The Baja 1000, is an off-road race that takes place on Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula in November. The race allows various types of vehicle classes to compete on the same course – from such small and large bore motorcycles, stock VW, production vehicles, buggies, Trucks, and custom fabricated race vehicles.
650 miles point to point, over rough desert, dunes and generally wild terrain.
I found this on Wikipedia….
“Each year there are reports of spectators sabotaging or booby-trapping the course by digging holes, blocking river flow, or burying and hiding obstacles. Racers are warned to beware of large crowds of spectators in remote parts of the course since it may indicate hidden traps or obstacle changes. Many of the booby traps are not created to intentionally injure the contestants but are created by the local spectators as jumps or obstacles for spectator entertainment. ” Sounds great.
Steve’s teamed up with fellow monster athlete Mikey Rencz a BC born snowboarder. So you could say there both a bit out of their comfort zone!
Let’s take a look how Steve’s been getting on via Instagram:
Team Hobo represent.
Steve will be (he better be) shooting some footage on his brand new Drift HD Ghost camera!
Kit looking sharp.
Car looking rad and ready to go.
Hopefully this wont happen to them in the actual race…
And finally… Let Monster Energy take you on a tour of what it takes to race the 1000…
After a couple of days of private tuition, Steve and all the other Monster athletes, will partner up and hit the desert. Check back to see if he survived!
Wish Steve luck over on Twitter!