This year’s NORRA 1000 is in full swing down in Baja, but is being dominated by an old time classic. The race is a flash back to what racing would have been year’s ago. The different vintage classes allow old time race vehicles to have a chance to be back in the glory days all over again.
This year marked the return of the Landshark, the Terrible Herbst Motorsports Truggy that pushed the limits and the sport to new heights when it was actively racing. The Shark picked up where it left off and going into day three it is the overall leader.
With 16 minute lead over the second place driver the team looks to continue to push the car during today’s 324 mile stage from Loreto down to La Paz. It may seem like a smaller stage mile wise, but it still takes teams through the tough Baja terrain.
Leaving Loreto teams will have to deal with treacherous Baja silt, sand, and plenty of cactus. If teams make it out of there in one piece and tires intact they will eventually hit one of the worst wash board sections in Baja leading into La Paz.
We will look to see who will reign supreme when the dust settles, and the teams finish the third stage. So far the Truggy is out performing even the vehicles of today’s time.