"See you next time" sure implies that. I can only hope this will lead to a redoubled effort on Ford's behalf. Showing poorly a second time would be a disaster, and not showing up for it would be clearly interpreted as a white flag.They better go run and win the San Felipe 250 in March or the Baja 500 in June now!
I really do hope they take a shot at KOH -- there were some Hammer Truck vehicles that did well in this Baja 1000. That's a race you will find all kinds of Jeeps of varying levels of modifications. At the very least Ford has to show up at the next 250."See you next time" sure implies that. I can only hope this will lead to a redoubled effort on Ford's behalf. Showing poorly a second time would be a disaster, and not showing up for it would be clearly interpreted as a white flag.
We had several challenges during the race, including:
· Getting hit and becoming stuck after a trophy truck hit the Raptor in San Quetin Wash near race mile 190. That’s desert racing!
· This damaged a skid plate that also led to damaging the transmission cooling lines. We fixed the skid plate at Pit 2 but didn’t catch the transmission leak until after it started slipping. It made it to Pit 3. This took several hours to repair.
· Around race mile 480 we broke a fabricated lower control arm. This was replaced but took another 90 minutes or so.
· Ran into aftermarket cooling fan issues around race mile 580. By the time it was repaired at Pit 5 it was about 8:30 at night. The next portion was challenging and risky to get help on the course if something happened, and we’d likely wouldn’t finish until after the official time limit expired.