Bryce Menzies and Baja Designs Go Testing
11.04.11 With the 44th annual SCORE Baja 1000 less then 2 weeks away, it has been a month full of testing and prepping for the #70 Menzies/Red Bull Trophy Truck withBryce Menzies behind the wheel. This past week Bryce and Co Driver/Crew Chief spent numerous hours working with Baja Designs, in and out of the shop perfecting the right light set up for the truck and the terrain.
This will be our first time racing at night so our light set up will be one of the most important keys to us completing this race. said Bryce as he worked late into the night with the Baja Designs team. After fabricating custom light bars in the shop, it was time to take it to the desert. Wednesday afternoon the Menzies team loaded up the truck for one last run through the Nevada desert as the sun set behind the mountains and nightquickly fell upon them.
Both teams worked late into the night with temperatures dropping below 40 degrees all while working on the light set up, they were also getting the feel for how cold its going to be during the night hours of therace in the middle of the Baja desert, waiting for that 1 minute pit stop that is one of the most crucial parts of the race. With the light set up complete it was time to go chase the night down with over 10 Baja Designs lights leading the way. With both Bryce Menzies and back up driver Ricky Johnson running the truck down washes, up mountains and through the famous Jean whoop testing section at over 100mph it was very clear that the Baja Designs/Menzies team had all come to an agreement that this would be the perfect set up for the truck, the driver and the race.
The teams loaded up and drove back into town where theMenzies team will now head down to Baja Mexico on Monday, where they will prerun the course everyday and night all up until the day before the race.
I feel really good going into the race and really confident with our light set up. It was really helpful that Baja Designs took the time to come help us this week and our goal is to get that number one spot and Championship. Bryce Menzies