In the shadows of the Baja 1000 race event, nowhere seen on the race tracking radar all day due to a faulty IRC tracker devise (in addition to an already flawed live-broadcast ), Mark and Gary Weyhrich, the brothers from Oregon, in their TSCO Racing Trophy Truck #9, third in class and third overall four-wheel vehicle were fierce competition among the top 5 front-runners all race long.
Gary (Weyhrich) drove start to mile 620. Mark drove to the finish. There comments on the 2012 Baja 1000:
There was a lot of traffic up north and we were in a really good pack of cars. He was trying to get around a guy in San Matias wash and put it off the course and down a ravine. We were down about 15 minutes doing that and enough slower guys got by us that the leaders gaped us by about 20 minutes.
We were fighting to get that back the whole rest of the day. I had a lot of motion sickness so I wasn't very fast on the first part of my section. Other than that it was great. We ran the same BFGoodrich front tires the entire race with no flats. Luck just wasn't on our side today.
There are so many good teams anymore that to be here third is quite an accomplishment. We are happy to have that. It's tough at night because there were so many sportsman bikes and quads. There were like 50 of them I think and it was just a bear to get through them all night long. They put up a ton of dust at night.
It is amazing what they (SCORE) do down here and we are all very grateful that they give us a chance to come out here and fulfill our dreams.
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