Dark days for the Baja 500

Dark clouds hung over the Baja 500 when the sun finally set on Saturday. First I would like to offer my condolences to the families of Travis Livingston, Noah Evermann, and the young spectator. It is always a dark day when motorsports lose a racer, participator, or spectator. Over the past day I noticed a lot of people are upset at SCORE for not responding quick enough or having enough personnel at the race. I believe it is wrong that people are attacking SCORE over this in a race as spread out as the 500 no organizer will ever have enough people. In 2009 my father and I ran the entire season with Roger Norman, at every Mexico race every chase truck had a Cruz Rojas car with them which meant Roger took team safety seriously. Dust to Glory showed what happens, a spectator was hit and every rescue helicopter was 15-20 minutes away sometimes you can’t avoid it. Think about track racing they have medical personnel on the track and even they can’t get there fast enough. Racing will always be a dangerous sport for anyone one involved everyone knows this, Mexico especially. To blame SCORE for this though is wrong. Congratulations to Tavo Vildsola and Robbie Pierce and their team for the overall win, the 1x riders and Ox motorsports team for Pro Moto class, and Pat Dailey, Travis Clarke, Michael Loomis, Jaime Campbell and their entire pit crew for the Class 10 win.

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