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May 12, 2021

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2017 Baja 500

2017 Baja 500 “The weather is hot but the beer is cold”, ancient Chinese proverb. That’s the way it is every year in Baja in June, the time of the annual Baja 500. And once again the snap Chase X team was there to participate with ES Motorsports. We were supporting Rienaldo Varela, an experienced

2010 Baja 500 chase report

2010 Baja 500 by Mike Stewart. Its 3:00 AM, the quarter moon is peeking over the eastern horizon, Orion is beginning to dip below the western hills. Then why am I awake? Am I cold? No. Gotta pee? No. Sleepy? Yes. Perhaps it’s the oompah music blasting from the adjacent camp and the women screaming

1971 Baja 500 Pre-run

Corky’s 1971 NORRA Baja Pre Run My first trip to Baja was to pre-run the 1971 Baja 500: Ensenada, then back to Ensenada, 480 miles +. Sat AM daylight, we leave Ensenada, and ride to Camalu, the end of the pavement. This is before the paved hwy to La Paz. I am riding a 71

Pit support Baja 500 2006

The 2006 Baja 500, Chase-X pit team summary of activities and adventure. Pit support for off-road race cars at the Baja 500 can be very boring one moment and very exciting the next. Waiting for hours, monitoring the radios for information, watching your racecar roar past, then hurriedly relocating to a different location and then

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