COPS Racing at the Baja 1000

The Baja 1000 was not kind to COPS Racing. The Class 1 car, driven by Morgan Langley, made it about 250 miles before the tired torque converter gave up the ghost. The Trophy Truck lost two engine cylinders near Loreto (RM850), but after several hours of down-time tinkering, Dan Martin managed to limp the truck to RM975 where it DNF’d. The combination of a hill and a silt bed near Punta Conejo sucked the remaining life out of the engine.

Staged race fuel at the BFG pits near La Purisima, RM750.

Staged race fuel at the BFG pits near La Purisima, RM750.

Waiting ... and waiting ... and waiting at the pits.

Waiting … and waiting … and waiting at the pits.

Dan Martin arrives in the COPS Trophy Truck and takes on fuel for his trip over the mountains to the next pits near Loreto.

Dan Martin arrives in the COPS Trophy Truck and takes on fuel for his trip over the mountains to the next pits near Loreto. See the video.

A race spectator's shoes, right about here.

A race spectator’s shoes, right about here.

A disappointed John Langley learns about the demise of the Team's Trophy Truck.

A disappointed John Langley learns about the demise of the Team’s Trophy Truck.

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