Felipe 250 Roll Over Repairs
Fitting the New Body
Repairs/Upgrades to the Cage
Body Work and Paint
Northern Baja California was in the midst of a major winter storm as the weekend of the 2014 SCORE San Felipe 250 approached; intense rain had been falling in the mountainous areas west of San Felipe for several days, making portions of the planned race course impassable. The impassable sections were eliminated on race day (while the race was in progress - imagine the chaos that ensued!). Other sections, while still passable, were muddy and slick. Many of those areas were to be found in the "Mike's Sky Ranch" and "Valle de Trinidad" areas; that's where our troubles struck.
Trevor had been battling for 1st place with Dave Simpson in the "No Bad Days Racing" car since the start line, trading 1st back and forth several times. Knowing the dangers of blowing a corner in the mountainous areas and the additional hazards the rain presented, he was driving what he considered to be a very conservative pace as he raced through the Mike's Sky Ranch area. Rounding a sweeping right hand corner, the car began sliding; Trevor counter steered but the car kept sliding until it was going backwards through the corner. It seemed to him that the car would just come to a stop naturally and they would then turn around and continue; unfortunately, the car either found traction again (in a forward gear but going backwards) or hit something that arrested the rearward momentum, flipping the car end over end onto the roof..... Here's the damage and the repair:
The car as it came out of the Mike's Sky Ranch area
You can see that the roof is crushed; the guys are trying to get the lights pointed correctly.....
The car at "Post Tech."
After the finish line, we were required to disassemble a portion of the engine to verify
compliance with class displacement rules. You can see the roof and bumper are a mess....
The car back at our house in Baja
Now you can get a sense of what a mess the whole body of the car was, not just the roof! There was
significant damage to the right rear quarter panel and some slight damage to the left rear as well.
The roof was crushed from the front window all the way to the back window.
The right rear quarter panel and roof were folded over one another
Amazingly, the GPS and Radio antennas were undamaged