Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Re-cap of the Baja 1000

November  14-17th [source]
The Baja 1000 is a grueling 1,121 mile off-road race that takes place on Mexico's Baja California Peninsula. It allows several types of vehicle to compete a challenging course as fast as possible. The race begins in Ensenada, Mexico all the way to our hometown La Paz.

This was my first experience of the Baja 1000 & I have to admit, it was a ton of fun & offered a lot of excitement.  The husband camped overnight in the desert with some friends, I unfortunately had to work. But he got to see racers in action & made sure catch a glimpse at the first arrivals, motorcycles in the very early hours of the morning. Later in the afternoon I joined up with him to check out the finish line, as well as the award ceremony. Its a huge event here in La Paz and definitely brings a lot of tourists-- we had a blast especially Sam, as he loves this stuff & one day even hopes to race in it! He got to meet quite a few racers, admired their vehicles, and enjoyed a lot of exciting action.

Camp Set-Up w/ a movie!
First arrival, a motorcyclist around 3am.
Enjoying the sunrise, waiting for more racers.

Robby Gordon's Truck
Finish Line:
Victory Hug: won First Place for their class!

Overall Winners of the entire race: Gus Vildosola Sr. &
 son Tavo Vildosola representing Mexico 
w/ overall time 19:45 hrs.

Jamie Vestwick: 6 time X Game Gold medalist for BMX Vert
& won 2nd place in his class for the Baja 1000.
Us @ the Award Ceremony.

Below is a short video of clips Sam took of vehicles passing through. Enjoy!

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