Baja 250 Technical
This year the Baja 250 was a
ramrod that repeatedly lunged into the musket of San
Felipe, pounding the Malecón into a heavy ball
of activity. The spectators were shoulder-to-shoulder
and taking photographs of the cars during Technical
Inspection became a real challenge.
The race was all there was in
town during the event. Nothing else was possible, nor
had a reason to be. The desert threw up plumes that
hung in the air long enough for a hazy sunrise the following
morning. Businesses in town were thriving and the feeling
was the Baja 250 in itself was enough to erase the negative
elements that have kept the usual flow of tourists away
from San Felipe.
Rental units were fully booked,
something that hasn't happened during an event in over
a year. And Tecate unleashed its bigger and badder inflated
beercans for the occasion.
Traffic was more like a grunion
run than a municipal mandate. The police seemed to feel
it was better to just step aside rather than slow the
flow even more by intervening. But the race transpired
without any major dramas and the people who wanted to
leave town during its course eventually managed to do
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