Larry Roeseler Driving the Smithbuilt-HERBST Truggy Dominates Baja AGAIN!
Ensenada, Baja California (March 10, 2007)
Larry Roeseler, the legend of Baja off road racing, came to the Baja Peninsula driving the Terrible Herbst Truggy to victory in 4 hours, 8 minutes and 10 seconds over the second place finisher, Robert Ross.
Finishing two minutes over Ross, Roeseler continues to add to his impressive resume and yet another winner's trophy to the Terrible Herbst trophy cabinet.
Roeseler said at the finish line, "Even though it was only 250 miles it was one of the best races - we got a couple of lucky breaks in the beginning and got by some slower cars, so we had some gaps between the next cars. Got by Tres Hermanos - all in all we were able to move pretty good. Had a couple of SCORE Trophy-Trucks hold me up and we had one flat going over from the cross over road from Valle de Trinidad to San Vicente. We changed it really quick and got back going. Lost some fuel pressure coming in from the beach end and pulled some switches with the down shift and just sort of nursed it in the last 30 miles for the last three or four minutes coming in. We could smell the finish line so we just wanted to get her in. I drove the whole thing. Even if I caught the car in front of me I don’t think I’d even be able to pass him, so I figured let’s just sit here and cruise. We had both fuel pumps on to keep the fuel pressure up. Troy’s (Herbst) Achilles Tendon is still bothering him but he’ll drive with me at the 500 and 1000 for sure. I know he’s looking forward to that; he just took a little bit of a break. Normally we would have teamed up - it was a good race for me to drive solo. I love the first half which is technical and the last little bit is like you are pretty much in position at this point so you just have to keep truckin’. Our radio wasn’t working all day so we had no idea where we were but it was great. So now we can get ready for the SCORE Baja 500."
Larry Roeseler, one of the winningest Baja off road racers in the business, continues to dominate the land that he has been racing on for almost 25 years.