The Baja 500 is the well-known little brother to the notorious Baja 1000. The race is a loop starting and ending out of Ensenada, Mexico. The course starts by racing through the famous wash surrounded by tens of thousands of spectators and rockets out to the giant rolling jumps at Ojos Negros. From there the racers battle against silt beds, rocky washes, high speed rally roads, massive whoop sections, and even have to climb over the summit of a mountain that’s over 12,000 feet. Just finishing the race is an accomplishment in itself.
Photos by Vincent Knakal