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Mad Genius Behind the Wheel: A Report from North America's Longest Continuous Off-Road Race

While covering the Baja 1000 in November of 2014, everyone I spoke with kept mentioning a driver named Eric Solorzano. One man told the story of a 1,000-mile race in which Solorzano jumped a junkyard fence, fought off an angry dog, grabbed a part he needed from a totaled VW Bug and still finished first. Solorzano was the stuff of legends—unconventional, irrational, innovative and unfathomably successful.


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