.... We were hooked up with Hererra Motorsports... and now Victor Sr, Victor Jr, and their old race buddies have been Solid Members of our team every since.
Find a group that have years of experience down in Baja and it will make Life a whole Lot easier when racing in Baja.
Thanks for the congrats on TORRA! I'm very proud of what we are working to build here to help spread desert racing in the US and Texas. I think we have a great program headed in a direction that will allow racers from all over to compete on challenging courses with great experiences.Taquache, I got to say thank you for getting this thread started because I am in the same boat (first generation off road enthusiast) and a scrub in the moto world yet I am determined to compete in the 2017 Baja 1000. I am also using similar preparation strategies and with just a quick scroll through these four pages of replies I have already got 10+ questions answered that I had in the back of my mind.
Instead of starting a thread on here about my journey, I am writing a short journal/docu style book that is going to span our experiences from now until the end of the race in 2017, then I'll post that on here for anyone who is interested.
Congratulations on the new race series in TX (saw an article about the first race earlier) and heres to both of us (and likely many others in the shadows with our same plan) to racing the 50th!
quad is the way to go... LOL... cant wait to rip it on the 50thI agree with Trophygoat. My brother, dad, and I are planning on running the 1000 next year but on a bike. We raced the 500 last year and are going to race it again this year along with some BITD races. This thread has been/is/will be a great resource for all racers in a similar situation. Thank you for telling this story! Next year November will be here before we know it!
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Same! But we are trying to get a 3rd rider... cuts the costs!Where also going for the 50th Baja 1000 on a bike, good old fashion 2 man team all the way to the tip.
I am expecting entries to be through the roof. Maybe even record breaking for some classes (especially UTV)I am hoping that the entries will be way up with everybody wanting to do the big 50th running.
jajaja that's why I need them.. LOLReal men don't need training wheels. Ha Ha
I really hope so too..I am hoping that the entries will be way up with everybody wanting to do the big 50th running.
and the bikes/quads also...I am expecting entries to be through the roof. Maybe even record breaking for some classes (especially UTV)
There are 3 times when one should consider crossing the boarder. When it's Bad, Real bad, and horrible bad,,,there is real no "good time" to cross. Your time frame is probably OK, but leave by 4:00 am to get you to the boarder by 6:00. That gives you 3 hours,,,hek, even it it only takes you 1 1/2 or 2 hours, go eat breakfast, then head to the airport. GIVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF TIMEH
I just do not want to make a decision based on watching the current crossing times at 6-7AM only to have that double because of the event.
Any information helps! Thanks!