Mexico – November 7, 2000
Mexico – Team Gordon’s run for the Baja
2000 trophy fell short 599 miles into the race’s 1750 mile course
after a water pump gave way, eventually overheating the engine.
The pump was repaired three times, but initial damage to the engine’s
heads ultimately ended the race.
third and quickly took over first position in the race with his
Ford-powered Trophy Truck. At the time of the water pump’s demise,
the CD-2/Menards truck was running fourth, less than 30 minutes
behind the leader.