Wide Open Racing took a remarkable second place in the Class 10 Racing Division at the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, November 18-19 in Baja California North.
While most of the headlines go to the first-place winners in their brutish, high-powered trophy trucks, Wide Open Racing pulled off this impressive feat in their four-cylinder Baja Challenge vehicle.
The Wide Open #1010 car was driven by three teams of two drivers, led by Driver of Record Ed Mejia and Jeff “Doc” Johnson driving the first leg. Seasoned veterans Rick Skelton and John McInnis handled the tricky southern loop, in the dark, during the second leg of the race and the AOL Autoblog Team of Jessi Combs and Patrick McIntyre drove the third leg of the race, crossing the finish line in second place for their class.
Wide Open’s race vehicles are dubbed Baja Challenge (BC) Cars, purpose-built off-road racecars with Subaru EJ25 engines, Weddle 4 speed manual transaxles, and custom twin A-arm suspensions with more than 18” of travel, capable of speeds in excess of 95 MPH.
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“All three teams ran an impressive race,” said Wide Open Excursions Race Manager Nick Johnson “We had a mix of amateurs and professional racers in this car and they pulled together to show everyone what they could do. I am more than pleased with everyone’s performance.”
With all three of Wide Open Racing’s Baja Challenge cars crossing the finish line, Wide Open extends its 100% completion rate over five years and 71 cars.
Wide Open congratulates “The Fastest Chickens in the South” for an amazing race!