This year marks the second year in a row that one of our EXAIR team members will be racing in the SCORE-International Baja 1000. While I am extremely envious (not to mention mad at myself for not going), we all wish we could be there to support him and his family as they try to complete the torturous event. The Longshore Racing team has made nothing but improvements over last year when they completed over 600 miles of the event but ultimately were brought down by part failures.
Since then, they have completely rebuilt the vehicle and learned a tremendous amount about what they need and implemented it all for this year’s event. The team is a family affair for one of our Design Engineers, Ryan Longshore, his father, brother, and mother all play a significant role.
The group definitely knows that when you want to achieve and excel, you have to work hard. I wish them the best of luck in this year’s race. Here’s a picture of the team launching from the start line.
Ryan and his team managed to make it past halfway this year, before snapping frame welds that could not be overcome. He came back with another year’s worth of experience and knowledge, while still maintaining his resolve to someday conquer the course.