Dust to Glory

Which isn't always a good thing.
Well, that's the end of our race.
Isn't that a shame?
Yeah, that sucks, man.
That rock is what got me.
Just the average person
who has a 9-to-5 job

has 10,000 close calls
over the course of a life.

It's the light
that you run through.

Go through an intersection
and that split second later

somebody runs a red light and goes
behind you, you never even saw it.

Down here you're doing like
all 10,000 in one day.

I think when you get back home,
after you do something like that,

it's like slo-mo, life is slo-mo.
Everything else, that's no big deal.

You got a job interview
or you're showing up for something big,

well, what's the worst thing
that could happen?

Somebody says no,
you know, to a sales job?

Well, I just almost got killed 40 times.
So not really that big of a deal.

T's key to deal with adversity.
Al Hogan uprighted his truck
and was back in the race.

We know it was gonna roll over.
It don't seem to phase this one.

This truck likes it, I guess.
Rides better now than it did before.
Getting them shocks broke in
from rolling it over.

What was that all about?
I don't know. Good thing
there wasn't a rock there, though.

Mike, I'm telling you, the back end
is just softer. It's just too soft.

The good Baja racer
is prepared for anything.

Like number 560, who did a complete
roll just outside of Ensenada.

Unphased. He straightened
the windshield wipers out

and his daughter. Who knew a thing or two
about twist ties. Got the door shut.

And believe it or not. He finished
the race 835 miles later.

Twist tie in place.
Then you have the example
of Team Hibachi.

Who opted for an impromptu
pit stop to demonstrate

two very distinct methods
of firefighting...

the hyperkinetic smother method
which got the flames 60% contained.

And the much more laid-back
low-altitude water drop.

But there are those
who are just not prepared.

Like this fella.
Who lost his gas cap.

And the fire, it was about this wide
when I looked back.

You got a gas cap?