Congratulations are in order for the son-and-father team of Andy and Scott McMillin, who won the overall 4-wheel title during the recently-concluded Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race. Cheers also go out to the drivers and motorcycle riders who displayed incredible skills and conducted themselves in a professional manner.
As for the many fans who lined strategic points along the grueling course in the northern Baja California desert, not all of them acted supportively or wisely. One fan in particular was singled out by Off-Road.com for foolishly positioning himself on the course, in front of a rut, hoping to photograph buggy drivers as they jumped the rut (see video).
The fan, being cheered by other fans, was jumped by one buggy. But Zac Langley, the driver of another buggy, had to stop to avoid hitting the fan. He then was given what looks like a one-finger salute by the fan as he drove off.
This is a dangerous race to begin with. Dimwitted fans should not be among the obstacles drivers must contend with. Hopefully next year this particular fan will have other plans during the race weekend.