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Join Date: Jul 2004
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Probably the first question to even start with, is what class you are planning on running? Then there are probably guys on here that can give you the right tips.
Note though - SCORE Baja isn't a "series". There are two SCORE races that are run in Baja each year: Baja 500 in June and Baja 1000 in November. The rest of the SCORE desert races are in Nevada, throughout the year.
I would strongly suggest you build your race truck/buggy whatever and cut your team's teeth in the States. Baja has an immensely different set of issues and you don't want to be dealing with figuring out driving tactics and shaking down your vehicle and new equipment at that event. Pre-running, pitting, security, safety, communications - it's all VERY different in Baja. That's why it's the pinnacle of accomplishment, and why so few actually finish.
I'd get some other races under your belt first - or you may find yourself in a lot of trouble, possibly taking someone else out with you.
Does sound like maybe you have raced some, just not desert or maybe not distance. You'll find the desert races are a blast - check the BITD schedule also. Classes & prep are fairly similar for most classes to cross over.