We select our favourite images of the recent Baja 1000 from prestigiously talented snapper Camden Thrasher[Not a valid template]
Chances are, if you’re a regular on crankandpiston.com, that you’ll already be familiar with Camden Thrasher’s photography, and that while the circuit is his traditional hunting ground, he also frequently dabbles on the endurance rally stages. His latest mission was the 48th annual SCORE Baja 1000, so for those of you looking for a bit of context…
The final round of the SCORE World Desert Championship saw Rob MacCachren and Andy McMillin take overall victory aboard their Ford F-150, successfully defending their event crown as a result. The pair actually crossed the line in second place behind the Carlos Lopez / Clyde Stacy pairing only for two separate time penalties to drop the latter to overall runners-up, though this was not enough to deny Lopez the 2015 World Desert Championship. Eduardo Laguna and Josh Daniel meanwhile completed the podium in their Chevrolet Silverado, while Colton Udall finished half a minute up aboard his Honda CRF450X to claim victory in the bike category. Just over half of the 239 starters completed the 821-mile (1321km) odyssey, highlights of which you can watch below.
Regrettably though the event was also tinged with tragedy. At race mile 435, 56-year old Monte Droogsma of the Mango Racing Team was struck by another competitor whilst digging his vehicle out of the mire, succumbing to his injuries shortly afterwards. Sanctioning body SCORE has paid tribute to the fallen co-driver.
*Shots courtesy of Camden Thrasher Images