I might have programs from 83 84 and 85 my dad has to look through his old stuff for them but ill post em if we can find them. Anyone in 85 that was staying at the El Cortez the weekend of the race remember a fire alarm in the middle of the night?
Oh man, car #902. That just might be the year I did a hot night lap on short notice in that thing. Jean and Judy were at least a foot shorter than I was. A little cramped but not bad at all and it ran like a top. I think it had a Jerry Lawless motor. Pretty sure that was the year, anyway it was a blast!
My uncle Jack and my dad just finished that car for the 'Challenger" class.. They had watercooled shocks on that thing to keep the shocks from fading. Worked really well until the pump gave out..
The next race out everyone had them.
I think my first Mint was 83. I remember sliding wrist bands on because you had to be 16 and I was only 15. All this to ride in the old HDRA class 11 baja bugs. There were over 40 of them a couple years, and over 100 1600 cars, because they had to change the numbers on the ones over number 1699. Anyone know what year the first challenger cars (now class 9) raced? We won the first year of class 9 and the two previous years in class 11. I think it was over 16 hours to finish in these cars.