Race safety

My mother was talking about the Baja 500 tragic accidents it made me think I should write some bullet points about off road race safety.

For spectating

This should be given but STAY AWAY FROM THE COURSE if you want a better view but it is very crowded move down the road a bit it makes your day a bit better and is safer for everyone.

NEVER BE ON THE OUTSIDE OF A CORNER FOR ANY REASON any car can blow a corner.

CHILDREN SHOULD BE OFF THE GROUND OR VERY FAR FROM THE COURSEĀ  my father always put me on the truck bed if there weren’t any he pushed me far back.

IF YOU WANT TO BE NEAR THE PITS DON’T BRING CHILDREN when a pit is going on it is generally organized chaos a child can easily get loss in the chaos.

NEVER RIDE A MOTORCYCLE AROUND DURING A RACE unless it is a life or death situation my father always stressed this whenever I asked to bring my bike.

If you have any please leave them in the comments I will add them Thank you

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.