The Leavitt Motorsports / Anger Issues Racing Team nets a solid 2nd place in Class 3 by sticking to the game-plan. March 8, 2005: "We rolled into San Felipe with only two goals: Have a great time and finish the race!" says owner/driver Ken ...
The Leavitt Motorsports / Anger Issues Racing Team nets a solid 2nd place in Class 3 by sticking to the game-plan.
March 8, 2005: "We rolled into San Felipe with only two goals: Have a great time and finish the race!" says owner/driver Ken Leavitt. After making some significant changes to the front end, the Las Vegas-based team knew it was important to run a conservative pace and make sure things were tough enough for Baja.
A last-minute trip to Idaho to visit the Crew Chief Ray Leavitt was apparently a big success. "We finally had a chance to fix some of the gremlins that had been haunting us", Ray said. Ken refused to elaborate on the nature of the changes, "It was some pretty slick James-Bond type stuff", he was heard mumbling as he wandered down the Malecon in San Felipe during the contingency (party).
Andy Leavitt started the race and cruised the white Ford Bronco to mile 93. Oddly enough, the team suffered from a major fuel pickup problem, very similar to Chris Raffo's Chevy Blazer. "It's enough to make you wonder!" said Andy, who stated that the truck just simply could not get enough gas to the carburetor. "Every time we could run flat-out, the lack of gas would choke us". Ken just had fun for the rest of the race course, which seemed even rougher than normal. Lance Leavitt rode shotgun for the whole 250 miles, and was reportedly ready to go another lap.
The Anger Issues Team was seen handing out stickers and temporary tattoos, applying to them to locals and approving race fans. It's doubtful that any team had a better time! The Leavitt Motorsports team greatly appreciates the crew and was thrilled with the new Deaver leaf springs. Be sure to cheer them on at the Baja 500 in June. You can't miss the big "Anger Issues" logo!