Archive for Category: "Race Journal"

Blanco Diamonte’s Baja experience

Blanco Diamonte’s Baja experience

Us Flahertys from Colorado have been going to the Baja 1000 for many years working Radio Communications for BFGoodrich as Relay 14- Kristen and 14.5-Erin. We got lucky and met Project Baja in 2014 as they prepared for their first Baja 1000. Learning that they were back at it and being practically neighbors offered Support […]

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Lani Trejo’s Baja Experience

Lani Trejo’s Baja Experience

Two years ago, on a shoot for Volkswagen, we met Jim Graham and a few members of the Desert Dingo Race Team. From that moment on it was my dream to cover a Class 11 race team make a run at the Baja 1000. I was fascinated by the tenacity and pure determination it has […]

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Zac Bingham’s Baja Experience

Zac Bingham’s Baja Experience

Inspiration. What inspires you? Who inspires you? It doesn’t necessarily have to be a person, but a type of person from whom you draw inspiration. During my experience with the Project Baja team I drew inspiration from every individual I met. I joined the team as a Johnny-come- lately chase crew member who flew in […]

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Emme Hall’s Baja Experience

Emme Hall’s Baja Experience

I have to write a story about my experience for Roadshow and even a week and a half out from the Baja 1000, I have no idea how I am going to do it. I’ve done a lot of off-roading, from the Gazelle Rally in Morocco to the Mint 400 in Las Vegas to the […]

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Chris Joyce’s Baja Experience

Chris Joyce’s Baja Experience

This whole experience started for me about a year and a half ago standing in my kitchen in Seattle. Our really good friend Michelle was visiting and she brought along a new guy, and things where sounding pretty serious. She had indicated that he (Matt Fisher) and I would have a lot in common but […]

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Josh McGuckin’s Baja Experience.

Josh McGuckin’s Baja Experience.

Again!? Yeah, again. We competed in the Baja 1000 in 2014 and when we got home it took a little time to believe that we would actually be able to pull off going back. This is such a monumental task and it is hard to explain just how much work it really is. Of course, […]

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Gina Wilson’s Experience

Gina Wilson’s Experience

Well, we did it. All the odds were against us- in fact one website had us at 9 to 1 but we did it, suckers! We were finishers at the 50th Anniversary of the Baja 1000. It’s difficult for people who don’t live for racing and haven’t experienced such a thing to have a concept […]

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Larry Hall’s Experience

Larry Hall’s Experience

Larry Hall was one of our “old-timers” on chase. He has extensive experience in racing VWs in class 1600, both in the States and in Mexico. He’s lived in Mexico for nearly 20 years, exploring roads beyond the race course, all without a GPS. Since he is used to relying on paper maps and his […]

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Prep: The Race before THE RACE

Prep: The Race before THE RACE

The definition of crazy… is racing Baja. It really isn’t just the race itself that is crazy, it is all the preparations that go into racing there that make the difference. For our team we also add in a proximity disadvantage and it gets very complicated. Our team is responsible for 21 people, 7 vehicles, […]

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The Collin Miron 300

The Collin Miron 300

Racing in Colorado isn’t exactly plentiful, at least not for offroad. So when there is a good race in Colorado, we have to go! We are fortunate to have Colorado Off Road Extreme nearby and they do hold a full season of racing. However only a few of the races are set up on an […]

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