We talk to two Baja 1000 racers within 24hrs of the end of the 2019 running of the race. One has a lot of experience(Roy Tomkins), the other racer is brand new, (Jim Locke). But Jim has been racing for decades, just not in the desert. We apologize for the cell-phone, radio show nature of the call, but this is how you hear the first hand accounts of running the BAJA 1000!
Roy has not only been racing and winning in the desert, but building these awesome race trucks-maybe a little too awesome. Jim has worked on, built, and crewed on almost every car a racetrack from GRC to SCCA to INDYCAR to the vintage GTP and modern Indy cars.
Both teams DNF’d, but for very different reasons. The commonality is their attitude which turned what could have been misery into an adventure of a lifetime.