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Friday, October 18, 2019

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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

2007 Baja 1000

By Stuart Chase 2007 Baja 1000, 40th running. Wednesday, 11-7 Wake up at 6 and off to Chris Wilson’s with Megan to pick up his truck and prerunner for a test a Plaster city and find out if the motor issues have been fixed. Kras is playing cards at one of the Indian casinos and

1987 Baja 1000

Here is the story of my first Baja 1000 race in 1987. My First 1000 Race The year was 1987. My three amigos (Andy, Bill and Richard) and I decided to race our first Off-Road race. We had never raced anything before just riding in the desert. We never even heard of the Baja 1000 until

1989 Baja 1000

This and my 1987 Baja 1000 story are the only two I’ve written about as they were my most memorable. My 1989 Baja 1000 Race This was my third Baja 1000 race and just like the first it held many surprises and showed me I didn’t know as much as I thought I did. The race