After their success at the Baja 1000 race, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus says they may already be looking into making an even more powerful version of their Boot off-road racer.
While Ford failed to finish at this year's Baja 1000 with their Bronco R, SCG managed to just squeak across the line with a final time just shy of 34 hours. This allowed them to finish first in Class 2, although we should hasten to point out that there were only two entries in the class: Ford with the Bronco R and SCG with the Boot.
Still, merely finishing at all is a success worthy of celebrating. In a Facebook post, company head James Glickenhaus noted that the team could have done better but took an extremely cautious path with their new racer.
"We started our with a very heavy fuel load as we didn't know what our full race MPG would be," wrote Glickenhaus. "It was much better than we expected. On one stint we thought we'd use 45 gallons we used only 35. Because of the extra weight we stopped at 33 miles for an hour to add rear height and more nitrogen to the shocks. At that point we knew we were much faster than the Ford Factory Entry, their new Bronco, and we could pass them at will. Our only job was to finish."
Stopping every 40 miles for a full vehicle inspection certainly contributed to their time and second-to-last place finish, but on the other hand, it also guaranteed their placement. Roughly 45% of the total entrants in this year's Baja 1000 didn't finish at all due to the grueling conditions that were made even worse by earlier rainstorms.
However, the big news comes at the end of the Facebook post. Glickenhaus mentions that instead of the 650 ho Boot that took part in this year's race they may make a road-legal version with 900 hp for the 2020 Baja 1000. It would be called the Hyper Road Legal Boot (name pending) and enter in the Top Class for a first overall finish.
"Price TBD but if you order one today you can race alongside us next year and then drive her home as we did this year with our Boot," Glickenhaus wrote. "It may get a little muddy..."