Racing Gear and Equipment: 2021 Baja 1000 Prep With Off Road Warehouse
The biggest off-road race in North America is just around the corner. 2021 marks the 54th Baja 1000. This Baja 1000 will span from Ensenada to La Paz, making this a point-to-point race instead of a loop race. What’s more, the route spans a grueling 1,200 miles, which will definitely push drivers and their vehicles to their limits.
This year, we’re sure to see hundreds of race teams make the trek to Ensenada, Mexico. All of them will compete to see who comes out on top!
But how many of these teams are truly prepared? Difficult to say, but with Off Road Warehouse’s robust catalog of parts, supplies, and tools, you stand a better chance of making it all the way to the finish line. Let’s explore some essentials that will come in handy for race week.
You’ve always got to have the right tool for the job, and when you use the Speed Tools Race Case, you always will. With over 200 tools at the ready in a weatherproof, tightly-sealed roller case, the Race Case has your back when repairs are required.
The case packs neatly into a racer’s vehicle and contains a multitude of tools for any job that comes up. Three different ratchet wrenches open up to four extensions, and over 50 sockets in both shallow and deep versions help users access all manner of hardware on their vehicle. Not to mention, the case contains standard and metric wrenches from ¼-inch to 1 ⅛-inch and 6mm to 19mm, respectively.
In addition to wrenches, the case contains other essentials that come in handy. A magnetic pickup tool, folding mirror, digital calipers, and so much more go into this kit. When it comes to having everything you need in one place, the Speed Tools Race Case is just the ticket!
Breakdowns can strike at any time out on the race course. It’s all the more dangerous in Baja, where it’s not unheard of for spectators to dig traps along the course, which damage or halt race vehicles. If misfortune strikes, having a way out is crucial, and that’s where the Pro Eagle jack comes into play.
Pro Eagle jacks are some of the most trusted recovery tools in the market today. One of their defining features is their large wheels, which move quickly over terrain and get the jack into position quicker than other jacks. They also have a full-length skid plate to spread the load across a greater surface, which keeps the jack from sinking deep into the sand. What’s more, they include an extension that reaches 8-15 inches, adding to the already great height that the jack achieves on its own.
There are different versions of the jack that you can buy depending on your application. Four-wheeled vehicles can choose between a 1.5-ton, 2-ton, and 3-ton jack, while lighter UTVs can make use of a Phoenix air or CO2 jack.
Protection comes in many forms, but few are as sleek and functional as AlpineStars. The company is synonymous with motorsports, dating back over 50 years and equipping racers from Formula 1 to X Games. Alpinestars’ suits, gloves, and shoes come in a variety of designs to cater to different customers.
These days, SCORE guidelines dictate that safety equipment (including suits, helmets, etc.) meets SFI 3.2A standards. Even at the most budget-conscious level, Alpinestars suits meet this standard, making them an ideal choice to keep you safe in case things go south.
So suit up right and keep yourself protected for race day with Alpinestars. You’ll be glad you did!
As you’re blazing through Baja, the last thing you should think about is - ”Did I take enough fuel?” Give your pit crews the tools they need to keep you refueled with Hunsaker jugs!
Hunsaker’s Quikfill jugs are designed for maximum efficiency. Using the large grab handle, pit crews will get a firm hold of the jug. The built-in breather vent prevents chugging, optimizes the fluid flow into your fuel tank, and reduces downtime before you get back on the course.
We proudly sell Hunsaker Quikfill jugs at all of our locations. Racers of all types can find a use for these jugs, and even regular enthusiasts should consider carrying a Quikfill jug for extended journeys.
As the saying goes, “Communication is key.” It’s how you’ll talk to your co-driver, as well as your race manager and support team. With PCI, you’ll have comms that go the distance, and then some!
For intercom communications, the Elite Builder is highly recommended. This kit can be upgraded with Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology, which filters out excess surround noise like the engine, exhaust, horns/sirens, etc. Definitely, a must if you and a co-driver want to be heard clearly!
For radio communications, PCI offers partnered products with companies like Icom, Kenwood, and Baofeng. Pick and choose from handheld, headset, and mobile sets that will keep your team informed of your latest updates. Information is half the battle in racing, and when you and your team can communicate effectively, it helps you get to the finish line.
Before your race vehicle sets off for Mexico, take a moment and run a quick inventory on your supplies. If you’re in need of fluids to keep the vehicle running, Maxima Racing Oils has you covered!
Founded in 1979, Maxima has grown from a humble business to a leader in lubrication. Their pedigree in racing stretches back to those early days and now expands into the coolant, brake fluid, cleaning products, and more.
Here at Off Road Warehouse, we stock everything Maxima to give your vehicle a fighting chance in the dirt. Here, you’ll find engine oil, transmission fluid, shock fluid, and more. These are vital to carry out to the desert and have waiting in the pits, or strapped onto the vehicle to restore it to operation in case of emergencies.