NORRA Mid-Race Report: BFG Team Rennsport’s “Angelina” is a Little Car With a Big Heart
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LORETO, BAJA, MEXICO (May 1, 2019) – In a field full of 800 horsepower trucks and unlimited open-wheel buggies, to most observers BFG Team Rennsport’s vintage racer seems an almost quaint throwback to yesteryear. She is small in size and power, lovingly prepared and worked on by crew chief Paul Perrizo, Brian Coats and other hard working volunteers on the BFG Team Rennsport posse.
That perception is proving to be deceptive, as the light, nimble and surprisingly fast #124 BFG Team Rennsport 1989 Finshline single-seater is now reliable as well. As many of its more powerful competitors are discovering in the current five-day, 1,254-mile NORRA Mexican 1000, it can be wrong to discount the underdog.
In off-road racing’s most prestigious vintage desert race, the small can be mighty.
It was in yesterday’s longest day of competition that the team made their move thanks to a blazing performance by Brian Coats from Bay of Los Angeles to San Ignacio, with Blower matching that with a near-perfect 208-mile run into last night’s stop on the Sea of Cortez in beautiful Loreto.
When the timing clocks stopped, the BFG Team Rennsport crew celebrated a hard-fought climb to second place in the NORRA Vintage 4-cylinder Buggy class and a sparkling 27th ranking in the overall standings.
BFG Team Rennsport is supported by the top brands in the off-road industry, a list that includes BFGoodrich Tires, Method Race Wheels, Fox Racing Shox, Weddle Industries, Brown & Miller Racing (plumbing and wiring), Eibach Springs, AEM Electronics, Maglock, KC Hilites and Caltime Metals. A significant contribution also comes from Coats (Brian Coats Motorsports), the Rennsport Group and B3Kreativ.
BFGoodrich Team Rennsport will be providing updates throughout the Mexican 1000 on their Facebook and Instagram feeds, while the vehicle can be tracked all the way down the Baja peninsula by logging on to www.norra.com. For more information visit www.facebook.com/