The Locos crew is just a bunch of off-duty racers and chasers. We have typical day jobs, but share a passion for Baja races and what Baja's hidden paradise possesses for our personal explorations. We live to go off-roading and see it as the ultimate extreme adventure. 'Til next time.
All Night Long
Our pit for 2004 was at Race Mile 440, 60 miles south of Bahia de Los Angeles, in a fast hard-packed section of cactus forest. We were scheduled to dump 14 drums of race gas into 40 different vehicles. We also carried spare tires for 63 different racing teams. The pit rocked from sun down to sun up. Larry Ragland's Trophy Truck was the first vehicle to expire in our pit, and throughout the night, the Mocos crew turned wrenches on 38 different race vehicles. These are a few notable entries from our pit log:
5:34 p.m.Class 1 racer John Marking took 15 gallons of gas.
6:12 p.m.Trophy Truck 12's Larry Ragland pulled in with a blown drivetrain. Ragland stayed for dinner and breakfast.
6:38 p.m.Number 266X, Dror Kiat, stopped to thank us for saving his life last year.
7:03 p.m.Matt Scaroni took 22 gallons of fuel.
7:22 p.m.Class 1's Chuck Hovey honked as he passed the pit.
7:43 p.m.Legendary Corky McMillin stopped to relieve himself.
8:21 p.m.Luis Wallace took 17 gallons of fuel and had an axleshaft changed on his Class 10 buggy.
9:09 p.m.Number 1612, Hiram Duram, took 5 gallons of fuel and had a makeshift CV boot (made from a shop towel) installed.
1:29 a.m.Number 1645, Jamie Campbell, took 9 gallons of fuel.
1:29 a.m.Number 1548, Jason LaFortune, had a front track bar repaired.
1:49 a.m.Number 807, Nick Vanderway, had welding done to repair four-link suspension damaged in a rollover.