Race day is here. All the preparation has come down to this. SCORE officials said there are 301 official entries for the 45th running of the SCORE Baja 1000. The dirt bikes and ATVs left the line this morning at 6:30 a.m., and Trophy Truck and four-wheeled vehicles started leaving at 11:30 a.m. to rainy conditions in Ensenada.
Our caravan of All German Motorsports chase trucks rolled into Rice and Beans in San Ignacio at roughly race mile 615. AGM will be doing the driver change for the Trophy Truck at this location, as Armin Schwarz will get out and Martin Christensen will get in and ride to the finish. This also is the location of BFGoodrich’s fifth pit stop.
If all things go well once Schwarz leaves Ensenada, he should arrive between 10 p.m. and midnight. Christensen (shown below helping unload fuel containers) will be waiting all day for the truck to show up, and in the meantime he’s helping the crew get prepped for the day.
“At this point there’s nothing I can do about it, so don’t worry about something you can’t do anything about,” he said. “Just have to be prepared for when the truck gets here.”
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