|November 14-17th [source]|
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!