• Posted on July 04, 2015
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The Baja 500 Through My Lens

The Baja 500 is another race that is a favorite to shoot every year. The Baja 1000 from a racers perspective is the race to win each year, but from a photographers point of view, I like covering the 500 a lot more. The reason is that on a point to point peninsula run it is very hard to catch the racers in more then one spot unless you’re only following one team. Even then the majority of the race is during the night where you need time to set up lights.

  • Posted on June 13, 2013
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The 2013 SCORE Baja 500 Through My Eye

Shooting an offroad race down in Baja is always a great experience. The people are great and welcoming, and the atmosphere on race day is something you just don’t get in the states. This year the SCORE Baja 500 ran a few new sections that either hadn’t been run before, or weren’t used in quite some time, so I made sure to prerun as much as I could.

  • Posted on July 19, 2012
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2012 Baja 500 – Tidal Wave of Silt

The SCORE Baja 500 is always a journey in itself to photograph. While the race is going on the media have their own race to get from spot to spot as fast but as safely as possible in order to deliver what we need to our clients. A photographer has to prepare for a race the same way a team does. We have to prep our vehicles, we need to prerun the race course, we need to be ready for a long day out in the desert, and we have to be focused on our job at hand. The difference between a driver and a photographer is that once the checkered flag hits, we still have work to do. We need to edit photos and get them out to clients as fast as possible. We have to work for hours going through everything, backing them up, promoting ourselves, etc, etc, all before the next race. And in between all that fit in time for our families.

  • Posted on June 06, 2011
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SCORE Baja 500 Adventure

The legendary SCORE Baja 500 was this past weekend and like always it didn’t disappoint. Saturday was a day of great racing with Bryce Menzies winning the prestigious Trophy Truck class as well as the 4 Wheel overall. In Class 1 Steve Euegino/Adam Pffankuch took the win coming from the back of the pack picking people off mile by mile.

  • Posted on November 20, 2010
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Chasing the 2010 SCORE Baja 1000 – My Story

For this years SCORE Baja 1000 my assignment was to chase the McMillin Racing team. My usual cohort was the legendary Scott Smith of Paradigm Productions, and our buddy Johnny “The Slayer” Rukkas. We headed down Wednesday morning to get down there before contingency started so that we made sure we caught them rolling through tech. Luckily for us, around 5:45am Scott got a text from Beau of McMillin Racing asking when we were headed down. Beau was already sitting in line waiting for tech to start in the #31 Trophy Truck, so we knew first thing when we got there we’d be able to catch them.

  • Posted on June 10, 2010
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2010 SCORE Baja 500

Known as the second biggest desert race in the world, the SCORE Baja 500 is a warm up race for the grand daddy of all offroad races, the Baja 1000. Held every year in June, the 2010 Baja 500 started in the town of Ensenada, and would work its way through the Baja peninsula until it finally came back around and finished where it started. This year saw a huge entry list in the unlimited classes, with 39 Trophy Trucks starting and over 20 Class 1 cars.