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PIT MANEUVERS SCORE Pit Crews Have Become Essential For BaJa Racers By SCORE Journal Staff Photo courtesy BFGoodrich Tires When the first racers attempted conquering the Baja peninsula, their routes had to take them out of the way to fill-up at local fuel stations. Furthermore, any flat tire, or mechanical problems had both driver and navigator working on the car to make repairs and get back on the road. Over the decades, pit crews developed, allowing racers and teams to provide necessary services out in the middle of the desert. Today, many Baja pit crews such as the BFGoodrich Tires Pits, Mag7, Baja Pits and many others are large volunteer organizations that offer essential services for both professional and privateer racing teams. While it takes hundreds of mechanics, fabricators, cooks, logistics managers, and emergency medical technicians to make these pits successful, none of them ever get any notable praise. SCORE Journal wanted to showcase some of the more popular Pit Crews as a way to honor all the pit personnel who work in any pit crew or professional racing team’s pits. According to most pit crew managers, those who volunteer have an uncanny love of off-road racing and have a desire to continue to support teams and racers to keep off-road racing safe, on-going, and know they had a role in some of the biggest races in off-road motorsports. There are many pit crews during a SCORE Baja race, and although we would have loved to talk to them all, we were able to talk to several popular crews such as the BFG Pits, Mag7, Baja Pits, and Polaris Mexico Pits. We wanted to find out more about their history, the services they offer, and the type of people who make their pit crews successful for many racers in the past, and for future Baja racers to rely on.

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