There is a saying in the world of motorsport, “You win some, you lose some, you wreck some.” A quote that covers Dynamic Racing’s experience at this weekend’s 50th Baja 500.
Dustin Jones took the first half of the race in #2968. At mile 120 the UTV experienced engine trouble and forced an early retirement from the race. The second UTV #2967 finished the grueling 541 mile course in under 20 hours. When it comes to endurance off-road racing finishing is its own victory. A triumph of team work, driving, and navigation.
Clearly the results were not what we expected. All race teams enter an event with the confidence of standing at the top of a podium. All teams give everything they have into each race, because this is the activity they chose to dedicate a large part of their lives for. Then again, all of us understand the uncontrollable circumstances dealing with racing machines across wild terrain. Most of racing is fighting with Murphy’s Law which is, “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong”.
What Dynamic Racing will take from this experience is a friendship with S3 Racing and Dustin “Battle Axe” Jones who were nothing but an absolute benefit to the team. Helping Christine GZ and Luy Galan pre-run the course in the days leading up to race day, and building the necessary rapport to create a team.
Dynamic Racing is moving on to the next race, Vegas to Reno, which will be back in United States, with a memory from Baja 500 that will make future victory taste even sweeter.