Dust to Glory

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?
We got something we could
probably set up for ya.

Look at that fit.
That'll work.

You got some tools
that are salvageable in here.

You don't see help like this every day.
You need a flashlight?
Jason, I think you're
gonna be okay, my friend.

We're pretty sure he made it.
Despite some evidence to the contrary.

There are things that are
impossible to prepare for.

Like your engine falling off.
Sitting there. Mocking you.

Near the ostrich ranch.
15-year-old Kevin Denault was prepared.

His video camera at the ready to shoot
his Uncle Bob as he raced past.

The ostriches were in shock.
Even cars fly better than they do.

T turned out that young Denault
had the only footage of his uncle's wreck.

Which had taken place
right in front of him

at the only place their paths
would cross for a thousand miles.

What are the odds?
Probably about the same
as being eaten by an ostrich.