Here are some sights, sounds, and racing action from the first annual, SCORE International Baja 400. 189 entries started, and congrats to all 133 that finished. Here is our highlight reel from contingency, the starting line, and race action, including a horse on the course!
It’s time to race this thing already! From the chassis builder taking forever, to this becoming a side project due to the sales growth of our product line, it’s taken way too long to get to the fun part: tuning the RZR and getting ready for our first race in October.
I’ll admit, I started off with very few tools and essentials. Over the years, venturing out on longer trips, making friends and seeing what experienced guys had, motivated me to step my game up, and come up with a setup that’s good enough for Baja or AZ Peace Trail journeys.
Starting off, we chose the RZR platform as we had more access to better deals on the parts. If I started again tomorrow, I’d seriously consider an X3 2 seat platform as well. I think these two cars have the best wheelbase options, and are the MOST ideal for a Turbo UTV race build.
Finally, an update on this project. From where we left off on part 3, a lot has happened, both good and bad. When part 3 ended, the RZR was running, but the air intake wasn’t set up and the power was down.
We wouldn't be a real Off Road channel if we didn't go to Baja, right? Chupacabra Offroad headed to Ensenada for the 51st running of the Baja 1000. We weren't racing, but went to do some prerunning (first 110 miles), and watch the race from Ojos Negros and San Matias wash.
Things are getting serious around here. Chupacabra Offroad decided it would be a good idea to have a race RZR built, and document the process. Follow along as Brent Mann from American Engineering takes the bare chassis and turns it into a race car.