Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

rough riders.(Outdoors & Recreation)

Byline: Story by Dennis Latta Of the Journal *Photographs courtesy of Jay Reichert

Albuquerquean negotiates rugged terrain to win division in Baja 2000

Jay Reichert has an unusual sense of fun. His idea of a pleasant drive is to jump into an off-road truck and race at speeds as high as 107 miles per hour over some of the toughest terrain on the planet for more than 18 hours.

Reichert, a used-car manager at Rich Ford, won his division in the Baja 2000 Nov. 12-14.

It is normally the Baja 1000, but to celebrate the millennium, the distance was doubled. That just doubled Reichert's fun.

"It's like the Indy 500 for off-road racing," Reichert explains. …

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